Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Compositing
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Photo Compositing Collage, montage, masking, selections, combining, etc.

Panoramas & Reasonable File Sizes

Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2007, 07:39 PM
BLR BLR is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 20
Panoramas & Reasonable File Sizes

I took 10 overlapping digital photos (1.4-1.8 MB each) and combined them into a panorama with Photomerge automated action in Photoshop CS3. This was the first time I'd ever attempted this, and I was very pleased with the result.

However, the completed panorama was huge—about 570 MB (18311 pixels wide x 2430 pixels high, 155 w x 21 h cm, 300 pixels/in).

Should I have processed the photos in some way before combining them? If not, how should I reduce it now?



Last edited by BLR; 09-17-2007 at 07:41 PM. Reason: Typo
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-17-2007, 07:56 PM
mistermonday's Avatar
mistermonday mistermonday is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,028
Re: Panoramas & Reasonable File Sizes

Barry, believe it or not, 570MB is not all that large for a PS image.
Firstly I would recommend that you save the 570MB file on a CD, DVD, or backup storage drive, because you may find it useful in that format later.
Now as for re-sizing it, decide what size you want you print to be and multiply by 300 ppi to give you the pixel dimensions. If you are downsizing then select Bicubic Sharper from the Interpolation pull down window. If you are saving as a jpg, be sure to use setting 12 to preserve as much quality as you can - or save it as a .psd or .tiff.
Regards, Murray
Reply With Quote top
Old 09-17-2007, 08:36 PM
pixelzombie pixelzombie is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,098
Re: Panoramas & Reasonable File Sizes

you can reduce the resolution down to 200 ppi and still be able to use that file up to a 175 line screen ruling, i did some testing years ago on our crosfield film output units but i've yet to redo the same tests with an inkjet proffer...
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo Compositing

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Impressionist plugin: Troubleshooting Cheryl H Photo-Art Resources 34 06-15-2009 10:13 PM
Gary - anybody - help please? 1STLITE Hardware 78 02-25-2007 02:08 AM
Resizing images for RetouchPRO jeaniesa Photo Retouching 18 09-26-2005 12:20 AM
Is there a way to export/print a file in multiple sizes from Photoshop? dsatchell Image Help 3 06-21-2004 01:05 PM
File Sizes Ed_L Input/Output/Workflow 12 10-17-2002 12:29 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved