Large image objects on a dashboard cause Tableau Desktop to slow down

Published: 17 Aug 2017
Last Modified Date: 17 Aug 2017


When manipulating a dashboard with a large jpeg image object (more than 2 MB) in Tableau Desktop 10.3.1, memory consumption may increase steadily and the following warning message may appear:
Tableau is low on process memory and may be forced to abruptly exit. Please save your work. 


  • Tableau Desktop 10.3.1
  • Windows 10


  1. Resize the original image using a graphics editing application such as MS Paint.
  2. Use the resized image on the dashboard instead of the original image.


This issue is related to a known issue.
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