OS X 10.8.5 Developer Seed May Fix MacBook Air Photoshop Flickering

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Late last month, some Adobe Photoshop users reported that the new 2013-edition MacBook Air was exhibiting severe flickering when using some brush tools in Photoshop.

    It didn't happen with all units, but an Adobe representative said he believed it was a driver or GPU issue, and said Apple would need to fix the issue.

    Today, a MacRumors tipster tells us the flickering issue has been fixed in the OS X 10.8.5 beta released to developers today. The bug made Photoshop nearly unusable for a number of MacBook Air users.

    Some users have previously suggested that upgrading to the developer release of OS X Mavericks solved the problem, so the fix may be a matter of Apple pushing upgraded code sooner than it planned.

    (Thanks, Todd!)

    Article Link: OS X 10.8.5 Developer Seed May Fix MacBook Air Photoshop Flickering
  2. ikexit macrumors newbie


    Jun 20, 2013
    guess that is an a PR move, just update to Maverics says Apple to you
  3. Dudical macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2012
    It's an ADOBE bug, not an Apple bug. Makes me sick that Apple would have to stoop to Adobe's level and fix THEIR bug.

  4. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    Made something weird happen for me. Although it could be something else.... Filevault related...
  5. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    Apple does not have to do anything. Even if they did fix a bug, why get sick over it? :confused:
  6. ridwan47, Jul 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013

    ridwan47 macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2013
    Can you please explain why this is Adobe's Bug ? Seems to me it's an Apple Problem..
  7. elitecol macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Lol here go the fanboys haha, makes him sick? how would he even know who's bug it is, he must be working in the Adobe coding team and already figured it out :rolleyes:
  8. accidental macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    When the 2011 Macbook Air released there were similar problems with Photoshop to do with the Intel GPU. Specifically, redrawing problems when zooming and brush outlines disappearing when at large sizes. It didn't get any attention like this bug is getting, which is practically identical.

    FWIW it was Apple's problem to fix, so this one will be too.
  9. Maschil macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    im glad this is the best laptop if not i would have returned it for the flickering..:eek:
  10. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    That doesn't make any sense.
  11. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    I've had flickering on my MBA without Photoshop use at all, so I think it goes a bit deeper than just with Photoshop.
  12. roosta macrumors regular


    May 1, 2005
    las vegas
    well at least their addressing the flickering. i had a 2006 macbook that flickered like crazy, took it to the apple store for repair or replacement and the 'genius' took at look at the machine and denied there was anything wrong. still have that macbook - use it for a windows machine on those dark days when something has to be done and can't be done with the mac os - and it still flickers.
  13. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Explain yourself. Help me understand... How do you know that this is Adobe's bug?
  14. elitecol macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    I'll explain, a true fan must NEVER see wrong in their 'team' or favourite company, therefore its always everyone else's fault, hence the ':apple::apple::apple:' ...
  15. rudyrudell macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    It's not just photoshop, mine does the exact same thing from time to time when I am using iPhoto and then iPhoto crashes and is fine for awhile again until it happens for no reason again


    false. the same issue occurs with similar image editing programs. even apple's own products. it didn't always do this, just after recent updates I believe.
  16. donutbagel, Jul 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013

    donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    Which versions of Photoshop, all of them? I have CS6 and am not satisfied with it because it's bloated. I want to go back to CS3 or at least CS5.

    Look at the specs for Photoshop CS6!

    Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
    Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7. Adobe Creative Suite 3, 4, 5, CS5.5, and CS6 applications support Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) when installed on Intel-based systems.**
    1 GB of RAM
    2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
    1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB (1 GB recommended) of VRAM

    What did they do, hire some sloppy hackers to code it? This is disgusting. CS3 ran on freaking iMac G4s.

    PowerPC G4 or G5 or multicore Intel processor
    Mac OS X v10.4.8-10.5 (Leopard)
    512 MB of RAM
    64 MB of video RAM
    2 GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)

    CS3 would see my machine and feel humble to operate on such a beast.
  17. Ursadorable macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2013
    The Frozen North
    I can't say for Adobe, but I know once Macromedia started outsourcing their coding to India, the software started getting bloated, buggy and generally turned to crap.
  18. mattferg macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2013
    lol no it isn't. It's an Apple/Intel bug related to how the 5000 drivers are coded.
  19. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
    I love your objectivity! ;)
  20. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    When the truth doesn't fit your view of the world, just make something up.
  21. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Don't use photoshop, but HOLY CRAP YES! All of my screen sharing video artifacts from my 2013 Mini Server are gone :D:D:D
  22. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    Hop off Apple's nuts for a bit :)
  23. MacSKY macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Outside of the flickering issue, does CS6 perform well on the new Airs?
  24. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    10.8.5 is not Mavericks.

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