On Sunday 05 October 2008, fremobit wrote:
> In my opinion the needed memory for an image of  the dimensions 15000px
> to 15000px at 8bit depth is 214,57MB but Gimp allocates 1,1 GB.

This is an old discussion, but your case seems simpler than the usual 
discussion/guesses: 8 bit means 8 bit per 
channel (RGB, and in some cases also alpha)

215MB sound as if you did calculations for an image with only one channel, 
such as a grayscale image.

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