I have extended as well, but I haven’t noticed what you describe. The marching ants selection is different – the ants are bigger – and the transform lines seem to be invisible between adjustment points which will take some getting used to, but maybe there’s an adjustment somewhere.
I haven’t had anything garbled though. Everything is pristine and pure gold so far.
Maybe a complete uninstall and reinstall?
I would update your video drivers first…
2 and 3 – video card, update the driver.
have the same problem. i have latest updates of my video card Nvidia geforce 7600 GT, 4Gb ram, Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2.66, Windows XP SP3. (with photoshop cs3 no problems)
I have problems with showing layers after I move them. When i hide or show some layers the changes will show only after i click somewhere in the window or select another tool . like photoshop window redrawing have some pause or big delay.
oh well….i DONOT have a GPU, as mentioned in the OP. so no video cards….
its dont metter the lag is when GPU is OFF and GPU on 🙁 in both modes the same…
I have the same problem, plus if I merge layers the thumbnail of the resulting layer becomes a blank rectangle with small hatching
The marching ants can be restored by zooming in and out after using a selection tool .. not exactly best way to work !
My video card does not support GPU and its turned off in the preferences.
I found the Solution:
If you open CS4 first and then any PSD file then this prob happens. However if you click on any existig PSD file (and hence open PS alongwith the file) the error doesnot happen!
Consider yourself lucky that you dl’d the trial. Avoid photoshop CS4, stick with CS3 if you value performance. CS4 is flat out terrible (even on the latest hardware)
No it’s not!
Loads and runs fast; wonderful new features. A photographer’s dream!
Are you paid by Adobe to be a cheer leader? 😉
I’m curious what resolution you run CS4 at and on which hardware because on a 30 inch monitor, at 2560×1600… CS3 beats the pants off CS4.
Are you paid by Adobe to be a cheer leader?
are you paid by a competitor to trash the app? that’s what it looks like from here. if you want help, post a question and frame it in a positive way without any rancor. many people here help out every day for the sake of helping. but when you waltz in and start smacking down the app we use and love (and hate at times) we get defensive.
just saying you’ll get more helpful reaction and advice in this USER TO USER forum by remaining positive (even in the midst of your system problems) than by being a d*ck.
blah blah… blah.
I was being tongue and cheek cause he posted the same thing in another thread. I asked him a real question. I wasnt being just a d*ck.
Oh and yes… I am dissapointed in CS4 and none of you have any of the answers as to why it performs badly.
Not a competing company… there are no competitors to photoshop. Unless you consider Corel a competitor… I dont. They suck. There… see.. i’m not a competitor.
and none of you have any of the answers as to why it performs badly.
we’re users. we’re here to learn. we’re learning with everyone else. as fixes become available from various sources we let other users know. you CAN pay for support from adobe directly if this setup doesn’t meet your approval.
here are no competitors to photoshop. Unless you consider Corel a competitor… I dont. They suck. There… see.. i’m not a competitor.
well fair enough then. carry on. 😉
I was being tongue and cheek cause he posted the same thing in another thread.
yet you missed my own tongue in cheek when you’ve posted similar in other threads? oh, the irony! 😉
OK, I started doing exhaustive testing and when I removed all my plugins from the plugin folder (leaving only adobe installed files). All my speed problems went away@! so one by one I put my plugins back and the culprit turned out to be Dfine2 from Nik software. <http://www.niksoftware.com/dfine/usa/entry.php
I had slow screen updates and layer updates with both brushes and text. My simple test was open reasonable sized file, say 250k jpeg, then make a new layer and fill that layer with black. When I was having the problem it would take forever for the screen to update and the layer pallete thumbnail always showed a checkerboard. Once the offending plugin was removed everything became instant again.
I hope this helps someone.
I’m having no problems with CS4 and it does. Added that to "latest drivers" advice,and DirectX updates.
I’m running a dual monitor set-up, 30" @ 2560×1600 and a 24" @ 1920 x 1200 with a 8800gts 640mb card. Both CS3 and CS4 are working well!
Have you tried a reformatted yet?…all those issue might just disappear.
My XPproSP3 box had same problems with CS4Extended: display lag and marching ants that require dragging to be seen. Weird. Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 video card. Updated the driver: no change.
Problem solved. removed all 3rd party plugins. It works like a charm now. now i will install the plugins one by one and see which one is the culprit. Oh BTW — PSCS4 works very fast on Windows 7!
BTW, there is a recent update to Nik’s dFine2. I have it and have not experienced any slowness.
It doesn’t help. I have updated the drivers for a NVidia 7800 GTX with Vista…. CS2 has no such issues but in 4 everything is slow and laggy like trying to drag an existing marquee outline from one side of a relatively small 23MB file to the other. You lose the marquee from 1-2 seconds and have no idea where it’s going to end up. It’s nearly impossible to modify a file that way. Seems like a small issue but it’s very aggravating.
C Charley, have you set the NVIDIA 3D settings to Performance?
On my 1GB 2.4GHz single-core AGP system, I had the issue of the marquee disappearing whenever I had the OpenGL enabled because my video-card was too old and slow, an nVidia 6200, so I just shut off OpenGL and while the display was slower than I’d like, the marquee didn’t disappear for seconds while the GPU was catching up.
I finally solved the problem as much as possible by using an ATI Radeon HD3650 AGP 4X/8X which supports OpenGL 2.0, DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.0. I am using the latest beta drivers and have had a couple blue-screens in the display driver in a couple weeks, but generally the card works ok on my ancient system to run things like CS4 and Aero and AutoPanoGiga.