Photosho: machine hangs when scaling a picture in photoshop cs5

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If I scale a picture within a layer, my iMac crashes/freezes. What can be the problem ? This can occur more times a day.

I work on iMac with 10.6.8 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i5, 16 Gb 1333 Mhz DDR3 with a wacom tablet. Photoshop is version 12.0.4 x64.
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Marco Lequin

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  • frustrated !

Posted 7 years ago

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As with all unexplainable Photoshop-problems you might try trashing the prefs (after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved and making a note of the Preferences you’ve changed) by pressing command-alt-shift on starting the program or starting from a new user-account.
System Maintenance (repairing permissions, purging PRAM, running cron-scripts, cleaning caches, etc.) might also be beneficial, Onyx has been recommended for such tasks.
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx...
Weeding out bad fonts never seems to be a bad idea, either. (Validate your fonts in Font Book and remove the bad ones.)
If 3rd party plug-ins are installed try disabling them to verify if one of those may be responsible for the problem.
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Still no improvements after help from Christoph. Thanks for your feedback. Anybody else a suggestion ?
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Workaround: looks like to scale layer by entering the percentages in the workbar is working. This thanks to a tweet from a friend !
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Could be a video card problem, could be bad RAM.

But if the whole machine shuts down, reboots, or hangs -- you're looking at hardware problems, an OS bug, or a very low level driver problem. And bad RAM is by far the most common cause.