I have a scene that has a 17441x19000 pixel .tiff file in it... it loads fine if I'm using it in the nodal editor, but if I want it in the viewport, and add it to the Colour standard layer, so it shows in the viewport... it crashes.

Both Modeller and Layout crash when adding this texture to an object. VPR renders fine with it though... and it's nice and fast, but openGL baulks horribly. Is there an easy way to do image proxies in Layout? I can't find anything aside from Mike Wolf's plugin...unfortunately I can't buy this plugin just for the project.

Thanks for any help gang!