I've had an issue with the CS6 beta. It doesn't happen every time, but it has happened at least 5 times.
When I have been editing portraits in CS6, occasionally when I flatten an image and then go to save it, the program will lock up with the 'save as' window frozen on my screen. I can move my mouse around, but it won't click on anything photoshop related. I can pull up Safari, or go to other programs... but CS6 is jammed. Fortunately, CS6 has a recovery feature, and I haven't totally lost my work (only the layers of the other opened files, which could obviously present a problem). I think it might happen if I click in the 'Save as' box within a few second of it opening when I go to rename a file - If I wait a while longer, maybe 10 seconds longer after the 'Save as' window pops up, it seems to avoid the issue.
It seems to happen when I am working on multiple images (more than one portrait open at a time).
Also, now when I am running Portrait Professional through cs6, my macbook gets very hot... it never did that before.
This issue has happened on my macbook pro, Mac OS X, version 10.6.8, 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, 2 cores, 8 GB memory.
Are you talking about the file format options dialog, or the OS "pick a location and filename to save" dialog?
If it's the OS dialog, then the OS code is probably hanging on a bad disk data structure or preparing a file thumbnail -- sometimes you can fix the disk data structures with DiskUtility. You can't fix the thumbnail bugs in the OS, but can avoid them by going to another directory or moving the files that cause problems.
I am not that familiar with OS dialog, and bad disk data structure... but I am not doing anything different than I normally do.
When I flatten my image and go to File/Save, and the standard little window pops up - and I click inside the Save As text bar at the very top to give the file a name - cs6 locks up at that point. Each time this has happened, I have not selected a new location, I merely clicked in the Save As text box... but could do nothing else from that point on. When I click file/save as, when the window pops up- The current file name inside the text window always appears highlighted in blue - indicating that it is selected and ready for re-naming, when I click on that to rename it, that is when it locks up. The letters remain highlighted in blue... just frozen to the cursor. I can't get photoshop to 'hide' at this point either, if I go to Photoshop/hide photoshop.
I will check out the DiscUtility idea, but I do a lot of work on this computer, and have never ever had this issue until cs6 beta, and only when I am on cs6 beta. The few times that I have used cs5 since I downloaded cs6 beta it hasn't done it.
These files that I am working on don't have any issues after I force quite cs6 beta and reopen them. The only thing that I can determine might be causing it, is clicking in the box too soon... like I have to give it 10 seconds to get its act together to "save as' another name. It might be preparing a file thumbnail... that makes sense, but it is taking an unusual amount of time. I have tons of memory, so it doesn't need help in that department.
Beside this issue, I really like the look and feel of cs6.
I am not sure I understand your question .
Here is a screen shot of what I am doing when my computer freezes. It has
frozen 3 times today. It was frozen when I took this image.
The steps that I took to get to this screen are very normal- flatten image
then go to file/save as This screen pops up and I go to the top where it
says 'save as', and I try to type in the new file name Which doesn't happen
because it won't let me do anything. And The 'save as' window remains as
the foremost item on my screen, even if I open another program after it has
frozen. In other words, if it is frozen and I to into itunes to shut it off
iTunes will appear on my screen, but that 'save as' window will be in
front of iTunes.
OK, so you're in the OS Save dialog, and it locks up when you try to change the filename.
Do you have any system extensions (haxies) that modify the OS save dialog behavior?
Have you tried using Disk Utility to repair your disks?
I am running disc utility repair right now. There were a few things that
needed repair. I don't know what a haxie is other than what I just looked
up on the internet, nor do I know how to get them or locate them- diagnose
When I opened up cs6 later today after I posted my first issue, I tried to
open a file from cs6 using file/open and when the finder window popped up
for me to select a file, cs6 locked up again. I couldn't close the window,
and had to force quit cs6. Again, this has never happened before on my
computer, only since using cs6. The timing might be coincidental
My macbook pro runs VERY HOT when using Portrait professional on Photoshop cs6 beta. I took my macbook in last Friday to the Apple store, worried that my laptop was in trouble. I was on Snow Leopard operating system, running on 8GB ram. They ran a series of tests over a couple of days, found nothing. They replaced my fans and fan wiring. They installed Lion operating system, and sent it home with a clean bill of health. I brought it home today, and I started working with Portrait Professional in cs6 and my laptop once again heated up VERY HOT in just a matter of 45-60 seconds of using Portrait Professional.
It seems almost certain that PortraitProfessional isn't exactly compatable with Photoshop cs6.
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