Photoshop CS3 beach balls

hdsalinas

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Original poster
Aug 28, 2006
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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??
 

Eric Piercey

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Nov 29, 2006
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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.
 

Silver-Fox

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Jan 8, 2007
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England
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
 

killerrobot

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Jun 7, 2007
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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.