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Large Maps

So I am mapping out a large dwarven hold and am loathe to break it up into dozens of small (25x25) maps. My question is if i were to make the map in gimp or photoshop and port it into roll20 would that ease the loading of a large map (200x200 or more). From all i know it should but want to be positive.
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The Aaron
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The dynamic lighting will have much more to do with performance than the map size. I routinely have maps that are 100x100 or 200x200. 
Thank you for taking the time to reply. Do you use DL or fog of war on the larger maps
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The Aaron
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All Dynamic Lighting. No Fog of War or Advanced Fog of War.  And to be clear, I don’t notice much, if any, lag on my system. I have had players with weaker computers that experienced some issues. Mainly on large open maps with lots of small obstructions. The one I’m thinking of was a massive forest split by a deep gorge. I put in about 20 pseudo-random marks for each tree to make the forest have shifting sight lines and really feel forest-like. On maps that were massive sprawling caverns and corridors, I probably had just as much complexity but rarely very open visibility, and those maps all seemed fine for the same group of players. 
the problem i am encountering is my pc is high end and suffer no issues but i have a player in greece and one in poland on a laptop and the internet service isnt great so i am trying to soften the blow so they can enjoy the game. I prefer building in roll20 but if building the maps in gimp or photoshop lessen the impact then i am adept at both and would go that route if it would do anything. 
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The Aaron
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It certainly won’t hurt to make it in an external program. I haven’t found one yet that is as intuitive as Roll20’s interface, but there are some decent options. 
I agree thanx for the assistance, always a pleasure Aaron.