Canvas size

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Whilst trying to draw something at the edge of the canvas, something I was doing caused SnagIt to expand the canvas to what must be its maximum size:



Yes, you read it right folks. 8.4 million by 8.4 million pixels.  That would the mother of all screenshots.

The OCD in me wonders why there is a 37 px difference between x and y  but I don't think it will ever be a problem for anyone.  44 ten thousandths of a percent difference/

Nice job TechSmith!
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You found a glitch my friend, or a bug, or a huge problem. Call it what you wish.

SnagIt is limited to created new documents at 25,000 x 25,000 pixels.
I made one and SnagIt couldn't get out of it's own way as a blank image.It took about 20 seconds to create the image and the editor was practically frozen after that.

 I dragged in a 1920 x 1080 image and it froze up for about 20 or 30 seconds.I had it shoved off canvas to see if it would resize and it did. But only the width of the image. Everything I did required waiting forever.

Photoshop Elements lets you create images up to 30,000 x 30, 000. I played around a bit in there and it was relatively responsive. Made a selection and deleted it. Brought in another image.Created some text.My RAM memory was filling up fast.

Photoshop CC.........300,000 x 300,000

I made a selection with the pen tool and it choked out my memory and took about 10 seconds to process.

I discovered my RAM settings were not optimized in PS as a result. So I changed that in Preferences.

What's nice about Adobe is Dynamic linking. I can edit an image in Photoshop that's open in Premiere Pro or After Effects. Save the changes and it updates in the other programs without moving anything around. Edit audio in Audition or 3-D motion tracking in After Effects for a Premier Pro project. Same story.

RAM is managed between all the programs by Adobe to prevent crashes. Because If I throw I clip over to After Effects and start editing. It needs all the RAM my system has available.

I know, more information than you ever needed. I guess mp point was, I thought Photoshop always had access to 12GB of RAM due to dynamic linking. Apparently, it's only managed through the other applications.
  

That's probably way to much information. I'm going to drink another cup of coffee anyway.

But I still say you found another bug.
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Me?  Find a bug?  Surely not?!

And I did it three times on the same capture by trying to draw a callout right near the edge.  I think I tired to move it very fast and dragged it beyond the canvas edge, at which point the canvas expanded to 8.4 x 8.4 million px.  I was very impressed that 'undo' undid it. :)
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Hey, fun fact here.

A wall of 1920 x 1080 monitors at 8.4 x 8.4 million pixels would require 4,375 Wide by 7,777 Tall.
Or just 2,050 x 4,100 in 4K.
I wonder if anyone makes a printer for Photos like that?
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Well it happened three time when I was working on a particular file.  Can't make it happen today..  I must have struck lucky yesterday.

I had a bit of an issue when I tried to fit to screen.  Couldn't see my screenshot!
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I wonder if the file corrupted somehow? I had an Affinity Photo file go bad on me doing some freaky things. You might ask Robert how to go forward and where to send the file. That needs a developer to look at it and is probably beyond the scope of support.
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If anyone makes the printer, I know the company that would likely supply the ink. A few years back I visited their location and trained them on how to use some obscure Adobe software.

Company name would be Nazdar. While I visited there I saw some massive plotters! I suppose for creating those ads that are glued to billboards by the highways.
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I remember creating jobs for an Inca printer 60" X 120" or more if you used a roll of material
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Call Terminex LOL. At least you know the max canvas size now - I wonder if it is dependent on the amount of VRAM or system RAM etc ? I had a niche CAD app that would freak-out like that - the “world extent” depended on system resources like that.