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when I'm in windows, approximately 750MB of ram is available to windows. BUT when I opened up photoshop and then opened up a 80MB file, my available ram dropped to 100mb.. Something fishy happening..

anyone wanna tell me what's wrong?
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This is normal, if you dont want it to use as much change the preferences and reduce the image cache size
    
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I know with photoshop that it stores a lot more with the picture. Like if you save the photoshop project of the picture it's way bigger then it actually is.
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okay thanks.. i should set the image cache size to around 25% then.. Right now, I have it to 50%


btw, the file res is 1600x1200
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post #5 of 7
If you like do some hard core editing I'd leave it as it is, but if you're multi tasking a lot, yea I'd say go for it.
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time to grab another 2G of ram then..
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post #7 of 7
Depends how much you use it and how many layers you edit at a time,, ttry a few options and check the speed
    
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