Photoshop 2021 is making my computer slow

New Here ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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I can't remember how recently exactly it started, maybe as soon as I updated my mac os for Catalina back in November or December last year? Or maybe since I installed Ps 2021, or perhaps very recently when Ps 2021 got updated this month; or perhaps even when I sdecided to sync my downloaded brush presets so I can use them on any computer. Needless to say for the past ten days as far as I can recall my my photoshop has been progressively getting slower and slower, and anytime I open it it lags my whole computer.

 

Any other adobe product works just fine, but Photoshop specifically seems to cause my computer to lag or even crash and I don't know why.

I'm inclined to believe it has something either to do with the Catalina or the recent program update but I don't know for certain.

I wanna say maybe I'm due for a new desktop, I mean I had it for well over five years already after all, but that said it still seems to be okay except for my photoshop.

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Bug, Crash or freeze, Feature request, Mac, Performance, Problem or error

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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How much RAM and spare disk capacity do you have?

Have you tried resetting your Photoshop preferences?

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I have 8 GB memory, and 423.84 GB available out of 1 TB.

I'll try resetting my photoshop prefs.

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Adobe change machine requirement between Photoshop 2020 and Photoshop 2021.  How does you Mac GPU stack up with PS 2021 requirements.

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I have 8 GB memory, and 423.84 GB available out of 1 TB.

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You really need to upgrade to at least 16GB of RAM.

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I see. Thanks

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Where can I buy them, and do they have to be the same brand?

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