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Discussion in 'Adobe' started by WOODBS, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    i have been working more in cs2, only a few files open and have flexi open also. i just tried to change the image size on a 27"x120" at 300dpi down to 72 dpi , and it was taking forrrevveerrr, then said not responding. finally i gave up and c/a/deleted. i posted a similar issue in the flexi forum and most said it was ram, but i have 4g. in the past it would work fine just recently started crawling like this. any clues. thanks brett
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

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    First things that come to mind would be either

    • You've just run a very memory intensive process and you're low on resources. It may be as simple as the 27" x 120" canvas size at 300 ppi has choked your machine.
    • Large file is in the clipboard.
    • Some other process is running and consuming resources. Check Processes under Windows Task Manager. Check also for any recent changes to your computer such as a new application installed or a Windows update.
    • Close Flexi and other applications when working with a file of that size.
    • Check your memory allocation and scratch disk settings in Photoshop.
     
  3. Techman

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    check yoru undo levels,
    Undo has a copy of every change you made. And a huge file will quickly use up lots of memory.
     
  4. WOODBS

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    thanks , what should my scratch disc settings be at? i have start up now , should it be my external drive?
     
  5. GARY CULY

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    Techman...is This Undo Levels A File Someplace? That Needs Deleted Ever So Often? My Flexi Seems Slow Latly Also ...is There Some Files SOMEPLACE That Need Deleted.?.where There Piling Up At?
    Thank You Techman
     
  6. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    he is talking about cs2, and there are temp files you can delete...anyway, i posted this pic in the wrong place..oops, didn't see how to delete it oh well
     

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  7. Fred Weiss

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    The best kind of scratch disk is either a second internal drive, an external drive or a partition on you primary drive in that order. Whichever way you go, it is best if totally free of any other use. Size and speed are up to you and your budget.
     
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    don't know how to find the undo level storage? history pallette i see but, where does it store the chabges? thanks for everything
     
  10. Fred Weiss

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    Edit > Preferences > General > History States
     
  11. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    ok it's at 20, good or no
     
  12. Techman

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    depends on the work,, if your graphic is around 10 megs that will come to 2 gigs,
     
  13. WOODBS

    WOODBS Very Active Member

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    ? is there a norm for the setting ??
     
  14. GK

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    If Photoshop is shut down improperly or crashes in the middle of an editing session, this can leave some very large temporary files behind on your scratch disk. Photoshop's temp files are usually something like PST####.tmp

    Also, do not use a USB or Firewire external drive for your scratch disk. eSata will work ok, but when dealing with large files, you will notice lag time and sometimes system hangs. CS3 even more so. Your open file is going to be placed into that scratch disk, now every little change you make it has to travel through a cable limited to 480Mbps for USB 2.0 and on top of that what ever the seek time on the drive may be to write to the file. Keep in mind most of the external USB & Firewire drives are 5400k RPM an 7200k RPM drives. Compare this to an internal SATA/Ultra SCSI and you will see what i am talking about.
     
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    Also, what are your Cache Levels and Memory Usage. Allow too much and your computer will lag. Set it too low...and Photoshop will be useless.
     

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