Gig Posters

Posters: 154224 | Bands: 134485 | Designers: 11430                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: photoshop crash

  1. #1
    Josh Rickun's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    MILWAUKEE
    Posts
    3,424
    Comments
    2505

    Default photoshop crash

    any way to retrieve an unsaved file after photoshop crashes?

  2. #2
    VegetableLasagna's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    MaypL eef Mthrfukr
    Posts
    4,500
    Comments
    1904

    Default

    You can cry a lot, that's what I do.

  3. #3
    solitude's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,706
    Comments
    79

    Default

    pretty much no chance

  4. #4
    RADAR's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    5,450
    Comments
    2430

    Default

    cry, cry, cry

  5. #5
    danieldanger's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    massachusetts
    Posts
    8,753
    Comments
    1386

    Default



    WOoonnnttt WONNNnnnttt

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    42
    Comments
    8

    Default

    Text programs, like word, create temp files that can be recovered because the program doesn't need to store the file exclusively in memory to operate on the data. Text can be read from the disk without much of a speed penalty.

    Most graphc programs operate on the file in memory because image data would take forever to make changes to if it was constantly accessing a temp file from the disk. Memory operations are much faster. Since it keeps most of the image in memory, when the program crashes there's no place to recover it from.

  7. #7
    andy-up!'s Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,187
    Comments
    20

    Default

    g33k0ut!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    197
    Comments
    261

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by brself
    Text programs, like word, create temp files that can be recovered because the program doesn't need to store the file exclusively in memory to operate on the data. Text can be read from the disk without much of a speed penalty.

    Most graphc programs operate on the file in memory because image data would take forever to make changes to if it was constantly accessing a temp file from the disk. Memory operations are much faster. Since it keeps most of the image in memory, when the program crashes there's no place to recover it from.
    note that for photoshop i don't think this is entirely true. photoshop maintains a pretty hefty temp file on disk, which is used for paging out huge chunks of image data when performing operations on high res images. (See also: scratch disks in the preferences). However, for low res images (or on systems with huge amounts of RAM), yes the image is most likely operated on in memory.

    Often when photoshop crashes, these temp files get left around on your disk and they're usually pretty large. But don't get your hopes up for saving your lost file. I doubt you'd be able to find anything useful in this file, if it's even there. It's probably stored in a photoshop native or highly optimized format that wouldn't otherwise be recognizable as image data.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    42
    Comments
    8

    Default

    The data in a photoshop temp file (because of the paging) would be useless for recovery purposes. Depending on how the image process is handled the scratch file is probably non-sequential tiles of the image. I mentioned text program temp files as an example of a temp file that is recoverable. I doubt there is any way to recover image data after a crash but I would surely salute anyone who figured it out.

  10. #10
    Dusty!'s Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Out Yonder
    Posts
    10,291
    Comments
    1401

    Default

    illustrator cs2 has been letting me know when its gonna crash and then allows me to save it. kinda nice.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •