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2003/12/5-6 [Computer/SW/Apps] UID:11326 Activity:nil
12/5    Photoshop question:  I'm using Photoshop 7.0 on WinXP.  I have swapping
        turned off, but Photoshop insists I have lots of swap, even though I
        have 768M RAM. Is there a way to tell Photoshop to not care about swap?
        \_ Does Photoshop still have it's own cache/swap setting? You set this
           to off or zero? What about the OS swap file? It is probably Windows
           that is swapping to disk, not Photoshop doing it on it's own.
           \_ No it does not, unless it's hidden in some file/registry key.
              Photoshop requires there to be a swap file, but then does not use
              it.  When there is a swap, windows uses it for other things when
              Photoshop is closed, even though there is gobs of memory free.
              When I have swap off, windows runs faster and doesn't run out of
              memory.
        \_ I'm not sure PS' caching works in the normal sense. I allow PS to
           use two of my partitions for swap, and with 512MB RAM, it rarely
           swaps. Only when I have, say, 10+ 12MB tiffs open at once does my
           HD start churning.
           \_ When I turn on cache for it, it doesn't swap, but turning on
              cache makes windows swap even when it doesn't need to.
              \_ I think it's just inefficiencies in PS. PS is a memory hog.
                 And I've found it has a problem unloading images from memory.
                 So it gobbles up more and more memory if you load more and
                 more files, even if you have saved and closed other images.
                 \_ I'm not doing anything crazy.  WHen I give it cache it
                    doesn't use it, so I'm looking for a way to run w/o cache
                    to improve general system performance.
        \_ Photoshop is bloatware.  It amazes me that people often talk about
           MS office being bloated.  But nobody talks about Photoshop or
           Acroread being bloated.  Anti-microsoft people can be quite
           selective in their criticism.
                \_ Nearly all major commerical software is obscenely bloated.
                   Microsoft is way more than most. Adobe is somewhere in
                   the top ten, but the distance between #1 and #2 is huge.
                   \_ Must add more features, so we can have new version, so
                      we can sell upgrades!
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