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Large Files Corrupt

Sep 26, 2012, 16:17
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Large Files Corrupt

I'm using Gimp on very very large image files, my current image is 22000 x 23000. Gimp has 24GB of memory assigned in the Preferences menu (out of 32) and is fine while editing. However whenever I save the image as an XCF or PSD it corrupts. Occasionally with an XCF it will be recoverable but only one layer will recover. If it's exported as a PSD next time I try to open the image it says there are too many layers and is corrupt.

Is this a bug or is there a way I can preserve my large images with layers?
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Sep 26, 2012, 19:45
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RE: Large Files Corrupt
(Sep 26, 2012 19:33)ofnuts Wrote:  What file system are you saving your image to? FAT file systems have a 4GB-per-file limit (each layer in your image is potentially 2GB).

It's NTFS, I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit for my work station.

Other specs are:

i7-2600K @ 3.5ghz
GTX 560Ti 1GB
32GB DDR3 1600
256GB Crucial M4
2x1TB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda
500GB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda

The system is powerful enough to work the images but saving is where it trips up every time. Oh and the swap space for Gimp is in a folder on the 500GB drive which is 90% empty.
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