There seems to be a memory leak in M1 version of of Photoshop.
When I open PS with no image it's using around 1Gb RAM
When I load an image from LR it jumps up to 5-6Gb (quite a lot for a pixel based image) then the ram usage appears to jump up around 1Gb everytime I click anything. Zoom in and 1Gb increase, create a mask it jumps up.
A simple edit on an image can suddenly see me with 40Gb RAM usage. Removing layers, masks or every closing the image does not release any RAM.
Open a new image and RAM usage continues from where we left off. Next thing you know You're using over 100Gb RAM and PS dies.
Running PS in rosetta mode doesn't appear to suffer the same Ram hogging
Am I wasting my time posting here or do Adobe actually bother to read this stuff.
Have you looked at the number of undo's you have set for your History Panel? The number of History States you set can have a direct correlation to the amount of memory PS is using.
Go to Photoshop Preferences>Performance and check the number of History States you have selected, and try lowering the number. Restart Photoshop and see if that helps.
Let us know if that works, or if you are still having issues.
PS. You are not wasting your time. While "Adobe" is made up of Staff and Volunteers who answer the questions in the Forum, we are also Photoshop Users who want to see you productive and enjoying your time using the program. Just wanted you to know that. 🙂
Hi if you are using latest version try to use 2020 and try it to check its a bug or not...regards
@lambiloon 2020 was not M1 Native app. I've already pointed out that running PS under Rosetta does NOT appear to suffer the same memory hogging as when running as a native M1 app. While RAM usage does seem to go up to around 30-40Gb it appears to stay around that mark. I'm going to do some more testing and record the same edits on the same image running both.
Let us know how the testing goes. I am really interested to hear the results!
I have exactly the same issue. Regardless of numbers of undo's RAM usage is bloated by PS. Clearly there is something wrong in the Adobe software which fails to flush. The only thing that triggers the flush, and so a reset of RAM usage, is by a restart of the computer. Adobe should solve this as a matter of urgency