Due to an issue with my OS - I had to re-install Photoshop CS-5. Now when I try to crop an image, the image flickers between black & the image. Often remains blacked out till I click on the image. Never did this before. Is there a setting that needs to be changed?
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Hi Chris – Thanks for replying
My OS is windows 8
CS5 worked fine for the first month or two under windows 8 but a filesystem problem made me re-install some of my programs/apps.
After re-installing CS5 was when the problem with photoshop started. No problems with any other programs.
Per your suggestion, I just updated my video driver – however, NO change to my photoshop problems.
And where did you get the updated driver from? (should be the GPU maker)
But Win 8 has some known bugs with video cards and drivers -- those aren't fixed yet (we're still waiting on all the parties to ship updates). For the time being you might want to set the GPU Mode to "Basic" in Photoshop's preferences.
My graphics processor is an ATI Ratheon HD 5570 and the drivers that I have installed
Are their latest (non beta) versions.
Let me clarify my problem… The whole screen does not flicker or black out. Only the area in CS 5 being worked on.
For instance – if I go to crop something… only the area within the crop box flickers to black as I move the mouse.
Sometimes the cropped area remains black & I need to hit any keyboard key to restore it….
I believe graphics drivers/card problems would make the whole screen flicker or black out, not just the selected area
As a work around you could try this.