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Problem Solved: Photoshop Crashes

So I randomly started having an issue on my work computer this week where Adobe Photoshop CS3 would crash each and every time, without fail, when I tried to open or create more than one image at time.

Needless to say, this is slightly frustrating when you live inside these types of programs and need to… oh, I dunno… actually get some work done.

First thing I did was go through the painful process of uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop. I had done a few things recently to the system, so I figured this might just be the best option. Set it to go, went for a long walk, came back, rebooted… same problem.

I really should have done my research ahead of time, because this is a known issue with an easy workaround.

Wait, what…? Photoshop crashing with more than one image open is due to printer availability…?! You’ve GOT to be kidding.

Maybe there was some work being done around the office that I didn’t know about, and whatever my default printer happened to be was moved or disconnected. Not having printed anything for days, I can’t say I noticed. Sure enough, when I switched the default printer over to something else,  ta~dah! Suddenly able to have more than one image open at a time, again.

Seriously, Adobe? We pay how much for this? Argh. If I could figure out how to do simple things in GIMP, I might actually consider using it.

1 Comment

  1. Interesting. I had a similar kind of problem with Office 2007. It turns out if you have an HP printer set as your default printer and you open, let’s say, Word 2007, it crashes.

    Don’t even ask me how I figured out that that was the problem.

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