Photoshop 9.0.2 update for Windows available; Mac due shortly

The Photoshop 9.0.2 update for Windows is available on It fixes a handful of irritating issues that weren’t caught for the 9.0.1 update:

  • Menus now respond correctly after a single click.
  • Undo/Redo work properly when multiple documents are open.
  • Photoshop no longer produces a program error when encountering unsupported file types through the Acrobat Touchup workflow.
  • Supported files that incorrectly produced an “unsupported color space” message now open as expected.
  • TIFF files with layer data greater than 2GB now open correctly.

If you haven’t updated Photoshop CS2 with the previous 9.0.1 update, no worries: 9.0.2 contains those fixes as well.
We expect the Mac version of 9.0.2 to follow shortly. The Mac and Windows updates both got posted via the automated update system last week, but we quickly discovered that a fix for a printing issue on Mac OS X 10.4 caused a crash on systems running OS X 10.3 and earlier (doh!). We pulled the update off the server and will repost it as soon as the 10.3 printing crash is fixed. If you’ve already updated and aren’t affected by that crash, you’re all set (and won’t need to install the updated 9.0.2). If you are affected by the crash, you’ll need to reinstall Photoshop CS2, then apply the revised 9.0.2 update. Sorry about the confusion and hassle there.

0 thoughts on “Photoshop 9.0.2 update for Windows available; Mac due shortly

  1. Hi John,
    Couldn’t figure out a way to send you a message directly.
    I would like to request that you make links from this blog open in a new window or new tab, if possible. That way I can get back to your site after taking a diversion.
    You have done such a great job of finding wonderful info that when I click I keep on clicking and end up far away from your site.
    May I compliment you again on an extraordianry job!!
    [Thanks for the kind words, Jane. I’ll look into having links open in new windows. On the Mac side, you can open links in new windows by holding the Command (Apple) key in Safari or Firefox. I imagine there are similar shortcuts in IE and Firefox on Windows, but I don’t have a Windows box handy on which to test. –J.]

  2. Great, now how about a universal version of Photoshop? How long will Adobe keep Mac users in limbo? Get the lead out, Adobe.
    [Yes, yes–we’re dragging our feet so we can stick it to Mac users. It’s just a matter of flipping a switch… right? Riight. –J.]

  3. Great timing, I was just griping about the menu problem today. Glad that is fixed.
    On a side note, did you know that when you press the tab key in your blog comment “name” text box, it send the focus to the top of the page? It actually does it for all the text boxes.. I’m on IE6.
    [Hmm–no idea about that one. I’m in Safari 98% of the time, and I kind of have my head in the sand about how this blog looks in Firefox and IE. On my ThinkPad in IE it looks completely awful, but in other copies of IE it’s fine. Damn; I thought by 2006 we’d have a little more consistency. –J.]

  4. John, CS2 also seems to be finally using all the 3GB of memory that I have available for it on my PC (XP). In earlier tests I did, when I first installed CS2 (with 3Gb switch enabled), I would always have at least 1.5gb of free memory left when it started paging like crazy. Was that a change in 9.0.2 (or 9.0.1 and I missed it)? Mike
    [Mike, I checked with engineering, and they’re not aware of any changes that should have affected your ability to address RAM. Glad to hear that it sounds like it’s working properly now, though. –J.]