Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping an eye on the Efficiency indicator, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
Let's take a look at a great way to monitor…the efficiency and the general well-being of your Photoshop performance environment.…Here we've got this large image open, and I'm going to come…down to the document window here, and I'm going to change this…from document size to efficiency, and we're going to get sort of…a health reading on how effective and efficient our performance is.…And this is pretty remarkable considering we've got a four image merge, 32 bit file,…it's layered, there's a smart filter and we're at 100%, which is great.…
Let's look at how we would change that number.…So if I duplicate this layer, that's going to…create a lot more data, about twice as much data.…That might not do it on its own, because this is a pretty well-configured system.…I've got 12 gigs of ram and Photoshop is using a lot of it.…But if I come in here, and I make a pretty…large selection, and I copy that and now hit Cmd+V and I paste it.…Now you can see my efficiency has dropped down to 87%.…
That's not surprising.…That's a lot of information on the clipboard…
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