Open/Save large files disconnects from internet

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by DJo, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. DJo

    DJo Guest


    I've got a bit of a problem, I'm already pretty certain I know what's
    causing it, but what would be good is a workaround.

    I'm running Photoshop 7 on a laptop with Windows ME. I find that when I try
    to open certain PSDs - they are about 28 Meg, so not HUGE - I get
    disconnected from the net (I am on dialup).

    I think photoshop just eats up so many resorces that the
    probably-sofware-modem doesn't have the resources to cope.

    Has anyone else got this problem and have they found a workaround other than
    don't be on the internet when you use photoshop?


    DJo, Sep 23, 2003
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  2. DJo

    Eric Gill Guest

    Possibly. The badly misnamed "System Resources" on the old Win 95 line are
    actually a very tiny part of memory and PSHOP uses it heavily.

    Win NT 4 and later (2K,XP, 2k3) dynamically allocate memory space for this
    purpose rather than having a fixed size. End of problem.
    Simple. Upgrade.
    Eric Gill, Sep 23, 2003
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  3. DJo is probably being disconnected because during saving these large files,
    Photoshop is using up all of the avialable CPU time, and there is not enough
    to tell the modem to reply to incoming traffic etc to stay connected. This
    would not be related to resources. You could set photoshop a lower
    thread-priority (From within Task Manager).

    Nicholas Sherlock
    Nicholas Sherlock, Sep 24, 2003
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