Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving TIFF files without layers, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
I'd like to show you a trick for saving a lot of room with layered…files, and making sure that you're using…the correct file format for your layered files.…So let's go ahead and just right-click on our background layer, and duplicate that.…So we have a layered document.…And the first thing we're going to do, is we're going to save this as a PSD file,…and let's put that on the desktop and just call it Layered, and change it…to PSD, Photoshop's native document. Save that one.…I'm going to turn off Maximize Compatibility, if you recall from…earlier, that will save a little bit of additional space.…
And now, let's also save a layered file, but this one is a TIF.…And I think a lot of people do this, because TIF's…are very popular with other programs, that can be handed to.…Programs that don't understand PSD, but the…problem with those is they're really big.…And in fact, Photoshop will give us a warning,…it will say those layers will increase file size.…But just to show you how that works, we're going to save that off.…
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