Sometimes when I open a image in Photoshop via Lightroom it opens Photoshop 14.0, even if Photoshop 14.2 is already running. This also happens if I go through bridge or double click a file.
When I search for apps I only fine one version of Photoshop - whats going on? I don't want two copies of Photoshop open!
Mac OS 10.8.5; MacPro 2 x 2.4 Quad-core Intel Xeon; 24 GB RAM
If you are the John Doogan from New Zealand, then I went to one of your Photoshop seminars in Nelson some years ago. It was very good!
[EDIT] Sorry, I don't do Macs John, but I have never heard of the same version of Photoshop being installed twice to the same system (appart from the 32 and 64 bit separate installations). Can you go Help > About Photoshop in each instance to see if it is in fact the 32 and 64 bit versions? Although I have never manage to have those open at the same time.
Trevor, on PCs there's some kind of run-time check that Photoshop does that prevents two different copies from starting, even though they may both be installed. I don't believe they do that on Macs.
So the implication here is that somehow John has both 14.0 and 14.2 installed. THAT's a problem.
John, I can't unfortunately answer your question directly, except to add this comment: The way Photoshop CC is delivered, I'm sure you're not supposed to be able to get to the point where you have two different minor versions of it installed.
Restoring normal operation may be a matter of uninstalling all of them (Adobe offers a Creative Suite Cleaner Tool that will likely help with that), then getting just the one latest version installed again. You'll likely end up with a net gain in disk space.
I have tried un-installing photoshop. Started clean-up script but it didn't find anything on Photoshop CC to remove. Re-installed photoshop. Have been happily using Photoshop CC 14.2, double clicked a file in Bridge and another Photoshop starts up, version 14.0. I can't even find where this is located on my system. Frustrating.
I've tried unmounting a backup disc that might have the older version of Photoshop CC but still the old version fires up.
John switch platforms. On a windows if I have any version of Photoshop and I try to open an other version I'm thrown into the currently open other version. Kind of wish I could do what Mac users can do open more then one version of Photoshop.
The task management tool is a good idea. It is called activity monitor on Mac and as yet I am unable to get it to show me which disk the application is being accessed from. Interestingly, I also have two versions of Adobe Acrobat pop open regularly 10.8.5 and 11.0.6.