Skip to content

The best way to speed up Adobe Photoshop Slow Performance on your Apple Mac

Adobe Photoshop Slow Performance on Apple Mac computer information and assistance.

Are you looking for tips and information on how to speed up Adobe Photoshop Slow Performance on your Apple Mac Computer? Has Adobe Photoshop become slow or very slow? Do you need to find out some of the best ways that you can improve the speed and performance of Adobe Photoshop on your Apple Mac PC computer?

Find out from our Apple computer experts on how to speed up Mac Adobe Photoshop for Mac.

  • What to do if Adobe Photoshop is slow on your Apple Mac computer?
  • How can you optimise the performance of Adobe Photoshop on your Apple Mac computer?
  • What is the best way to speed up Adobe Photoshop on your Apple Mac computer?
  • Find out from our Apple computer experts on how to speed up Mac Adobe PS Photoshop on your Apple Mac computer.

Our Apple Mac computer engineers have come up with 10 ways that work! on How to speed up Adobe Photoshop on your Apple Mac computer.

If you want the best and ultimate Adobe Photoshop performance then using a Apple Mac computer that has Flash storage technology is the best way to avoid slow performance with Adobe Photoshop on the Apple Mac computer. If you have a Apple Mac computer that is late 2020 or newer then if Adobe Photoshop is slow, then the Flash storage volume might be full or your Apple Mac computer needs a storage volume maintenance repair, or the Apple Mac computer might have a Mac Malware infection causing the write and read performance of the storage volume to appear to be slow.

  1. Optimise the memory performance.
  2. Remove Utilities like Clean My Mac • MacKeeper • Avast • Norton for Mac • McAfee etc.
  3. Optimise the storage volume capacity on the Apple Mac computer.
  4. Use an external SSD Flash Storage volume as your Adobe Photoshop Scratch Disk.
  5. Remove unwanted applications that startup with your Apple Mac computer.
  6. Perform a Apple Mac computer malware and Apple Mac computer virus scan on your Apple Mac computer.
  7. Upgrade your Apple Time Machine backup external storage volume to a SSD Flash storage.
  8. For 2012 or newer Apple Mac computers • only use external USB 3.0 devices.
  9. Make sure that you are using the latest version of macOS that your computer will support.
  10. For the very best Adobe Photoshop ultimate performance from a 2012 to a 2019 Mac • use SSD USB 3.0 macOS startup volume.

macOS SSD Flash storage technology.

Update your Apple Mac computer to the newest version of MacOS and the newest version of Adobe Photoshop to get the best possible performance from Adobe Photoshop and make sure that you are using an Apple Mac computer that has Flash Storage technology. Using an Apple Mac computer that has an older conventional Macintosh HD can give very slow write and read performance when working with Adobe Photoshop,

Starting with MacOS Big Sur Apple MacOS operating system software has been fully optimised to take advantage of SSD Flash storage technology. And the macOS upgrade to macOS Big Sur is macOS Monterey, which will bring even more performance and stability to Adobe Photoshop on the Apple Mac computer.

What makes any PC or Apple Mac personal computers fast?

Memory and Storage!

Did you know that memory RAM and the storage technology have a massive factor to the speed of Adobe Photoshop!

The read and write speeds of a storage volume are critical when it comes to using Adobe Photoshop on the Apple Mac computer or any commuter including Microsoft Windows PC computers.

With the new Apple Mac M1 Apple silicon computers, using Apple silicon CPU, and a new technology called unified memory, the performance of the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop is impressive on the entry level Apple M1 MacBook Air or Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 laptop computer, and even the M1 Apple Mac mini computer!

However, if you have a intel Apple Mac computer that is 2012 to 2019 and the performance of Adobe Photoshop is slow, and it is taking too long to save your work, and its slow to open files and folders, it make sense to either look at a new Apple Mac computer with Apple Silicon technology and as much SSD Flash storage that you need to save and store your work, however: –

Upgrade your Apple iMac desktop computer or MacBook Pro with

Flash SSD storage solution as a fast macOS startup disk storage solution.

Contact Keith Thomas for Apple Mac computer IT Support service to get assistance for a slow Mac computer.

Keith Thomas is a Apple Mac computer specialist that worked for Apple Computer Uk, and now provides a same day and a same hour onsite and remote IT support service across Surrey Hampshire Berkshire Wiltshire London and to some areas and locations in Dorset and Somerset.

  • Complete the online website contact form. (open 24 Hours) with 10:30 am to 21:00 pm response times for completed forms sent to us.
  • Our online website contact form only takes a few minutes to complete on your • computer • phone • tablet device.
  • We respond by email: we are open daily from 09:30 am to 20:30 pm • 7 days a week service! including weekends and Sundays!
  • For Apple Product Repairs for Hardware and Apple Service, use the Apple Product Repairs button!
  • Call or Text 07800 940756 lines open 10:30 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00, 18:45 – 20:30

Adobe Photoshop performance further troubleshooting tips and information.

Adobe Photoshop needs fast access to the computer’s storage volume and memory areas to help with the speed and the performance of Adobe Photoshop. If you have an older Apple Mac computer, and over time, lots of applications have been installed, then the performance of the computer will have downgraded, as the most software applications that have been installed the slower the computer will be.

One way to get the very best performance from a Apple Mac computer is to back up the data and upload all of the data to the Apple iCloud and then simply erase the Apple Mac computer and start again by using the MacOS Recovery Console to erase the Apple Mac computer, and then use the MacOS Internet recovery console to download the most recent version of MacOS that your Apple Mac computer can support.

Our Apple Mac computer engineers are able to provide onsite and remote Apple Mac computer assistance with the re-installation of MacOS.

Adobe Photoshop Mac Slow performance

When Adobe Photoshop for Mac becomes slow, in some cases the storage volume on the Apple Mac computer needs a repair, or the storage volume has become slow, either due to the age of the storage volume, or the storage volume has too many files and folders on the storage volume.

How to speed up Photoshop for Mac.

The best way to speed up Photoshop for Mac is to use an Apple Mac computer that is based on Apple Silicon and using the most recent version of MacOS, for Apple Mac computers that are 2016 to 2019 models, find out if you have a SATA storage volume, or a flash solid state storage volume. For a limited time, Apple or an Apple authorised service provider can update an iMac 2016 to iMac 2019 computer from a SATA hard disk to a flash storage volume. This will make Adobe Photoshop much faster to use when opening and editing Adobe Photoshop files.

  • Use an Flash storage volume for the best Adobe Photoshop performance on a Apple Mac Computer.
  • For the Adobe Scratch Disk use a fast flash storage volume on a 2012 or newer Apple Mac computer.
  • Keep the storage volume 40% from free of storage volume space.
  • Use Apple Disk First Aid to repair the MacOS startup volume.
  • Make sure that your Apple Time Machine backup is not slow.
  • Remove applications that you no longer need and use to make MacOS faster in its performance.
  • Complete the online website contact form. (open 24 Hours) with 10:30 am to 21:00 pm response times for completed forms sent to us.
  • Our online website contact form only takes a few minutes to complete on your • computer • phone • tablet device.
  • We respond by email: we are open daily from 09:30 am to 20:30 pm • 7 days a week service! including weekends and Sundays!
  • For Apple Product Repairs for Hardware and Apple Service, use the Apple Product Repairs button!
  • Call or Text 07800 940756 lines open 10:30 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00, 18:45 – 20:30