Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Turning off the WYSIWYG font preview, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
Photoshop has a very powerful type engine, and…ships with hundreds of different fonts, and if we…look here, we'll see not only the names of…those fonts, but samples of the fonts as well.…If we were to scroll down further, we'd see…all sorts of fonts that were loaded on the…operating system, or shared with other applications, so it's…entirely possible that you could have thousands of different fonts.…And when you apply these, let's just create…a simple text layer.…We can come in here and we can see those previews.…
And then quickly change based upon the preview next to those.…It's a great way to visualize the different fonts that you want.…A lot of people don't realize that you can…come in here and you can change the font preview.…Let's make that huge, so that the next text layer…we have enormous previews and it's that much…easier to choose the one that we want.…The problem with this is that those previews are…loaded for each and every font, and the more…fonts you have, the more of aware that has…on performance, and it can really slow things down.…
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