Opening 4 meg pix: How fast is fast?

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  1. Len Cheong

    Len Cheong Second Unit

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    For those who manipulate images with their computer/laptop, how many seconds would it take a fast computer to open a 4 meg file? What about to manipulate it, like to rotate, or make it black and white?
     
  2. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Cinematographer

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    in what? photoshop? 4MB is nothing.
     
  3. Len Cheong

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    Yes, I guess photoshop or any other image editing program. Where does the law of diminishing returns occur when it comes ot image editing? Anything past 1.6 GHz?
     
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    RAM is much more important than processing power when it comes to image editing software like Photoshop. Your hard drive is the weakest link. The less it needs to be used, the better.

    Rotating a 4MB image in Photoshop 7 on my computer (PIII 866MHz, 512Mb RAM) is pretty close to instantaneous.

    I'm testing on some photos I took recently weighing in at 9Mb each, and it takes less than a second to open each, rotating is instantaneous, changing image mode and applying complex filters takes a second or less, so nothing really significant.
     

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