Photosynth ran out of memory. Try again with fewer photos.

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stewspot

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This happens unless I use only three photos.....
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stewspot

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I initially tried uploading directly from the SD card. Once I copied them to the computer the 7 image file worked, but a subsequent 23 image file gave me the same error message.
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Nathanael Lawrence

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Stewspot, how much hard drive space is free on the hard drive that Windows is installed on?

When you put your photos into the synther, it's actually going to create several different copies of each of your photos at different sizes before it uploads them, so you'll need more space free on your hard drive than the total size of your photos.

ScottF said here that "Photosynth requires a disk cache of about 2x the size of the original images... [on] ...your system disk".

You can also read Photosynth ran out of memory during processing (8007000E)
*EDIT* Sorry, I see you already found that one.

Good luck!
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It could be that the synther is spawning off more threads than you have the memory to support. We do check the amount of free memory before spinning up threads, but that could be broken.

Are you on a multicore machine? If so, you can try turning off multithreading. Open a cmd prompt (click on Start->Run, type cmd and then hit OK). Then type:

set OMP_NUM_THREADS=1
C:\Program Files\Photosynth\PSWebClient.exe

If you are running 64 bit, then the install dir is different and you will need to run:

set OMP_NUM_THREADS=1
C:\Program Files (x86)\Photosynth\PSWebClient.exe
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I reset virtual memory...it was at zero. (??) The next test was successful. I will try a large upload at another time. Thanks.
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RLesterPHX

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Tried creating multiple synths and I have this problem every time, whether I try it with:
50 pictures or 100+.
small resolution or 3456 x 2304
external storage or C drive
...on and on...
I tried Drew's command prompt fix...Nothing

Running a 64bit dual core with plenty of hard drive and memory space.
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RLesterPHX

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Just got it to work...Set my pagefile/virtual memory to system managed and restarted
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Nathanael Lawrence

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Good to hear. :)

Good luck with the cars. They're notoriously difficult to synth. Photosynth likes rough things much more than smooth ones. A truck that's been driven through the mud would probably synth great, though... especially after the mud has dried.
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I too have the "run out of memory errors"...................but this is after 1200 pictures varying in resolution. I have been using 64bit Windows7 beta (which I love by the way!)
q6600 processor with 8 gigs of ram,plenty of hard drive space. I really would like to complete the inside and outside of my fort project.
I have tried reducing the size of the photos, but to no avail.
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Joshua Podolak, Employee

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Hi Lost.
Unfortunatly, 1200 pictures is about the max that Photosynth can currently do. If you really want to squeeze in a few more pictures, try going to the control panel and shutting down some other programs that may be running in the background.
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lostinthetriangle

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Thanks Joshua, So far my limit is 1077 pictures. Is this something that is being worked on? my Martello Tower Photosynth http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=b... is not quite complete. Very large but I would like to add some more detail.
Seems like adding more ram should fix the problem but it must be more than that.............
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Same problem.. Cannot upload 91 picture (7 megapixel max each photo, about 150 mb total... it says - photosynth ran out of memory, try uploading fewer pictures...
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Nathanael Lawrence

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Avinish,

1: How much RAM does your computer have?
2: How much free hard drive space does your hard drive where Windows is installed have?
3: Have you set your 'Virtual Memory' to its maximum or 'System Managed'?
4: Which version of which edition of Windows are you using? (If you're using Windows xp, are you using Service Pack 2?)

If you can answer these questions, we stand a chance of finding out how to fix your problem for you. Most of that information is available in Photosynth log files. If you want to just copy and paste the contents of some of those here for us, that would be a great help too.

To view your log files:
1: Hold the [Windows] key and tap the [R] key to open the Run dialogue.
2: Type %temp%/photosynther and press Enter.
3: You should see a file with the title of your synth. Open it with the text editor of your choice (Notepad works well.)
4: Select all of the contents, copy them, and paste them here like you would type a normal reply.
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Let me just reiterate Nathanael's SP2 comment: If you have Windows XP SP 2, please install WIC as described here: http://getsatisfaction.com/livelabs/t...
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