17 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2014 10:03 AM by Noel Carboni

    Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC

    fredtat Level 1

      Hi everyone, after upgrading to CC my pen tool is seriously lagging. Whenever I click a new anchor point, it takes about 1 second for it to appear. Any thoughts?

        • 1. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
          Noel Carboni Level 8

          Interesting.

           

          I'm seeing about 1/2 second delay myself, on a quite powerful 12 core system, and this is quite a bit longer than with Photoshop CS6, which dropped the anchor points pretty much instantly.  I hadn't really noticed before since I don't use the pen tool all that often.

           

          -Noel

          • 2. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
            fredtat Level 1

            Thanks Noel. My system is very powerful as well...there is considerable lag (about half a second like you). It becomes a pain when trying to create paths quickly.

             

            Anyone have any suggestions?

            • 3. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
              Noel Carboni Level 8

              I could find no workarounds.  No doubt Adobe has seen this; we can hope for a fix in a future release.

               

              -Noel

              • 4. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                fredtat Level 1

                Thanks for following up Noel. I do hope Adobe fixes this...it's really frustrating trying to do pen work with half-second lag.

                • 5. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                  SMeurer

                  Is there any news to this?

                   

                  I'm using Photoshop v14.2 x64 on Windows 8.1 (running on a i7-3770K /w 16GB RAM and a Geforce 770GTX Graphics Card) - so it should be enough imo.

                  And place a pathpoint takes approx. 1 sec.

                   

                  Photoshop CS6 v13.1.2. x64 (also from cloud) works instantly...

                   

                  I'm wondering, does not everybody have this problem? and if not, i'm curious to find out what's causing it 

                  • 6. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                    Noel Carboni Level 8

                    I just checked again.  I still see about a 1/2 second delay between clicking the pen tool and a point appearing.

                     

                    -Noel

                    • 7. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                      Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

                      No lag on mine Noel.   Hmmm...  Just tried the mouse and get the lag.  Tablet still OK though.

                       

                      ISTR a thread about mouse lag after using the tablet, and a clunky sounding work around.  This would have been in the last week or so.

                      • 9. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                        Noel Carboni Level 8

                        Thanks Trevor, but info in the other thread doesn't seem pertinent to my system.

                         

                        I have only a mouse, no tablet in sight, and for me the pen responsiveness seems the same for 32 and 64 bit Photoshop.

                         

                        -Noel

                        • 10. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                          SMeurer Level 1

                          I also don't have a tablet connected atm. Buti will try it (though i prefer using the mouse when using the pen tool as its more accurate imo). But it still seems to be a bug... strange... maybe it's the mouse-driver? (i'm using a microsoft sidewinder x8).

                           

                          Though it still works on CS6 as noted above and just not on CC, so it's probably photoshop related... Seeing this thread is nearly 5 months old and there have been updated for photoshop cc, i doubt this is on adobe priority's list but i still hope they are aware of this and will fix this soon.

                          • 11. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                            Andymc7 Level 1

                            I've commented on this bug in another thread and am still simply shocked that Adobe hasn't addressed this for what seems like Windows users(fyi, I'm on Win7 64, plenty of ram, latest version of PS CC 14.2.1, latest video card driver for Nvidia GT630).

                             

                            The latest update looks to have fixed the pen tool issues for Mac users, from what I'm hearing from others. The very irritating pen tool lag isn't the only problem, as I'm also unable to press the + or - keys to preset the path operation mode, as in CS6. Does anyone know of a time frame to fix this, or better, a temporary fix/workaround? I've already done a total reinstall, trashed prefs, turned off and on lots of different options under Performace in preferences. To almost make matters worse, the pen tool will randomly work fine with no lag, then start lagging again(although the preset path operation mode never works.. considering using Autohotkey for that). I've tried to pay attention to any setting I may have changed when it suddenly works, but it truly does seem random. And oh yes, the pen tool lag goes away if I use my very outdated Wacom, but using a tablet is counterproductive for me.

