18 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 12:25 AM by PECourtejoie RSS

    Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?

    MiekeGeenen Community Member

      With no particular cause, int he middle of working on things, tools like lasso tool, eraser, the brush or the clone stamp stop working.

      The program will hang for a while and then I am able to switch tools, while using one particular tool at that time won't work. Until I restart photoshop.

      Changing Open to GL of/on won't work, and it is not because of the autosave in the background.

      Anyone with this same problem?

        • 1. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
          Pattie F Adobe Employee

          Can you give us more information about your system?   Photoshop help>system info

           

          Have you verified your video board is supported and that you have the most recent driver?

          What features use the GPU and how do I troubleshoot GPU issues?

           

          Pattie

          • 2. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
            MiekeGeenen Community Member

            Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120305.m.415 2012/03/05:21:00:00) x64

            Operating System: Mac OS 10.7.3

            System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:15, Stepping:6 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3

            Physical processor count: 4

            Processor speed: 3000 MHz

            Built-in memory: 8192 MB

            Free memory: 4280 MB

            Memory available to Photoshop: 7672 MB

            Memory used by Photoshop: 79 %

            Image tile size: 1024K

            Image cache levels: 4

            OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.

            OpenGL Drawing Mode: Basic

            OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: False.

            OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: False.

            OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.

            OpenGL Version: 2.1 NVIDIA-7.0.52

            OpenCL Unavailable

            Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

            Video Card Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT OpenGL Engine

            Display: 2

            Display Depth:= 32

            Display Bounds:=  top: 227, left: 2560, bottom: 1251, right: 3840

            Video Renderer ID: 16917516

            Video Card Memory: 229 MB

            Video Rect Texture Size: 4096

            OpenGL Version: 2.1 NVIDIA-7.0.52

            OpenCL Unavailable

            Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

            Video Card Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT OpenGL Engine

            Display: 1

            Main Display

            Display Depth:= 32

            Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1600, right: 2560

            Video Renderer ID: 16917516

            Video Card Memory: 229 MB

            Video Rect Texture Size: 4096

            Serial number: Tryout Version

            Application folder: Main SSD:Applications:Adobe Photoshop CS6:

            Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled

            • 3. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
              Pete.Green Adobe Employee

              What if you try lowering the memory used by Photoshop to something like 60%?

              You can do that in Preferences > Performance > Memory Usage

               

              I'm wondering about the 8 gigs of RAM, and 7.5 of them are allocated to Photoshop at 79% -- Makes sense you're seeing some other slowdown.

              • 4. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                MiekeGeenen Community Member

                Thanks Pete, I changed the ram as you suggest. Will find out soon if that is it!

                • 5. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                  Francis Stellitano

                  Yes, I have found enough bugs to make it buggy. Not that I am not excited about all the new cool features and still plan to upgrade asap.

                   

                  The Clone Stamp tool only works on the active layer, the Smudge tool is unusable unless set at 1% opacity. There are a couple of others but cannot remember them at the moment.

                   

                  I posted a new topic about also titled Clone Stamp Tool, xxxxx, not working. I assume Adobe is aware of all the bugs.

                  • 6. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                    MiekeGeenen Community Member

                    The fact that the clone stamp will just work on the active layer is helpful information, thanks

                    • 7. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                      Chris Cox Adobe Employee

                      Francis's problems don't seem to be repeatable for other users.

                      • 8. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                        Francis Stellitano Community Member

                        I will check some other files again. I am at my laptop right now and cannot get to my SysPref info.

                         

                        Thank you to everybody.

                         

                        Pattie, check your email.

                        • 9. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                          ckc48 Community Member

                          I am not sure if it's the same thing. I do get hangs when in the middle of editing. I haven't been able to pin it on any tool, selection, or function.

                           

                          At first I thought it was because the splash screen for the beta hadn't come in and that made File>Open Recent unresponsive. It's as if the program doesn't really wake up until you get rid of the splash screen.

                           

                          But that isn't it entirely because it happens during editing as well, long after the splash screen's gone. Suddenly, nothing responds--not tools, not menu items, not layers. It has happened with Topaz Plug Ins at least once, but the rest of the time it's been while working within Photoshop itself.

                           

                          But photoshop didn't stop responding (according to the task manager), the cursor (whether mouse or stylus) still responds, no error messages, no crash. A little time goes by, then it responds again without exiting Photoshop, restarting, or anything else.

                           

                          What I have noticed happens everytime I have this problem is that, if I just pressed a menu item (such as Layers, or File, or Edit) or a tool icon (such as the brush) it will remain in the selected position with either the darkened box around the menu item or the little outline around the tool). Now that I think of it, I think that the only common trigger is clicking on something. This can go on for as long as a couple of minutes, but it always resolves itself.

                           

                          The only tool that might have choked during actual use is the lasso tool on polygonal mode. I just couldn't seem to make the next click.

                           

                          I'm thinking now that it has something to do with saving in the background and--if that's the case--I'll live with it gladly. But it puzzles me because I think my system should be able to handle the extra memory involved in background saving.

                           

                          These are my system specs:

                           

                          Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120305.m.415 2012/03/05:21:00:00) x64

                          Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

                          Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1

                          System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading

                          Physical processor count: 4

                          Logical processor count: 8

                          Processor speed: 2660 MHz

                          Built-in memory: 12279 MB

                          Free memory: 7367 MB

                          Memory available to Photoshop: 10994 MB

                          Memory used by Photoshop: 72 %

                          Image tile size: 128K

                          Image cache levels: 4

                          OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.

