Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Closing unnecessary applications and startup items, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
We've talked a lot about…optimizing performance for Photoshop within Photoshop.…And now what I'd like to talk about is when it comes to…other applications that you're using, because they…all share memory and resources with Photoshop.…Let's pop up to spotlight and take a look at our activity monitor.…I'm just going to come down here to activity monitor…on Windows that would be Ctrl+Alt+Delete in your task manager.…And what this is going to do, is it's…just going to give me a glimpse of which…applications are running, and how much memory their using.…And you can sort by all different criteria.…
I've sorted by real memory, and we can see…that Photoshop is using quite a bit of RAM.…There are a number of other Adobe applications open.…Almost all of those are 64 bit now which is wonderful but…it means that they can soak up a whole lot of memory.…So, if you're using Photoshop in illustrator absolutely keep those…open you're bouncing back and forth between them it…would take a lot of time to relaunch them.…But if you ain't using them.…
In this installment of Photoshop Insider Training, Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes steps through the process of optimizing Photoshop's performance. The course begins with hardware configuration, from processor and memory recommendations to hard drive and solid-state drive (SSD) advice. Next, learn about the Photoshop preferences that deliver the best balance of performance and flexibility. Finally, discover the best way to move and save files and how other applications and even the health of your disk drive impact Photoshop's processes.
- Optimizing a GPU and processor
- Monitoring memory usage
- Keeping an eye on the efficiency indicator
- Reducing image resolution
- Turning off presets and thumbnails
- Exporting without the clipboard
- Closing unnecessary applications
- Repairing your drive