How to speed up PS recorded Actions even more ?

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Hi there,

 

Is there a way to speed up the Accelerated execution of recorded Actions even more?

a simple retouched aktion take for 130 fotos 5 hourse ! I have a mac Pro and alls speede SSDs?

ors is it not possible to speet up the action playback?

 

thank you

Sebastian  

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Did you try less Action steps and work in Full Screen mode or at least with panels hidden?

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Without seeing your how would anyone but you know.  Are you sure your action just doing a simple retouch.  Do you have problems on your machine. Is you software up to date? If your image files are a normal size and  thet do not nave many layer. It should not  take over two minuets per image file to do a simple automated  touch up on a machine that meets Photoshop.  Are you using CC 2018 I find batch processing with CC2018 becomse slower with each file processed. Big batch that should take 4 or 5 hours may take a day using CC2018, IMO you better off breaking up huge batch jobs into a bunch of smaller batch jobs and restart Photoshop b]etween batches,

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It should not  take over two minuets per image file 

By @JJMack

 

(5 hours * 60 minutes ) / 130 photos = 2,3 minutes per photo 🙂

 

I have no idea what these files are, but I think the best way is to try optimize the actions

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I have maybe 50 copy and stamp aktions. thats it. nothing else. opening and closing files are not a problem but, PS2020 doesnt has to retouche it in real time? or does he? PS could fly at least 10 times faster or even more. My CPU usage is at idle!!!

 

is that normal?

 

 

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If you do not want to post you actions that fine.  Simple automated touch up actions should not take 2 to 3 minutes per file if your processing normals size image files. IMO you have problems on your machine or your actions are not simple retouch actions. 50 actions x 130 image files is 6,500 files or playing 50 action on 130 image files is not a simple retouch action.

 

No version of Photoshop is without bugs huge batch may be bitten by bugs. Photoshop may accumulate machine resources and performance may drop. 

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If you are use tool recording, then keep in mind that the processing speed depends entirely on your speed at the time of recording.

Also make sure accelerated action is turned on.

 

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You mean played recorded tool lasts so slow as when recording it?

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Yes. If we turn on the recording and work slowly with the stamp, then it will be played back at exactly the same speed (pauses between instrument movements are not recorded)

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There is an old hack that allows you to use any drawing tools without recording it movement: stroke path.

In the case of a stamp, of course, you still have to record the sampling point, but the movement of the tool can be described by the pen tool (or selection converted to path) - it will take more time at the time of recording the action, but it will significantly speed up its work.

 

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Hi, I remembered that some recommended in the past:

-to disable the previews in the layers, channels, etc.

-to reduce the history to one step

-I see that some recommend to TAB/hide layers, etc. and I think I've seen some who claimed that minimizing Photoshop helped.

I remember also seeing a feature request long time ago asking to have Photoshop perform task "headlessly" (without showing the image).

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Jarda Bereza once made very good topic about it at Adobe Photoshop Family as jaroslav_bereza. I saw you in the threads he participated so probably you mean him when saying of minimanizing Photoshop.

 

He of course talked in context of scripting, but some tricks are also applicable for actions. It would be nice anyone found that thread to link us to. I'd like to recall some of his techniques of speeding the job.

 

btw. to use Photoshop without activating it to front you can start it by Bridge using BridgeTalk, or independly by vbscripts. I never checked how much it accelerates processes. Who knows, maybe at all!

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