On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 23:34 +0200, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> I'm trying to touch up the result of a panorama shot I took. This
> takes quite long, mostly because the image is too big to fit into
> memory.

Working with large images does require a little extra care.

It helps to set the gimp tile cache (in preferences) to a
fairly large value.  E.g. I use a gigabyte or more.  But when I
bought extra RAM for my desktop, it made a huge difference.

> Currently images are commonly stored as an array of rows of pixels.
GIMP does in fact use image tiles.

Best,

Liam

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