This is the last part of the series on Optimizing Performance in Photoshop. This time, we’ll talk on how to optimize your OS for Photoshop. How to make sure it all runs flawlessly on your computer.
Let’s start with Closing Unnecessary Applications.
Every application that you open uses RAM from your machine, so the more applications you open the more RAM they use and there is less RAM left for Photoshop to use. If you don’t use some applications, quit them.
Defragment the Hard Drive
As you keep on working on your computer and add or delete files, they are spread all over the hard drive. When the parts of the files get spread over the whole hard drive, it takes Photoshop longer to access them while trying to read or write.
On Windows, I would recommend a great application called Auslogics Disk Defrag – great application I have used for a few years (nobody likes built into Windows Disk Defragmenter). You can download Auslogics Disk Defrag from here:
On Mac, use the application called Apple Disk Utility that ships with your Mac or Micromat Drive 10.
Install latest updates for your OS.
Every Operating System manufacturer adds updates to their OS frequently. The updates improve the OS’s performance and security.
And that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed it and I wish you a wonderful day! 🙂
See you tomorrow!