I am using Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1 and have Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (126.96.36.199 20131024.r.342013/10/24:21:00:00) x64
Within the last few weeks I have noticed a considerable slow down when I am saving .bmp images. . It just took 33 seconds to save a 729x922
pixel 24bit bitmap that I had cropped. It has never taken this long to save images in the past. As far as I know nothing has changed within the computer. I have checked for updates to Photoshop and it shows I have the latest updates installed.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to why it is suddenly taking so long to save? And how I can fix it?
The processor speed and memory are:
Processor speed: 2693 MHz
Built-in memory: 7759 MB
Free memory: 4914 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 6842 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 70 %
If this is a new behaviour, then I'd be inclined to try resetting Preferences.
This definitely sped up the saving process. Thank you!
Further to my initial question, I am noticing that saving the .bmp files are slower when I am removing the alpha channel from the 32 bit image to save it as a 24 bit image. Why would it take longer to do this as I have already deleted the alpha channel?