P: Photoshop consuming INSANE amounts of RAM when using Perspective Warp as Smart Filter

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Explorer ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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i have 16GB RAM on my PC + 8GB of GPU. Adobe is set to use 70% of that ~8.5GB. 

 

I have gone through their support page Optimize performance Photoshop (adobe.com) but nothing helps!

 

Photoshop used to work great until recently but I came back to it this week and using simple tools such as the Perspective Warp and others makes it use 12GB of RAM (see below) and freeze. My documents arent really all that big.

 

I have tried re-installing photoshop but it is not helping! I have the latest version 23.3.2

 

Help please I cannot use this programme as it is!

 

Thank you

 

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Adobe Employee , May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

I can reproduce the issue using Perspective Warp as a SmartFilter using your file. Will ask engineering to take a look. 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Go to Preferences > Performance... and uncheck both Multithreaded Compositing  and GPU Compositing - then restart Photoshop. Does the problem still occur?


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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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Hi Jeffrey thank you for the reply. 

 

so i reverted back to the previous version 23.3.1 and it seems to be working well again!!

 

how can i disable automatic updates? 

 

i am sure the new version is to blame because i never messed with the default settings in the past and it always worked fine. came back to it this week and it's been a nightmare. 

 

i have opencl, antialias and gpu composting enabled right now. i cannot find the multithreded compositing setting though

 

thank you

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Explorer ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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found the multithreaded setting. its enabled. 

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Explorer ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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ok found how to disable automatic updates. will report if i still encounter issues. 

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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ok turns out that reverting the the previous version didnt work after all. 

 

it did alleviate the issues somewhat but it's unusable.

 

i have followed your advise and disabled those gpu settings but the problem persists. 

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Explorer ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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the question really is WHY photoshop needs 12GB of RAM to apply a simple perspective warp?? specially when it is supposed to be capped at 8.5GB

 

my system can run high end GAMES at a fraction of that RAM. 

 

there is something seriously wrong with this software. i am not trying to simulate nuclear explosions...

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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I'm not really sure why you're seeing such high RAM usage.

 

Could you share a PSD file, along with steps for which layer you are perspective warping? Take a snap shot of Task Manager right after you open the PSD and then after you do the perspective warp. I'll try the same steps here and we can compare results.


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Explorer ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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hi jeffrey. 

 

its not just the perspective warp. random tools or actions will trigger this high RAM spike.

 

i am attaching the before and after, as well as a link to the file in question.

 

to replicate, just try and copy + paste in place the top layer. or create a new object and try to warp it into the box:

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Asxa4Bnb9TIJhsV9vjrZo2WXgY7F3A?e=hc8OYh

 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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I can reproduce the issue using Perspective Warp as a SmartFilter using your file. Will ask engineering to take a look. 


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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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we can only hope the engineer is up to the challenge.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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makes it use 12GB of RAM (see below) and freeze.


By @Juan5CBC

 

I'm not saying there isn't a problem in this case, it does seem a lot - but Photoshop should never freeze because it runs out of RAM. Photoshop doesn't "run out of RAM" - it uses the scratch disk. There is no such thing as enough RAM, and that's why you have the scratch disk.

 

Point being - if this brings your whole system to a halt, you need to increase your free disk space.

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Explorer ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Photoshop doesn't "run out of RAM"

 

Correct. My computer does.

 

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Point being - if this brings your whole system to a halt, you need to increase your free disk space.

 

Ya. Except I don't. 

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