Did you know you can make a few changes to Photoshop preferences to see better performance? Follow these steps and watch the video to see how to optimize your settings.
❶Backup your preferences in case you want to restore them later
Copy the entire Adobe Photoshop [Version] Settings folder and save it on your computer or backup storage. You can find the folder here : macOS: Users/[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings Windows 10:Users/[user name]/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop [version]/Adobe Photoshop [version] Settings (If you need to restore them later, see: Preferences)
❷ Go to the performance settings in Photoshop Preferences
macOS: Photoshop > Preferences > Performance
Windows: Edit > Preferences > Performance
❸ Optimize the settings for performance:
Increase the Memory allocation: Increase the Memory allocated to Photoshop to a value between 75-85%
Reduce history states: Reduce history states to 25 or less.
Change the cache level: The default level is 4. Increase the cache level if you work on large files and want to improve Photoshop’s responsiveness while you work. Try a number like 6.
Adjust cache tile size- Tile size determines the amount of data that Photoshop operates on at any one time. Increase tile size to speed up complex operations. Try 1028.
Set the drawing mode- If you have enabled the option Use Graphics Processor, then click on Advanced Settings and ensure that you have set the drawing mode to Basic.
❸ Close Photoshop
Once you close Photoshop and restart it, the changes will take effect.
Follow along with this video to see how to make the changes. Visit Optimize Preferences for more details and to see additional changes you can make.