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Stacking multiple photos

I use Picture It 2002 on my XP alot. It works just fine, But now I am making a collage and stacking alot of photos. There was no problem with the first 15 or so.,,. but now when I try to get a photo from My Picture file it is soo slow. I can pull up My Picture file ok.. but when I click on one that I want to use.. it opens in the Picture It program sooooo sloooow. It takes almost 3 minutes to open. And everything i want to do to it is slow. I dont understand why the program works great with a little amount of photos but when i use alot of photos for a project it slows down. HELP.. I am trying to make this collage of my granddaughter.. and I need it for Christmas.

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  • momzy3 Dec 18, 2007

    I decided to just download the Picture it program onto my husbands new PC... but he has VISTA and after downloading it.. it doesnt work. I have 2 computers and cant finish my collage. This is sooo frustrating.

  • momzy3 Dec 20, 2007

    Thanks Kawika. I will try that. How can I purchase more memory? I am on a laptop, does that make a difference?

    I called Microsoft and found out that the Pic It program is too old and is not compatible with Vista.. soo yes I am going to delete it from his PC. Thanks again. :)

  • momzy3 Dec 24, 2007

    I downloaded meminfo.but all it seemed to do was give me a little icon in my tray that showed my system info.. hmmm.. how do I know if it did anything else? ( defrag my ram )...

    Thanks for all your help BTW. :)

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It could be that your RAM is completely being used in doing this project.
Try closing all other open programs, including anti-spyware and anti-virus, AFTER disconnecting from the internet.
You perhaps could also purchase more RAM memory.

The Picture It will not work unless it was designed (programed) to work with VISTA. So just un-install it from the Vista machine.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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    David Lagesse Dec 21, 2007

    Just take your computer to any computer repair or "Office" store with computer repair services, they will sell you the right memory and install it properly.

    I have found that the larger the memory chip is, the cheaper it is.

    Two 512s cost more than One 1024 (1 Gig)

    You should find that other programs run faster.



    There is a small FREE utility you can try first, MemInfo 1.81

    http://www.carthagosoft.net/downloads.ht...

    It is used to defrag your ram.

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