Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Repairing your drive in Mac OS X, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
If Photoshop is running slowly, and other applications…are running slowly, that might indicate that there's a…bigger problem, and one of the potential cause…of this would be an issue with the disk.…It's one of the things that you can do, is go to the disk utility.…Now, I'm just going to type in disk…utility, here, and bring that up in Spotlight.…What you'd want to do on Windows, is go to the Start menu…and type in disk cleanup, and it would take you to a similar utility.…And this is really handy. I've got my various drives.…And I can click on those.…
And we can do a couple of great things here.…For one, we can get sort of an overview, how…many folders I have, and the capacity of my drives.…But I can also verify the permissions, with my various folders and files.…If there are any issues with those, I can repair those and fix them.…Then I can verify the actual structure of the disk itself, and…if everything is alright, and if there's a problem…with that I can go ahead and repair it.…Now depending upon the size of your disk, and how…
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