Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Adobe Update Improves Photoshop CS5 Painting Performance

Good News for Photoshop CS5 users...Adobe has issued an update (12.0.2-Mac) (12.0.3-Win) that significantly improves painting performance, among other things. From Adobe's Photoshop CS5 Update Page:

The most significant fixes in the Photoshop update include the following:
  • A number of potential security vulnerabilities have been addressed 
  • Top type and font crashers found in the field have been addressed 
  • A number of performance issues have been addressed 
  • Crash opening 3D layers has been addressed 
  • Color Engine crash has been resolved 
  • Intermittent file format issues addressed 
  • Shift scrolling bug fixed 
  • Sharpen crasher fixed 
  • Marching ants not seen at certain zoom levels fixed 
  • Metadata focus distance issue addressed 
  • File info bug addressed for Orphea Studio jpg files 
  • TWAIN crashers fixed 
  • Brush cursor bug fixed 
  • Histogram progress bar issue fixed 
  • Droplet issues addressed
The update is available for Mac and Windows: Mac|Win
Go grab it and start painting!


  1. John,
    There's now an additional update (installs v.12.0.3).

  2. Thanks, John.

    I've updated my post. The 12.0.3 update is Windows only, 12.0.2 is still current for Mac. In either case, the above links direct readers to the general Photoshop update pages for the appropriate OS with the latest update at the top of the list.