Sometimes, when you are working with large, multilayered, graphically intense images, you will find that even though you have all the gigabytes in the world, Photoshop is still asking for more memory or it's acting a bit sluggish. Why does this happen? Photoshop utilizes memory for every action completed (you will see this noted in the History palette). Photoshop also utilizes memory to enable users to use the Undo command. Each time you copy an item, memory is also used up. Here are some tips for streamlining your memory.
TRY IT To free memory used by the Undo command, the History palette, or the Clipboard, select Edit | Purge and choose the item type or buffer you want to clear. If already empty, the item type or buffer is dimmed.
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