Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Dragging between files, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
I want to show you a little trick to minimize Clipboard data.…So as we talked about before having a lot…of information in a Clipboard, can really bog down Photoshop.…It a has to allocate a bunch of ram and resources to hold matte in the Clipboard.…So if I want to take this image and drop it onto…this image, it's normal to think, okay, well, just select it all.…We'll copy it and we'll paste it.…And that would work, but the problem is all that information, and it's a lot,…is going to sit in the Clipboard.…So a much more effective way to do it is just drag it between documents.…
Either drag the layer, we only have one in this case, or the whole image itself.…And what I like to do here, is just come…up to Window Arrange and let's look at these vertically.…And you want to make sure you target the image that…you want, which is the one on the left here.…And I'm just going to grab the layer, and pull it over onto this, and let go.…And it's going to say,…these are of different bit depth. Is that all right?…And there are different color space.…
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