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Freeze in Photoshop during layer alignment

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Jul 31, 2020

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I have a video file that was split into 270 tif files.

I loaded these files as layers and selected "align layers".

It starts and very soon stops. At the same time Photoshop disapperas from the task manager.

The progress bar does not respond and the process can not be stopped.

Photoshop can not be closed or killed.

 

How can I align the layers without this freeze?

Version of Photoshop is latest, updated 31 July 2020.

 

The computer is an AMD Ryzen 7 2700x 8 core, 32 GB RAM.

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Freeze in Photoshop during layer alignment

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I have a video file that was split into 270 tif files.

I loaded these files as layers and selected "align layers".

It starts and very soon stops. At the same time Photoshop disapperas from the task manager.

The progress bar does not respond and the process can not be stopped.

Photoshop can not be closed or killed.

 

How can I align the layers without this freeze?

Version of Photoshop is latest, updated 31 July 2020.

 

The computer is an AMD Ryzen 7 2700x 8 core, 32 GB RAM.

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how much RAM do you have, what OS and where are the files located (external drive, local, etc.).

What are the pixel dimensions of the file?

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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RAM: 32 GB.

OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit

Images: Full HD: 1920x1080, Image size on disk 4 MB.

Locattion of files: NAS System, local network.

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Use the Windows reliability history viewer see if there are crash reports foe Photoshop stopped working. If there are post the details here.

PS2020 Crash.jpg

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Actually it did not crash. It took forever to load the images and even longer to align them.

It seems that the algorithm is working only on one core and the gui freezes.

After about 4 hours it finally finished to align 270 images of size 1920x1080.

In the end I could create a smart object in a second and calculate the average in another second.

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That is a very large file count and number of layers to align.

I'm surprised it didn't crash but also commend you for letting it run for 4 hours.

Working with this many files across a network could also be a contributing factor.

Have you tried doing this with a local resource as in local HD not external/network?

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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I copied the files to the local SSD. It did not make much difference.

Now I take only 100 images (these are from video files, split into images),

and finishes in about 20 minutes (files on local network NAS).

 

It first loads the files and then start to align them. 99% of the time are spend on the alignment.

The maximum CPU usage is however 7%. That means that not even a single core is at maximum load.

Therefore I assume that it takes forever due to algorithms not written for modern CPUs.

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