>My best guess at this point is that GIMP gave you the message that the 
>file was saved, because GIMP was all through with it, but that the 
>Operating system was not finished writing the file to the disk. When you 
>shut off the power, nothing further got written, and you have a 
>corrupted file image on the disk.
>If you happen to have made incremental back-ups (that is, saving your 
>work periodically, under different names--like myfile1.xcf, myfile2.xcf, 
>&c--like every 20 minutes or so, this would be a time when they would be 
>quite useful, as you could simply go back to the last back up. 
>Otherwise, if you happen to be skilled with low level file editing and 
>the details of the ~.xcf format, you might be able to open the image in 
>a file editor, and recover some of the information in the file, but 
>since I follow the incremental back-up method religiously, I've never 
>had to do that.

Sounds logical! 

Dammit! I'm doomed! The one time I decide not to save backup xD I hate myself
so much right now!  

But what kind of file editor are we talking about here? Like another program
or something like that?

Sad hugs, Anna

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