April 15, 2011

How to set up & tune a great Photoshop machine

Photoshop gets used in a huge variety of ways, from editing tiny icons laying out multi-hundred-layer Web designs* to wrangling gigapixel photos. The optimal settings depend on the work you do. Now the Photoshop performance team has posted a white paper on Photoshop CS5 performance, explaining various cache & GPU settings, discussing the impact of 64-bit and multicore, and more. ¬†Hopefully you’ll find it helpful.

* Web guys: Try the “Tall & Thin” option (yes, there is such a thing) under Preferences->Performance.

Posted by John Nack at 9:14 AM on April 15, 2011
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