N/APosted on - 08/20/2012
When trying to blend some images into a panoramic picture with Photoshop CS3, I get an error message like "scratch disks are full" and therefore, the panoramic picture cannot be done.
My question is what are scratch disks? My computer is old and I realize, it is limited in RAM and clock speed.
I have a 40 Gb HD with about 6 GB of free space (the 31 Gb used are software and updates).
Thanks to all in advance for clarifying this issue for me.
Error while blending some images into a panoramic picture with Photoshop CS3
That error is occurring because of the following reasons;
The image you are working with is too large.
When you are working with certain images, Photoshop demands a lot of memory in order to accommodate the editing of the image. In case the images you are producing are for a professional publication and you are using a very high resolution, that could be one reason why you are getting that error.
You need extra space on the Scratch Disk
In case you got rid of temporary files, and you are sure that the image you are working with is not that large, you can use the following steps to free up some more space:
First of all, you might need to add another scratch disk drive or you might as well need to change the Photoshop uses.
In order to alter the scratch disk location, you will need to go to 'Edit and then Preferences followed by Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks'.
After that you should use the 4 drop down boxes in the dialog that appears to pick the disk drives you want Photoshop to use.