I recently updated to Photoshop CC 2018 on my Surface Pro 4. I am having issues with the touch gestures not working.
I am able to move an image around the screen and I can zoom if I use the zoom tool or do it by percentage, but I can't do it with the pinch zoom gesture.
That tipped me off to realize that none of the gestures are working for me currently. (Zoom, Rotate, Restore, Undo, etc)
I looked through this page to see if it had any troubleshooting options and didn't find anything I could put to use.
I have restarted photoshop and my computer to just try that. I would appreciate any help you guys can provide! Thank you!
Go you have Gestures enabled in Preferences?
Yes I do have gestures enabled.
And I haven't had any issues with gestures working before the update.
I did have a frustration when some of them changed a while back(undo changed from two fingers to three), but never any issue with them just not working.
I had this setting on by default and i still don't get any correct response from Photoshop--whenever I touch my cintiq screen, I see the Windows touch indicator appearing on my other Dell monitor--it's clearly 1:1 mapped, but just on wrong screen, rotating and zooming in all my photo references/chrome windows and not my photoshop canvas that's on the cintiq display.
I have a Surface Pto 3 not 4. In CC 2014 I can use touch to pan zoom and rotate etc. However at time two finger rotate fails to function. In CC 2018 pan ad zoom still seem to work where rotate I never seems to work I'm not a fan of touch ant doe really use it. I also does not see to be able to use the three and five finger touch gestures I hat to rebuild my Surface pro 3 and doe not know of I have the lateste bIntel display driber installed CC 2017 crashes whem I try to use touch in Photoshop's 3D Engine. I will dowmload the latest HD 5000 driver.
The drivers on Intel site is not valid for the surface and microsoft update state my surface Pro 3 is up todate so CC 2017 crashes on me if I use touch screen touch.
I have issues on my Surface Pro 3 with touch in Photoshop. In fact I just disable touch in CC 2017 and now two finger touch works in CC 2017 for pan an zoom not rotate. This does not bother me for I do not use Touch. When enabled in CC 2017 Photoshop Crashes CC 2014 doe not nether does cc 2018. Rotate is a problem though at time it does not. In CC 2018 three and five finger touch seem to work where I have had problems in Cc 2014 with these. Its not a problem for me.
I'm using mobile studio pro 13 and I have the same problem.
basic gestures such as navigation with 2 fingers, rotation and pinch zoom don't work.
this happened suddenly. there was no recent update for device drivers, photoshop or windows 10.
another thing that is weird is that wacom's 3-4-5 finger gestures are working fine. and I can use one finger to navigate, though it will some times lock navigation to a horizontal or a vertical axis. also, sometimes when using one finger to navigate it will draw a line instead.
Hi Bendador, and Brittany,
Have either of you try resetting the Photoshop preferences to see if that reenables the touch gestures?
Reset Photoshop preferences: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html#prefs
According to the engineering team regarding gestures and trackpad support: "We don't support gestures on the trackpad. All we get there are OS window gesture events which can be unreliable."
So if it's working on-screen, but not on trackpad, that is working as intended.
Hopefully this helps shed some light.
Let us know how it goes.
resetting photoshop preferences didn't help.
what solved the problem was following a wacom's support guy who suggested to reset Windows10 to factory settings.
note I'm not referring to a trasck pad but to a touch screen on a tablet-PC.
I have been having the same problem with my Dell laptop - every time Adobe CC updates (since Dec 2017) some (but not all) of the preferences change, and then the touch screen quits working. The only solution I've found is to reset all the Photoshop preferences - which I HATE doing - and then reset them all to MY preferences. And yes, Settings > Tools > Enable gestures is checked. Grrrr.. I use the touch screen CONSTANTLY to reposition my work.
Finally after months I figured out the problem!! Thankfully someone years ago had a similar problem!
This was the response: "Could it be to do with GPU Acceleration? I ask because I can remember another SP3 user who described another issue with CC 2015 that sounded very like GPU acceleration had been disabled. Preferences > Performance > GPU acceleration. Make sure it is still turned on, and maybe set to Advanced in the Advanced tab."
Turns out my Graphics processor wasn't being used!
Edit > Preferences > Performance > Graphics Processor Settings and be sure to check the box for 'Use Graphics Processor.'
One little box.
One change that must have happened in an update of some sort because I know I didn't mess with it. I hope if anyone else is having this issue they can fix it now too! YAY!!!!!!!!
I can't enable that, it's greyed out. I am using a Samsung 9 Pro which has touch and wacom technology. it also has a radeon graphics card. my previous version works with this. It's a bit frustrating because this version was working and now it's not.
I turned this on today to do some 3D painting, and accidentally fixed this for myself, so happy!
Hi I'm having terrible trouble with this (x3 support people couldnt fix it). Just read this thread and my Gpu area is greyed out. How did you tick it if greyed out?
Same issue with CC 2021 and it needed the same fix. Thanks so much for figuring this out! Life saver
PS 2018 reset a bunch of preferences so I had to go back in and hunt for this (AGAIN)... as it happened a couple of updates ago. Can we please sort this out?? Time is limited in a business as it is, without having to hunt through forums to reset preferences. Not happy.
Non riesco a salvare piu' niente con photoshop.
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Dec 2018 and I'm having this same issue, but I have the GPU settings all turned on and the Use Gestures setting as well.
the same issue with me: enable GPU and turn on gestures still no work
I enable GPU setting in my surface pro 4 but no work at all by using CC2020
Hi, thanks, I realised it wasn't enabled and I wasn't using my graphic card performances 🙂
It didn't solve the problem though. BUT what solved it was to uncheck the "Animated Zoom" in Preferences > Tools.