David Neary <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Photoshop handles large images better than GIMP. That's a known
> > fact and it's not trivial to improve.
> How, exactly? I've heard this too, but I have no clear idea how
> they do so - do they have a similar caching system, and just make
> better decisions about what to cache and when? Or do they use OS
> specific features to reduce read times for caching operations?
AFAIK they don't load the full image into memory. If you open a large
image, only the preview is loaded and if you zoom in, then only the
necessary parts are pulled into memory. Of course this doesn't work
with all file formats.
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