May I add that it is also a good idea to shut Gimp down and re-open that 
latest file. This ensures that the project has been saved properly and can be 

Paranoid? Who? Me?!


On Tue November 29 2011 15:06:33 Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 6:16 PM, Destiny Bottino <> wrote:
> > I was recently working on a big project of mine using GIMP. I had spent
> > 5
> > hours straight working on it, saving it every 5 minutes
> Personally, after a couple of hours or so of work (in any graphics
> program), I usually do a File->Save As and append a number to the
> filename.  So if I start a project, I'll save it as something like
> "my_project_01.xcf", then after a while save as "my_project_02.xcf" -
> that way even if I close or crash GIMP I have a series of 'snapshots'
> of the project I can go back to if needed.  This has saved me from
> disaster more than once - I've seen everything from lightning strikes
> to pets eating power cords, not to mention pilot error ;)
> OTOH, I hardly ever crash GIMP - you definitely should try and track
> down the cause of those crashes also.
> Chris
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