[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Anna
Hi ya all! Even thou I'm new to this forum, I've used gimp for like 2
years now so I know a thing or two about it! 
BUT RIGHT NOW I NEED HELP! 

I was just finishing a drawing and then I pressed the save button and saved
it. Right after that I turned of my computer *Gimp said that the drawing was
saved btw* But when I turned it on again and open Gimp, then try to open the
drawing Gimp tells me that the file is broken, in fact so broken that it can't
open it! 

Help me please I've been drawing on it for like 3 whole days! And it's really
important that I recover it! Is it anyway for me to save it? Please help me! 

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Martin Nordholts
On 05/23/2010 03:55 PM, Anna wrote:
 Right after that I turned off my computer

Just to make sure: Did you turn it off by cutting power, or did you turn 
it off in a proper/nice way?

  / Martin




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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Adlevo
Hello Anna,

When asking for help on any forum, it is a good idea to
let people know a minimum of information:

1. Which platform are you using? [Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD, Other?]
2. Which version of The Gimp are you using?
3. Which file format did you save the work as? [.xcf, .jpg, .png, .other?]

da Bear


Hi Bear,

Sorry, I completely forgot kinda stressed you see xD
I use Windows XP, I have gimp 2.6 (I downloaded the newest one I think) and I
saved it as a xcf file.

Hugs Anna

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Noel Stoutenburg
Anna wrote:


 I was just finishing a drawing and then I pressed the save button and saved
 it. Right after that I turned of my computer *Gimp said that the drawing was
 saved btw* But when I turned it on again and open Gimp, then try to open the
 drawing Gimp tells me that the file is broken, in fact so broken that it can't
 open it!

 Help me please I've been drawing on it for like 3 whole days! And it's really
 important that I recover it! Is it anyway for me to save it? Please help me!

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.

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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Anna

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.

ns

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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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Jernej Simončič
On Sun, 23 May 2010 16:32:06 +0200 (CEST), Anna wrote:

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

Hex editor - not something for the faint-hearted.

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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Anna


Some kind of Hex editor I would guess.

Johnny Rosenberg


I'm totally doomed xD Well thanks for the help anyways^^

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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Adlevo

Well, now you know why you should NEVER do that. Let this be an
important lesson for you. Unfortunately I don't have a solution for
you in this case...

Johnny Rosenberg


Johnny Rosenberg


Thanks anyway Johnny ^^


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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Adlevo
On Sun, 23 May 2010 16:32:06 +0200 (CEST), Anna wrote:

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

Hex editor - not something for the faint-hearted.



So like. Are there any good tips on how to use it:p Cause I've downloaded
it but. ehm, no. I really just went, Hell no when I saw it :P Any idea
on how I might proceed?

Anna

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Gene Heskett
On Sunday 23 May 2010, Anna wrote:
Some kind of Hex editor I would guess.

Johnny Rosenberg

I'm totally doomed xD Well thanks for the help anyways^^

To help prevent that sort of thing in the future, please give the filesystem 
time to flush everything to disk before hitting the power switch.  Modern 
operating systems, windows included, don't have a clue that your finger is 
headed for the switch.

And modern operating systems also have a shutdown procedure that is designed 
to make sure everything is all cleaned up and put away, then they can kill 
the power themselves once its safe to do so.

So please do use the systems shutdown, its a good way to have confidence that 
it will all be there the next time you boot it up.

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Jernej Simončič
On Sun, 23 May 2010 17:01:06 +0200 (CEST), Adlevo wrote:

 So like. Are there any good tips on how to use it:p Cause I've downloaded
 it but. ehm, no. I really just went, Hell no when I saw it :P Any idea
 on how I might proceed?

First just use it to look if there's anything in the file (that it's not
empty or blank - because if it is, there's no point in doing anything
else). If it's not empty, you'll need to find out what's wrong with it -
but since you don't know the XCF format, you'd have to learn that first,
which will definitely take longer than 3 days (and even then it's not
guaranteed that you'll be able to recover the image).

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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Adlevo

First just use it to look if there's anything in the file (that it's not
empty or blank - because if it is, there's no point in doing anything
else). If it's not empty, you'll need to find out what's wrong with it -
but since you don't know the XCF format, you'd have to learn that first,
which will definitely take longer than 3 days (and even then it's not
guaranteed that you'll be able to recover the image).



Well there's some numbers there and stuff. So then hope ain't completely
lost:P Jeee, do I sound like a blond girl xD But this really ain't my field xD
But tnx anway3

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Dotan Cohen
On 23 May 2010 17:04, bhaaluu bhaa...@gmail.com wrote:
 Hello Anna,

 When asking for help on any forum, it is a good idea to
 let people know a minimum of information:

 1. Which platform are you using? [Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD, Other?]
 2. Which version of The Gimp are you using?
 3. Which file format did you save the work as? [.xcf, .jpg, .png, .other?]

 da Bear


4) A descriptive subject



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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread upscope
On Sunday, May 23, 2010 07:40:44 am Anna wrote:
 Some kind of Hex editor I would guess.
 
 Johnny Rosenberg
 
 I'm totally doomed xD Well thanks for the help anyways^^
An additional possibility is a local computer shop may have ability 
to recover corrupt files. But it will cost something.

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Jernej Simončič
On Sun, 23 May 2010 08:52:13 -0700, upscope wrote:

 An additional possibility is a local computer shop may have ability 
 to recover corrupt files. But it will cost something.

Unlikely in this case, since the file probably hasn't even reached the
disk.

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Jernej Simončič
On Sun, 23 May 2010 17:46:48 +0200 (CEST), Adlevo wrote:

 Well there's some numbers there and stuff. So then hope ain't completely
 lost:P Jeee, do I sound like a blond girl xD But this really ain't my field xD
 But tnx anway3

Nah, it's just that reconstructing even trivial files is a complicated
process (and GIMP's XCF format is anything but trivial).

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[Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Adlevo
On Sun, 23 May 2010 17:46:48 +0200 (CEST), Adlevo wrote:

 Well there's some numbers there and stuff. So then hope ain't
completely
 lost:P Jeee, do I sound like a blond girl xD But this really ain't my
field xD
 But tnx anway3

Nah, it's just that reconstructing even trivial files is a complicated
process (and GIMP's XCF format is anything but trivial).



Heh, yeah^^ Tnx anway ^^ I appreciate the help3

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Re: [Gimp-user] HELP! FAST!

2010-05-23 Thread Owen
On Sun, 23 May 2010 19:10:59 +0200 (CEST)
Adlevo for...@gimpusers.com wrote:

 On Sun, 23 May 2010 17:46:48 +0200 (CEST), Adlevo wrote:
 
  Well there's some numbers there and stuff. So then hope ain't
 completely
  lost:P Jeee, do I sound like a blond girl xD But this really ain't
  my
 field xD
  But tnx anway3
 
 Nah, it's just that reconstructing even trivial files is a
 complicated process (and GIMP's XCF format is anything but trivial).
 
 
 
 Heh, yeah^^ Tnx anway ^^ I appreciate the help3


You may consider a backup utility such as in
http://registry.gimp.org/node/14246 to be a useful tool for your
workflow.


Owen
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