This document provides information on the list of known issues in After Effects

April 2019 release (version 16.1)

Issue: The Edit Original command does not launch the external application such as Photoshop, and Illustrator on macOS if the file path contains non-ASCII characters such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean characters. Also, the Create Reference Frame button in the Content-Aware Fill panel does not automatically launch Photoshop.

Workaround: Use any of the following workarounds:

  • Do not use non-ASCII characters in the file path or file names.
  • Manually launch Photoshop or other external application and open the file manually.

Known issues with Content-Aware fill

Issue: On both Mac and Win, while generating a fill layer, CPU usage can exceed 100 percent.

Workaround: There is no known workaround for this issue.

Issue: When you have a team project open and you click the Generate Fill layer or Create Reference frame buttons, After Effects gives no results.

Workaround: Convert the team project to a local project, select Edit > Team Project > Convert Team Project to Project.

Known issues with Expression Editor

Issue: On Windows, the kerning and letter spacing visibly changes when the expression field is activated. When you open the Preferences > Scripting & Expressions, and set expression editor width to 2, and confirm Settings with OK ,the text kerning from the inactive state to the active state is very different and causes extra jump in the text placement. Also, the tab spacing in the inactive state appears to be between 6 and 8 spaces regardless of the Tab Width settings in the preferences.

Workaround: Set tab width between 6 and 8 to minimize jumping.

If you run into any other issues, or you want to post, discuss, and be part of our knowledgeable community, visit the After Effects forums. To report suspected bugs or suggest modifications to existing features in an Adobe product, use the Feature request/bug report form.

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