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Solutions for Photoshop 2015.5 performance issues + 2015.5.1 Update

Since the release of Photoshop version 2015.5, a number of Adobe users have complained about their systems slowing down to unusable levels or of bugs never seen before in other tools. Besides the usual forum complaints, some have even recorded videos showing their lack of performance.

Below is a list of Solutions to known issues:

I. Install Photoshop 2015.5.1 Update released (8/8/2016)

  1. Solves a number of problems listed HERE.

 

II. If you have slow menus or laggy commands = Turn OFF Font Preview

  1. Type > Font Preview Size
  2. Choose None

 

III. If Photomerge is slower than expected = Increase your cache levels

  1. Photoshop CC > Preferences > Performance.
  2. Change the cache levels to 4, and then click OK.
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