What do I do to optimize my system to use Photoshop more efficiently?

Question

Whenever I run photoshop, my system seems to go into extra slow mode. Someone told me that it is because photoshop grabs all RAM available, and that there is a setting to prevent this.

Can you tell me what to set?

Thanks much.

Answer

This question was answered on September 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

According to your profile, you have 128MB of Memory This should be sufficient However, to run Photoshop effectively, Windows should have at least 50% o the system resources free You may need to close one or more applications, minimize applications, or restart Windows to release the resources Remember to close any files that you are not working on at the time Make sure you are not running anything in the background when you are using Photoshop You may want to remove any programs from your system that are unused to free up memory Photographs take up a large amount of space You might consider purchasing a zip drive on which to store your photos.

I suggest you go to the Adobe website and the following page in particular: http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/12dde.htm

The above website will give you many suggestions on how to optimize your system to use Photoshop more effectively Photoshop is a wonderful program and I feel certain it will bring you many hours of enjoyment.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 22, 1999