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Mon, Apr 27, 2020 12:51 PM

ACR/Lightroom Classic/Lightroom Ecosystem: Support Big Tiff

When will photoshop and lightroom include the use of BIG TIFF in their file options, i am working with other software to produce multilayered panorama because this is not something that photoshop can do to produce a single vista from 60+ images across four or five horizontal layers.  These files export as bigtiff files of 6gb+ and can be opened in photoshop for polishing but cannot be saved.  I thought adobe tried to keep one step ahead of the competition but in this case your lagging 3 steps behind

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What application are you using to create a single vista from 60+ images?  Is there a demo version?  I'd like to give it a try.

It would be great if Adobe had the resources to cover every possible use case for Photoshop.

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Hi Warren,
Its PTGui go to https://www.ptgui.com/  obviously the pro version has more features than the standard version  you can use it as a demo but any panoramas you save will have a watermark in them but its a good way to test.  There is currently a beta 12 version available it is a bit glitchy sometimes and slower then V11 but has some better features.  You can even do 360 sphere views and giga images I believe.  It has the jump on photoshop which only stitches a single row of images, ptgui you can work with numerous rows.  the native size of some of my Panoramas are often more than 4m wide with no enlargement. 

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You can do multirow panos in Photoshop and Lightroom.

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You should get PTGui to support PSB files.  If they don't than they are lagging 3 steps behind.

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Could you post a link on how to do multi row stitchee s as it does not work with my photoshop or lightroom all i get is a swirling circle for an hour and then an unable to merge error message.
I have even tried merging horizontal rows and then trying to merge these rows but it does not work photoshop only merges images in a single horizontal line I am using the pay monthly full package.

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Steve,
Here is a Youtube for Photoshop,  I have done Multirow in Lightroom too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8u1jXGHH90

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Steve,

BTW, try it on a small 3x3 or something.  Maybe PS chokes on 60+ ones. 

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yeah, there's a lot of work needed on file formats. Blows my mind that .psd or .tif still don't support larger than 2GB. 

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TIFF is limited to about 4 GB if I remember correctly.  I've read about BigTIFF supporting as much larger file size limit.

Have you tried PSBs instead of PSDs?  I think PSBs go up to 4 EB (which is about 4,294,967,296 GB ).  As long as the version of Photoshop that you're using isn't more than, oh, ten years old, you can save and open PSBs just like PSDs.  Previews in the Finder can be a little tricky.

Once upon a time, we had to fit interactive press kits on an 800 KB floppy disk.  When CD-ROMs showed up with 650MB, it felt like the universe had opened up.  One wonders how anyone got by back then.  :)

// Warren Heaton, ACP/UGM/AEL

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OK so i have save my file as a PSB and reduced it to 4.5Gb which lightroom now tells me is TOO BIG
What is going on this is an adobe file structure and lightroom cannot open it.

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