Macbook Pro Retina & Photoshop

tek9designs

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Feb 17, 2010
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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?
 

Macshroomer

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Dec 6, 2009
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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...?
 

tek9designs

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Feb 17, 2010
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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.
 

tek9designs

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Feb 17, 2010
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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.
 

jordygreen

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Dec 26, 2006
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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.
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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