I was just wondering how long it would take to load a 10mp picture in cs3.
I found that my computer takes about 20secs.
I remember it was faster in the past but now it has slowed down.
Is it because of the ram or scratch disk space?
u loading it right after photoshop start up? iirc photoshop always take much longer to load the first image right after start up. 20s seems too much if that is the average loading rate, my old pentium M + 768ram load even faster than that.
If Photoshop CS3 supports dual-core parallel processing, which I think it is supported, then I think dual-core processing should be its default setting as long as you have a dual-core processor.
Added: My Photoshop CS3 Extended took 25 seconds to startup for the first time, and took only 5 seconds to load a 10MB photo for the 1st time. Maybe your RAM is nearly full to the brim at that particular moment when it took 10 seconds for you to load a 10MB photo? Or does it take so long all the time?
also make sure that ur hdd-activity light is not on or blinking non-stop, some process might be using the hdd, thus delaying the access to the photo. this is especially usual on laptop due to much slower HDD compared to the 3.5" desktop counterpart.
Thanks everyone for your replies.
After searching the web,
I have found out that the problem lies in the number of printers that are connected to the computer.
(Connected as in installed into the computer.)
Since i have about 10 printers, i deleted the useless ones.
It really did speed up alot, now it takes 3 seconds to load a picture.
I do agree that it does take slightly longer when the HDD is running other programs such as mediaplayer and outlook.
Anyway, do give it a try and delete some of the unused printers installed to your computer.
It really does work.