My guess would be that it is running out of memory indeed since you are merging so many and such high res images. Holding a D800e image in memory takes about 220 MB of memory if in 16 bits. You are going to run out of that 8 gigs pretty quick. It won't hold the entire pano set in memory of course but it is going to need a significant portion. Have you tried merging a subset of the pano to see if this is the problem? Any way this machine could be upgraded.
P.S. how can you have LR CC but not Photoshop?
sorry; i have LR 6 and not CC. Worked fine with 9 images; took a bit more than an hour. Looks like memory is the issue. Thanks a bunch for your suggestion.
>took a bit more than an hour
Wow! yeah that is definitely a sign of memory being an issue. It must be swapping to disk like crazy while doing the stitch. On my 32 GB machine a similar stitch takes only a minute.
Thank you both for this post/dialogue. I have the same issue with merging multiple, hi-res images into larger panos and it seems that issue has to do with available space. I have a relatively new MacPro with 32GB RAM, 500GB SSHD with about 77GB free (which I know is low) and it seems begin the merge process just fine, shows me the preview, then it gives me this error:
A couple of questions:
Has the image been created and just not imported?
If it has, where is it and how might get it to be imported?
If it's a matter of space, where do I go to make more space?
One important thing to not forget is that Lightroom has a fairly strong restriction on image size. You can't go over 65,000 pixels on either width or height or it won't be able to come in, so if your panorama is going to end up over that, it won't work. This happens quite quickly if your individual shots are from a high res camera. Also there is a 4GB file size restriction to be aware off. That said, lightroom might not even be able to finish the stitch and the file never got created. I would check in the folder on your hard disk where your originals reside.
But up till LAST WEEK I was able to merge photos and never experienced any of such problems. Yesterday I try... and BAM there's the internal error problem.
Has there been some kind of change in Adobe's policy's whatsoever?
Any solution?, I have bought a Macbook Pro with 16GB RAM ending up with the same problem as stated. On my out-moded desktop, the photo merge process took a while but good. Looking forward to it.
I just upgraded to the latest lightroom CC version available online. Seems to work for me.