Using v8 I linked a Bing satellite image, and used Image --> Download to cache up to L3 for a pretty large area. I then used Tools --> Make Image --> Entire Component at Current Scale whilst zoomed to 1:10k to render an image component of 50216 x 94416 pixels. That "made" image component came out with all sorts of artifacts, unfortunately, as you can see here, including the correctly-rendered area representing the window extents when I invoked the command:
The temporary directory on disk contains ~150k jpg files downloaded from Bing. Not ALL of those jpgs were downloaded as part of this effort, but all the data requested on this effort are there.
When I use Release 9 to connect to that directory using the "Folder: library" (with Reverse Y) datasource, the datasource's image displays correctly, but any attempt to export the image as a TIF throws the error "Tile size is too large". If I copy the datasource's table and paste into the Release 9 project pane, the progress indicator reports speed of ~70 B/s, which I am confident is equivalent to "this will never work, you idiot". SELECT * INTO [local] FROM [DS]::[Image] proceeds at ~50 B/s.
What's the best way to get an AOI of this directory of images, or indeed that original linked Release 8 component (for which we've done the lengthy download) converted to a TIF on disk?
Good times, thanks!