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Subject: [Leica] Photoshop Gurus: CS3 crop limitation question
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 05:50:37 +0200
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Hi Ben,

I am not a Photoshop guru, but I routinely make panoramas far bigger  
than 200 MB on a computer with similar specs to yours (except that it  
is a Mac), also using PS CS3. I am not sure what you mean by "9x25  
inches", surely your monitor is not that big?? Better talk in terms of  
pixel dimensions.

Anyway, my workflow is: import the DNG files to Lightroom, do any  
spotting needed, export as full-size TIFFs, then merge those in CS3  
using Photomerge. Then flatten and crop as needed.

So the only difference seems to be that I work on TIFF files in  
Photoshop while you are working with DNG files--I wonder if that can  
account for the problem? Certainly, I have never experienced any  
problem with cropping as you describe.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Sep 30, 2009, at 3:57 AM, Benjamin Marks wrote:

> To any LUG Photoshop gurus:
> I am running Cs3 on a Windows XP machine with 4 GB RAM and a 1 TB
> scratch drive. Memory allocation in CS3 is set to max. I am
> experimenting with using Bridge/Photoshop photo merge function to
> stitch 16-bit converted .dng files into long panoramas (9x25
> inches/200 MB when layers are flattened = pretty typical). So these
> are whopping big files. Here's the question:
> I seem to be having trouble with the crop tool. I can't drag it the
> length of the image -- it sort of stops 2/3 of the way across the
> frame. It is as if it has a limitation on the width of the crop.
> What's up? I can use the canvas size tool to roughly get where I want
> to go, but I don't understand the dynamic in Photoshop. No other
> images are open.
> Any ideas?
> Ben Marks
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