Macbook Pro Retina & Photoshop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tek9designs, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. tek9designs macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    Just upgraded to a retina display with the new 2013 13" Macbook Pro... However, now using Photoshop, scrolling in the canvas creates a vicious flicker. Its almost unusable.

    I saw that the Macbook Air had a similar problem and they eventually released a patch to fix it... but I'm concerned it might take a while. Seeing as how I do this for a living, I need to make sure its universal and not just my machine.

    Does anyone else with a 2013 Macbook Pro have flicker issues in Photoshop?
  2. Macshroomer macrumors 65816


    Dec 6, 2009
    I won't have mine until Wednesday but I will be putting both CS5 & 6 on it because I feel 6 has been kind of buggy on all my machines.

    What setup are you running, ram, version of PS, etc...?
  3. tek9designs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    I had a mistake during my order and it shipped before I could cancel. So I have the entry level 2.4 i5 w 4gb ram and this is happening with Photoshop CC. I have my true i7 w 16gb ram on the way so I will know Wednesday if it's just my computer or a gpu issue.
  4. tek9designs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    I think I just accidentally figured out why this is happening...

    I went to play a YouTube song in Chrome in the background, while working on Photoshop, and then I opened a new tab and went back to Photoshop. Works fine.

    I went back to Chrome to play a new video, then when I went back to Photoshop I noticed the flickering happening again. This time, the Chrome YouTube video was the top tab. Flickering.

    I switched tabs so the YouTube video wasn't on top, went back to Photoshop... works fine no flickering.

    So I imagine whatever Adobe Flash GPU usage is conflicting with Adobe Photoshop GPU usage. Causing the flicker. I can clearly see the flickering Chrome window outline which was smaller than my Photoshop canvas.

    Go figure.
  5. jordygreen macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    London, UK
    I'm currently having this problem but only when I plug my rMBP into an external monitor. Did you come to resolve this at all?

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