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Peter_West 6 248 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 8:24PM
Hi all. My first time at trying Photoshop 10 panoramic view, taken 5 photo's and let photo 10 stitch them togeather, but it's coming up with warning saying ' could not fill because there is not enough memory (RAM)' please can someone help what i'm doing wrong. Thanks Pete

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MeanGreeny 12 3.7k England
23 Feb 2012 8:37PM
What are the specs of your PC - especially RAM ?
Peter_West 6 248 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 8:44PM
Hi Brand new laptop only had a couple of weeks, onoly about 300 photo's on, and only installed elemnts, it's got 6gb memory and 750gb hdd. Pete
23 Feb 2012 9:01PM
Should work OK. Have you any other programmes open? Close everything except Elements and try again. Do you know about scratch discs? Processing works better if the scratch disc is a different drive to that which Elements is installed on.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 9:05PM
Try this page. It may have some helpful advice:

cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
23 Feb 2012 10:19PM
Scratch discs and RAM are not exactly the same thing.....!

Unless you have additional hard drives fitted or an external or two, The scratchdisk option is gonna be a bit of a problem......Sad

You have enough " System RAM " ( Hard RAM ) at 6Gb, But maybe you could do with a litle more " Virtual RAM " or " Pages Files " as its sometimes refferd to as......Smile

To increase this option on a Windows 7 computer, Go to control panel, Select " System " In this select Avanced System Settings " on the left, Then select " Advanced tab, Then under performance the " Settings Button ", In the Performance Option Box that appears, Select " Advanced " ( yes this is the second time ).....!!!

Down at the bottom you will see " Virtual Memory ".....Grin

Normally this can be left to Automatically manage paging file size for all or any drives on the computer.

You can dependant on your operating system bit type ie 32 or 64bit, Change the allocated amounts to a custom size, For example making the Initial & Maximum sizes greater.

The basic system managed sizes are based on RAM and drive size, If you add external drives you can include them but they need to left on when the computer is active, Whatever, As you can see from the Virtual Memory box, They will need to be added to the Virtual Memory allocation or the system will just mark them as " None ".

As for Maximum size, Check out the max allowable for your OS bit type, 32bit is llimited, 64bit is almost limitless.....Almost but not quite.....Wink
Peter_West 6 248 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 2:55PM
Hi Cameracat. wish i knew your name, tried what you said, but fell at the first hurgle as usual with me, cant even find the Advanced System Settings tab as you describe. Thanks pete
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2012 3:07PM
In PSE you also need to set the size of the scratch disk itself: 'Edit - Preferences - Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks'. If you have a hard disk with oodles of free space you can increase that to 5 or 10 MB.

Try this link

kblan 13 8 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 5:52PM
Had the same trouble myself a few years ago running CS4 under XP with only 2GB RAM. In my case the problem turned out to be that I had allocated too much RAM to Photoshop.

In Edit>Preference>Performance you will see a figure for the max amount of RAM available and a suggested range of values which should be allocated to Photoshop. I had specified a value above the suggested range and this led to the error message you are getting. Once I'd reduced the value to within the range I had no problems processing quite large panoramas, albeit somewhat slowly.

Hope this helps.

PS. I'm assuming Elements has the same preference options as Photoshop.
Peter_West 6 248 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 7:01PM
Hi kblan. many thanks for that will, check it out and let you know, Cheers Pete
Peter_West 6 248 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 6:24PM
Hi kblan, Thought i had cracked it, but sadly no, Sad, doesnt' say RAM aviailable under performance on the Elements 10, thanks anyway, will keep tryiing Smile
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 6:46PM

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