There does seem to be a windows window Focus war raging when Photoshop starts. IMO CC 2014 is the Photoshop creative cloud version with the least bugs. As a Subscriber you can install all the Creative Cloud versions of Photoshop.
CS6 Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00) x64
CC Adobe Photoshop Version: 14.2.1 (14.2.1 20140207.r.570 2014/02/07:23:00:00) x64
CC 2014 Adobe Photoshop Version: 2014.2.4 20160106.r.348 2016/01/06:23:59:59 CL 1058251 x64
CC 2015 Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.1.2 20160113.r.355 2016/01/13:23:59:59 CL 1059143 x64
CC 2015.5 Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.5.1 20160722.r.156 2016/07/22:23:00:00 CL 1083377 x64
CC 2017 Adobe Photoshop Version: 2017.0.1 20161130.r.29 2016/11/30:23:00:00 CL 1099099 x64
IMO the one to use is CC 2014
Hi JJMack and thank you for the reply.
You are right and I would probably solve the issue doing that. However it doesn't make much sense to me since, as you said, I am a subscriber and furthermore I work with Adobe products on the daily basis. I pay for new features and I am expecting them to work.
I'm totally fine with some bugs here and there, I know how hard can be to keep something constantly updated and, at the same time, making it work smooth and fine. Thus all I'd like to hear would be "Gotcha, we'll keep that in mind!" and see this issue fixed in a not too far tomorrow.
CC 2014 is probably the most stable but I like all the fancy updates of the 2017!
Have a good day!
The problem is Adobe does not fix all reported bugs. I have reported bugs Adobe introduced in CS4 and Bugs the are present in every version of Photoshop I have. Bugs in CC 2015.5. Adobe has acknowledged the bugs I have reported are bugs, Some I have reported have been fixed. others they report they are working on, others they wrote they may fix is some future release.
That's why I have reported that, hoping this issue will be noticed and perhaps fixed!
You do not report bug here Adobe has set up a site for reporting bugs.Photoshop Family Customer Community
You use this site to get help from other user to help you work around bugs.
What is it that makes you fancy cc 2017?
Oh nice, thanks for the hint! Then I'm going to report it there.
There is nothing huge but I like all the little improvements they have made, for example in the property panel. Adjustments are now more accurate. Moreover they added some extra tools in the mask workspace and tweaked the patch tool, especially with the structure/color adjustments.
I work with 3D software and do architectural photomontages and I often find myself dealing with landmasses and foliage. I feel it became much smoother with the latest updates and I solved messy situations with ease.
In addition to that I find easier to adjust HDR images for rendering purposes (like to optimize em for dome light etc) or just using Camera RAW.
Honestly these are all things I could do with previous versions too but I find myself more comfortable with latest versions.