Rickstep Posted January 6, 2009 Share Posted January 6, 2009 Hi, I have been using Paint.NET as a poor man's Autocad to create drawings for a house renovation. I want to create a drawing using only black & white, set to 8 bit. The drawing is to print to standard 8.5" x 14.0" inch paper (legal paper). The Resolution is set to 300 pixels/inch to match the laser printer. Image size is 8.0" x 13.5". This creates an image 2400 pixels x 4050 pixels. When a new image is created and saved as a blanc image, it won't save. The file created has 0 bytes. The first error is a Preview, file size: (error). When you try to save the file a window opens with the message "There was an unspecified error while saving the file. If I generate a smaller file at 2700 x 1600 pixels it saves properly. If I resize to the final size I get the same errors. If I resize to 90% of the larger size it saves fine. If I incrementally increase the size I can save the file at the larger size. The 2700 x 1600 file saves at 125 KB. At 2403 x 4050 and 299.92 pixels resolution the file size is 629KB. Paint.NET does not crash. Since I lost some work I've spent most of my time trying to determine the point at which the files won't save. the point seems to be around 97 - 99 % of the 2400 x 4050 size. The computer is an hp dc7600 business computer with a 3.2 GHz cpu and it has 4 identical 1GB memory modules. This gives about 3.3GB of useable memory. Hard disk is 500GB with 75% available. No hard drive errors. O/S in XP Pro SP3, all up to date. I've used paint.NET in the past to create drawings by letting 8 pixels = 1 inch.The 4050 x 2400 drawing was created at 4 pixels = 1 inch. The 1600 x 2700 file is 2 pixels per inch. Blowing up the smaller drawing creates a bigger but foggy drawing. Is this a bug or a design limitation. Thanks in advance and for taking the time to read this. Rick. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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