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I believe that it is not the actual file size - it is the pixel size of the image. I am not sure of the limitations of PSA SE, but it will most likely vary with your PC's memory size. This problem usually only shows up with scans done at excessive resolution.
Thanks. Surely the pixel size cannot be greater than the bit size. I have just had a 700K file jpeg file rejected as being too big, just after a 4MB jpeg was accepted. I am confused. Thanks again
If Adobe posted some guidelines on this matter it would be appreciated. Maybe the free version is deficient in some way. If so, then Adobe should at least tell us what the benefits are of upgrading to the paid version. Maybe they are not interested in sales!
> Surely the pixel size cannot be greater than the bit size. I have just had a 700K file jpeg file rejected as being too big, just after a 4MB jpeg was accepted.
JPEG file compression means that, for a given pixel size, the file size can be all over the map. It depends upon the amount of detail in the picture. I have come a across a picture which tripled in size after a slight contrast increase.
> If Adobe posted some guidelines on this matter it would be appreciated.
They have for th epaid-for version. I don't think they'd see it as relevant to the free version, as this is aimed at digital photographers who will not encounter any limitations in this respect.
You might find the FAQ on the PSA forum helpful. This posting is probably what you're after: Forums Operations, "I am receiving an error "File is too large" when importing some photos. Is there a file size limit?" #, 20 Oct 2003 8:59 am
The paid-for version is certainly closer to your needs [it can handle the TIFF files, for example]. But I would recommend looking at PSE instead, as it gives even more capability [at a bargain price].
Sorry, I am new to Adobe - what is PSE??? Thanks
> what is PSE?
Sorry. Photoshop Elements.
This is getting crazy. I have full photoshop version that I am using to reduce .tif files to .jpg. Even on the lowest file size conversion from .tif to jpeg, I cannot get the .jpg file less than 800K. Even at this level, Photoshop Album SE says my file is too big!!! What am I supposed to do????
> Even at this level, Photoshop Album SE says my file is too big!!! What am I supposed to do????
What is the pixels size of the image?
How much RAM do you have in your PC?
How does this relate to the FAQ I referred you to?
Thanks for replying. As you can tell, this is new to me, but IT in general is definitely not. How do I find the pixel size? I have 512MB, which surely is enough to deal with a file that is only 0.8MB in size? By the way I never had any of these problems using Kodak Easyshare - I just did not like the way it organised things.
> How do I find the pixel size?
Look at the properties using Windows Explorer.
Surely if you are scanning things, you know how big a scan you're making?
> I have 512MB, which surely is enough to deal with a file that is only 0.8MB in size?
I don't wish to be rude, but are you reading the information you are receiveing? For PSA, Adobe say that 512M will enable th eprogram to handle images up to 24 megapixels. It is not for you or I to out-guess how they are using memory.
Thanks again, maybe I am going senile (possible). Explorer of course shows sizes in bytes, not 'pixels'. Maybe they are classifying pixels as 'bits', not 'bytes' in which case the size limitation or 2.4MB with 512MB system memory is crazy. In any case it just does not work as expected. I will have to stick with Kodak's Easyshare which displays all photos regardless of how many 'pixels' they have.
The pixel size information is normally included in the "advanced" properties shown by WE.
I remain concerned that maybe you are scanning at too high a resolution and, hence, wasting time and disk space.