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In the vein of pure speculation: might it be possible, if one had literally gigs of RAM, to set up a RAM disk to be used as the PS scratch disk? Would this not be the equivalent to working intirely in RAM on large files? Jim Wingo *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 6/13/2002 at 8:36 PM Laurie Solomon wrote: >>it means you can work on those 550Mb medium format scans without endless disk writes > >If you are using Photoshop, I doubt it since Photoshop still relies on >virtual memory from scratch disks requiring disk writes and reads no matter >how much actual physical RAM you have on the system. It keeps multiple >copies of the file in its various versions on the scratch disk not RAM for >multiple undos, for the history palette, and for the revert function for >starters. It is only possibily the actual working desktop appearing copy >that it keeps in actual physical RAM. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.