                             

                            Any reply/suggestion is truly appreciated, thanks guys and gals

                             

                            -Andy

                            • 12. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                              SheaDrake

                              Mine is taking 1-2 seconds for new anchor points to show up, screwing up my workflow at work more than a professional photo editing software should.

                              Specs: Windows 7 Enterprise

                              HP Elitebook 8570W

                              x-64 based PC

                              Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740QM CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

                              NVIDIA Quadro K1000M

                               

                              Would love a fix. Doing some product work where pen tool is crucial. What usually takes me a minute to do is now ridiculously slow.

                               

                              Please, Adobe Gods... Do not forsake your people!

                              • 13. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                                Noel Carboni Level 8

                                Folks:  Try Photoshop CC (2014).

                                 

                                -Noel

                                • 14. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                                  Andymc7 Level 1

                                  Got CC 2014 now Noel and the lag is gone, (finally).. however I'm still unable to set path operations with a keyboard shortcut. As you may assume, I use the pen tool VERY frequently, and need to be as speedy as possible with it. Interestingly enough, with the first version of PS CC,  I noticed in my History palette that it would at least show that I'm changing the path operation each time I'd press + or -, now with CC 2014, it's simply acting like those keys do nothing(nothing shows in History at all). So.... of course I've made pen tool presets and assigned an action to them, (yuck). Any ideas on when this feature is coming back, or if it is??

                                   

                                  thanks,

                                   

                                  -Andy

                                  • 15. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                                    Noel Carboni Level 8

                                    Just to make sure we're on the same page:  Can you be very specific about what you mean by "unable to set path operations with a keyboard shortcut".

                                     

                                    Is it that you mean you cannot cycle between the various Pen tools by pressing 'P'?  I do see that as well.  In fact, even though I can only 'P' to the Pen Tool itself, I see that only two of the entries of the Pen Tool panel list have P next to them...  Something's definitely amiss here...

                                     

                                    PenToolList.png

                                     

                                    -Noel

                                    • 16. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                                      Andymc7 Level 1

                                      Hi Noel, thanks for the quick response..

                                       

                                      Ok, so what I mean by setting the path operations with a keystroke, as in CS6, is pressing the = or - keys to toggle the different modes. Here's the point-click way to do it:

                                      screen.jpg

                                      Of course, these keystrokes would be pressed AFTER pressing P to get into the pen tool.

                                       

                                      So if anyone is as OCD about this as me, I did figure out a bit of a workaround by installing the Script Listener for Photoshop, then creating scripts which I then added a custom keyboard shortcut too. Which of course means PS still won't let me press = or - by themselves, but I have to add the Ctrl key. But hey, it's closer to what I want. So now I can use Ctrl+= and Ctrl+- to toggle path operations while using the pen tool.

                                      • 17. Re: Pen tool lag after upgrading to CC
                                        Noel Carboni Level 8

                                        Thanks for clarifying that.  I guess as long as you don't expect Control-Minus and Control-Equals(plus) to zoom your workaround might be okay, but I do see what you mean.

                                         

                                        I just tested pressing Minus or Equals(plus) with several recent CC versions of Photoshop:

                                         

                                        If I start Photoshop with the Options bar selection set to "Path", while creating a path, Plus and Equal cause the path to be "negated" (as seen in the Paths panel)...

                                         

                                        If I start Photoshop with the Options bar selection set to "Shape", just as you have described nothing seems to happen with the Path being created with the Pen tool when I press Minus or Equals.  When started this way, even if I switch it to "Path", the Minus and Equals keys do nothing.

                                         

                                        --

                                         

                                        Also, please disregard my prior post above about repeatedly pressing P; I had forgotten that to cycle between the key-labeled tools in the Tools panel one needs to hold down the Shift key (e.g., Shift-P in the case I showed above to get to the Freeform Pen Tool).

                                         

                                        -Noel