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VERY slow performance with CS4 + Save for web

Aug 12, 2009 6:06 AM

Note: I have done a search for similar issues but can find nothing regarding CS4 and this particular issue. I'm using a MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz w/4GB of RAM and resources are aplenty when the issue occurs.

 

Issue

My problem is that under certain circumstances the 'save as web' function can take upto 3 minutes before the diaglog box appears. I've had this for some time but only in the last couple of days did I notice something that might be relevant:

 

Works

1. Open 3 large TIFF files @ 120mb approx (mine are 3 processed RAW files from Capture One / 4200x5600@300dpi)

2. Create a new adjustment layer for each image

3. Resize each image to 72dpi @ 800x600

4. Run a SmartSharpen & flatten layers

5. In each tab (for each image) do 'save as web'

6. 'Save as web' dialog appears in expected time

 

VERY slow

1. Open 3 large TIFF files @ 120mb approx (mine are 3 processed RAW files from Capture One / 4200x5600@300dpi)

2. Create a new adjustment layer for each image

3. Resize each image to 72dpi @ 800x600

4. Run a SmartSharpen & flatten layers for each image

5. In first tab do 'save as web'

6. 'Save as web' dialog appears in expected time

7. Close this document (tab)

8. Go to the next image (tab) and do 'save as web'

9. Dialog box can take anything from 20secs to 3mins to appear.

10. Close this document (tab)

11. Go to the last image (tab) and do 'save as web'

12. Dialog box can take anything from 20secs to 3mins to appear.

 

As I can easily go through this process for 50-60 images you can imagine that it can waste over an hour of my time waiting for Photoshop to get it's act together. I assume it's something todo with memory allocation, or that it's processing previews for all three tabs on the first 'save as web', but in any respect it's very annoying. There seems nothing obviously wrong resource-wise at the time of doing these.

 

Would be interested if anyone else has this issue!

 

Thanks!

 
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    Aug 12, 2009 11:42 AM   in reply to ibattersby

    How much free disk space?

     

    What maintenance do you do?

     
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    Aug 12, 2009 2:53 PM   in reply to ibattersby

    Is the bit depth 8 bits or 16 bits?

     
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    Sep 25, 2011 2:46 PM   in reply to ibattersby

    Good to know that this issue hasnt been resolved since CS2 and people still love to throw their money at Adobe whenever a new version of CS comes out with the same bugs, plus new ones.

     
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    Nov 17, 2011 6:40 AM   in reply to ibattersby

    I had the same problem when I setup a new computer this week. Here's what I had installed:

    • Photoshop CS5
    • Suitcase Fusion 3

    The problem was that when I was in Photoshop and used the "Save for Web" export screen, the dropdown menu for the different export types (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc) would take an extremely long time to update the preview of the graphic.

     

    After a few days of research , I found that Suitcase was conflicting with Photoshop. Here's how you fix the problem (or at least here's what I did with my situation):

    • Open Suitcase
    • Go to "Tools", click "Manage Plugins"
    • Deactivate the Photoshop plugin

     

    This fixed the problem immediately and now my Photoshop" Save For Web" feature is working really fast. Hope this helps anyone else in the same boat.

     
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    Dec 29, 2011 3:40 PM   in reply to mcclure411

    I don't have a Suitcase Fusion, nor anything else similar to it. I still have this problem, though.

     
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:47 PM   in reply to Imworkinghere

    Do you have any NTFS formatted hard drives mounted?

     
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    Jan 1, 2012 1:50 PM   in reply to Jeffrey Tranberry

    No.

     
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