[photodesk] Re: crash when moving an area

  • From: Bernard Veasey <bernard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: photodesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:40:50 GMT

In message <c99d5b5752.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Jim Nagel (lists) <jimfree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have a simple bitmap diagram and I want to move one rectangular
> section just a wee bit downwards.

> I "drag out the area to copy".
> Photodesk says "Reposition the selection or copy it to the clipboard."

> If I reposition it, bits of the original section remain visible.
> Is this a bug?

> So I copy it to the clipboard,
> and paint out the old section with its background colour.
> Now on clipboard, I "drag out the area to copy" (all of it);
> Photodesk says "Reposition the selection...";
> I drag it to the new position in main window

> Crash!  Crash like I've never seen this RiscPC do before:
> the TFT screen just goes black and "No signal" appears.
> Alt-Break does nothing, Ctrl-Break does nothing,
> finally switch off the power and reboot.  All seems OK.

> Is unstable behaviour like this common with Photodesk?

> Repeated the whole exercise, and this time achieved desired result:
> just dragged the selected area (all) from clipboard to main window, no
> problem.  Fix it (spacebar), save it (F3).
> But then I load the saved file into another bitmap editor (David
> Pilling's !Scan) and the area of my selection is blank!

> What am I failing to understand?  This operation should be simple.

> Using Photodesk 3.10 on OS 4.39 with Viewfinder 1.78.

How much memory do you have allocated to the image cache?
eg. Preferences > Image cache > Use up to
How much memory does your Risc PC have?
Do you have the file DALimit in your PreDesk directory?
If so, what does it say?

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