Right, apologies for not bothering to reply for a while but again I find myself faced with the memory issue with my PC. To put it into perspective, I have 2GB of ram in total, the screenshot below shows what MSPaint is using alone:
Editing the image 90% of the time I get not enough memory errors, this is with a 2GB readyboost device plugged in, so I can only assume that Paint cant see the readyboost memory for whatever reason. I have tried splitting it and opening all the images so I can still copy / paste etc, I get the same issue. It would seem MSPaint is amazingly dreadful at managing memory, as GIMP opens it using only 300MB, but it is just too highly impractical to use for mapping at all.
Basically I am stuck in the position where I cannot edit the map at the moment, so I am editing bits here and there and doing what I can with it split, but it takes significantly longer.
I have made some changes to the Sacred Forest Meadows based on your suggestions, so please let me know what you think:
I have changed the tree to a stump on the ledge for players to grapple, and changed where the north facing ladder is. Since the fence which blocks link at the start will be something that is added / removed I have left this to the programmer (as I have in Lon Lon for example where the gate blocks link from leaving when he competes to get Epona).