> > Photoshop handles large images better than GIMP. That's a known fact
> > and it's not trivial to improve.
Ummm, well that known fact isn't completely true. In actual fact, Photoshop
will *not* handle many of the large images that we work with at all, whereas
the GIMP will do so with no problem. Photoshop has an inherent 32K maximum
pixel limitation in both height and width that the GIMP is not saddled with.
Photoshop may process reasonably large images somewhat faster than the GIMP
can, but the GIMP can handle huge images that make even the latest versions
of Photoshop roll over and croak.
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