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Is there a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

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  1. Is there a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: freddx12 16.07.18 - 08:45

    Hardly happens when I see that my colleague easily uses 8-12 gb of ram with Photoshop



    Edited 1 times, last on 16.07.18 08:46 by freddx12.

  2. Re: Is there a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: nuffy 16.07.18 - 08:59

    Anyone who works professionally with PS will quickly notice that such experiments by Adobe are more likely to be described as "proof of concept". I just can't imagine why I should work with such professional software on a small iPad (yes, an iPad Pro is also small in terms of screen)? In addition, the working speed on a (stationary) computer is still faster (mouse + keystrokes / shortcuts). Only the guidance of brushes on a screen using tablet mode is perhaps a small advantage.

    Adobe again. Instead of ironing out the mistakes, they look for useless new scenarios. Should rather worry about getting XD to a booth that scares Sketch.



    Edited 1 times, last on 7/16/18 9:00 AM by nuffy.

  3. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: asked 16.07.18 - 09:14

    It depends on how big and how many layers the picture has or what kind of filter you want to use. JPG pictures taken with the iPad will work. 16Bit RAW data from a view camera is probably less.
    I've already managed to overload the memory several times on a Mac Pro (urn) so that the image looked like fractal art after a Gaussian soft focus.

    The iPad displays are certainly not bad, but color-reliable work in a linearized workflow should be difficult.



    Edited 3 times, last asked on 07/16/18 9:17 AM by.

  4. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: theFiend 16.07.18 - 09:30

    Do not see any use in it and do not understand what Adobe wants to achieve with it.
    No one needs Photoshop for any Jpgs, as already mentioned the display is actually unsuitable, for serious work with multiple layers of RAW files the memory is too small ...

    I can only imagine that Adobe is trying to keep its brand present in the consumer sector after they are just swimming away in the area of ​​image management ect (Lightroom) ...

  5. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: honk 16.07.18 - 10:11

    freddx12 wrote:
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    > Hardly happens when I see my colleague easily 8-12 gb
    > ram consumed with Photoshop
    It is not important whether you can work sensibly with Photoshop on the Ipad, but whether there is a wealthy group of buyers who take out a subscription to be able to install Photoshop on the IPpad. Seen in this way, the porting to the IWatch will probably come next.

  6. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: mojocaliente 16.07.18 - 11:14

    nuffy wrote:
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    > Adobe again. Instead of ironing out the bugs, they look for it
    > useless new scenarios.

    That's a real point. I work with 6 programs from the CC and it is unbelievable how Adobe fills the suite and leaves essential things out, almost even introduces more bugs than new ones. In the meantime it is customary in all agencies that I know to only carry out updates in the days between projects, as you can almost be sure that Adobe will mess up again.

  7. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: nuffy 16.07.18 - 12:01

    You don't need a full-fledged Photoshop for a little JPG polishing. You can also do this with Elements or the app version. Anyone who works professionally with PS knows how to appreciate the range of functions and can score points with it flexibly in many areas - including the interlinking of the software with other components of the (team) package. At some point you don't want to do without that either - especially in the agency sector, where a lot about data transfers in large quantities (several GBytes) reliability is important in this regard. Regardless of whether it's InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop. That works. Small bugs make everyday life more difficult. I remember the couple of weeks when PS's Typo Tool had problems with line spacing / sizes and the dialog box calculated everything incorrectly. Until the error was found out, you had to do without popular functions (scaling by pressing the keyboard / cursor keys in the dialog window). Only after weeks did they get it ironed flat. Small stuff that is important when you have to rely on software and a workflow. Don't know if you have to deal with so many developers to create an iPad / tablet compatible version. If new bugs creep into the basic version as a result, that's a step backwards for me ... I can only hope that there is a clear limit here. I also cannot imagine that the number of users on the tablet is so large that it is worthwhile.

  8. Re: Is there a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: plastic shovel 16.07.18 - 12:38

    Likely competitive pressure?

    There are iPad versions offered by the competition.
    We don't name any names, afterwards people start screaming again that they're doing advertising ...

    In any case, most of them seem to be quite enthusiastic about the iPad version of competing product A. Competing product B was only recently released for the iPad, I'm not sure about that.

  9. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: jsm 16.07.18 - 13:42

    It just makes a difference whether you take small image sensor studio portraits or time-lapse or gigapixel pictures or whether you "only" create a few web graphics in Photoshop.

    Photoshop also gets along with much less, the question is what can be reasonably processed with it.

  10. Re: Is a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: CyberDot 16.07.18 - 15:52

    I'll just say it now: Adobe doesn't like the competition from Affinity Photo on the iPad, and Affinity Photo costs less than 25 € one-time and not monthly.

    And as far as performance is concerned, it just depends on how well the whole thing is optimized, etc., but since there are also a lot of CC subscribers who do the whole thing less professionally, the full-fledged iPad version will also find its user group.

    And what I can say about Affinity Photo on the iPad, the normal stuff just goes faster, the iPad (2018, i.e. the normal 9.7 '') can be taken with you quickly, has n few hours of battery and above all a better and brighter screen than my laptop. And should the little iPad fail, I can still continue with a 12.9 ‘‘ Pro.

  11. Re: Is there a maximum of 4 GB of RAM enough for Photoshop?

    Author: nuffy 18.07.18 - 14:59

    CyberDot wrote:
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    > I'll just say it now: The competition from Affinity Photo on
    > Adobe doesn't like the iPad, and Affinity Photo costs a one-time fee
    > less than 25 € and not monthly.

    Affinity Photo! = Photoshop CC

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