On 06/14/2012 08:45 PM, Angela D wrote:
I spent a lot of time editing this photo and when I uploaded it into
gimp to further edit and attempted to save, it would not. Then I tried
to open the photo, knowing the work on gimp wouldn't have saved, but
it would not open. I tried opening in the web browser and Paint but
it's clearly corrupt. I downloaded a file rescue program that did not
detect a problem.
I am VERY hopeful someone from the GIMP may be able to fix the JPG
file considering it was the GIMP program that destroyed hours of work.
The file is attached, please let me know if you are able to help!
Angela, I have saved terabytes of images with Gimp and it never
destroyed anything. I'm not discounting there could be an obscure bug in
that area but it is much more likely that you have a hardware or
filesystem problem that hit you when you saved the file (how full is you
disk?), so assigning culpability early isn't going to help and may
prevent you from from identifying the real source of the problem, that
could hit you again when using some other software.
When I work hours on something really important (be it an image, some
text document, or a piece of code) I save regularly and copy the
successive versions to a USB key. This is my defense against software
bugs, hardware problems, and brain lapses.
Your file, as attached, is 12KB so it likely doesn't contain anything of
interest, unless you were doing a very small image.
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