Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing image resolution, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
We touched briefly on how resolution can affect…performance before, and now I want to just…show you a bit more of that and explain how much of an effect it can have.…Again, this is a pretty performance system, and this isn't…the largest image, this is a RAW image, but let's just…take a look at what would happen if we came…in here and we went down to one of our Blurs.…Let's do a Radial Blur on this, on the full res file.…We're going to go with the best quality and then zoom that.…And it's going to take several seconds for it to apply this operation.…If our final output is this really high…res file, which is 5200 pixels, that's fine.…
But let's say we want to put this on a website or want to email it or wants to…go on Facebook or something like that and…it doesn't need to be more than 800 pixels.…Let's watch how long it takes to do…that same operation on a much lower resolution file.…So again, come over to Radial Blur, and let's change that.…And you can see that the effect is done instantly.…So, consider the destination of your file when…
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