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Old Jun 26, 2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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Reteival of unsaved Photoshop work?

Is there anyway of retrieving unsaved Photoshop work? I foolishly did not save some stock photos I was using for a project only copy+pasted them, and in the process of updating growl, and an apple update for Quicktime Photoshop stopped responding. It didn't say the application was not responding but every time I clicked on a window for Photoshop it just made the unhappy you can't do this sound.

I'm on Tiger still with a 12in powerbook. It is Photoshop 9 on CS2. I think I know the answer to my problem but I am hoping there is some surgical way of opening something up to get to it. Thanks!

By the way, please tell me CS3 has a recovery program contingency plan like Microsoft Word has for the mac. Its criminal that Adobe NOR Pages has that, nor an autosave feature. (Sorry for mentioning non-design/graphic stuff, but I had to vent.

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Old Jun 26, 2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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Your files are probably lost. Saving your current project at critical stages should be a function of the designer not the software. A lesson you will probably remember now.
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 11:34 PM   #3
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I think your files are toast. InDesign has crash recovery (had it in CS2, as well), but PS does not, even in CS3.
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 01:18 AM   #4
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I think your files are toast. InDesign has crash recovery (had it in CS2, as well), but PS does not, even in CS3.
InDesign has it? Intersting, I wonder why they only put it in Photoshop.

And to the previous reply about it being the users job to save and it being critical. I was aware, and you do not need to take the role of teacher or parent with your snarky comments. Your reply is kind of glib and ignores my point that other programs have it and they seem to work fine. My point about pages not having an autosave feature indicates to me that its something Apple might start to want to do.

Regardless I shall chalk this up to a screw up on my part. Thanks guys.

PS. On another note I have a design question. I had found this picture of a drawing (or picture can't remember cus when I was done with it it looked like a drawing) of a mangle of vines that worked as a great mirrored image and right hand border. I am not sure if that description is very helpful, but it is primarily what I have been looking for. Has anyone seen any vegetation pictures like that? Thanks.
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 02:52 AM   #5
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I foolishly did not save some stock photos I was using for a project only copy+pasted them
Some stock sites let you re-download their images within a certain time frame (24 hours I think) without extra cost.
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 08:34 AM   #6
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And to the previous reply about it being the users job to save and it being critical. I was aware, and you do not need to take the role of teacher or parent with your snarky comments. Your reply is kind of glib and ignores my point that other programs have it and they seem to work fine. Regardless I shall chalk this up to a screw up on my part.
This kind of remark is totally unnecessary, coming from someone who is asking for help.

An attitude like yours is not going to get you very far in this world. Take some time and learn the programs you are working with before spouting off at the mouth. A great book for beginners is Adobe Photoshop CS2/3 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Press.

Have a nice day!


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Old Jun 27, 2008, 10:27 AM   #7
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InDesign has it? Intersting, I wonder why they only put it in Photoshop.
Auto-recovery is an InDesign feature because InDesign, fundamentally, is a database-type application. Files "placed" into InDesign are pulled from the original document each time, so all ann auto-recovery feature needs to do is save that database, ie, picture x @ position x,y, textblock @ position x,y, etc.
That's why file sizes between the two applications are so different also; just from personal experience, an 8 page broadsheet section for the paper I work on comes in at <1 MB, while an 7MP digital photo (or its equivalent) will be much larger.
Kind of cool, but also the reason why Photoshop/Illustrator don't have auto-save/recovery: too processor-intensive for large files.
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Auto-recovery is an InDesign feature because InDesign, fundamentally, is a database-type application. Files "placed" into InDesign are pulled from the original document each time, so all ann auto-recovery feature needs to do is save that database, ie, picture x @ position x,y, textblock @ position x,y, etc.
That's why file sizes between the two applications are so different also; just from personal experience, an 8 page broadsheet section for the paper I work on comes in at <1 MB, while an 7MP digital photo (or its equivalent) will be much larger.
Kind of cool, but also the reason why Photoshop/Illustrator don't have auto-save/recovery: too processor-intensive for large files.

That makes total sense. Thanks for answering my question. Now if only that excuse worked for pages...

Thanks again for answering the question directly, and for the previous post about the stock site statement.
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 04:08 PM   #9
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This kind of remark is totally unnecessary, coming from someone who is asking for help.

An attitude like yours is not going to get you very far in this world. Take some time and learn the programs you are working with before spouting off at the mouth. A great book for beginners is Adobe Photoshop CS2/3 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Press.

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This kind of comment is completely unnecessary. Just because someone's asking for help doesn't mean you are entitled to be disrespectful and condescending.

I have my own book recommendation for you
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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Hope jerryrock never needs to ask for any help, shame we can't all be as perfect, maybe he should put himself on eBay as the person who never makes a mistake. As for the rest of this thread would like to say how helpful I have found it, i wont waste any more time trying to find my lost files as they probably don't exist any longer, thanks to all
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:30 PM   #11
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Auto-recovery is an InDesign feature because InDesign, fundamentally, is a database-type application. Files "placed" into InDesign are pulled from the original document each time, so all ann auto-recovery feature needs to do is save that database, ie, picture x @ position x,y, textblock @ position x,y, etc.
That's why file sizes between the two applications are so different also; just from personal experience, an 8 page broadsheet section for the paper I work on comes in at <1 MB, while an 7MP digital photo (or its equivalent) will be much larger.
Kind of cool, but also the reason why Photoshop/Illustrator don't have auto-save/recovery: too processor-intensive for large files.
Photoshop CS6 has autosave and auto recovery.

Edit: and my apologies in advance for contributing to a necro-thread.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:14 PM   #12
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I know - sometimes you respond and don't realize how old the thread is - this one was easy since they were referring to very old versions of PS - I didn't know they'd finally built in a recovery feature to CS6 - I bought CS5 a few months before CS6 came out so haven't upgraded (2 MACs crashed in 3 days - couldn't run CS3 on Lion so no choice).

I've noticed that sometimes CS5 "saves" my file by going back to the last saved version - which is actually annoying if I've made a lot of changes so I have to pop back in the history - but it's also a reminder that it's time to save where I am - I've been using these programs for years and still forget to save at critical points when I'm so engrossed in my work - I've lost as much as the last hour or more of work on complicated photos myself and can totally sympathize with anyone - newbie or expert - who loses their hard work to this kind of forgetfulness.

Anyway, your piqued my interest mentioning the autosave and autorecovery features. I'll have to research it more - is there such a thing in CS5? I didn't see it mentioned in the latest book I got when I purchased the program - but I certainly haven't read it from cover to cover. It would make the upgrade cost worthwhile.
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Anyway, your piqued my interest mentioning the autosave and autorecovery features. I'll have to research it more - is there such a thing in CS5? I didn't see it mentioned in the latest book I got when I purchased the program - but I certainly haven't read it from cover to cover. It would make the upgrade cost worthwhile.
Say hello to PSD Autosaver. Nifty little plug-in for CS5.

Note that it doesn't actually auto-save your main document, but saves off back-up copies at user-specified intervals to a user-specified location.

(I should mention that it doesn't save if Photoshop isn't active -- if you're not doing anything in the application, the plug-in goes idle.)

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