On a windows 8 system, I cannot load an image to the edit window even though it shows in the layers column. This is a new installation of CS5. Previously I was running CS3 extended with no problems
Thanks for repsonding. I have never done anything with prefernces - don't even know how to access "preferences."
Where to begin please? Also, what are consequences of turning off the GPU features?
Do a search of Adobe help or of the net in general.
Start with Edit - Preferences - Performance, in Photoshop.
Look at this page for info about the GPU:
I changed the GPU setting to BASIC and still could not load an image in Photoshop CS5. When I did a search in AMD's website to identify the Graphics Card which was suppose to be a HD7470, the detection indicated the card is a 6xxxM series graphic card. Can this be the problem? Bottom line, I stil lcan't load an image into the edit box, only ther layers column.
There are some useful features tied to the GPU, so in the long term you'll want to try to get a better display driver.
This page lists the GPU-enhanced features of Photoshop CS6: