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We are using Photoshop 7 on windows xp. We have a secondary hard drive formatted fat 32, and all our scratch disks are set to this drive. I don't know how to do anything about the page file whatever that is. The computer is an AMD 1200 MHZ with 512 meg of ram, the hard drives are 7200 rpm ata 100's. Anything we could do to speed things up a little would be appreciated, we just learned about turning off the scanner's unsharp mask, that sped the scanning up a little. Mike Michael and Mary Messner Artistic Photography www.artistic-photo.com -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Laurie Solomon Sent: April 29, 2002 1:16 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Windows XP Memory error while running Photoshop Paul, I am not a programmer so I cannot comment on what you have said or propose; All I was attempting to do was to clarify the distinction between the two in light of how they are actually set up to work currently and not with respect to what could be or might have been the case. Just thought I would make my position clearer in case it was taken as saying Something other than I intended.. -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Paul D. DeRocco Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 5:35 AM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Windows XP Memory error while running Photoshop I think PS uses its own scratch disks because it was first written for OSes that had lousy virtual memory algorithms. I don't know what the Mac is like these days (although it surprises me that people are always talking about how much memory to manually allocate to different applications), but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the Windows version wouldn't work just as well, if not better, if they just stripped out all the scratch disk crud, and relied upon the OS's virtual memory. Of course, it's possible that the programmers at Adobe tried this, and found it not to be true. But as a programmer, I can't see why Windows's VM algorithms wouldn't work just fine on big images. -- Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco Paul mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > From: Laurie Solomon > > I think that either you are getting confused or your statement is > obscuring the difference between Photoshop's scratch disks and the > swap files (virutal > memory) of the operating system. They are not the same and do > not serve the > same functions. Photoshop does not really make that much use of the swap > file for its virtual memory but relies on its own scratch disks > for virutal > memory. While I could be wrong, I believe that paging memory > refers to the > OS's virutal memory or swap file. PS& may or may not make greater use of > the scratch disks than previous versions; but it does not make greater use > of the OS's swap file. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.