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How to improve performance

There are various things you can do to improve performance and take additional burden off of your machine or device. See the suggestions below.

Keep in mind, if the device or machine you’re using is low on available memory, these can sets help, but like any other app, SketchBook will be hampered by low device memory and may have problems. We recommend you free up memory by backing up your content to the cloud or another external source.

Improving performance on SketchBook for Desktop

Your preferences are where you can benefit the most. The first thing we always recommend is to turn off Enable Rotate Canvas. When working with an extremely large canvas, you can experience slower performance when enabled. Turn this option off can make a huge difference. See Rotating the canvas for instructions on how to do this.

Another preference to turn off to improve performance is Display brush stamp. This displays the stamp of your brush while drawing. You can also experience a lag in performance when using large brushes. Therefore, if you are using large brush, we recommend you disable this option. See Displaying your brush stamp for instructions on how to do this.

Two last things you could do would be to reduce the default canvas size and reduce the maximum number of undos.

Improving performance on SketchBook for Mobile

Your preferences are where you can benefit the most. The first thing we always recommend is to turn off Rotate Canvas. When working with an extremely large canvas, you can experience slower performance when enabled. Turn this option off can make a huge difference. See Rotate canvas preference for instructions on how to do this.

Our final suggestion would be to look at your canvas size and layer usage. If you don’t need to be working with an extremely large canvas with a lot of layers, select a smaller canvas size. Since a larger canvas and layers can take its toll on your device’s memory reserves, this can greatly improve performance.

Improving performance on SketchBook for Windows 10

Like we mentioned above, the first thing is to ensure your machine/device has adequate available memory. If it doesn’t, back up files to external sources and move/delete unneeded files from your device/machine.

We also recommend you close apps running in the background. The amount of memory these apps can be using can really add up, hampering performance.

Our final suggestion would be to look at your canvas size and layer usage. If you don’t need to be working with an extremely large canvas with a lot of layers, select a smaller canvas size. Since a larger canvas and layers can take its toll on your device’s memory reserves, this can greatly improve performance.

 

Updated on October 11, 2017

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