Posted: Wednesday June 17, 2009
Tagged with: adobe photoshop CS4
This is something that has been really bugging me recently. Adobe released their latest version of Creative Suite a while ago and I finally got it installed on my Macbook Pro at work. Now, my line of thinking was that this version surely had to be better than the previous one, especially regarding performance thanks to Adobe's leveraging of the GPU to perform a lot of the operations previously delegated to the CPU.
Wrong! Not only is Photoshop CS4 extremely buggy but I can't even make use of the GPU because for some reason Photoshop decides to render a load of very strange artifacts. But, not content with rendering GPU acceleration absolutely useless, Adobe decided to break the non-accelerated rendering engine as well. This make Photoshop CS4 maddeningly frustrating to use. To the point where I'm willing to live with the visual artifacts rather than have a screen that doesn't update when I apply changes. Yes - one has to force a screen refresh in order to see every change you make!
Why did Adobe have to mess around with the CS3 rendering engine? I don't know but I'm sure there a lot of pissed off people out there. Now I know that there is an update to CS4 which I have written this article out of sheer anger at Adobe for making my life that much harder for no apparent reason. Unbelievable.