Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 exceeds the 2.00G limit

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Dear All,

This is pretty stressful situation for me. On one project I am working pretty hard I can’t save.

I know that it has a lot of layers but what is how it supposes it to be. Is there any chance that this file can be saved like it is?

OS Windows XP SP2, Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

Thank you


Adobe Photoshop CS5.1

Could not save as “E:…Panorama.full.01.psd” because the document exceeds the 2.00G limit for saving Photoshop files.

See Help topic “Saving and Exporting Images” for more information.


Best Answer by Thompson Locker
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Answered By 10 points N/A #121838

Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 exceeds the 2.00G limit


The error is occurring because the file is too large, and therefore adobe is hindering you from saving it so that you may not have problems using it later even when the saving process turns out to be successful. What I will suggest that you do as a remedy to the situation is to reduce the layers of the file, and in doing that you will be reducing its file size and thus you will be able to save it successfully. You will need to make sure that the file does not exceed the maximum size that has been set for the adobe files which is 2 GB.

You can also try saving the file in another format apart from the *.psd format, and see if that may reduce the size of the file by a considerable size that will allow you to save it.

Thompson Locker

Answered By 15 points N/A #121840

Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 exceeds the 2.00G limit


If you are really trying to save 2 GB of work and you prefer adobe supported file format, you can do it.

It's true that PSD format has a limit of max 2GB but there is another format, Larger Document Format (PSB), for larger files then 2GB.

But before using you have to enable it by,

  • Mac: Photoshop > Preferences > File Handling
  • Windows: Edit > Preferences > File Handling

After that in the save dialog you will see it under 'Format' drop down.

Apart from saving large file PSB also has other benefit, I can save 300,000 pixels in height and width.

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