An BIG PSD file opens into a New file

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Vinodh VasanthKumar . N, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I need some help on Adobe Photoshop (7).

    I have this BIG file around 40in x 35in. I work in a PIII based system
    with 128MB. I had a lot of patience and I worked for a day for a
    simple design.

    When I save the BIG PSD file, and open it up again... It opens into a
    NEW FILE!!

    I had this error twice. I had the same situation once back. In such a
    case what should I do to recover my file ?

    Atleast if nothing can be done. Please explain why it happens ?

    Please HELP!!

    -Vinodh VasanthKumar. N.
    Vinodh VasanthKumar . N, Feb 4, 2005
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  2. Vinodh VasanthKumar . N

    bogus Guest

    Since you have small amount of memory and are working on a relatively large
    file, Photoshop must swap information from memory to the disk as you work.
    That is why it takes so long for you to do something.

    Check you disk space. How much free space do you have?

    Does this happen with smaller files?
    bogus, Feb 4, 2005
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  3. Vinodh VasanthKumar . N

    Bill Hilton Guest

    I have this BIG file around 40in x 35in.

    What format is it in? That is, is it a tiff or jpeg or psd or other
    file type?
    Are you doing 'save as' and saving as a new file type? Or perhaps
    you've added layers or something and you can't save in the original
    format, so the file is saved in a different format. Can't really tell
    from your description but it sounds like that's what might be going on.

    To answer your question we need to know what the original file type is,
    what you are doing to the file in Photoshop (ie, adding adjustment
    layers etc), how you are saving it (Save or Save As) and what is the
    new file type.
    Bill Hilton, Feb 4, 2005
  4. i have no problem with big file... I am quite used to my system and I
    maintain, understand and tweak according to the requirement. My
    problem is "the saved file opening into a new file..."

    if i dont have space i will get error's like "Scratch disks are full"
    "Disk Full". But the file saves yet opens into a new file.

    Have anyone faced this error? This occured twice when I was handling
    these huge file bigger than 40in x 30in.

    But I have handles many files even 90in x 30in with out a problem in
    the same system and same installation...


    -Vinodh VasanthKumar. N.
    Vinodh VasanthKumar . N, Feb 5, 2005
  5. Vinodh VasanthKumar . N

    Tacit Guest

    I have this BIG file around 40in x 35in. I work in a PIII based system
    Forget it. You're wasting your time.

    Buy more RAM. RAM is cheap, cheap, cheap. You can triple the amount of memory
    in your computer for about the price of going out to dinner. I would strongly
    advise you to get as much RAM as you can afford; 512 MB is okay, a gigabyte is
    Tacit, Feb 7, 2005
  6. Vinodh VasanthKumar . N

    Chris Cox Guest

    If the file went over 2 Gigabytes, then Photoshop 7 won't be able to
    open it.

    Photoshop CS may be able to open it (since it can go over 2 Gig),
    depending on how far it went over (if the data is corrupt, nothing can
    open it).

    Chris Cox, Feb 13, 2005
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