Hi Fred -
Please don't wait around for me to upload the test image that I mentioned
previously. In attempting to get this ready for you, I have encountered
some unexpected behavior that I am presently evaluating. I am able to open
and work with larger files than I experienced previously. Something must
have changed on my system, but I have no idea what it could be. Suffice it
to say at the moment that it doesn't look like the GIMP has a memory limit
that affects my usage under Windows after all! I'll get back to you and the
list later with more details once I'm certain that I can believe what seems
to be happening. Thanks once again for offering to help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Myers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP Image Size Limits
> Sorry Fred and all, my apologies, 400KB was a serious typo. That should
> have read 400MB!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fred Bazolo" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "gimp users" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 11:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP Image Size Limits
> I am curious about your file sizes though: 400 KB doesn't sound all that
> actually, that sounds pretty small. Also, I'm not very technical so bear
> me, but isn't 5 times 400 KB about 2.0 MB? What am I missing here?
> On Wednesday 08 January 2003 23:31, Kevin Myers wrote:
> > Under Windows I am running into a problem where the GIMP's pixel buffer
> > seems to hit a 2GB file size limit when my gray scale TIFF image files
> > excede roughly 400KB in size. I'm guessing the buffer requires 5 bytes
> > pixel (RGB, transparency, ?), even though all of that isn't really
> > for my images.
> > I need to work with these images absolutely ASAP. Because all of the
> > machines involved are running Windoze, I was hoping to stick with that.
> > However, it's starting to look like that is a hopeless cause given my
> > porting skills and the apparant lack of interest of most gimp developers
> > addressing this problem under Windoze (at least in the near term).
> > So, I'm starting to consider using Linux instead, and have two related
> > questions:
> > 1. Can anyone out there positively confirm that running the GIMP under a
> > fairly recent version of Linux would avoid any inherent 2GB pixel buffer
> > size limit? I can provide some images for testing if anyone would like
> > volunteer...
> > 2. Would anyone out there care to suggest a readily available commercial
> > Linux distribution that is extremely easy to install, learn, and use for
> > unsophisticated users with primarily Windblows experience?
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
> > s/KAM
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