Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Closing unnecessary document windows, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
I want to talk about closing unnecessary documents.…It's a pretty simple, straightforward thing, kind of…a no-brainier, but if you're like me, you've…fallen into this trap of leaving things open,…and it has a detrimental effect on performance.…So here we have two images open, and they're both pretty big.…There's my raw file and then there's this huge 32 bit HDR.…Now let's say just for the sake of demonstration.…That I'm grabbing some little piece of this image for whatever reason,…and I'm just going to copy that, and I'm going to pop…over here to the other image and paste that in.…
And that's fine I'm going to put that wherever I might lovely art work.…If I'm done with this image, I want to go ahead and deselect that, close it…and in this case I don't want to save it and, that's for a few reasons.…One, I don't want to end up with this whole row…of open images in the background because there's just a heavy…congnitive load trying to manage all that stuff.…The other is that if you were to watch that efficiency number.…
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