Having problem with performance using PSCS 6 Extended. The wheel is spinning for almoust everey action in PS on my Macbook Pro.
Before I joined the Creative Cloud I used the standard PSCS 6. No problem at all.
When I installed the Extended version, everything slows down. This is only a problem with PS.
Can I start PS as standard edition?
Standard and extended version are one the same its just a matter of product key as to which feature are available to the end user. On a PC there is a 32bi abd 64bit executable. There are settings that can effect performance and third party plugins the can interfear with performance. Check http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-performance-photoshop-cs4 -cs5.html
The key for Creative Cloud Customers are just a lot of "1".
I do have a personal serial for the standard version, but can't see any way to change to this serialnumber/key.
My Macbook Pro configuration should run the extended version with no problems.
I do not think disabling the extended features will help any. You could try downloading the non cloud version install it on your Mac and activate it with your standard key. I think you better off searching the web for other with your problem and see if they were able to solve the problems. Have you tried turning off GPU support in Photoshop performance preferences. I'm a PC user with very little Mac knowledge. I know that Video Drivers with GPU suppot have been a problem on both platforms. http://macperformanceguide.com/index_topics.html
I did run the standard non cloud version before I joined Creative Cloud, with no problems at all, using the same configuration.
I see many others experience the same problem on the net, but no working solution. I have tried them all.
I uninstalled PSCS6 and removed the folders Locales and Plug-ins. I then installed from the application manager. This gave me PSCS 6 extended version 13.0 (64).
So far so good, PS now was as fast as the standard version.
Then I updated to version 13.1.12 (64)
PSCS 6 extended now slowed down as before. I cant even pick a tool from the tool menu without the spinning wheel and everything is to slow to be used at all.
Then after consulting Adobe Support, I then choose the "Type" menu and set the Font preview size to "none".
Problem solved and I am happy
OK, that means that the problem is with a corrupt font or OS font cache.
See this document for how to narrow down the cause and clear it up: http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/troubleshoot-fonts-photoshop-cs5.h tml