See video. One file will crash while zooming in and out. Photoshop is still responsive though, because you can see the zooming percentages change in the document tab. The other files in Photoshop will zoom in and out fine. This isn't a one time glitch. It happens multiple times a day.
Mac Version 10.15.6
Photoshop Version 21.2.2
Does Zoom work when it’s not scrubby?
Does turning off »Use Graphics Processor« in the Performance Preferences (Photoshop > Preferences > Performance > Graphic Processor Settings) and restarting Photoshop have any bearing on the issue?
I personally hate scrubby zoom. I will try to see if I can turn it on the next time it crashes. My first thought was the graphics processor too. I have it turned on in Photoshop. So you're telling me to turn it off...? That's disappointing... It's one of the more expensive features on this computer and I can't even use it...?
But yeah, I attached those other screenshots to show you that I disabled graphics switching, which I thought might be the problem.
»So you're telling me to turn it off...? That's disappointing... «
It is only a means to determine if the GPU or the GPU driver are the problem.
If disabling Photoshop’s GPU usage makes a difference then one possible solution could be updating the driver … or rolling it back, unfortunately issues can arise in »both directions«.
Got it. I will give this a try next time I'm in there. Wondering if anyone else is having similar issues...
Thank you for your help.
The problem has just been reproduced. Turning off scrubby zoom has no effect on the the issue. It's odd because the entire tab goes frozen, but other active tabs/projects appear to still be function properly. I am going to do as you recommended and uncheck "use graphics processor" in the photoshop preferences.
Since I turned off the graphics processor, I have not had any crashes as described above. However, now I am getting the ole gray blockey screen everytime I switch applications or zoom, or transform, really anything. Similar behavior was occuring on my 2015 Mac as well. See attached. I noticed there are some new updates out. Should I update?
I have updated to the latest version of Photoshop. I turned the graphics processor back on. The problem returned almost immediately.
Updated again today. Two crashes since updating...
I just updated to Big Sur. All Apps are updated. Problem continues to follow me through version after version. Is anyone out there actually reading this...?
I am also having a similar problem. Currently attempting to work on a client project and getting grey blocks everywhere, along with lagging. No crashing fortunately, but still frustrating. I'm not sure how to address it at this point.
This is (what seems like) the millioneth time I've noticed Mac users having GPU issues (probably due to drivers). It's not the first time; I recall a Mac-specific GPU driver issue during the earlier days of Photoshop CC. (Made the document appear digitally scrambled.)
Someone should petition Apple to get working with Adobe on this issue because I sure as anything would.
I'm still leaning towards a driver issue. It's the only thing I can think of that can explain that. (*Maybe* a corrupt document? It does it on the one but not the other. Does it do it every time on other documents or document types?)
What stinks is that you guys can't roll back to another driver; you're stuck with what you have until a new version gets released.
It's definitiely not the file. It happens with any document. The video I shared at the beginning of this post is completely different than the one I posted a couple days ago.
I don't think filetype matters. But these are all .psd files. I need my layers...
I have noticed that using the pen tool and zooming in and out (with command+mouse up/down) usually triggers it for me.
I have made Apple aware. I have heard nothing back from them.
We're going on six months and several updates without a solution...
In your latest video, you can zoom fine on the one document but not the other. On the first document (the one that wasn't zooming), was there a point where it was fine but then wouldn't zoom anymore? Does it not zoom at all when you first open the document?
You don't have to do this as I still think it's video driver-related. Photoshop has a tendency to exploit bugs in video drivers especially.
It will zoom in and out just fine when I open the document. It will work for a bit, and randomly stop functioning. It doesn't always happen, and sometimes it'll happen multiple times a day.
Maintain a Work Path (even a Work Path with one PathPoint suffices) while working on named Paths.