Photoshop: CS6 Timeline playback issues

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Two issues with the Photoshop CS6 Timeline:

1. Can you really not get a full quality playback in the Timeline? Even if it's necessary to lower the fps playback rate to show it? (Which it shouldn't need to do anyway.) It seemed like CS5 basically did a RAM preview like After Effects, where it loaded the frames into RAM and then played them back. Now it seems the only option in Photoshop CS6 is a low resolution one.

2. When rendering, what does the "Animation High Quality" QuickTime option mean? Is it equivalent to Animation Best (lossless) Quality? What happened to all the fine tuning options? Aren't upgrades supposed to give more control, not less?
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Galen Fott

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Posted 6 years ago

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Alan Erickson, Employee

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1. Your point about playback resolution is a good one. We will take your comment into consideration. Perhaps we can offer some UI options to control that.

2. Yes, Animation High Quality is lossless. BTW, those QuickTime formats aren't great for HD sized video. They are more to provide lossless formats and support for an alpha channel. The H.264 formats are preferable for final output. Regretfullly, there is some loss of control and options with this new export system.
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Galen Fott

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Alan, thank you very much for this excellent and timely response!