1) sounds like a problem with your video card driver
2) the size of the file on disk is compressed, and the size in memory is not compressed and can be quite a bit larger - that is normal.
3) All versions of Photoshop read and write to the disk while working, especially if you are low on RAM.
Thanks for answering
1) Man, I thought it was a feature of Photoshop CC or something. Ok, I'll update the driver and see if that helps.
2) Thanks for clarifying that!
3) Even to external hard drives? Is there anyway to turn it off? When my computer reads into the hard drive it lags some what.
3) Photoshop will use the scratch disks when it needs to, in the order you specify them in preferences.
Ah I see! Thanks. I'll set my preferences.
I did some experimenting last night, and found it also helps if I do not have the external drive connected during startup, only after.
I updated my graphics card driver and I think there was minor improvement. Overall I suspect it is just related to the file being big and my external harddrive slowing my computer.
Thanks Mr Cox!
Did you update the video card driver from the GPU maker's website, or Microsoft (mistake!) ?
And have you tried turning off GPU drawing in Photoshop's preferences? (which would remove OpenGL usage of the driver, where most of the bugs show up)
By the way, when working right, the animated zoom should zip smoothly between zoom levels, taking a small fraction of a second.
Yup, I went directly to Nividia's site and asked the site to detect what my latest driver should be. According to windows device manager my 2011 driver is still "updated" *sideeyes windows*
I have not yet turned off GPU drawing in the preferences. Would that cause me to be unable to use any commands? (The adobe faq apge about GPU drawing seems to imply that there are some commands I would be no longer able to use)
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Rather than turning it completely off, you could try one of the alternate drawing modes (Basic/Normal/Advanced) to see if it works better with that.
Another option is to get a new graphics card. Really fast ones aren't too expensive nowadays.
Thanks very much Noel, I'll try that!