                          OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced

                          OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.

                          OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.

                          OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.

                          Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

                          Video Card Renderer: GeForce GTS 240/PCIe/SSE2

                          Display: 2

                          Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 1920, bottom: 900, right: 3520

                          Display: 1

                          Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1200, right: 1920

                          Video Card Number: 1

                          Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240

                          OpenCL Unavailable

                          Driver Version: 8.17.12.9573

                          Driver Date: 20120209000000.000000-000

                          Video Card Driver: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

                          Video Mode: 1920 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors

                          Video Card Caption: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240

                          Video Card Memory: 1024 MB

                          Video Rect Texture Size: 8192

                          Serial number: Tryout Version

                          Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\

                          Temporary file path: C:\Users\Carmen\AppData\Local\Temp\

                          Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled

                          Scratch volume(s):

                            Q:\, 50.0G, 48.9G free

                          Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\

                          Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\

                          Additional Plug-ins folder: C:\Users\Carmen\Documents\Adobe--Photoshop--PLUG INS--EXTRA FOLDER\

                           

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                             Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0

                             ADM 3.11x01

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                             Color Halftone 13.0

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                             Eazel Acquire 13.0 (13.0 20120305.m.415 2012/03/05:21:00:00)

                             Embed Watermark 4.0

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                             Fibers 13.0

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                             Lens Blur 13.0

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                             Topaz DeJpeg 4 10.0

                             Topaz DeNoise 5 10.0

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                             Topaz InFocus 10.0

                             Topaz Lens Effects 10.0

                             Topaz ReMask 3 10.0

                             Topaz Simplify 3 10.0

                             TopazRemaskAutomate NO VERSION

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                          Flash:

                             onOne

                             Mini Bridge

                             Kuler

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                          • 10. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                            MiekeGeenen Community Member

                            I recognize this!

                            At first I noticed this happens while background saving, you can see in the tab that PS is doing that.

                            But the same thing happens while NOT saving. And yes things tend to work again after waiting for a while.

                            It does take a very long time for some things though.

                            Not in the middle of using a tool, but often when I take a brush to paint on a layer mask, that makes PS hang half of the time, and it takes about 5 minutes before PS will respond again. I can move the mouse but there will be no reaction when selecting anything.

                            • 11. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                              ckc48 Community Member

                              Yes, Mieke, that's exactly what happens to me. And, just this morning, I noticed that, while the behavior is NOT limited to very large documents (ex: 3.52 GB) it is CONSIDERABLY more pronounced in very large documents. I hadn't worked on one in a while, I'd been working on ordinary shots from a 10.3 mp camera.

                               

                              What you describe about the moment of taking a brush (or picking any new activity) being the moment the stalling kicks in (as opposed to in the middle of doing something) is what I have found so odd. This never happened to me in other versions, if the program was overwhelmed, it just crashed. This is like stopping in the middle to take a break before going on.

                              • 12. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                MiekeGeenen Community Member

                                Yep, I just had it happen on a very small document. Clicked on the healing brush (and whether I use the shortcut or click on the tool does not seem to make a difference), and it stalled for about 3 minutes. I really like the new photoshop so I keep trying, hoping to find out what actually causes it, but no dice.

                                • 13. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                  Pattie F Adobe Employee

                                  Francis-

                                   

                                  Got your email, check yours too .  Let's try to keep each thread as a single issue per thread so that we can tell when the issue is closed. I'll keep responding to the clone/smudge issue on the other thread since it is separate from the tool freeze issue here.

                                   

                                  http://forums.adobe.com/message/4354777#4354777

                                   

                                  Thanks

                                  Pattie

                                  • 14. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                    Pete.Green Adobe Employee

                                    ckc48,

                                    Have you tried turning off the additional plugins folder to troubleshoot this problem at all?

                                    Just to see if something in there is causing some of the freezes you're seeing.

                                     

                                    Additional Plug-ins folder: C:\Users\Carmen\Documents\Adobe--Photoshop--PLUG INS--EXTRA FOLDER\

                                     

                                    Most or all of those plugins should be able to work with Photoshop CS6, but it hard to tell if any added plugins are causing your basic Photoshop to not function properly.

                                    • 15. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                      ckc48 Community Member

                                      I will do that and report back. Thanks for the suggestion.

                                      • 16. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                        ckc48 Community Member

                                        I've worked for several hours without a snag. Part of that time has been purposefully trying to make it happen, not doing real work, and it didn't. Although I can't understand the connection, so far it seems as if the problem is fixed.

                                        • 17. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                          Pete.Green Adobe Employee

                                          Yeah, Good to see you're on the road to being fixed ckc48,

                                           

                                          There are some plug-ins that aren't updated to 64bit perhaps, or some other plug-in that may be a duplicate of another plugin Photoshop is already loading.

                                          So you CAN set an additional plug-ins folder up, just make sure no plug-ins in there are causing Photoshop any grief!

                                          • 18. Re: Anyone else have a problem with tools not working?
                                            PECourtejoie ACP

                                            ckc48, first, make sure that there are no updates to your plug-ins

                                            Try to uninstall all third party plug-ins, then test and reinstall them one by one until you find the culprit. Then report here, and do contact its creator so that they can fix their bugs.