Um. Er. Holy Cow! That's an enormous file.
Yes, it's probably a file size issue. How much memory is in your machine?
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Martin" <martin.d.r(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Loading Multiple Images (Maps)
Could it be a problem with the file size?
I am using a huge TIFF that I downloaded from the USGS Seamless Server in
50-60MB pieces and then pasted together in Photoshop. The resulting image
is 561MB and covers all of Campbell Co., VA and parts of the surrounding
counties. It loads surprizingly quickly in DM and is very manageable--no
real lag in zooming or panning.
However, if I attempt to open a second MBL displaying the same image, it
will not display. Likewise, if I uncheck the "Enable" setting for this
image and Enable a second one, the second image will not display at all.
isn't hidden under the first one, since that one has been disabled.
Also, in troubleshooting I have always closed all instances of DM then
reopened one or more in each of the scenarios above and previously
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Steve Broyles
> We did some playing with two image files and everything appears to work
> properly for us. But working with two images can be a bit confusing. We
> found the following-- if you have two images they will both initially be
> displayed at the same location, so if the second one is a larger image it
> will cover the first one and you won't be able to see it. You can
> reposition an image by clicking on any of the corners to select it and
> can then drag it like a parcel.
> Also, the program only saves information about your images when you close
> the deed file, so if you move an image or enable it or disable it, that
> information is saved only when you close the file. This means that if
> open a second window, the original image information will be read and the
> display might not be the same as the first deed file if you have made
> changes to the images. For example, if you open deed file A and disable
> image, then open a second copy of A, you'll still see the image that was
> just disabled. The disabling is only saved when you close project A.
> Steve Broyles
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Martin" <martin.d.r(a)gmail.com>
> To: <deed-mapper-users(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:26 AM
> Subject: [DMU] Loading Multiple Images (Maps)
> >I have always had trouble managing more than one image at a time in the
> > working directory of any given MBL that I have scanned maps for. DM
> > allows
> > management of two images, and it does recognize two if I put them both
> > in
> > the working directory, but it will only display the first alphabetical
> > image
> > (i.e. the one on the left in the View Options / Images tab)--even if I
> > deselect the first image and have only the second selected.
> > I have also noticed that if I open a second DM window, or a second MBL
> > in
> > the same window, I cannot get even a single image to display in that
> > second
> > window or MBL.
> > Has anyone else had this problem?
> > Thanks,
> > David
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