Same hardware, but no problem
Strange, but I have pretty much the same hardware... 2 GB RAM, 600 GB harddrive... almost all of my maps are in the 18 x 24 if not 24 x 36 dimension. In Xara all the work quantified at 96 ppi at creation, it only becomes 300 dpi when I export the final.
Originally Posted by jfrazierjr
I guess since Xara is a vector app, far less memory is chewed up in the making of the map. Final map then is exported to finally create a huge file.
Making a 36 x 48 map at 300 dpi is easy for me.
I knew that PS was a memory hog, I didn't realize GIMP was as well.