Photoshop 22.3.1 lagging when zooming or scrolling

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May 04, 2021 May 04, 2021

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My PC specs:

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

NVIDIA RTX 3090 FE (24 GB GDDR6X VRAM) Driver Version 466.27 (latest)


ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero mobo

Windows 10 64-bit Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042

Photoshop 22.3.1


About a year ago (on my previous PC) I noticed that Photoshop was overall really laggy when doing just about anything - changing brush size, zooming, scrolling, you name it.  I wasn't using it much at the time but whenever I had to it was a miserable experience.  One of the things that I was looking forward to with my new PC was that hopefully the issue with Photoshop would be solved, as I had been planning to use it quite a bit more on my new PC.  Well, now I have a top-of-the-line PC with a monster of a GPU and Photoshop can't handle zooming and scrolling.  Whenever I use alt and my mousewheel to zoom, there is at least a second to 2 second lag before the zoom happens.  After this lag, zooming will work generally lagless (although it still doesn't feel entirely smooth) for a little while or until I scroll left or right.  If I now use ctrl + mousewheel to scroll left/right, there is the same period of a second to 2 second lag before the scroll happens.  Then the scrolling will be lagless (again, still not entirely smooth though) for a little while or until I zoom again.  So basically I have to encounter this period of a second to 2 second lag every time I want to switch between zooming or scrolling, or if I don't do either for awhile.  It is very frustrating.


I just started using Photoshop on this new PC so I don't know if this is the only issue, it is just the first one I immediately noticed and went online to see if there were any solutions.  I was using the previous version of Photoshop and encountering these same issues, which prompted me to check for updates and update to the latest 22.3.1.  I need to experiment with different settings to see if anything helps this, but I feel like this really shouldn't be an issue at all, especially with the hardware I have in this PC.


If anyone has any suggestions or is encountering the same issue, please let me know




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