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    Hi all, I've been using a Sony vaio (2Ghz, 1GB RAM) for a while now.

    Whenever I load more than 5 8MP pictures (fine quality), the PS programme will slow down, including its processes (sharpen, whatever).

    Any idea why? Are the pictures taking up too much memory?
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    it might be low scratch disk space? i have a acer 1.73ghz intel celeron 1gb ram laptop, almost the same config as urs, and i load like 10 5mp pics in PS2 and its still alright. how about closing the ones that you do not need and just work on 1 or 2 at a time?

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    Thought you meant PlayStation 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by benedium
    Thought you meant PlayStation 2
    Haha.. felt confused initially too.

    Even editing 1-2 high quality photos will take quite a chunk off your available RAM, just to let you know.
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    It depends on the size of your images and the amount and ram you have. I am using a 1.5Ghz Vaio with 512mb ram, and it takes a while to even load a filter when I am working on a 18 X 12 inch image.

    Try upgrading your rams if you have the spare ram slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djork
    Hi all, I've been using a Sony vaio (2Ghz, 1GB RAM) for a while now.

    Whenever I load more than 5 8MP pictures (fine quality), the PS programme will slow down, including its processes (sharpen, whatever).

    Any idea why? Are the pictures taking up too much memory?
    Perhaps it's better to give more details as in: how many layers for each image, how many bits are you working at..

    1 8mp photo loaded = 8M x (3 colours x 8 bits)/8 bytes = 24MB only..
    5 x 24 = 120MB ram only..
    Windows needs 250mb
    Photoshop needs 50mb at the start
    Thus ram is not a problem (for basic manipulation), given that windows xp is hardcoded to to start swapping to hdd at 800mb..

    try
    1) reduce the number of undo levels. Perhaps it's set too high. Undo is good to have, but from past experiences it's the main thing that slows down photoshop overall.
    2) be smart, work on just 1 image at a time. I'm curious as to why u would want to work on 5 8 MP photos at the same time.
    3) You're only working on a laptop, your system IO is the bottle neck.
    Repeat after me: Laptops are not ideal for PS.
    Especially super PS jobs involving 5 8mp files with 10 layers each peppered with layer masks. Use a more powerful desktop if you need to do something like that. The swapping would be amazing..

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