Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
Up to 1527MB/s sustained performance
Handpicked deals...
$390 $270
SAVE $120

$1798 $1598
SAVE $200

$3297 $2797
SAVE $500

$3397 $2797
SAVE $600

$150 $90
SAVE $60

$1398 $898
SAVE $500

$3698 $2998
SAVE $700

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$1799 $1299
SAVE $500

$1999 $1199
SAVE $800

$2299 $1599
SAVE $700

$2399 $2049
SAVE $350

$2799 $2399
SAVE $400

$2799 $1899
SAVE $900

$1199 $920
SAVE $279

$1349 $1049
SAVE $300

$997 $897
SAVE $100

$2099 $1699
SAVE $400

$1999 $1349
SAVE $650

$1999 $1599
SAVE $400

$1999 $1999
SAVE $0

$1329 $929
SAVE $400

$4499 $3999
SAVE $500

$329 $329
SAVE $0

$1499 $999
SAVE $500

$1499 $1289
SAVE $210

$2199 $1999
SAVE $200

$3399 $2199
SAVE $1200

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro
Only $1799 $1149

8GB / 256GB SSD / 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5

Apple Refurbished Factory Sealed
Apple 1 Year Limited Warranty
Awesome for a student!

Photoshop CS5 Optimization Conclusions

Last updated 2010-05-03 - Send Feedback
Related: memory, optimization, Photoshop, software

This Optimizing series has more to come, so stay tuned with the diglloyd blog and/or diglloyd on Twitter.

Findings so far:

  • Configuration is absolutely critical to performance, with Adobe recommended defaults for Cache Tile Size gutting performance by 80%! See the Cache Tile Size page.
  • Leave Photoshop running so that it doesn’t have to allocate memory again. See the Warm-up page.
  • Memory is more important than ever for large files.

Beware new releases

Was this release rushed out the door to meet a revenue deadline? Here are just some of the obvious problems that severely impair usability; I’ve found other bugs also.

  • The painfully obvious memory allocation “warmup” problem is a bad sign (I found this problem literally in the first minute of use!);
  • The default cache tile size results in a severe performance impairment.
  • Adobe’s plugins for controlling caching, virtual memory, etc were not available at release;
  • Third-party plugins linger as 32-bit versions. Such plugins are critical to many workflows, did Adobe not have an aggressive developer program in place? Why does the 32-bit CS5 limit memory to 2100MB, thus crippling the only workaround for 32-bit plugins?
  • Scrolling with the center button on my Apple mouse is now unusable (scrolls a few pixels at a time). As I do this constantly, this ruins the entire experience for me.
OWC Sizzling Savings

Hot Deals all Week Long

4TB SSD only $348.

LIMITED TIME OFFERS, quantities limited, new deals every day!.

The MPG Pro Workstation and MPG Pro Laptop

Looking for the best possible Mac Pro or MacBook Pro for Photoshop? Be sure to check out the MPG Pro Workstation and the MPG Pro Laptop. Consulting is also available.

Apple iMac 5K Speed Demon
$3849
$3499

It rocks! What Lloyd uses every day, best upgrade in many years!

SMART MOVES:
• Add 128GB or 64GB memory
fast SSD storage
Thunderbolt storage

√ B&H Photo PAYS THE SALES TAX FOR YOU More info...
View all handpicked deals...

Samsung 2TB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Black)
$390 $270
SAVE $120

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__