Error that file is larger than 2gb in PSE 15
Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:52 PM
Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:09 PM
I got an error like that many years ago. Problem was that my computer didn't have enough ram. Don't know if that could be your issue. Have you tried saving in tiff? That isn't as large as a PSD.
Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:16 PM
wow, that's a huge file! i looked at some of my PSDs; the big ones are around 200 MB. are the photos you're using in raw format? if so, maybe start by saving the photos in jpg format? good luck!
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:22 PM
Just wondering -- how large is the template before you started using to it. Just looked up the file I had trouble with, it is 323 MB.
Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:53 AM
Me too, I thought I had some huge Art Journaling layout files files and looked them up and they were 400 MB at most!
I'm trying to remember, just recently April shared a tip about "tricking" PSE into thinking a file you were saving was smaller. If I recall correctly she put a white or blank (can't remember) page on the very top of your layers when saving. It's maybe worth a try and I'll see if I can find what she said.
Here's the tip April suggested:
"I suppose having fewer layers might make the saved file a little smaller, but if it is file size you're concerned about, putting a plain white layer as the top layer can trick Photoshop into saving a smaller file (hide it before you save it as a jpg and then turn it back on when you save the psd)."
See if that helps? Good luck in your new learning.
Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:34 PM
It would probably take 4 entire scrapbook collection biggies to add up to 2GB. I wonder if something else is going on here. Do you have images moved off to the sides that you thought you might use, but didn't? Is your canvas size bigger than 12x12 at 300 dpi? Are there some layers you can merge or simplify? (especially ones where you painstakingly fixed flaws with many adjustment masks - no need to keep those separate layers).
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