Hi,

"Branko Collin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On 7 Feb 2002, at 9:29, Jon Winters wrote:
> 
> > Went to an Adobe conference yesterday and they claim photoshop 6 has
> > been tested with images up to 8000 layers.  They said it can probably
> > handle more but that is where they stopped testing.  How many layers
> > are we supporting?  (heh... memory is cheap!)
> 
> My GIMP crashed somewhere between the 300th and 400th 16x16 layer. I 
> could not see exactly which layer, because I kept stabbing the mouse 
> button quickly and after the 100th layer or so, the refresh of the 
> Layers dialog could not keep up with me.

Script-Fu is still adding layers while I write this and the count is
approaching 4000 layers of 16x16 pixels here. At the moment gimp uses
about 330MB of virtual memory (256MB physical RAM).  The script has
(gimp-displays-flush) after (gimp-image-add-layer ...), so the layers
dialog is fighting to keep up with the amount of layers and the
scrollbar already shows that GTK+-1.2 has a problem with X coordinates
being limited to 16bit. Let's see how far I can get, but I guess 8000
layers shouldn't be a problem with enough RAM and if you bring enough
time.


Salut, Sven
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