Adobe needs to change it's file size limits

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Currently Adobe is at a max file size of 2gb for PSD and 4gb for Tiff.  I'm tired of hearing this is the industry standard.  Adobe seems to be the one fixed on this standard.  With the continued release of more powerful and higher quality images from the DSLR manufacturers Adobe is a joke if they think 2-4GB will continue to be the standard.  So what are you telling us Adobe?  We can't do panoramas anymore unless we only use 3-4 shots.  I stitch 5-8 shots at 36megapixels per file.  It's getting old that I use a high quality camera and can't save my panoramas.  I'm sure as hell not going to convert them to jpeg quality either. 
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Ronald Chambers

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Isn't PSB for larger file sizes?  You might have turned the popup off when you save PSD.
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David Madsen

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Yes it is for large files.  However when I save the same file as a PSB it is only 2gb in size.  Yet it doesn't save as a psd or tiff due to being too large for those formats.  Something isn't right.
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why is this an issue? Your psd or tiff is going to be 2GB, which neither can handle, so Ps requests that you save as a psb. Isn't that working the way it should?
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Ronald Chambers

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Is your storage formated as NTSF or Mac equivalent? If not the older disk couldn't go over 2gb.
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David Madsen

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I am on a PC and external drive is NTFS format.
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Ronald Chambers

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One more try. Preferences / File handling / Maximumize PSD-PSB compatibility. Make sure Never is not turned on.
Windows 10 and PSCC 2017?
I don't know anything more to ask.
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Are you trying to save these panoramas as 16 bits/color, with all layers and masks intact? Only that way you could get such as massive file. A 36 mpixel image is 108 MB if you use 8 bits/color and 216 MB if you use 16 bits/color, so even stitching 8 images in 16 bits/color should still give you a panorama that is well within the 4 GB limit of the TIFF-format, unless there is a lot of extra overhead such as masks and extra layers.

I also make panoramas of up to 8 images on my 36 Mp Sony A7R and I have never encountered any problems. Nowadays I mainly use Lightroom to stitch them to DNG. I have a 28,655 pixels wide panorama right in front of me. The file size of this DNG is only about 500 MB.
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Add your 'Me To' vote and comments here at the below post and try using ZIP Layer Compression to reduce the file size. That's about all you can do for now.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_support_cataloging_psb_files



 
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Don't forget that you can check both compression types as ZIP in that dialog to get smaller files!
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There are plenty of reasons to keep the PSD and TIFF limits as they are, but there needs to be expanded support for PSB  and BigTIFF as a new standards. Integration and testing have been slow, it seems.
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If the technology continues the way it has, pretty soon we'll be at 50+megapixel DSLR's and saving all our images as PSB's.  Images aren't going to get smaller only larger in size.        
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So? That's what new standards like PSB are for.