Today I wanted to print a 100x150 cm 300 dpi (could also have been 240 dpi) file on an epson 9800.
The file was still in 16 bit mode so the file size was about 600mb. The file was a .jpeg from a D2x.
After I pressed the print button, photoshop started processing for 2-3 minutes. Then I received a program error and Photoshop CS2 seemed frozen.
Could someone give me some directions about optimizing my setup and/or help me solve this problem?
Two things would help us, first one is to know what the error message said and second one would be to know if Photoshop was really frozen or if it was busy doing processing.
I can't help you on the first question but for the second one (PS frozen or working) you can take the following steps:
1. Open the terminal application (in the Utilities folder)
2. Before starting to print in Photoshop, in the terminal window type this command: top -u
Press on Return or Enter key.
3. This will give you a list of the running processes, sorted by the amount of cpu usage
4. Start to print in Photoshop and watch the terminal window, look for the Photoshop process (likely to be at the top of the list).
5. When Photoshop seems frozen, what does the terminal window say? Is Photoshop running at the top of list (look at the attached pic)?
After this test you can safely close the terminal window (it will ask if you want to terminate the running process, click on the Terminate button).