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There seem to be an issue with transferring large pano's. I transferred 4 last night at 119, 114, 98 and 56 w/ no issues but when I tried one at 189mp it get a notification saying "Ice has stop working and most be closed". I tried this morning with the same result with the 189mp pano but had no issue with a 36mp.
It sounds to me like your computer is just running out of RAM while compositing the panorama. Are you using the 32bit or the 64bit version of ICE? (I ask because 64bit programs can use much more RAM, provided that you actually have more than 4GB of RAM installed, but you will need to be running a 64bit version of Windows to use the 64bit version of ICE.)
Just to make sure that I understand, at what point does this message occur? Does it happen:
1) before ICE can create a thumbnail preview within the main ICE window,
2) if you try to export the panorama to your hard drive as a JPG, TIFF, or other image format, or
3) only when you try to convert it to Photosynth's cube map format?
I run a 64bit w/ 4GB of ram computer on the new 64bit version of Ice.
1) before ICE can create a thumbnail preview within the main ICE window, "No"
2) if you try to export the panorama to your hard drive as a JPG, TIFF, or other image format, or "There's no problem here"
3) only when you try to convert it to Photosynth's cube map format? "Yes"
Btw, I have done larger files up to 600MB before without any problem.
Thanks for the answers. A few more questions:
1) You say that you have done larger files up to 600 megabytes without problem. How large (in megabytes) is your 189 megapixel panorama?
2) Do you have multiple hard drives installed on your machine, and if so, is ICE's temp folder situated on the hard drive with the most free space on it?
3) How much free space do you have on the disk where ICE's current temp folder is situated?
4) What happens when you try your 600 megabyte panorama fresh today.
It seems to me that because the error is occuring in ICE (before the pano is ever handed over to the Photosynth app for uploading to your account) that the problem does not lie in being unable to upload large panos, but that ICE is either running out of hard drive space for temporary files or running out of RAM. Since you say that you have stitched larger panos in the past, it is less likely to be a RAM problem, but you may have less disk space now than you once had.
1. I was a little off on my largest, 451.14 megapixels here http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=7025599f-89a9-49ff-9ebf-13fcf914fa2a
2. No on the multiple hard drives and yes
3. 419GB free
4. It will still stitch the pic
First:: Just to make sure that I am understanding you, on the last #4, where you said that ICE will restitch the 451.14 megapixel pano, does it also republish it to Photosynth successfully?
Second:: Would you mind uploading your photos for the 189 megapixel pano to a public photo album on your SkyDrive account for me? (If you do this, please make sure that you are uploading the original resolution instead of 1600 pixel wide versions.) That way I could try stitching the photos on my machine and we can see whether I have the same problem from my machine and thereby narrow down what is going wrong. If you do this, the ICE guys could also use your photos already being online somewhere for them to download to test.
Ya know I really wish Photosynth would send you a notification when one responds! Anyways, Ice will stitch the pic and I can save it to my computer but when I go to publish it to Photosynth I get the error. I'm uploading the original 73 pic's to my public albums called 189MB at Skydrive.
Here's a curve-ball for ya, I just did a new pano at 196MB that worked http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=bcc936d4-b219-4509-9545-74b921eb047e all though not my best that's for sure.
Sorry to take so long to respond.
I didn't have any problems on my laptop which only has 2 gigabytes of RAM and only 16 gigabytes of hard drive space.
Here are the results:
Hey thanks, yeah I don't know why I couldn't do it but oh well. The scorched earth is the result of the Station Fire 2 yrs ago which is one of the largest fires in California history at 160,577 acres.