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Sun, Oct 22, 2017 5:08 PM

Photoshop CC bad performance

I've bought a photoshop license yesterday, but I am thinking about canceling it. I've installed Photoshop CC and it is running way slower than it was expected. I am running it on a Windows 10 (Gforce Nvidia 750TI, 8GB RAM DDR3). I've tried to do recommendation i've seen on other posts, like increasing the memory usage, but it did not work. Can someone help me?

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3 years ago

What is the average size (MB and resolution) of your files you use?

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3 years ago

 Thank you for replying! English is not my primary language, so I'm sorry for any orthographic mistakes.

100 to 500 MB 7000x5000 600DPI. Files of this size works just fine on the Photoshop CS6 i use in my work (PC with the same Hardware)

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have you set up the scratch disk preference?

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Yes!

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Performance set up. All the scratch disks are selected

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is this a laptop? Having only 5GB ram available and a slow internal drive with 500MB files is not going to be fast.

Can you take a SS of the next section in your prefs: Discos de...

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Sure! Thanks for helping, btw. It is not a Laptop, it is a desktop. I Know it is a big file, but working on Photoshop CS6 It runs much better (same file in a very similar PC): 


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3 years ago

I am very sure that your desktop needs an uprade! I use a workstation with 2 x6 core Xeon, 64 GB RAM and NVIDIA Titan Xp and I just have performance trouble with the "shake reduction" filter.  Sorry for you, but new sophisticated software and the size of modern digicams need adequate computer power!

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Wow! You have a nice machine there, man! But honestly, I dont think I need that much. I dont play any game haha. Some upgrade would be great, but again, with CS6 and similar machine, it work with no issue at all. I am just trying to understand if that is a set up issue or is just CC2017 that demands more performance than CS6.

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Photoshop over-writes the photo file with each edit. In Photoshop, if you apply a brush stroke, and then apply a filter, the original brush-stroke is gone. Even if you use layers, Photoshop treats each new step as a flat image. Lightroom does not. It re-calculates every change you make and generates a new render each time. Because of this, your computer needs more power. 

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I see... Thank you, guys! Any suggestion about which hardware to upgrade first?

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Don't listen to that guy. I work on files 10-20x larger than yours on a macpro from 2010 and i have no issues at all. The only upgrade i'd suggest, if you're interested, is adding more ram

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Thank you! I wil do that! 

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3 years ago

Hi, final comment!
Double the RAM and Eugenes SSD recommendation is very valid.
Good Luck from Germany!

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Thank you Rudolf! Eartho's assistance was very helpful, but the problem isn't completely solved. I'm gonna test it for the next days and post what i found here!