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asavage
post Mar 29 2013, 05:22 PM
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WinXP SP3
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Sometimes, often when copying a large selection to the clipboard (~4000x4000 pixels, 24-bit), the clock mouse cursor works as normal, but the clipboard is not populated with the data, and no error is displayed.

(Test: I open a 2nd instance of PMV and attempt to paste into a new image, but the Paste option is greyed out. Same for pasting into CS3.)

I am unable to find a reproducible sequence of steps to obtain this problem, but I have seen it intermittently and more than ten times. I reboot to clear the problem. I note it here in case others have the issue as well.


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post Apr 30 2013, 01:25 PM
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Adding the "/3GB" switch to boot.ini did not seem to change the symptom here: copying a large section of a large image to clipboard does not work 100%.

My workaround has been to crop, save, Undo, then File->New->PMView Window, and open the saved crop there.

However, this doesn't work as smoothly when what I desire is a direct copy to CS3. The clipboard would be a lot faster wink.gif


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post Apr 30 2013, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (asavage @ Apr 30 2013, 02:25 PM) *
Adding the "/3GB" switch to boot.ini did not seem to change the symptom here: copying a large section of a large image to clipboard does not work 100%.

My workaround has been to crop, save, Undo, then File->New->PMView Window, and open the saved crop there.

However, this doesn't work as smoothly when what I desire is a direct copy to CS3. The clipboard would be a lot faster wink.gif



I just copied a 5000x5000 image to the clipboard and pasted it into CS6 (64-bit). Works fine here with PMView v3.72 64-bit on Windows 7 x64 w/ 4GB RAM.

If you work with images this big, it's time to move on to 64 bits!

Thanks,
Peter


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post Apr 30 2013, 01:56 PM
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I do work with images that large, yes. But W7 is not on my To-Do list yet.

Just the cost of a W7 license is scandalous, and I'd have to vet all my existing software against the new OS. I don't do this lightly.

FWIW, I don't think saying that "it works for me (on an entirely different OS)" is saying much wink.gif

And, if the copy can't be made, it can't be made. But shouldn't I get a dialogue saying that?

(I do get a dialogue saying that, in the OS/2 version . . . right before PMV crashes into the sea sad.gif )


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post Apr 30 2013, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (asavage @ Apr 30 2013, 02:56 PM) *
And, if the copy can't be made, it can't be made. But shouldn't I get a dialogue saying that?


Ideally, yes. The situation is exactly the same as the "Out of memory" dialog added in v3.24: It's not supposed to happen. Unfortunately it does happen due to the 32-bit adressing limit.

The copying is done in a background thread. Currently PMView does not pass errors from background threads to the user. I will need to implement a mechanism for this, and once that's done, I can send the message. (You would not want PMView to throw an exception that results in the application terminating after the message - that would be the easy fix).

QUOTE (asavage @ Apr 30 2013, 02:56 PM) *
(I do get a dialogue saying that, in the OS/2 version . . . right before PMV crashes into the sea sad.gif )


This happens when PMView runs out of memory. A failed clipboard copy on OS/2 results in the same "no action" behavior as in Windows.


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