How to Speed Up Slow Photoshop Performance
Photoshop is the best photo editing application that is still in great demand by its users. Photoshop has many advantages over other photo editing applications, including many options Filter and Brush which can be download and added very easily. But apart from that, many Photoshop users complain that Photoshop’s performance becomes slow when there are too many installs Filter and brush.
To solve this problem, here’s an explanation to overcome slow Photoshop performance just by changing the settings.
Here are tips to speed up slow Photoshop performance:
1. Open Photoshop
Wait for the process loading until it opens and click Edit > Preferences > Generalor by pressing Ctrl+K.
2. Adjust settings
select Performance: There are 4 group sections: Memory Usage, Scratch Disks, History.
Photoshop uses a lot of RAM and is accompanied by the OS used. The amount of RAM usage can be adjusted in Photoshop, you can adjust it as needed. It all depends on the amount of RAM you have, change it to 55-65% (For 2GB RAM) and 70-75% (For 4GB RAM or more).
Scratch Disks or often called “virtual RAM”. a scratch disk is the place hard drives allocated to the program as virtual RAM used when processing data. If you want to have more than one hard drivesgive Photoshop to use the second hard drive, this will really help the computer work faster.
Define as much as you want, no need to dwell on this place it’s only temporary and will disappear when you exit Photoshop.
History & Cache
In the editing process sometimes we make a lot of mistakes when working on a task. Imagine what it would be like if there was no order “undo”? Unfortunately, in Photoshop we can even set the number of History States or undo but the more it is set the more memory it uses.
Because every action is remembered in virtual memory, thus requiring more space to store all these steps if needed again. Normally, History States set to 20, where, will make the computer very slow. That will slow down Photoshop, especially when you’re working on a large image. Set it to 10-15 and it will go much smoother.
Cache levels used to improve screen redraw and histogram rendering speed. Choose more Cache levels for larger documents for fewer layers, or fewer Cache levels for fewer documents for more layers. You can choose from 1 to 8.
3. Clean Clipboard
Photoshop’s clipboard uses a lot of RAM and if you copy some large-capacity images and move them to a new document, they will still be left in the clipboard. Free up RAM by deleting unnecessary data in the clipboard. To do it all, just click Edit > Purge > All
Important: this command is irrevocable, so think carefully before doing it.
4. Close Software which is not needed
This tip is very simple but sometimes we forget it and always grumble why Photoshop is running so slow. This is all because there are many applications running on the computer, for example opening microsoft office, winamp, vlc, etc., it consumes RAM and computer power. So basically close all unnecessary applications.
5. Install a lower version of Photoshop
If when you install Photoshop CS5 version but Photoshop runs very slowly then you can uninstall and replace it with a lower version, namely Photoshop CS4, CS3 or Photoshop CS2. Photoshop CS2 is quite light even though it is used on computers with small RAM.