Error: An integer between 50 and 8 is required | Windows 10

Learn how to resolve the integer error in Photoshop Elements. This error is found when you try to access the Performance preferences.


When you access the Performance preferences (Edit > Preferences > Performance), the following error message is displayed:

An integer between 50 and 8 is required. Closest value inserted.

Error: An integer between 50 and 8 is required. Closest value inserted.

Generally, when you encounter any of the following errors, you may want to change settings in the Performance dialog:

  • "Could not complete your request because of a problem parsing the JPEG data"
  • "Could not complete your request because there is not enough memory (RAM)"
  • "There was an error opening your printer. Printing functions will not be available until you have selected a printer & reopened any document"

Operating system

These errors are observed on Windows 10 with April 2018 Update (version 1803).


  1. Press the Windows logo key and R key to open the Run dialog.

  2. Type regedit and press Enter.

  3. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\16.0 folder.


    If you have installed Photoshop Elements from Windows App Store, then you will not have the above-mentioned folder structure. You must create the specified folder structure within HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ folder in your registry. The Photoshop Elements version number depends on the product’s version installed on your system. For example, for 2018 the folder name should be 16.0, for version 15 the folder name should be 15.0, and for version 14 the folder name should be 14.0.

  4. Right-click the 16.0 folder and create a new registry key of type DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  5. In the right pane, name the new key as OverridePhysicalMemoryMB and press Enter

  6. Right click on the newly created key and choose Modify.

  7. Select the Decimal option in the Base field.

  8. Change the Value Data from 0 to a numeric megabyte value that reflects your system's physical memory. For example, enter 8196 for 8 GB, 16384 for 16 GB, or 24576 for 24 GB.

  9. Click OK.

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