How much processor and ram to efficiently RUN adobe Photoshop5.0 and up ?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Mickey, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Mickey

    Mickey Guest

    I currently have an AMD XP2600 and 512 Mb of ram. The task manager reports
    100% processor usage when saving files and making changes to a 60 Mb tiff
    file. The free ram stays around 100 meg. Will this happen no matter what
    processor ? For example if I double the processing speed would it still use
    100% but go twice as fast? Also who has gone from 512 MB to 1024MB and have
    you noticed a difference in editing files of this size?
    Mickey, Aug 17, 2003
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    JP Kabala Guest

    This is all good advice, and I will add one more piece. You may get
    better performance if you get your scratch disk on to another drive.

    When I first started working with Photoshop (mumble mumble)
    years ago I didn't understand how important that can be, but as
    documents became larger and more complex it became a Very Big
    Deal. So if you clicked past that warning when you installed PS7,
    you might think about rectifying it....60MB files put some hefty demands on
    JP Kabala, Aug 18, 2003
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  3. 60 Mb is a very large tiff thus the 100% cpu is normal. You can find
    in many cases (such as start or quit a application) that 100% is

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    Tacit Guest

    60 Mb is a very large tiff...

    Really? Wow, you must not have a print background. To me, a 60MB TIFF is quite

    I routinely work with images over 200 MB in size, and have on several occasions
    worked on images over a gigabyte in size. In the world of print production,
    file sizes int he hundreds of megabytes are not uncommon at all, and file sizes
    in the tens of megabytes are downright ordinary.
    Tacit, Aug 19, 2003
  5. I have images which are 200M right now on my computers. But that does
    not mean that "gigabyte" should be the normal image size for everyone.
    Vizros Plug-ins, Aug 21, 2003

  6. His dick is probably bigger though, so it evens out. :)

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