Photoshop 7.0.1 legacy version when doubling length&recieve "could not complete this action as the resulting image would be too large" error

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Photoshop 7.0.1 legacy version: trying to double image length but recieve "could not complete this action as the resulting image would be too large" error. My work deals with large files but well within researched 300000 pixel limit. For my work i double image length and copy+paste the same image so two are stacked. Keep recieving error when trying to update canvas size and when moving individual layers around. All research speaks of options my version doesn't contain like .PSB files etc. Any ideas? Do i need to update to a new version?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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It might have something to do with Photoshop 7 being a 32-bit application. The memory space is tiny compared to 64-bit - so it may simply be a memory issue.
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Would you recommend updating my version? The current or other 64-bit? Thanks I appreciate the info!
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Yes, you need to update to a newer version of save PSB files (Really Large Photoshop).  Currently, that is subscribing at $10/month with the Photography plan.  You'll be able to use Photoshop CC2019 or Photoshop 2020. 

That, or find a way to reduce your PSD such that stay under that file format's size limitations.

Now that we have high megapixel images, it's very easy to exceed that the original PSD file format supported.

You'll also need to make sure your OS is compatible.  On the Mac side, that's macOS 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mohave, or 10.15 Catalina
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Brandi Wheeler

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Thanks! I was wary of spending the extra money but looks like a good idea
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Content-Aware Fill is a huge time saver.  When I think of all the time I spent carefully painting objects out of a shot back in PS 2.5 and up, I'm so glad it's available now.  I find that Select > Subject could use some improvement (it's pretty good, but not perfect), it's also a huge time saver when it comes to cutting subjects out compared to how we had to do it in PS7.
Even though it's now 14 versions later, I think you'll still find it very familiar.  You're likely going to want to enable Use Legacy Transform in the Preferences right away.
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Brandi Wheeler

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Thanks for the info! Very helpful :) glad it should still be right where i need it!
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Photoshop 7/7.0.1 has a pixel dimension limit of 30,000 x 30,000, not the 300,00 x 300,000 of photoshop cs and newer, which use the psb (large document format) for documents of greater pixel dimensions than the 30,000 x 30,000 that the psd file format is limited to.
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Brandi Wheeler

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Ohhhhhh okay, that helps! Specifics will really help to lobby for an upgrade in my office! Thanks!