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Not Enough Memory to Export

Feb 21, 2008 12:12 PM

I have noticed since switching to Leopard (now 10.5.2) on my new Mac Pro Octo, that I keep getting "Not Enough Memory To Save File" any time I try to EXPORT a CMYK file over about 12"x 12" to RGB color space?

For instance, I can SAVE a 2-ft x 3-ft AI file, I can cut and paste that artwork from AICS3 to a new RGB Photoshop CS3 document of the same size, but I cannot EXPORT in Tiff, PSD, etc. directly from AICS3. The resulting Photoshop file in my current case is 228-meg, but I have 16-Gig of RAM and a dedicated 500-Gig Scratch Disk?

I never had this problem when exporting in Tiger on a Dual G5.
 
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    Feb 21, 2008 12:16 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    Do you have any guides in your artwork? Try deleting them before exporting.
     
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    Feb 21, 2008 2:14 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    Try zooming all the way out and Select All. Are there any stray points at the corners of the artboard?
     
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    Feb 21, 2008 3:48 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    You do have an page-size defined in the document setup don't you? Otherwise it might be trying to export the entire artboard.
     
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    Apr 27, 2008 10:45 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    Same thing here (4GB of RAM).

    I see your post is a few months old. I don't know if
    you ever found a solution.

    Thanks.
     
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    Apr 27, 2008 8:41 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    There is a limit to how big a file you can export as a tiff or .psd file.
     
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    Apr 28, 2008 6:37 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    Why is there such a limit, please?

    I can cut and paste layer by layer and object by object
    from Illustrator to Photoshop. After that Photoshop can
    save it as a '.psd' file without any trouble. This is a
    workaround that I've been using.
     
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    Apr 28, 2008 10:16 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    the far better workaround is to simply open your illustrator document in Photoshop, and rasterize it there.
     
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    Apr 28, 2008 11:00 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    Nice suggestion, jean p, but layers aren't preserved that way
    IIRC.
     
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    Apr 28, 2008 11:19 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    you are correct, but I don't recall the need to preserve layers being mentioned in this thread.

    I used to export to layers all the time, but it just doesn't work well in recent versions of Illustrator.

    What I do now, that works better than exporting to layers, is to open my Illustrator document in Photoshop as a Smart Object.

    This is incredibly flexible, because you not only preserve layers, you preserve complete illustrator editibility.
     
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    May 6, 2008 4:52 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    I tried it but it didn't work.. I opened it as Smart Object with Photoshop but it flattens the layers...

    Hopefully Adobe will resolve this issue, what's the used of exporting large PSD file if it always caused some errors.

    I've tried Illustrator CS, CS2 and CS3 and I keep getting "Not Enough Memory To Save File" every time I try to EXPORT a 120in. by 24in. streamer into PSD.

    BTW I'm using QuadCore, 4GB RAM and 512 Video Card under Windows XP Pro SP2.

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    May 6, 2008 5:16 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    >I tried it but it didn't work.. I opened it as Smart Object with Photoshop but it flattens the layers...

    they are flattened in photoshop, but when you open the Smart Object in Illustrator again, the layers are fully intact.

    Read about how to use Smart Objects before you dismiss them as not working.
     
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    May 6, 2008 7:02 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    saijin.

    Please understand that NO advertising is allowed in these forums. Your commercial links and/or your posts will be deleted.

    Thanks.

    Neil
     
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    May 6, 2008 4:32 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    jean p wrote:
    > they are flattened in photoshop, but when you open the Smart Object in
    > Illustrator again, the layers are fully intact.

    Indeed. But while it's true that the layers are intact,
    they can't be worked on individually in Photoshop.
    That's why I prefer to export as a PSD.
     
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    May 6, 2008 5:09 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    This is true, and I know why one would prefer to work that way on some projects.

    I'm just saying for me personally for most of my projects, Smart Objects are more appropriate, and so I never have to worry about all those export to layers problems any more.
     
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    May 7, 2008 5:23 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    jean p wrote:
    > I'm just saying for me personally for most of my projects, Smart
    > Objects are more appropriate, and so I never have to worry about all
    > those export to layers problems any more.

    Yes, I think there are merits in both approaches.
    Certainly, if I were applying filters with global
    effect, then smart objects would be the way to go.
    One wouldn't want all those layers cluttering things
    up in Photoshop.
     
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    May 7, 2008 6:04 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    I think were out of the topic now guys.. I hope Adobe will come up with the solution on avoiding this conflict with exporting a PSD file. This issue has been there for about 3 version now. Are there any other solution for exporting a large Illustrator file to Photoshop rather than importing it as Smart Objects, also preserving its editable layout? Not only for Mac but for Windows as well.
     
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    May 7, 2008 7:55 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    saijin, we are not Adobe, we are users, and often the best we can do is discuss work-arounds for a given problem.

    If you want adobe to fix this, ask them to.

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
     
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    May 7, 2008 3:44 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    I knew that... that's why I asked this...

    Are there any other solution for exporting a large Illustrator file to Photoshop rather than importing it as Smart Objects, also preserving its editable layout? Not only for Mac but for Windows as well.
     
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    May 21, 2008 1:00 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    In order to export an .ai with multiple layers to a .psd with layers preserved, you need to resize both the dimensions of your artboard (File:Document Setup) and the scale of the layers (Select All, then Object:Transform:Scale... or manually scale holding the "Shift" key). For example, if you ultimately need the final image at 600 width and 400 height, then set your artboard dimensions to this, and then scale your layers inside the new artboard dimensions. Then export as a .psd file (make sure you match RGB or CMYK and select "write layers"). You can then export as a .psd file with layers preserved.

    Bryan
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    May 21, 2008 5:48 PM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    Bryan,

    Please refrain from posting your commercial link. Thanks.

    Neil
     
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    May 24, 2008 6:36 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    try this:

    turn it on it's side-no kidding. Turn it so the longer side is the vertical one. The Illustrator export function and photoshop import have a limit on the columns but not on rows. Some of the older formats such as pict had (have?) a limit of 4800 pix. so the solution was to make large images vertical.
    or then again , maybe I did not understand your problem,

    Joe
     
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    Jun 25, 2008 11:08 AM   in reply to (John_Dikmen)
    I have been having similar problems export a simple logo at a large size to a PSD from Illustrator with layers in tact. Mainly so I can apply different styles the layers for effects.

    I agree it would be an awesome leap forward to place an illustrator file with layers in tact in photoshop as a smart object and apply styles/effects to the different layers.

    Anyway, after several solutions, rotating the document so it is tall versus wide solve the issue.

    Much appreciated.
     
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