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Photoshop CC Preferences

Photoshop is a ‘memory hungry’ programme. As a rule of thumb, Photoshop requires five times the RAM as the size of file.

You can do a couple of things to help, regardless of your machines RAM. To help speed up processing in Photoshop, check your machines Photoshop memory allocation in preferences.

(PC) edit > preferences > performance 
(MAC) Photoshop > preferences > performance

Photoshop Preferences


Slide the memory usage slider up to use more available RAM.

If you have an external hard drive it can be used for temporary RAM. 
Select it as the ‘scratch disk’.

Note: you can also change your ‘history states’ in the performance area. The default is 20 but you might want to up this so you can do back in your history panel a bit more.


Phtoshop CC Sync settings

If you work on multiple computers, managing and syncing preferences among the computers can be time-consuming, complex, and prone to error.

The new Sync Settings feature enables you to sync preferences and settings via Creative Cloud. If you use two computers, the Sync Settings feature makes it easy for you to keep those settings synchronized across the computers.

To initiate the sync, choose one of the following:

(PC) Edit > [your Adobe ID] > Sync Settings Now.

(Mac) Photoshop > [your Adobe ID] > Sync Settings Now.

To change what data gets synchronized, choose one of the following:

(PC) Edit > [your Adobe ID] > Manage Sync Settings.

(Mac) Photoshop > [your Adobe ID] > Manage Sync Settings.

Alternatively, click Sync Settings in the Preferences dialogue box.


Photoshop Auto save

One of the CS6 and CC upgrades is that like InDesign if Photoshop crashes when it restarts it will recover your open files and reopen to the most recent point.

Note: you need to have saved the file at least once, it doesn’t apply to an untitled document.

To select the time interval for automatically saving your files, select Preferences > File Handling and choose from every 5, 10, 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

Auto save in Photoshop CC


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