ICE Requires 6 TB of free space to Export to disk? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have just finished stitching a structured panorama of 348 .tiff images. The sum of the sizes of all the original images is 41 GB. I am now ready to "Export to disc..." my completed and cropped panorama, which ICE declares is 2.06 gigapixels. My only option is to export to .PSD (fine). When I select "Composite only" instead of "All layers", and click Export, ICE brings up an error that says: Error code 0x80070070 at 100% progress, Compositing requires at least 6 terabytes of free disk space."

    I've previously made a few panos this size in v1 (this is my first attempt in v2) and never had this problem. How did the pano blow up from 41GB to 6 TB ??????

    Please help. Thanks.

    Friday, March 6, 2015 11:52 PM

All replies

  • Oh boy, this looks like a bug. Sorry about that.

    What dimension (in pixels) and depth (8bit, 16bit, 32bit?) are your input tiff images? How much space do you have on disk? Is any PSD actually created or does it report this error before starting to write the PSD? 

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:43 AM
  • No worries, just a very surprising event :) The input photos are 5,616 by 3,744 pixels, 16-bit. The output location I've tried is an HDD with 1.16 TB of free space (2TB total). As far as I can tell, no file (PSD or otherwise) is created. The output disc is also my "number 1" temporary file location in the ICE settings, since I only have 32GB of free space on my other drive which holds the OS. So, I suppose there could be a space competition there, but with over 1 TB free, I still don't think 40GB of input material should hit that boundary.

    Let me know if any other info or settings would be helpful to you. Cheers,

    - Galen

    Monday, March 9, 2015 1:07 AM
  • Has there been an answer proposed on this? I've run into this error as well. 469 .jpgs stitched into a 2.77 gigapixel image. Input images are 5472x3648, 8bit depth, I had my OS drive primary (80GB free) and a secondary drive with 1TB remaining chosen. This error happened when PS composite was chosen as JPG was too large. The error occurred at 100%.
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 3:54 PM
  • This is a longstanding bug, I received a similar message (requesting 3 terabytes of disk space) trying to export a pano made of 364 images (6000x4000 pixels each). My temporary file locations have about 1 TB of space. With the previous version I was able to stitch even larger, 3 gigapixel panoramas and never received this error message. Could you help or find the problem ?
    Saturday, October 24, 2015 4:54 PM
  • Has anyone found a workaround for this issue? I get the same error, says I require 19 terrabyte to save a 100% PSD file.


    Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:19 PM
  • I reduced my export to 50% and its running without the error (but has not finalized). I had that it needed 10TB in my error code as above.  I've got over 5TB of scratch across all my externals so perhaps it really wants that much space to work with. Please post if anyone has any other comments on this issue. 
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:19 PM
  • Some more info, and a request for an update on fixing this? I really need to be able to export to PSD. ICE is wonderful compared to Photoshop's equivalent, but I need the layers preserving which I can't do saving as TIFF. As I sit here, photoshop cs5 is chewing up 147GB of scratch space and has been running for >16 hours on a panorama that takes ICE well under 1 hour including saving. Please fix it. I love ICE!

    More info on my case:

    Input 254 16 bit per channel TIFF images (produced by DxO Optics Pro 10), resolution 6016x4016. Resulting panorama is approximately 524 megapixel. I can save it as a TIFF or PNG without a problem but I cannot save it as photoshop either flat or with layers. I get the error that Compositing requires at least 1TB of free disk space. This happens immediately on attempting to export, before it actually appears to do anything. I can find no evidence of anything being created. NEW INFO I've not seen in other posts - the error persists even when saving to a disk with nearly 3TB free.

    As a workaround / extra feature would it be possible to add a function to save layers as separate TIFFs, either with transparency or perhaps better still with separate layer masks? Or even to save the photoshop layers as separate photoshop files? Not a programmer, so if that's a stupid suggestion sorry!

    many thanks

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 8:13 AM
  • AndrewSlack, the answer to your issue instantly getting the 'requires 1TB of disk space' error when attempting to export to a disk with 3TB free is: 

    ICE is talking about working space (or in Photoshop terminology the location of ICE's scratch space) - not the destination file size of the output file.

    If you click the gear icon to the left of the minimize button in ICE 2, you'll open ICE's options menu where you can set a folder on your 3TB free disk as a Temporary file location. (I recommend just creating a Temp directory in the root of that drive and telling ICE to use that.)

    I believe that I have this understood correctly, but my apologies in advance if I've misunderstood what you typed.

    Your fellow panner, 

    Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:19 PM