Hmmm, I just did a dummy scan and made a 90MB tiff file. I opened it
with the Gimp 1.2.5 and saved it as a jpeg in the best quality possible.
Unfortunately, it resulted in a small 10MB file. But no problem to open

Best Regards
Thomas J Spuhler

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On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 07:57, Bruce Burden wrote:
>     Hi folks,
>       I created a 45MB jpg with GIMP a few years ago. Now, when I
>     attempt to open the image, the file is successfully loaded, the
>     first tile or so is shown, then GIMP crashes because:
> bash-2.05b$ gimp
> GLib-ERROR **: could not allocate 16384 bytes
> aborting...
> gimp terminated: Abort trap
> bash-2.05b$ LibGimp-WARNING **: script-fu: wire_read: unexpected EOF
> bash-2.05b$ 
>       The version of GIMP that I am using is:  1.2.5.
>       Now, I realize that this is a GLib error, but I am looking
>     for pointers on why GLib is not able to allocate a few K of
>     memory. On a maching with nearly 1GB of free memory, I would
>     expect to be able to read a 45MB file (especially since I 
>     created the image with less memory!)
>                                               Thank you,
>                                                       Bruce

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