To do editing wouldn't you want the best quality photos to start off with?
Actually, sometimes, the size is overkill. The only time I see a need for oversized photos is if you are cropping out a tiny portion of the photo to print at a huge size.
There is a disadvantage to having overly large photos to work with in Photoshop. You have to have a really fast computer with loads of empty hard drive space and a great graphics card or things may slow down to a crawl.
For print, you need only 300 pixels per inch. Anything more is overkill.
i.e., 2400 pixels by 3000 pixels would make an excellent 8 inch by 10 inch print.
Can you give us the sizes for a sample file? What pixel dimensions, what size in MB?
Is that really the exact error message "file quality is too high"? Could you quote the entire message for us, verbatim?
In the elements organiser (where the photos are imported to) the thumbnail does not display the picture just the words “file size is too large”. Here are a few examples:
8.4MB 9570 x 11913
4.3MB 9552 x 11840
6.6MB 11904 x9888
As I am a novice to photoshop would you be able to suggest how to the reduce the size of these files if applicable. Any suggestions would be most grateful.
The exact message is “file quality is too high” – this is printed on the thumbnail instead of the picture where all the photos are imported into.