|10 October 2003||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Hi, I just got Photoshop 6.0 and installed it. Everything worked fine. When I started it for the first time, something came up that said something like photoshop scratch and windows paging files in same folder or drive. Then it said I should put one of them in another drive or something like that. I don't know exactly what it said because it never came up again. Also, everytime I create a new file the default mode is greyscale but I want it to be RGB Color or bitmap. How do I do that? Also, which is better quality, RGB Color or Bitmap? Thank you for any help you can give me.
|10 October 2003||#2|
All that is, is.
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these are not errors nor problems, these sound simply like prefrence issues. I don't remeber how to access that stuff through 6 though.
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|10 October 2003||#3|
Website & Graphics Designer / Musician
Join Date: Apr 2003
A "Scratch Disk" is a "swap File". They serve the same purpose.
Photoshop uses one just in case it needs it when you use up all your avaliable/assigned hard ram. Windows does the same thing.
A swap file, or scratch disk is simply a small chunk of your hard drive space that's been converted to serve as a memory pool for an application. Not all applications need/use these. But PS is one that does.
All Photoshop was saying is that for best performance, you should have a second drive or partition that PS can use for its swap file. Using the same drive/partition as Windows does for its swap file can cause memory/performance issues.
The setting for this is under the EDIT menu/Preferences.
Unless you work mainly in print, your default document settings should be this:
WIDTH: will be set to the last document you opened.
HEIGHT: will be set to the last document you opened.
MODE: RGB (will always reset itself to last document opened!)
If you ever find your new docs do not have these settings. it's because you've opened an image that was different -- like a Bitmap or a Greyscale image.
In that case, you need to create a new Document and reset these settings.
Last edited by theGuest : 10 October 2003 at 01:27 AM.
|10 October 2003||#6|
All-in-one Designer (2-3D) :)
Join Date: Feb 2003
ctrl+k for getting the preferences
ctrl+7 for Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks
Then u have 4 scratch disks u can define
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