On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Kfayejessee <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
> So I have been working on this painting for over a week…

Rule #1: Perform regular backups
Rule #2: See Rule #1

Sorry for the semi-snarky response, but it is a good set of rules and
will save you time and heartache when things really go wrong ;)

When I'm working on File-01.xcf, after an hour or two of work I do
"Save As" and name that "File-02.xcf", and so on.  And there are
plug-ins in the registry that automatically make incremental backups.

My first guess as to the the cause of the corruption is hardware.  A
full or failing disk, corrupt RAM, etc.  Or I've had issues with
saving to flaky shared storage.  The prognosis is not good if it's any
of these.

What version of GIMP are you using (see "Help->About")?  What
operating system?  Are you saving to an internal hard drive, or
external storage? Can you post a link to the XCF online somewhere?

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