Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility to the Ask option, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
Using a layer based workflow in Photoshop is the best way to retain a…non- destructive environment, so that you can…go back and make changes to your document.…It's high fidelity, it's very flexible.…You can do all sorts of really neat things with it.…But I want to point out something that's…really important, performance wise, when saving layered documents.…And that's that you want to change your file handling so that it asks about…PSD and PSB file compatibility. And the idea here is when I go to save…this, let's say I make that a PSD, Photoshop will say, do I want this on?…And by being on, it's going to render…a flattened file so that Lightroom and the Finder…and various other applications that don't support Photoshop…layered documents will be able to read the file.…
So consider the destination…of your file because if you do choose to…maximize compatibility, the file will be quite a bit larger.…Especially if you a have large file to begin with or if you have a lot of layers.…So I would set that to ask and I would think about it every time you save.…
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