Previewing large JPEG files reportedly causing OS X 10.10.3 kernel panics

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On April 8, Apple officially released OS 10.10.3 Yosemite to the public, but some customers are suffering from a major issue with the latest software.

Now, according to a report published by AppleInsider and citing a growing list of OS X 10.10.3 users publishing complaints on Apple’s support forums, some individuals are experiencing a major issue with the latest software. According to the complaints, previewing a JPEG image via Finder or Preview at an unknown size (it apparently has to be quite large), the software can unexpectedly quit, or outright shutdown unexpectedly.

Some users have said that opening the same photos through PhotoShop or other third-party apps doesn’t result in the crash, but doing so in the aforementioned Apple apps is consistently crashing for them. It is not based on a sole Mac model, either.

There are some workarounds, like reinstalling completely, but pointed out that it seems to fix the issue only for a short period of time.

Apple has reportedly been made aware of the issue, and according to the initial report, is working on a fix.

Have you experienced this issue at all?

[via AppleInsider; Apple Support]