Tranberry revs Photoshop CS6 over the red line


posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT


In his Digital Imaging Crawl Space, Adobe Product Manager in Digital Imaging Jeff Tranberry has documented his hardware and software recommendations for tuning Photoshop CS6 for faster performance. But Jeff has tuned the recommendations, too, addressing them to different uses of the program so you know what factors really matter for how you use Photoshop.

Titled How to tune Photoshop CS6 for peak performance, the document covers the 64-bit architecture option of the software, memory, hard disk storage (which includes the startup drive, scratch disks and data drives), CPU, graphics cards, monitor and a 19-step procedure for setting Photoshop up.

The tips cover both Windows and Macintosh installations. And the page links to Jeff's recommendations for earlier versions of Photoshop as well.

If you've ever wondered which graphics card to buy, how many hard disks to use, how to set up caching in Photoshop or what the purge command does, this quick read is for you.