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272 Points

Tue, Jul 2, 2013 9:58 AM

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Photoshop: Remove the 8192px limit on save for web

Not allowed to save image with greater width than 8192px when saving for web. Seems like a silly arbitrary limit, imposed by Adobe. Please remove

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195.8K Points

7 years ago

Original title with too much detail:

In the age of sprite sheets, surely it's time to remove the 8192px limit on save for web? Keep getting stung by this..

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7 years ago

Now, we need more detail on just what you're trying to save, and what you are trying to do with those images.

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272 Points

7 years ago

Amending a massive sprite sheet for a website. Both standard & retina resolutions. Canvas size for retina is over 10,000 pixels wide.

Save for web functionality (required to compress the png sufficiently) does not allow saving of images wider than 8192px - it automatically scales them back to this maximum without much wanring.

Forced to save out using 'save as' function as a .png file then use external tool for compression - which does a much better job at reducing file sizes also BTW.

In the age of retina resolution images and using sprite sheets in CSS for larger sites, these limitations need removing, and photoshop's compression abilities also need to up their game.

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OK, thanks for the background - that should make it easier to justify with product management.

FYI - Photoshop's PNG compression and SFW are the same - the difference is that SFW doesn't include metadata unless you tell it to. And Photoshop's PNG compression is still comparable to PNGCrush results, unless you include modes that Photoshop cannot support (like indexed transparency).

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272 Points

Good to know. Could be made easier in the UI. Thanks

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162 Points

Actually, in my experience, PNGs exported with Save for Web and tossed into PNGGauntlet still lose around 20% of their weight. My sample depth should be in the ten-thousands by now. So Mr. Darke's point might still be vaild, Mr. Cox.

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82 Points

7 years ago

Indeed running into the same limit. I'm trying to slice up large backgrounds for mobile devices much bigger than the 8192px limit. Please lift this limit.

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285.6K Points

Have you looked at Adobe Generator instead of Save For Web?

http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...

(Check out the Loom SDK video, above, to see something neat with their sprite sheets or the StandIn example for Mobile, below)

http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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62 Points

6 years ago

Hello, I found that this problem is still there.

I made a screenshot of a responsive site (>8192px in height) to make some quick modifications and I wanted to export the modified sections with slices but I couldn't due to this limitation.

Any fix expected?

Thank you.

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236 Points

6 years ago

Adobe: When you lift the limit don't be stingy! I just ran into this wall unexpectedly. After checking my doc it was 23,195px tall. By emerging responsive standards it didn't seem unusually long when flicking through on a mobile phone. I would just give us more than anyone thinks we can use within the capabilities of your average modern workstation.

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140 Points

6 years ago

I've found a small workaround on this issue. What Photoshop does is remember the settings of the last time you Saved for Web on your file by default. I've found that only when photoshop is remembering these settings, and your settings were for a png, will it prevent you from saving another png at 100%. But if you confuse it a bit, you can get around it. Basically, you have to change Photoshop's memory to a jpeg output instead of png.

Here's what I did:
Open file, Save for Web, change whatever settings photoshop is remembering to a jpeg output (quality level doesn't matter), then press Done. The UI goes away and you're back in your file. Now, go to Save for Web again. As you'll see, for some reason Photoshop will allow you to output a jpeg at 100%. (It might still say 33% or 54% or whatever in the Image Size box, but just ignore it.) Save your file and check the dimensions. If you need a png, you can do the above, but on your second time in the Save for Web UI change output to png. But, remember that the next time you Save for Web on that same file, Photoshop will not let you output at 100%. You'll have to change the memory to jpeg again.

The pixel dimensions on my project are: 725 x 24,164

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72 Points

Thanks so much Jordan! I was totally scratching my head on this one haha! ,)

Any idea how to get the % field to read 100% when saving a jpg for web (after following your instructions to trick PSD)?

My jpgs are indeed saving at 100%, but the image settings are still displaying lower due to the silly/antiquated maximum issue.

Thanks again!
Michael

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160 Points

I'm not sure. I haven't worked on a big psd in a while now, but I remember when I was doing this before, the percent field was all over the place. I just ignored it, and did the math in my head.

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72 Points

Thanks so much for replying, Jordan! I really appreciate it!

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60 Points

That's Amazing of you Jordan, really helped!

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10 Points

6 years ago

That workaround totally works! thank you. You've prevailed where Adobe have failed.

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70 Points

6 years ago

oh my friggin lord in heaven.
you sir deserve a medal.

i have been wrestling with this issue for 5 days now, and noone, but noone could help me out.

then your smashing post comes along.

long live the the internet...
and you my friend

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70 Points

6 years ago

...by the way adobe's "Trouble signing in?"
is a festering mire of confusion.

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160 Points

6 years ago

Glad to help!

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278 Points

5 years ago

Please keep in mind that "save for web" is also used by other fields as well to ensure a format that conforms to standards. If you save an image as PNG with the standard dialogue instead of using "save for web" you will get different results. We always use save for web to make sure there aren't compatibility issues. The same goes for Jpeg. You'd be surprised by how many people send me jpeg's wondering why it doesn't look correct in other software, and then I realize they saved a CMYK document as a jpeg. Save for web fixes those little accidents as well.

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70 Points

5 years ago

I hit this with iOS Game asset creation. Some backgrounds, easily exceed this, especially for retina assets.

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324 Points

5 years ago

I just ran into this issue as well, and unfortunately was not able to get the workaround posted above by Jordan Tavenner to work. It kept overriding all my values to constrain to the 8192px limit, no matter what I did.

Thankfully, I did find another workaround that seems to be working reliably for me so far:
  1. Open the "Save for Web" dialog
  2. Change your output settings to the preferred format and quality
  3. DO NOT interact with the size inputs
  4. Click the "Preview" button in the lower left corner of the "Save for Web" dialog
  5. Photoshop will generate the image at your original dimensions and open it in a web browser
  6. Save out the generated image from the web browser
Beneath the generated image, Photoshop will even generate a summary of your output settings and dimensions, mine read:

Format: JPEG Dimensions: 720w x 14654h Size: 1.039M Settings: Quality is 60, Non-Progressive, Optimized on
 
That being said, given the ever increasing pixel density of displays, this seems a silly limit to continue to impose.

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62 Points

THANK YOU for this!!! Such a ridiculous limit!!!

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62 Points

You sir are a legend! 

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70 Points

unfortunately this does not work with multiple slice sfw.

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60 Points

It works! The preview images come with slice. 

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90 Points

4 years ago

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