Not Enough Ram

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  1. rub

    rub TPF Noob!

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    I cannot open one of my files in photoshop. Yesterday I could, today I cannot.

    I get the error message: Could not complete your request because there is not enough memory (RAM).

    The file is a 3.27 MB jpeg. No other files open. No other programs running. This file had a textured layer added to it. It was flattened before saving. Is there any way I can open it?

    Thanks in advance...
    K

    ps - here is the file - I can save it move it and post it, just not open it!
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you have a bunch of applications running in the background (typical for Windows)?
     
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    I closed everything, and still cannot open it.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Have you tried a restart?

    Open your task manager (press 'Ctrl-Alt-Delete') and click on processes. That will show you all the stuff that might be sucking up your resources.

    Also, do you have more than one hard drive? It helps photoshop if you set your Scratch disk to a different drive than where the images are stored. I'm not sure if that will help this situation or not.
     
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    Tried all those things. Nothing. I can open other files. Just the ones that I used the textured files on will not open.

    Maybe I will just have to re-edit them. barf.
     
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    RAM is usually pretty inexpensive. That would be an easy upgrade. Someone here could maybe even walk you through it if you can't do it yourself.
     
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    Therapeutic reboot time? A memory leak in an application might be causing RAM to be eaten up even though you've closed all the apps. I seem to recall Photoshop being a little bit leaky in its memory usage in the past.

    I'd try a therapeutic reboot (if you haven't already) and then give it another go. If you've already done that, I'd suspect that the file is a wee-bit corrupted.
     
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    Edit ~ Preferances ~ Performance ~ Slide the memory allocation slider to more memory. I had to do this to stop a freeze when doing layers in a certain way. The default is 50% I slid it to 75% and it fixed the issue.

    I have 2 gig memory BTW.

    Hope this helps,

    Dan
     
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    Tried all your suggestions. Still nothing. If anyone else has a possible solution, I would love to hear it. Thanks.
     
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    Well... that stinks... it sounds like the file got corrupted a bit somewhere along the way. I don't suppose you have another machine you can try it on?
     
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    Nope. I will maybe try open it in another program and see if that works.
     
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    if you like you can email it to me i'll see if I can either open or restore it.
    otherwise, you can try using AntiVir Task manager.
    It is a very neat util that allows you to see what eats your memory the most..and shows ALL the true processes (task manager may not always show every single bit of information)
     

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