Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Working within file-size limitations, part of Photoshop: Optimizing Performance.
The first technique I want to talk about,…when it comes to working within Photoshop and…tuning the performance, is the awareness around file…size limitations, and what they can do to performance.…So, I have the exercise file open here, that's the 32 bit image.…It's made up of four high-res raw files. It's an HDR merge.…It's enormous.…It's almost a gig on disk, and you'll…notice Photoshop is going to move more slowly.…It's going…to run out of RAM more quickly, it's going to be reading and…writing from the scratch disk, and it's just not going to move as fast.…
Sometimes those images are important.…Those are your original image, and you…need those for all sorts of different things,…especially if you're going to print or…if you just want the highest possible fidelity.…But one of the things you want to think about is rendering…off a lower resolution file, whether it's for performance or just flexibility.…So let's talk about a little bit of the flexibility…in having a different file.…As a 32 bit file, I have less than half of my filters available, and if I…
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