4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2014 5:12 AM by Dominique Ventzke

    Spot Healing Brush Content-Aware SLOW! on large files

    Dominique Ventzke

      I updated from Photoshop CC to CC 2014. When working with ultra large format scans (more than 3 Gigapixel) the Spot Healing Brush set on Content-Aware takes unusually long (5-7 seconds for retouching small dust spots). In Photoshop CC the same Content-Aware Spot Healing Brush actions were executed instantly without any perceived delays once I've pointed a source for the Clone Stamp tool (which I found weird but doing so really made the Spot Healing Brush faster on large files). On smaller images it's still very fast on CC 2014 but not on the 3.5 GPixel images I'm working on at the moment.

      I know there have been some changes/improvements for the Content-Aware tools but in this case it's seriously hitting the performance. I haven't noticed any other slow-downs in processing performance with the update.


      I'm working on a dual-CPU (2 x 2.4 GHz 6-core) and 128 GB RAM Windows 8.1 machine. I've allowed Photoshop to use up to 120 GB RAM.


      Is there any way to reset the Content-Aware Spot Healing Brush to work as fast as it had before the CC 2014 update?