Re: Re: System requirements for GIMP...
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On 26 Nov 2007 at 16:41, Vodor wrote: > I have 1 Gb and Gimp strains me pretty hard also. > > rshaw8k <rshaw8k@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: --- "greg_novella" > <greg_novella@...> wrote: > 128RAM > > 128 MB seems too small. I have 384MB and gimp presses it when editing > camera images of 3000x2000. Other editors I use don't suffer as much. Be sure to carefully read section 3. ("How to set your Tile Cache") of Chapter 10 in the GIMP help. Setting the tile cache too low can drastically slow down things, even if you have plenty of RAM. You can efectively force it to swap to disk too soon if it's set too low. I have 1 GB on my old 2.6 GHz Celeron system, but I can edit the 8 mpx images from my Digital Rebel XT pretty well, even with several layers. I've not paid attention to the in-memory size, but on disk my XCF files routinely get around or over 100 MB each. Things are a little slow, eg., when toggling layer visibility or running noise reduction, but other than that they're tolerable. Faster is always better, but I suspect Photoshop would be little faster on the same hardware. Maybe, maybe not. I have my tile cache set to 512 MB, and may end up going higher. -- Len Philpot - l e n @ p h i l p o t . o r g (no spaces) ><> http://philpot.org/ - http://www.pbase.com/lphilpot Read my story: http://www.mostimportantthing.org List archives: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/> To unsubscribe send a blank message from the address you're subscribed to <mailto:gimpwin-users-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:gimpwin-users-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mailto:gimpwin-users-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: gimpwin-users-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/