Multi Core Processing

> Photoshop has supported some multi-core processors since the release of CS. Lightroom uses separate processes for importing and exporting images, and for generating image previews - an indicator in the main program window then tells you which background processes are currently in progress. We would like to see more multiprocessors support in future.

Figure 5-22: ACR includes a number of Auto corrections.

Since early 2006, nearly all new notebook and desktop computers are equipped with multi-core processors (and sometimes even with multiple processors). Multi-core processors counteract the endless spiral of ever-increasing processor speeds and the associated increased heat generation. Multi-core processors are an advantage for performing CPU-hungry image processing tasks. Provided that your RAW converter and your image processing software are capable of taking full advantage of the new technology, multi-core processors refresh preview images faster and allow you to process images while others are still being imported in the background.

Multi-core support also makes other background processes (such as RAW conversion itself) faster without limiting overall processing power. Multi-core processors make image correction processes perceptibly faster. Capture NX and Canon Digital Photo Professional do not yet support multi-core processors and are relatively slow as a result. But Lightroom and Aperture still have room to improve in this respect - here, too, we hope that future releases will address these issues.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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