Error while blending some images into a panoramic picture with Photoshop CS3

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Hello,

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.

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Answered By 10 points N/A #142234

Error while blending some images into a panoramic picture with Photoshop CS3

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Hello Davionevan,

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.

Regards,

Carl

Answered By 590495 points N/A #327360

Error while blending some images into a panoramic picture with Photoshop CS3

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In Adobe Photoshop, the scratch disk can be compared to the Windows operating system’s page file or virtual memory. It holds or stores the temporary data from your file as you work with it. The scratch disk is used by Photoshop for temporary storage while the program is running.

The application uses this space to store parts of your documents including their history panel states that don’t fit in the computer’s memory. Scratch files are stored in hidden OS-specified folders in the root of the drive except for non-bootable volumes. When you use a non-bootable volume as a scratch disk, Adobe Photoshop stores the temporary files in the root of the drive.

By default, Adobe Photoshop uses drive C as the primary scratch disk. If Photoshop says the scratch disks are full, try adding another scratch disk. If your computer has another drive or logical drive aside from drive C, you can use that drive as another scratch disk. Start Photoshop then go to “Edit”, point to “Preferences” and then select “Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks”.

Under “Scratch Disks” section, select a drive for the “Second” scratch disk then click “OK”. You can add and use up to four (4) scratch disks.

Adding another scratch disk in Photoshop
Adding another scratch disk in Photoshop

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