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I always wondered about that too. I suspect it has something to do with them being free brush files and you would have to purchase the full set from the authors to get the bigger sizes. 

 

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Really? What kind of stuff are you doing where 500px is limiting?

 

There's no real technical limitation here, other than some memory usage. 500 just seemed like a reasonable upper bound. It's as easy for me to change as hitting backspace a few times and typing in a new number.

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I assumed he or she was talking about the brush size in the custom mini brushes, didn't dawn on me that they said pixels,lol. I would have to agree with Rick on that point. 

 

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Really? What kind of stuff are you doing where 500px is limiting?

 

There's no real technical limitation here, other than some memory usage. 500 just seemed like a reasonable upper bound. It's as easy for me to change as hitting backspace a few times and typing in a new number.

 

It's that easy?  I know this is a lot to ask, but do you think you could compile a 4.0.5 build where the max brush size is something like 5000?  And to answer your question, I make a ton of 4K wallpapers.  I like to use the brush on 0% hardness to make big, sweeping adjustments, mostly.  Also, I have 16 gigs of RAM.

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The next update (4.0.6) will do two things:

 

1) Increase the max brush size from 500 to 2000

2) Reduce the memory usage of the brush stamp bitmap by 75% by switching from Pbgra32 to Alpha8. A brush stamp bitmap of 2000 with hardness of 0 requires a 3333 x 3333 pixel bitmap. In 4.0.5 this would've used ~44MB of memory, while 4.0.6 will use ~11MB for it. 

 

Because of memory and performance, I'm not increasing the max brush size to 5000. Even on my Dual Xeon E5-2687W (16 cores @ 3.1GHz) with 64GB of RAM, performance was very, very bad.

 

Edit: Oh, and a 5000px brush size would've used ~277MB in 4.0.5, or ~69MB in 4.0.6. It's too easy to crash when you need to allocate something that big.

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