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Hey,

I'm experiencing some issues with Publisher 2 while working on a photobook.

Version: Publisher 2.2.1
System: Win 10
Memory: 32GB

1. Memory usage

The document is around 4MB and uses around 280 linked JPEG images with a total filesize of 2,0GB. The images consist of DSLR and smartphone images in full resolution. (approx 24MP for DSLR images).

When opening the document the application uses about 3GB of memory. However when scrolling through the document the memory usage jumps to 24GB. Is this expected?

When working with the document and replacing some images the memory usage gets even higher and completely fills up the available memory.

If needed I can try to create a sample document to reproduce the issue.

2. Image sometimes resets size when converting into picture frame

At first I use (linked) images without picture frame functionality and resize and rotate them appropriately. However sometimes I want to crop an image and therefore convert it into a picture frame. When doing so sometimes the image jumps back to its original size while the picture frame stays at the smaller size.

Unfortunately I can't reproduce it reliably.

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I'm not sure of the answer to either #1 or #2.

One comment on #2, though: 

12 hours ago, affineuser said:

However sometimes I want to crop an image and therefore convert it into a picture frame.

If all you want to do is crop an image, you could simply use the Crop Tool. You don't need a Picture Frame for that.

I would, in general, recommend the use of Picture Frames, though. And I would create them before Placing the images into your document rather than converting the images later.

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As far as I (barely) understand what’s going on for #1...

The applications don’t load all of the images into memory all at once; they only load what they need to display. When you start to scroll around, the software loads the ‘extra bits’ which it needs.

Also, the applications create ‘copies’ of the images, at different resolutions, at different zoom levels, as necessary, for speed-of-display purposes and other things, and this will take up more memory over time.

Also, when you delete an image (or any other layer) from the document the application still keeps at least some of it in memory for undo/history requirements; the more history there is the more memory which is needed to keep track of it.

All of the above will be an over-simplification, and may not be very close to what is going on at all, but that’s the ‘model’ I keep in my head.

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17 hours ago, GarryP said:

The applications don’t load all of the images into memory all at once; they only load what they need to display. When you start to scroll around, the software loads the ‘extra bits’ which it needs.

I’d be happy if that were the case but a number of my linked pdf images in picture frames only display around a quarter of their content in my documents. If I reload the image, I get 100% frame display again but then I the display issue returns. 64Gb ram and Windows.

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On 11/18/2023 at 12:47 PM, walt.farrell said:

I'm not sure of the answer to either #1 or #2.

One comment on #2, though: 

If all you want to do is crop an image, you could simply use the Crop Tool. You don't need a Picture Frame for that.

I would, in general, recommend the use of Picture Frames, though. And I would create them before Placing the images into your document rather than converting the images later.

Thanks for your responses y'all!

Regarding the crop tool:

Thanks for suggesting the crop tool! I haven't used it before but tried it out now.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to fit my purpose as I'm applying a custom style to every picture which consists of a drop shadow and a border. When using the crop tool the shadow still works but the border doesn't as it's applied to the image that's being cropped and not to the cropped end result.

Also adjusting the cropping seems a bit tedious as it may involve enlarging the crop to show more of the image and afterwards shrinking the whole cropped image again to maintain the original dimensions.

Regarding when to convert to picture frames:

Is it possible to place images directly as picture frames?

My current workflow is:

  • Sorting through the images in another tool.
  • Placing all images relating to one topic at once in Publisher. (Usually I do this via Drag&Drop from my file manager)
  • Arranging the images (resize, rotate, remove some) - The photo book has a free layout therefore there aren't any specific layouts and placeholder frames that just need to be filled.
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