Photoshop: PNG files take ridiculously too long to save.

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PSD files can take as long as 5 minutes to save as a PNG. This problem needs to be addressed in an update for cs5 (not cs6).
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Ellen Schwartz

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Official Response
PNG uses ZIP/Flate compression. That compression method can be very slow, depending on the data in the image being compressed.

This is the tradeoff you get for using PNG to get good compression: it takes longer to save.

This is not a bug, and not something that can be addressed in a dot release.