Adobe Photoshop throwing 'program error' when running actions or scripts for some users on v24.3

Adobe recently released Photoshop version 24.3 update with bug fixes to some known issues as well as support for new cameras and lenses.

After this patch, users can navigate directly to the ‘Share for Review’ dialog box by clicking on the Share button. The update also adds support for more file formats when creating a shareable link.

However, it looks like it has also introduced some bugs as well.


Adobe Photoshop throws program error on running actions or scripts

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), some Adobe Photoshop users are facing an issue where they are unable to run actions or scripts.

It is alleged that the program crashes as soon as they try to run any of the two. The issue seems to have popped up after the recent version 24.3 update and affects users across multiple platforms.

And as expected, customers are frustrated and annoyed because the bug affects their workflow when editing a large number of images.


One of those affected says that after installing the latest update, they get a ‘Could not complete this operation. A write permission error has occurred’ error message whenever they try to save an image using the ‘Save for web’ option.

Another user also alleges to be getting a ‘Could not complete the command because of a program error’ on running an action.

Source (Click /tap to view)

Can’t run actions in my Adobe Photoshop 24.3.0. Same error regardless if I use my iMac or MacBook Pro. Keep getting “Could not complete the command because of a program error.”

Trying to get work done and it seems @Photoshop has decided to fight me today. Why does @Photoshop have to crash every time I run a script?

Customers have even tried disabling Dropbox, rebooting the device, resetting app preferences, and modifying the app permissions, but to no avail.

Official acknowledgment

Fortunately, Adobe is aware of the issue and is currently working on fixing the bug. However, no official ETA for the bug fix has been mentioned.


Potential workaround

Luckily, we did come across a potential workaround that may help solve your problem. It has been recommended that you uninstall your current installation of Adobe Photoshop and re-install the old version 24.2.


We are hopeful that Adobe will resolve this annoying and persistent issue soon.

Having said that, we’ll keep an eye on the issue where Adobe Photoshop throws a program error on running actions or scripts and update this article as soon as we come across any new information.

Featured image source: Adobe Photoshop.

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