Photoshop CS3 beach balls

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hdsalinas, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2006
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    I get random beach balls in photoshop cs3 while doing the most mundane things like turning off a layer, moving an element, nothing complicated.

    These beachballs last for 30 seconds or more and are very annoying.

    Anyone experiencing this too??
  2. Eric Piercey macrumors 6502

    Eric Piercey

    Nov 29, 2006
    Perpetual Bondage
    The only thing I've done in CS3 that's given me problems is Neat Image plugin sometimes goes to a spinning beachball when I change the camera profile after I've already applied the default profile. I'm a heavy user, and do a lot of compositing. I'd say do some system maintenance. Maybe check your scratch disk to see if there's some I/O issues or something? I'm on a G5 2.0 with 4GB RAM.
  3. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2007
    depends what you doing really or how big the image is your working with, or you have a lot of other apps open in the background
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    You might want to check and see how much free ram you have left.
    Sometimes the pages-out aren't reset for a long time and they build up eating the free ram, which also slows down everything.
    Restarting a computer every once in a while is a good thing.

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