Photoshop Elements: Panorama - error message that reports "insufficient ram available to complete fill operation"

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Using PSE V9 in the panoramic mode I am getting an error message that reports "insufficient ram available to complete fill operation. I have an I7 processor/6gb Ram/EVGA X58 motherboard. The maximum image limit for transforming images is 7 at about 5MB per image and about 35-40MB total image processing. I cannot believe that 6GB is insufficient RAM memory to process the panoramic algorithm to completion. It appears to be an application error and I hesitate to purchase more ram if that is the case. I know you do not typically respond to thes messages but PSE 9 is such a great package that I would appreciate a response to this message if possible. A link to any other reponse would even be appreciated to clarify the possible softare limits. Autocad typically uses disk swap space to enhance processing. Any possible information would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks for your help in advance. Michael Murphy
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Michael,

What OS are you seeing this error on?
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Jeffrey-thanks for the quick response! Windows 7-64 bit is the OS. The ram error got worse today-it only took 6 images this last time-very frustrating-I hope you can find the problem-excellent customer service!!!
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Jeffery-have you found any solution yet?
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Hi Michael,

Sorry for the late response.

Even though you have 6GB, Elements is a 32bit application, so it's not able to take advantage of all that RAM.

What are the pixel dimensions of the 6 images you're trying to merge? Are there any other applications running at the same time?
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Jeffrey-Thank you for your help. I was not aware that RAM usage was selectable. I moved it to 86% and tried 12 images with success(2X the previous.) Still got the same RAM "insufficient" error but at least there is progress I can live with. Average image size is 2848X4288(Nikon D300) and no other applications are running. Can I set RAM usage to 100%? I'll try a few different settings for experimentation. Without border fill I must crop(not a big deal but it would be nice to have.) Can the software algorithm be modified for larger applications? The blending of images is so amazing-it is impossible to tell that splicing has occurred. An impressive program. Do other Adobe programs allow large transformations?
Thanks again Jeffrey for the great assistance. It is nice to know that you have provided excellent customer support. Any additional suggestions or links would be appreciated if you have some more ideas. Thanks again Michael Murphy
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I am having this problem with photoshop CS5 extended. I gave it my 2nd drive for a scratch disk which has about 1TB of free space. while editing multilayer panoramas (the layers chew up RAM and so does content-aware-fill) I get out of memory errors. I have a Pentium 4 HT (32-bit) 1-core 2-thread with 3GB RAM running xp pro sp3 32-bit. I don't think it's even using the swap space I gave it.

I work on multi-gigapixel panoramas and I don't use photoshop to stitch them (because ps doesn't work well). so this is a big issue for me.

the motherboard/desktop/workstation/laptop industry is cutting out large memory systems and reducing memory to 32GB maximum addressable RAM on workstations & desktops and currently 16GB on i7 laptops.

the computer industry is shifting and photoshop is very broken in this respect, so photoshop is going to have to change to work with the new hardware. I would personally like the patch to come in as an update in CS5 and CS5.5 if possible. the new motherboards & systems are out NOW.

I remember one guy complaining that his photoshop sessions were getting too cramped and he was thinking of 64GB of RAM or more. I know the feeling.

this really needs to be fixed yesterday. thanks much for your time.
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ok, but just how much ram is enough? some of my multigigapixel multilayer panos I need to do content-aware fill on. photoshop is supposed to be able to handle 300,000x300,000 - or does it *really* now with the new motherboards & cpus? I was going to get a new machine. the old workstations could do 256GB of RAM or 192GB of RAM. I like that. bootup is a bear though. sigh. something needs to change here "some operations require actual ram". either photoshop or the motherboard manufacturers, and I think microsoft is more in control of the mobo mfr's...

perhaps I can make use of really large virtual memory space? how much can a 64-bit windows 7 handle? I need some ideas here. I am probably going to get on the microsoft windows 7 forum to see if a proc that can only address 32GB RAM is a problem for an OS if you want to address 128GB of VM. hibernation must be insufferable... unless someone here knows. what is the limit for VM of a 64-bit system? I have never had a 64-bit system, so I don't know how big it can get.
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Check out this topic for tips on hardware, software/settings:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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I found out that
64-bit windows' maximum virtual memory is 16TB.
32-bit windows' maximum virtual memory is 4GB of course.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ma...