How to Resolve Adobe Photoshop Out of Memory Error?

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Adobe Photoshop is a powerful application that requires more memory compared to other programs. Also, additional memory will be consumed if you are working on a large or high-resolution file (based on the file format which you are working).

If Photoshop falls short of memory than required, then you may see “Adobe Photoshop out of memory” error. And, when Photoshop is out of memory you need to extend your system RAM. Least 1.5 GB of RAM is essential for Adobe Photoshop based on your work routine. Sometimes, more RAM will be consumed even if several files are opened at a time.

So it is suggested to close all unwanted files (which you are not using currently) and stick to a single file at once.

However, if you are still encountering the out of memory error in Photoshop then try some troubleshooting.

How to Fix Photoshop Out of Memory Error?

Here is simple 5 step process to resolve error not enough memory to open file in Adobe Photoshop application.

Step 1: Launch Photoshop and go to the Main menu

Step 2: Select Edit option and switch to Preference tab

Step 3: Click on Performance button

Step 4: Set Photoshop memory to 1504 (or 100%) using slider

Step 5: Finally, hit OK button

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  • Maintain backup of important Photoshop files
  • Often remove junk from computer to free up memory

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