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JackHowell says

Just out of interest, even though there is no limit set, but is there a reasonable ‘max size’ for files?

Curious as I am currently working on a PSD which is clocking in at 88.5mb and paging a lovely 1.3gb of ram to modify. Zipping it up I can get all the files down to 38mb together but should this be a concern for the user on the other side or is it their responsibility to ensure they have the power to use such files?

What max sizes have you wondered up to? Would you be irritated trying to open a massive file or feel happy that you are ‘getting a lotta of data for yer money’?

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bgm Envato team says

I’d just mention the size. Thats what I did with my camera file (which is only a measly 6mb in comparison). You cant be responsible for everything :)

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ArikB says

Servers can handle up to 500mb I believe (per upload). I recently reviewed a 335 mb file.

There’s a trick to getting psd size down, just hide all the layers before saving. It saves…A LOT of space. Do mention this in the description in order to avoid confusion towards the buyer.

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JackHowell says
Servers can handle up to 500mb I believe (per upload). I recently reviewed a 335 mb file. There’s a trick to getting psd size down, just hide all the layers before saving. It saves…A LOT of space. Do mention this in the description in order to avoid confusion towards the buyer.

Just sat here waiting for it to upload now – it is only 38mb in the zip which is nice as the folder itself is over 100mb. I have also mentioned it at the bottom of the description as I think it is a handy thing to know.

My connection is not too bad so it should upload fine too.

I did not know about hiding layers ‘trick’ though! Does that really lower the file size? I thought it wouldn’t make any difference as the PSD still contains the same information… maybe it is something to do with the ‘preview’ data it holds?

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ArikB says

I didn’t know anything about it as well until SOSfactory uploaded their mascot files. It’s explained here

What I think happens is that the program doesn’t have to draw all that stuff when you open the file. That somehow saves space.

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parajuli says

Worked for me, Decreased a 4MB file to 3MB, (4-3)/4*100% -> 25% Decrease (Not Bad).

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petshopbox says

Thanks Arik, for the tip. I have a lot of heavy PSD illustrations.

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