Photoshop CC 2017: New Image dialog is sluggish. Would love to switch back to the old one.

  • 9
  • Problem
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • (Edited)
"File / New" used to be super fast and easy. Now it takes a half second to load, and takes an extra *tab* to get to the image dimensions. Please fix or give option for the old dialog. I don't think I will ever use any of the options provided. But the sluggishness and extra tab is the worst part.

If its not broken, don't fix it. Also while you're at it, the save dialog in Acrobat is equally confusing.
Photo of Tex Jernigan

Tex Jernigan

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
  • frustrated.

Posted 3 years ago

  • 9
Photo of Jeffrey Tranberry

Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

  • 15627 Posts
  • 2366 Reply Likes
Official Response
Preferences > General... and check Use Legacy New Dialog
Photo of Tex Jernigan

Tex Jernigan

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Oh, awesome! Thanks. I feel so much better right now. 

If you can get the speed to match the old quick dialog, and the "tab-location" to start on the title, I'd be a fan of the new design. We can always press "shift-tab" to get back to where it starts now. 

... Speaking of legacy, I hope you all never get rid of the "save for web" legacy. It's so very good at what it does. I always try the new export when I update, but it never seems like its up to the same standards of control, and it has that same issue with sluggishness when it opens.  
Photo of Jeffrey Tranberry

Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

  • 15627 Posts
  • 2366 Reply Likes
Performance is something we'd like to get fixed/improved in a future update.
Photo of Tex Jernigan

Tex Jernigan

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Sounds good, we can mark this question as answered, not sure how to do that on my end.
Photo of Jonathan Spybey

Jonathan Spybey

  • 7 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop New Document issues.

The new document system has been implemented really badly.

Keep it simple for goodness sake!

Most of the time when you open a new document, you just want to quickly create one. You don't want to wait whilst Photoshop seeks an Internet connection and downloads content for you.

Sometimes, this is taking 20-60 seconds just to get into the Photoshop New Document dialogue.

I know you can revert to the legacy version, but far better would be Command N = previous version, Command Shift N = new version. Then at least you have the choice.
Photo of Tex Jernigan

Tex Jernigan

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Ain't nobody taking my default "New Layer" shortcut.
Photo of Jonathan Spybey

Jonathan Spybey

  • 7 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Sure - another one then like Command + Alt + N
Photo of Tex Jernigan

Tex Jernigan

  • 8 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Wow, yep, and it already works on my system.
Photo of Pete Green

Pete Green, Customer Advocate

  • 752 Posts
  • 147 Reply Likes
Jonathan, where are you located? Are you near the Bay Area by chance?
Photo of Jolanda van Zandbergen

Jolanda van Zandbergen

  • 4 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Delay when Hiting Ctrl +N.

Not so much a problem, more an irritation in workflow. I was used to copy elements from another photoshop file and quickly past them in a new file. In the previous version (this was 2014) this went a lot faster. I could consecutively Ctrl + A, Ctrl + N, Hit ENTER, Ctrl + V. and my work was pasted within seconds into a new document. without delay. Now it takes more then 4 seconds for the New Document Window to pop up, and reacts very slow when I'm hitting enter. 

If it is possible, please fix this in the next update so there is a quicker workflow.

I don't need to see what my recent items where and all the other useless stuff up in the bar when I want to create a new document. I just want it to pop up quick so I can work faster.
Photo of Cristen Gillespie

Cristen Gillespie

  • 1734 Posts
  • 583 Reply Likes
> I was used to copy elements from another photoshop file and quickly past them in a new file. In the previous version (this was 2014) this went a lot faster.>

If you go back to the legacy New Document, you'll get your old workflow back.

Or you can try DOCO, a panel that makes working with this type of action easy. You select the layers you want to copy to a new document, then drag their proxy icon in the DOCO panel to an empty space with a plus in it. DOCO creates the same size document with those layers in it. It takes me less time than the legacy New Document dialog, although I do keep the panel open in my workspace because it takes a bit of time to launch (still less than the new New Document dialog most of the time). You might google it and see if it is something you'd like. — Or just use the legacy preference setting.