How do I deal with hardware limitations for designing larger images?
Different devices have different limitations on how big images can be. For example, certain iPad Pro models can't design images that are larger than 4,096 x 4,096 (pixels). This is related to memory and CPU issues with those devices.
If you're running into that kind of limitation, there are a couple things you can do:
- Try using Stencil on a laptop or desktop computer (they generally can produce much larger images)
- Save the image at a smaller size to your Saved Images area, and then use a laptop or desktop computer when you have access to it to load that image, resize the canvas to a larger resolution (but the same aspect ratio), and then download the image from there.
For example, if you're trying to design an image that is 5,000 x 5,000 on an iPad, you can design it instead at 1,500 x 1,500, save it to your Saved Images area, and then later when you're at a laptop or computer, load that image and resize it to 5,000 x 5,000 from there. The image will look the same, but you'll be able to download the larger version that way.
We know this isn't perfect, but unfortunately, device limitations can't really be bypassed (and exist to make sure nefarious websites don't take too much memory or CPU power from your tablet or phone).
If you have any questions or need more help, please reach out!