Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing cache levels and history states, part of Photoshop Insider Training: Optimizing Photoshop's Performance.
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Let's talk about the Cache Levels preference in Photoshop.…I think there's a lot of confusion around this one.…Photoshop uses image caching to speed redrawing of high resolution images.…With caching Photoshop uses low resolution versions of…images to quickly update the image on screen.…The Cache Levels option allows you to tell Photoshop…to save one through eight levels of cached image data.…The more cache levels you have, the slower Photoshop opens…the file, but the more response of it is all you work.…The fewer cash levels you have, the faster…the image loads but the slower Photoshop performs.…
Let's take a step back.…The dialog right here for history and cache,…it's a little intimidating and a little vague.…Tall and thin, big and flat and default.…So let me just say upfront that I think the…default really is fine for most people, but if you want…to know more about what these do, you can just hover over…them and that will remind you of what I was just saying.…Which is that tall and thin is best for…small document dimensions and many layers, dozens to hundreds.…
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