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Dear Group,

I have been using PaintNet for at least a year, but today

I scanned an image at 1600dpi (B/W - 1 bit) with a resultant file size of about 30MB.

When I tried to edit it in PN I got the message "not enough memory to load image".

My machine has 2GB RAM and "oodles" of spare Disk space.

I retried the scan at 1200 DPI. Same result.

300 DPI is fine and is what I have been using up till now.

So I was wondering what the correlation is between file size/resolution etc. and what PN can handle?

Is there some sort of "internal" cache or something?

Your newbie to the PaintNet forum,


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A 1-bit image will expand to 32x its size when loaded in Paint.NET. And that's after decompression, mind you. The reason is that Paint.NET homogenizes all images to be 32-bit RGBA.

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