Lightroom CC: With NVIDIA GTX 1060, 1080, and 1080 cards, GPU anti-aliasing can cause crash to desktop

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On NVIDIA GTX 10xx cards (confirmed by users with GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 cards), Lightroom CC may crash to desktop after Windows Update to build 1809 (required for Enhance Details).

I was able to fix this by going into the NVIDIA Control Panel, Manage 3D Settings, switch to the Program Settings tab, locate Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and switch as many of the anti-aliasing options from "Application Controlled (default)" or "On (default)" to "Off". 

Another user (way down in the replies to another thread that didn't immediately show up in my search) reported that switching FXAA off fixes the crash. For me, it didn't, but turning *all* the AA options to "Off" did.


Adobe could improve Lightroom's stability for users with NVIDIA graphics cards by turning off unused GPU features that permit application control. 


For users experiencing crashes, I would first attempt to update NVIDIA drivers (preferably using GeForce Experience). If that doesn't fix it, Adobe has been recommending a clean uninstall of NVIDIA drivers, deleting all NVIDIA files by hand, and then reinstalling.

Unfortunately, this doesn't always seem to solve the problem. It can be easy to miss files. Also, it takes forever. It's pretty fast to turn these settings off, so personally, that's what I'd try first.

Turning them off in Program Settings for Lightroom rather than Global Settings means that other applications (for instance 3d programs) won't be affected. I don't know whether it affects the performance of "Enhance Details."
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