How to Fix Photoshop Crashes When Printing on Windows 10?

How to Fix Photoshop Crashes When Printing on Windows 10?

Photoshop is one of the best photo editing apps launched by Microsoft. But most Windows 10 users complain that when they try to take prints straight through the app, the app starts behaving abnormally. If you are one of those who are troubled with a similar issue, then we have some fixes that you can try.

Compress the.PSD

One of the biggest issues that you may face would be during the compression of the .PSD file. Here is how you can resolve it:

Launch the Photoshop app then load up the .PSD file.

After that, select the File option and choose the “Save As” option through the context menu.

Once you find the “Save As” option, click on it and select the appropriate location wherever you can store the file, give it the desired name, but don’t forget to modify the Save as type to PNG or JPEG.

After saving the file, you can shut the Photoshop app and reach the location wherever you stored the file.

Then select the file and right-click on it then choose the ‘Open with’ option.

You should select the Photos option in the menu.

After opening the image in the Photos application, select the Print button at the upper right side to start the printing.

Run Printer Troubleshooter

Users who wish to troubleshoot their printer issues can follow the steps given below:

Press the Windows and R button together over the keyboard to trigger the Run section.

Thereafter, input “ms-settings:troubleshoot” into it and select the OK button to invoke the Troubleshooting section of the Settings application.

After going to the Troubleshooting section and move all the way to the end of the section of ‘Get Up and running.’

Once you reach there, select the Printer option and choose ‘Run the troubleshooter’ option to start using the tool.

After starting the tool, this will start scanning each printer’s components automatically to locate the issue.

If an issue is revealed and the tool has a practical fix strategy for it, you will be shown with the solution.

If this occurs, use it by selecting the ‘Apply this fix,’ and you have to wait to finish the operation.

Once you apply the fix strategy, restart the system and check whether the issue is fixed after completing the next startup by trying to start a printing task straight through the Photoshop app again.

Reboot the Spooler Service

Sometimes, the issue could be in the spooler. You can fix that in the following ways:

Hold the Windows and R button together over the keyboard to invoke the Run section.

Afterward, input ‘services.msc’ into it and select the OK button to open the Services screen.

After going to the Services screen, move down the services list until you find the ‘Print Spooler Service.’

Once you manage to find the ‘Print Spooler Service’ and right-click it, choose the option for “Properties” present in the menu.

After going to the menu of Properties, click the General section.

After opening the menu, modify the startup type to Automatic, and choose the Stop button.

When you disable the service, you have to wait for some time before selecting the Start icon in sort to reboot the service of Printer Spooler.

Now, when you reboot the service, relaunch the Photoshop and check whether the issue is solved or not.


This article will help you Fix Photoshop Crashes when Printing on Windows 10. Before trying out any of these fixes, look for obvious issues such as the printer not being on or out of printer ink. At the same time, check if there are no pending jobs in the queue that is making it impossible for you to give a fresh command. With these fixes, you can get your printer working in no time!

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