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What do I do if I received an error that said I didn't have enough memory when I hit the Done button in EZ Mask?
Posted by Peter Moyer on 04 January 2008 12:23 AM
  • As with other Photoshop plug-ins and processes, EZ Mask uses large contiguous chunks of Ram. You may see out of memory errors when EZ Mask cannot access enough contiguous Ram because you don't have enough Ram or the Ram is too fragmented. If you occasionally get out of memory errors, restart Photoshop to defragment your Ram.
  • Camera Raw uses large contiguous chunks of RAM, sometimes up to 100 MB per image. You may see out of memory errors when EZ Mask cannot access enough contiguous RAM because of this. When using Camera Raw files, it is best to convert and save them first, restart Photoshop and then
    perform your image editing.
  • When working with large images, use a Filled trimap instead of a Stroke trimap. Filled trimaps typically have limited Unknown pixels, whereas a Stroke trimap will consider all pixels not marked as foreground and background as Unknown. The amount of memory needed and processing time will increase if there is a large area of Unknown pixels.
  • If the area that you are cutting out is smaller than the full size image, use the Rectangular Marquee tool to cut and paste the area into a smaller image. Apply EZ Mask to this smaller image and when done, copy and paste the result back into the larger image.
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