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error message "JPEG image plug-in could not save image"

Aug 18, 2011, 16:19
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error message "JPEG image plug-in could not save image"
Hi everyone, thanks in advance for your help.

So I am making digital color prints at 24x30. the photography work is about color fields and gradients, so I need super high res files. I have set the size to 24000x30000 pix at 1000 dpi... now my problem, when i go to save the gimp file as a jpeg i get this error message "JPEG image plug-in could not save image"

any ideas or alternatives?
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Aug 18, 2011, 18:00
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RE: error message "JPEG image plug-in could not save image"
Got enough space on the disk?

Seriously though:

1) Nobody sees much better than 300DPI, 600DPI is already overkill.

2) If you have such high accuracy standards for colors and gradients, why are you using a software than won't do better than 8 bit/color and saving in a format that does the same (and is lossy)?

Also, I want your PC (2.5GB images, hmmm....).

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Aug 20, 2011, 15:04 (This post was last modified: Aug 20, 2011 15:09 by winklaura.)
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I'm not doing my printing, and i'm just scared at $20 a pop I want to make sure I get the best quality photos I can. .I'm a starving artist and can't make mistakes that cost $20 each. when I upload the 800dpi files onto the site I'm printing from, it specifically tells me I should make the image a higher quality.

I don't understand why the computer will allow me to save the giant xcf but not the jpeg I have disk space and an external hard drive, this just has me stumped. It's not a fancy computer or anything, just a store bought e-machine, I didn't upgrade it or anything.
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Aug 20, 2011, 17:55
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RE: error message "JPEG image plug-in could not save image"
(Aug 20, 2011 15:04)winklaura Wrote:  I'm not doing my printing, and i'm just scared at $20 a pop I want to make sure I get the best quality photos I can. .I'm a starving artist and can't make mistakes that cost $20 each. when I upload the 800dpi files onto the site I'm printing from, it specifically tells me I should make the image a higher quality.

I don't understand why the computer will allow me to save the giant xcf but not the jpeg I have disk space and an external hard drive, this just has me stumped. It's not a fancy computer or anything, just a store bought e-machine, I didn't upgrade it or anything.
That may be your problem. Your image is huge, and takes 2.5 Gigabytes of memory. To save it as JPEG, the code also needs a lot of memory. Maybe it can't get enough. When the image is loaded, how much physical memory is left in your computer? And how much virtual?
(in Windows, Task manager (right click on the clock in the bottom right, and "Performance" tab)).

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