I posted this question on the CC forum and was promptly directed to here...
I've just worked on a large 16 bit image file in PS CC and saved it as a 4Gb .psb file and now I no longer see a preview in the OS or Bridge, just a PS icon. This is a major issue for me as I work with large files all the time and therefore have to save layered psb files on a daily basis. The lack of previews now with PS CC is more than an inconvenience.
With CS6 I have psb previews ok.
Any ideas? I tested two systems running Snow Leopard and latest Mountain Lion to no avail. I also already tried removing all caches, ran utilities to clean and repair permissions etc.
Is this a bug in PS CC?
Any helpful suggestions would be most welcome but I will reluctantly be going back to CS6 until this is solved.
Thanks for the suggestion, Curt.
Yes if I change it to CS6 in prefs and purge the cache they display in Bridge CC. Hoorah. Maybe this will help get it fixed.
Not much use if I want to open the files in CC via Bridge unless I use "open with" CC from a drop down.
The opposite problem to wanting to open files in CS6 from the finder...
I tried the same trick in Get info in the finder but when I set the files to "open with" to CS6 and hit change all, it reverts back to CC. Weird. Same happens when I try it with .psd files in the finder now... never used to happen. Open with CC seems locked within the OS and won't display previews. Time consuming stuff all this when you're trying to work. I didn't want to be beta testing today so I guess I'll use CS6 and have to drag files to open instead of double clicking... or uninstall CC til it's ready for production work. I don't think it's ready right now after half a day of use. We'll see how the updates go I guess.
Also I just realised that the cancel button is greyed out on dialogue boxes which means I can't stop a large file from opening once I double-click it... or stop any instruction while working in fact once initiated. Esc key doesn't work in this context either. Have to wait for the instruction to complete then undo or wait until the file is opened then close it meaning you have to commit to an action then wait for it to complete rather than react to changes in real time. Very annoying once you're used to having the ability to stop things doing at will, as with all previous versions.
Beta testing over for me today. These bugs render it all useless for me at the moment. All a bit of a mess. Shame as I like some of the features I tried so far but wishing now I had done the free trial on a spare mac that I don't need for serious work.
I spotted this on there though...
The login is tied to photoshop.com, that is no longer in use. See http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/how_do_i_registe r_a_new_account_for_this_photoshop_com_forum for a login solution.
Photoshop CC is no longer saving resource fork thumbnails - because recent versions of MacOS have increasing problems reading them.
MacOS knows how to get some previews out of PSD files, but appears to not be able to extract thumbnails from PSB files (which is odd, since both contain the same internal previews). Apple has the file format documentation, but doesn't seem to have read it.
Thanks for explaining why this is happening.
It's just that I've never had issues with previews before today so I've never questioned it. I guess I just expected these basic functions to work properly. It's kinda important to me to be able to see image previews in the finder.
At first I couldn't see them in Bridge either, but I managed to get them to display in the end... I upped the file size limit in the thumbnail settings.
It's a workaround I suppose, but I'd still prefer to see proper previews in the finder like I have for the last decade.
I know I would prefer to just use psd format instead if it were possible.