Question About Photoshop and Lightroom Memory

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by sfwalter, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. sfwalter macrumors 68000

    sfwalter

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    I do photography and use Lightroom and Photoshop on my 13" Macbook Pro (hooked up to a cinema display) with 4GB RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card with 256MB.

    When I apply filters or some actions Photoshop seems to crawl. Of course this when I also have Lightroom running.

    Do you think this is because of the graphics card or RAM memory limits? I have been thinking of upgrading from 4GB to 8Gb, but that runs $450.00. So I really dont want to spend that money to find out that its really the graphics card is the real problem.

    Thanks for any advice. Scott.
     
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Go to Macperformanceguide.com, and start reading. They have sections devoted entirely to PS and LR and RAM and improving performance.

    Good Luck.
     

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