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Thread: Problem creating large paintings

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    Problem creating large paintings

    Hello everybody!

    Artrage is such a wonderful tool to create lovely paintings. The enjoyment cannot be explained in words!

    I wish to do a large painting and wish to print it out to a size of 36 inches x 24 inches. If I kept a resolution of 200 dpi, the painting is very slow - that is the computer becomes very slow, the strokes are not spontaneous. They become quite sluggish. My computer is:

    Intel Core2Duo 1.83 Ghz, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia GeForce 8800GT with 512 MB DDR3 RAM.

    If I switch to a much lower resolution will I be able to print it to this size?
    Is this sluggish strokes normal for this size?

    Thanks in advance
    With best regards
    PRSS

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    I have no problems with sluggish strokes (oil-paint) at this size. Canvas fit to screen (18%). Intel Core2Duo 2.40 Ghz and 4 GB RAM. Vista. My guess is a RAM issue.

    Two things to consider:
    About actual size. Try to imagine when you do the strokes, that the end result is such a large painting. It probably doesn't fit your screen. Have you tried stokes with zoom 33% (approx the correct 'final' size)?

    About the DPI size (PPI size). Have you consulted a printshop yet? If I remember correct 75-150 ppi (~dpi) isn't unusual for that large canvas print.

    ByronCallas has had similar problems as you;
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=17541
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=16950

    Also these old posts adresses the problem (but that was before AR2.5. Latest version have better memory management).
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ead.php?t=7707
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ead.php?t=9648

    All the best,
    DoodLS

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    Thank you DoodLS. You have given me a very useful reply and information.

    With the image zoomed to DPI settings there is no sluggishness. The sluggishnes is very evident when I paint at 18 percent zoom for 36 inches x 24 inches with 200 dpi. At 36 percent zoom it is quite workable and at 50 percent is very comfortable.

    Thanks for the links to other similar discussions. All are very useful.

    With best regards
    PRSS

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