Photoshop: Application freezes When I Place a Vector Item

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Photoshop freezes whenever I place a vector item (Illustrator or PDF).

My Mac freezes up for the a few minutes whenever I try and place a vector file. This only happens the first time I try and place a vector. After the first period of waiting, placing objects work fine.

Is anyone else experiencing this problem or know any fixes.

I'm on a mac by the way.
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joshua.pease

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Photoshop? Mac or Win?

First thing I would do is make sure Photoshop and the OS are up-to-date:

Keeping Photoshop Up-To-Date: http://adobe.ly/PS-Up-To-Date
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I wondered if the issue has to do with passing a lot of information through the clipboard. You might try doing the operation a couple different ways

It sounds like this is what you're doing...

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop...

Would this kind of a workflow work for you instead? Do these any of these give better performance?

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Photoshop...
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Thanks for your replys David & Jeffrey.

I haven't done an actual test between those two workflows, but I have done both methods before (Placing & Copying and Pasting).

I usually do the first method you mentioned David (Place PDF or Illustrator files in Photoshop). That one causes the Mac Pinwheel of death for a few minutes. After I get through this first delay, placing PDFs or Illustrator files works just fine. It's only on the first vector I place after I open Photoshop.

I don't recall having any problems with pasting vector files from Illustrator.

Currently I am noting having the problem as often as before. Possibly not at all.

I recently ran YASU (a mac system utility) http://jimmitchell.org/yasu/

I wonder if that made a difference.
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joshua.pease

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Forget that part about YASU. It's stilly struggling to place vector objects.