Scratch Disks

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Thundercross
Jun 3, 2007
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2 Questions:

1) There is the option to set up to 4 scratch disks, is this really necessary?? I only set up a primary and leave the others blank. I edit on Premiere so have a dedicated cache/scratch drive which stores all premiere & photoshop cached files.

2} Dumb question, I have 4 gigs of physical ram, and the page file on my cache drive is sytem managed, as far as i know photoshop can make use of 2gigs, so in prefs should i let it use 100% of the 2 gigs ram (that photoshop sees) available?

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John_Joslin
Jun 3, 2007

1. The options are there for those with multiple internal hard disks. In fact Ps will run quite happily with one. It can help to have primary scratch and Windows paging file on different physical drives.

2. The usual advice is to set Photoshop to 55%. Experiment with different settings above that to see if it makes things faster.
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Thundercross
Jun 3, 2007
Thanks. And Cache Levels?

How does that work?
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John_Joslin
Jun 3, 2007
Look in the preferences dialog:

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Thundercross
Jun 3, 2007
Great!

What is meant by quality vs speed? Does it refer to your preview quality of your image as you work with it, and quality represents how close your ‘preview’ is to your final outputted image…??

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