Photoshop CC 2017: Converting layer to smart object causing major lag

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Running latest version of photoshop, I get major bad lag with zooming and with brushes when a layer that has been converted to a smart object is visible. If I turn off the layers, the brush is buttery smooth again. Efficiency indicator will drop during this lagg.

PC: 256GB SSD (photoshop installed here) - 6600k - 16gb RAM 3000 mhz - GTX 1070.

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Alastair Harmer

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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How big is the overall file (pixel dimension, number of layers, size on disk)?
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Alastair Harmer

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Fair enough, thanks for looking into it
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Alastair Harmer

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Any update as of yet? 
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I sent the file to the engineer to profile. Haven't heard back.
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Alastair Harmer

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Any movement as of yet? 
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Still being investigated.
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Heinrich Helmbold

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I have the same issue and creating the Smart Objects also takes much longer that it used to. This is after the latest update. I spent time online with an Adobe Support person... He told me Photoshop and Lightroom works better with 4 - 8GB of RAM... I have 48GB. So he said they know it is an issue and they are working on it. They have basically made Photoshop 32-bit again. The problems are more evident when working with large files (PSB)
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Photoshop is a 64-bit application, unless you've installed the 32-bit version (windows). It looks like you were given bad information. More RAM is better.
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Yes - well the information came directly from Adobe support. I know more RAM is better, especially on 64-bit, and that is why I was shocked to hear that the support tech said it currently works better with 8GB or less RAM. My thoughts were that after the latest updates, some parts of Photoshop and Lightroom might have gone back to 32-bit.

So basically... this problem is still Lagging :-D
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Different issue than thread it was originally posted to. The original thread is talking about interactive lags in documents that contain smart objects. Not actually creating a smart object

Please reference the new conversation here: Photoshop CC 2017: Creating Smart Objects takes much longer than it used to