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comment Techniques for very large image
as for the limits I really don't know but my experience was that Photoshop saved the file as a *.bsd (big photoshop?), that was around 5GB, the *.tiff version about 3GB and it was sent over the net 7z'ipped that was able to compress the *.tiff to less than 1.5GB.
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comment Techniques for very large image
thanks for your input. Just to give some feedback, it will be am artsy panel that will sit on a wall where people will be able to sit very near. The artist wants people to be able to see the minor details as well as the broad image. Just imagine that image everyone has seen where you create a persons face consisting of several small images (something along that trail). The good news, with a scrath disk, and 8GB RAM, photoshop did stutter a bit but was able to keep workable. The panel is already being printed and, from what I could tell, it's looking pretty awesome. Thanks.
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comment Techniques for very large image
thks. This was a very useful explanation!
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comment Techniques for very large image
@poepje you just pick up the phone... Drukkerij is printer in English. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_(publishing)
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comment Techniques for very large image
when I referred to sharding I was thinking about actually splitting the image into several parcels where you would work separately, but in a semi-automatic kind of way (not actually having different files). I would assume there are people who have to work on 100 meters and above images and throwing RAM at it will scarcely be the solution. That said the "scratch" methodology seams to be the "de facto" approach. Going to wait a bit more and if no magic bullet comes along accept your answer. Thanks!
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comment Techniques for very large image
appreciate the input. Specially the part on "scratch space". Google'ed it and it's something similar to virtual paging, that's exactly the sort of "tricks" I was hoping for. I was also considering something along sharding (concept copied from databases where you split them in several smaller pieces) is this used by the industry or does "scrath" provide it as a transparent layer? Thanks.
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comment Techniques for very large image
on this specific case the printer only goes to 150dpi. No need to try and put more dots/pixels to the inch as the outcome will be the same.
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Thks for the answer! Even assuming that on my personal case throwing hardware at the problem can solve it, I would imagine that there are scenarios where that would be unrealistic (say the image was 10 times larger). Perhaps sharding the image? I was looking into that sort of hacks...
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