Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Utilizing Save in Background and Auto Save, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
I like to show you a couple…of tricks with background save and recovering information.…To show you why this are important and helpful, let's open a really big file.…And you'll notice that we've got this 32 bit HDR which is almost a gig.…Its enormous, and its going to take just a second to open up.…We put in the ability to save in the background as a workflow option.…So if you remember they way that Photoshop used to work, you'd make…a change and you'd save and you'd have to wait for it to save in order to move on.…But let's do something to this image.…
Let's go ahead and just duplicate the layer.…And you can see even a small operation like that's…going to take a second because it's an enormous file.…Okay, so we've duplicated our layer.…And now we're going to apply multiply. Let's pull that down.…So we've changed the look of it.…Now, if I wanted to save that, I would just hit Cmd+s, and…I'd see in the lower left hand corner here that it's begun saving.…And I'm going to cancel that, because I don't want it to do that.…
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