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Duh!! Finally figured how to set up "Scratch Disk" in Photoshop 2021.
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Jul 20, 2021 13:10:56   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
What a difference in performance and speed of processing multiple RAW images. It only took two clicks in "Preferences/scratch disks. I had set up scratch disks before, but I was being "dumb" about uploading the RAW files. I amaze myself. At least I'm still here, alive and learning!

Be well,
Mark

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Jul 20, 2021 13:18:40   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
markngolf wrote:
What a difference in performance and speed of processing multiple RAW images. It only took two clicks in "Preferences/scratch disks. I had set up scratch disks before, but I was being "dumb" about uploading the RAW files. I amaze myself. At least I'm still here, alive and learning!

Be well,
Mark


Yes, Go for it.

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Jul 20, 2021 13:52:44   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
PixelStan77 wrote:
Yes, Go for it.


I went!! Thanks, Stan!
Mark

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Jul 20, 2021 14:00:08   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
Do a search on how to speed up PS CC. You will gain quite a bit of information.

Of note, changing the OS temp location to a different drive than the OS's will disable the neural filter downloads. The solution if you go that route (temp change) is to redirect the OS temp to its own drive (usually C), download the filters then reset the OS temp to a faster drive.

Also, when using ACR, set the temp space allocate to the fasted drive you have and in its own directory.

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Jul 20, 2021 14:28:13   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
Rongnongno wrote:
Do a search on how to speed up PS CC. You will gain quite a bit of information.

Of note, changing the OS temp location to a different drive than the OS's will disable the neural filter downloads. The solution if you go that route (temp change) is to redirect the OS temp to its own drive (usually C), download the filters then reset the OS temp to a faster drive.

Also, when using ACR, set the temp space allocate to the fasted drive you have and in its own directory.


Thanks. I have an MVMe drive dedicated to RAW files and as a scratch drive. It's pretty fast.
Mark

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Jul 21, 2021 05:20:25   #
jradose Loc: Mansfield, Ohio
 
markngolf wrote:
What a difference in performance and speed of processing multiple RAW images. It only took two clicks in "Preferences/scratch disks. I had set up scratch disks before, but I was being "dumb" about uploading the RAW files. I amaze myself. At least I'm still here, alive and learning!

Be well,
Mark


Will you explain to those of us who are tech-challenged, just what you did in those two clicks, please?

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Jul 21, 2021 05:47:57   #
A.J.R. Loc: Devon, UK
 
jradose wrote:
Will you explain to those of us who are tech-challenged, just what you did in those two clicks, please?


Yes that would be great, I would also love to know.

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Jul 21, 2021 07:22:11   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
For the unwashed low life like me in UHH educate yourself...
https://photographylife.com/scratch-disks-adobe-photoshop

For using an external or additional drive...
https://tricky-photoshop.com/use-scratch-disk/

In general it is effective for more than just PS... most editing programs can use a swap or scratch disk. [?]

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Jul 21, 2021 08:08:11   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
jradose wrote:
Will you explain to those of us who are tech-challenged, just what you did in those two clicks, please?


Sure:(for more information use the links in Pullum's response)
1. In PS, go to Edit/preferences/scratch disks
note: You need to have a fast drive in your PC. I have 6 drives, two of them are NMve. I use one for the operating system and the other to upload RAW files. I'm sure you could designate a folder on main drive to store the RAW files
2. In Scratch Disks put a check on the box (click) of the drive you want to use as a scratch disk. I'm sure one could make it more complicated and perhaps operate faster for PS, but I'm happy with the performance of doing it my simple way. (note 2:PS finds all the drives in your computer and creates a list in "Scratch Disks".

That's all folks, Good luck!
Mark

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Jul 21, 2021 08:47:51   #
A.J.R. Loc: Devon, UK
 
markngolf wrote:
Sure:(for more information use the links in Pullum's response)
1. In PS, go to Edit/preferences/scratch disks
note: You need to have a fast drive in your PC. I have 6 drives, two of them are NMve. I use one for the operating system and the other to upload RAW files. I'm sure you could designate a folder on main drive to store the RAW files
2. In Scratch Disks put a check on the box (click) of the drive you want to use as a scratch disk. I'm sure one could make it more complicated and perhaps operate faster for PS, but I'm happy with the performance of doing it my simple way. (note 2:PS finds all the drives in your computer and creates a list in "Scratch Disks".

That's all folks, Good luck!
Mark
Sure:(for more information use the links in Pullum... (show quote)


Thank you

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Jul 21, 2021 08:49:35   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
A.J.R. wrote:
Thank you


My pleasure!!
Mark

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Jul 21, 2021 10:02:10   #
odujim Loc: New Jersey
 

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Jul 21, 2021 10:06:12   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
odujim wrote:


Thanks!!
Mark

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Jul 21, 2021 13:10:01   #
pego101
 
markngolf wrote:
What a difference in performance and speed of processing multiple RAW images. It only took two clicks in "Preferences/scratch disks. I had set up scratch disks before, but I was being "dumb" about uploading the RAW files. I amaze myself. At least I'm still here, alive and learning!

Be well,
Mark


Thanks for clarifying what you did. Lol

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Jul 21, 2021 13:11:53   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
pego101 wrote:
Thanks for clarifying what you did. Lol


You are welcome!!
Mark

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