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How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

Posted by alisande (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 21, 07 at 11:15

I've been tearing my hair out because one of my computers has gotten so unbearably slow. But I just realized the Excel, Explorer, and Word functions are working just fine. It's only Photoshop that has slowed down to a crawl.

I have no idea what the problem could be or how to remedy it. But I'll bet some of you know. I should post this on the Computer forum, too, I guess.

Thanks!

Susan


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RE: How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

Have you cleared out your temporary files, history, etc... you go to control panel and then internet options to get to it, and sometimes defragging the computer helps.


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RE: How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

PS uses a lot of your RAM, if there is not much to work with it will run slower. I am not too educated in computers, though.


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RE: How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

Minrose, I did both those things, and it didn't help. Thanks anyway. Joe, I know that computer is short on RAM, so perhaps that's the problem.


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RE: How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

Susan, adding additional brushes, fonts, actions and styles to Photoshop will also cause it to run slower as it loads all of these each time the program opens.


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RE: How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

Thanks, Peg. I can see I need to get serious about adding RAM. It was on my shopping list...until my dryer broke. :-)


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RE: How do I fix a s-l-o-w Photoshop?

Susan, I'm running 1.5 gig and I can see where 2 gig would be better and 3 gig would be awesome! LOL


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