Photoshop CC: Can't Blend/focus Stack Layers on MacOS, goes unresponsive

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Hi. I'm on iMac/Mavericks using LRCC>PSCC. I've opened as layers 3 files in PS>Auto Align. That goes well. Then the 3 aligned files>Auto Blend and PS stops responding (as seen in Activity Monitor). I've uninstalled PS then reinstalled---same problem. What am I missing? Thanks.
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Chris Cox

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Which specific version of Photoshop?
How long did you wait to see if it would complete?
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Hi Chris. It's PS CC 2015.0.1. Yesterday, I left it to prepare dinner and came back! Today, the first time....maybe 2-3 minutes. I didn't wait as long the subsequent tries. It generally hangs about 1/2" into the blue progress bar then I checked the Activity Monitor. PS has to be force quit to get out of it. Thank you.
(Just started timing---up to 6 minutes. That should do it I'd think for 3 images.)
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Does the problem happen with all sets of files you try to blend? Or just the one set? Could you post the files you're having trouble with? (to Creative Cloud or Dropbox)
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Packing it in for the night. Let me try other sets of files tomorrow. I'll try some that have worked in the past and get back. Thank you!
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OK. Let us know.
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OK, just tried 3 files that I aligned and blended in May 2012. Must have been CS5? It was the first time I'd done it and I was amazed how wonderful it worked. This time---same issue that I contacted you about above. I'm using the same computer. Hmmmm.