Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Minimize or turn off panel preview thumbnails, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
I want to show you a trick with layers, channels, and paths previews…that can really help performance, especially if…you're using those features quite a bit.…So, let's go ahead and just add some simple text to this image.…And, we'll go ahead and add one more layer.…So, we've got three layers here and for someone who's using text…a lot, which some people use Photoshop almost like a text editor.…They'll have one background image and a lot different text files.…You don't really need previews.…You don't need this big T for each of these and for…the image, we have the background image, so that's not very necessary.…
Now, a lot of people don't know, they can come…in here to the panel options and you can change…these to be larger.…Now, some people might really appreciate that larger preview, but even the…small preview affects performance, especially when you have a lot of layers.…So, let's say your work flow is a lot of text or simple shapes.…Choosing None will accelerate Photoshop, and that might not be great…
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