@J453 I am tagging you since you were involved the last 2 times I reported this same bug in the past... and you were very helpful those times 🙂 So I'm hoping that you can direct this bug to the proper people.
This issue is a pretty major issue for me (and my plugin users) as it is affecting all of my plugin users who are running Windows (I'm a plugin developer). This issue is with Photoshop itself, but is affecting my plugins.
Note: I also reported this bug in the pre-release group since it is happening on the pre-release beta 24.3.0 version as well. However, since this is happening on the current public release, I am posting here too. Since there are multiple places to post bugs, I’m not sure which is the proper place to post to ensure it is seen by the right person at Adobe. Therefore, I’m just posting in both locations.
I have reported this twice in the past and Adobe has fixed it each time. Now it is back again for a 3rd time.
This bug is inside of the Liquify filter itself and can be repeated in Photoshop itself without using any of my plugins. However, since I have 3 plugins that use the Liquify tool in high volume batch processing, those plugins are also affected by this issue. My plugins are used by hundreds of professional photographers in the high volume school and sports photography industry. Most of the users are batch processing 1000s of images at a time. So all of my plugin users who run on Windows are affected by this.
This problem has popped back up in 24.2.0 (also in 24.3.0) but was fixed twice in the past by Adobe.
See Bug ID – PS-80451. This was the old bug ID when when it was last reported and fixed in CC 2022. Hopefully that will give insight for what needs done to fix this again.
It was also reported in CC 2020 and fixed in 21.1.1.
So the re-occurrence in 24.2.0 is the 3rd time this has reappeared.
Also, I created new Bug ID – PS-105403 which is the bug ID for this same bug in the pre-release group as this is happening on both the production 24.2.0/1 releases and the 24.3.0 beta release.
Issue: The Liquify tool stops working after 450-500 uses within a given Photoshop session.
Photoshop versions: 24.2.0, 24.2.1, and 24.3.0 (latest pre-release 20230228.m.2087)
OS: Window only, both 10 and 11. Mac is unaffected
Steps to reproduce: 1. Create an action that runs Liquify. I use Face Aware Liquify. 2. Batch process the action for a folder of 525 images using Image Processor script. Liquify will stop working between 450-500 images. I have tested many Windows machines and it has happened on every system I have tested, every time. None of the systems could repeat the bug in 24.1.1.
See the video from this link where I show how to reproduce it.