How to avoid working memory limits when editing images together in one

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by paulpaul, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. paulpaul

    paulpaul TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hi, I am experimenting with puzzling together images from several images. However I use the program Photoimpact and it soon runs out of memory when using it. After 5-6 pictures the .ufo files (Photoimpact format) get up to 150 MB. Also saving JPGs gets impossible once the image is bigger than 20 Megapixel.

    So I am now wondering is this only a problem of my computers' RAM memory or is this also a question of the program used? Should I get into Photoshop, while I am still satisfied with the options Photoimpact provides, just for the working memory issue or will I experience the same limits? Any other processing software that would be good for this purpose?

    Or should I simply get a more powerfull computer? How much RAM would I need or is it other factors that would prove limiting?

    And yeah, I know I could scale down the images, but that wouldn't allow me to scale anything up later, when needed...:confused:
     
  2. ghache

    ghache TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    295
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Im not sure about the application you are using but in photoshop you can set the maximum amount of memory alocated to the application.
    my working workstation has 4 gig of ddr3 and a I5 cpu. its pretty quick and never had memory issue using cs5 and lightroom at the same time.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Photoshop can usually handle whatever you throw at it...it just gets slower and slower as you ask more of it.

    More RAW certainly does help, and I'd assume it will help with your software but I can't know for sure.
     
  4. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Sounds to me like you need to upgrade the comp, as Mike says "more raw", think he means ram though. All image editing is ram/cpu intensive, when I started with photoshop the editing wasn't too bad as long as it wasn't filters, diffuse glow, etc but clicking save I could go make a coffee and come back to the desk n it would still be bashing away with the 250mb ram burning itself to death. H
     
  5. paulpaul

    paulpaul TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks a lot for your replies guys. Yeah I guess I'll have to go for the new hardware option...
    My current computer I use for image processing has a 1 GHz Processor and 1 GB RAM memory. How much do you reckon I should get minima for a new computer?
     
  6. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm still using the one I built a few years back with 2 gig ram and a amd cpu, 2500, which really runs at 1.8gig, but I still only run CS1 on XP pro and its fast enough for me. If you have a newer OS then your comp specs are useless. I just don't upgrade this stuff anymore, I'm sick to death of paying out for soft/hardware each year and seeing very little performance increase in imaging apps so till it all burns out I'll not be shelling out again. H
     
  7. edouble

    edouble TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NEPA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Great topic. I may have to add more RAM as well in a few months as I will be upgrading to CS5.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
insufficient memory in photoimpact
,
insufficient memory photoimpact
,
out of memory in photoimpact
,
photo impact out of memory
,
photoimpact 13 insufficient memory error
,
photoimpact insufficant memory
,

photoimpact insufficient memory

,
photoimpact insufficient memory error
,

photoimpact out of memory

,
photoimpact x3 insufficient memory