Adobe Photosohop 5.1 + Lion = freezing.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rogerh, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. rogerh macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2006
    I am using a 2011 Macbook Pro with a OCZ Vertex 3 SSD installed.

    Lion is installed.

    It seems that Photoshop CS 5.1 will randomly freeze.. almost always while I am painting / using the brush tool. The cursor will just "beach ball" and give me 100% CPU utilization.

    Is anyone else having issues like this?
  2. boywonder27 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    Yes same here. I upgraded twice full install lions and clean install. Ps5 freezing or hanging and tripping out after using it a while in brush modes. Copy stamp, healing brushes.

    Did you ever figure problem out?
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    if adobe ever update for Photoshop 5.1 check it out at Adobe website if possible
  4. boywonder27 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    I downgraded back to Snow Lepoard. So far no issues.


    I had all the latest updates from Adobe. I think it's an Apple issue more then anything.
  5. chrono1081, Nov 6, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011

    chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Adobe products? Freezing? Not surprised at all.

    I myself haven't had issues with CS5 and Lion but Adobe has a far from stellar track record for app performance.

    Also are you using a Wacom? Some people have had performance issues with a Wacom tablet in Lion.
  6. boywonder27 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    I do have Wacom tablet as well. When issue happened I thought was mouse problem so I replaced batteries in wireless USB mouse, same, then replaced it with hard wired mouse, same issue, disconnected Wacom same. Reinstalled clean lion osx, same prob.

    So now am back Snow Lepoard. Seems to be working smooth again. Disappointed in apple on this. Adobe products such big reason people use Mac. Well see what releases come out addressing the problems lion has.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm not experiencing any issues with PS 5.1. I'm on Lion with an intel 320 SSD and 8 GB of ram.

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