What are your Performance Preferences?
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Thank you for the links. I'll run through those troubleshooting steps later today.
The strange part is that everything was working perfectly for a couple of days and bam, suddenly I can't open JPEGs or crop images.
I'm running a new Macbook Pro retina display with 16GB of RAM, with 60% (~9GB) made available to Photoshop.
I have a single scratch disk (the main HD) that has ~500GB of available space and is a solid state drive.
I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M card. "Enable OpenGL Drawing" is checked.
History & Cache
20 history states, 4 cache levels, 128K cache tile size
Have you tried disabling the GPU temporarily to rule that hardware out?
Thank you Farrellart.
I tried both (a) deselecting the "Enable OpenGL Drawing" option and (b) setting the GPU settings to "Basic", but unfortunately neither one worked. I still can't open any JPEG images.
Uuuumm...this is a strange one. I can open .jpegs without an issue. Have you tried 'open as' or 'open as Smart Object' ?
Can you open jpegs in other image software or perhaps in Bridge cs5 you can try to 'OUTPUT' the jpeg as a .PDF and see if that loads the image....not ideal if you have a lot of images and doesn't resolve the issue directly, but if you need to use a particular jpeg it could be a work around.
Would be interesting to know the root cause though.
I just tried "Open as Smart Object" on a JPEG file but got the same error.
I didn't see an "Open as" option in the File menu.
I can open JPEGs with Preview and Adobe Bridge CS5.
'Open As' is just above the 'Open as Smart Object' in CS5
Did you try to export a jpeg via 'Output' as a PDF..I just tried it with a 100cm wide image @300ppi and it exported fine and gave a reasonable ( but pixelated image ) import into PS cc2014, so it's not ideal
How was the original jpeg saved? was it through PS CS5 or another program?
So you cannot open jpegs in any applications? Perhaps there is an OS setting preventing this.
I can open JPEGs in Preview, Bridge CS5, etc. It's only Photoshop CS5 that can't open them.
Have you tried simply resetting your preferences?
Hi OB. Yep, I reset the preferences twice but it unfortunately didn't help.
This is such a bizarre issue, there is obviously a conflict somewhere causing this. Would it be worth uninstalling PS and run the registry clean up program and reinstall ( I am assuming this is possible on a Mac - I don't use them )
I think reinstalling Photoshop might be my only option at this point.
Does anyone have tips on how to make the reinstallation as painless as possible (how to save workspaces, etc.)?