Saturday, August 28, 2010


This is a Memo for myself: if you have a very important work, DO SAVE it, always, often, with several names, in different places, in your computer (it may crash), in a external hard disk (file will get corrupted), in a USB memory key (you can loose it): because there are infinite ways to loose your very important painting, and it will happen exactly when you're going to complete it.
This time the file went damaged in the external hard disk, don't know why, just that file, of course. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), I had a copy somewhere else saved in the computer since a couple of weeks ago, so I don't need to repaint from zero. But, I have to repaint all I did in the last twelve days.



TopGun said...

Merda è stato un finale perentorio.

per le immagini usa flickr, con 20€ all'anno hai uno spazio limitato.
poi fatti una partizione dedicata sul pc ed a cascata un paio di hard disk con backup incrementale che ti salva sempre la situazione.

domani ti commento in Inglese, adesso non ce la posso fare :P

Buona Notte.

Morgaine le Fée said...

Thank you TopGun. :)
Photoshop files are hard to stop in Flickr, mine is about 450Mb and you cannot see it like a jpg.
Now I save the file every third day with a new name, and in three different locations, so at least one copy is saved (it turned out that probably the notebook I was using has some problems).
And, I started again to repaint the old copy I saved: Now that ideas on composition and colours is clear, I'm going much faster.

TopGun said...

Oh sorry.
yes I file of 450mb can't be stored on flickr.
What is the extension of this "rough" files? I'm just curious.

Morgaine le Fée said...

.psd is the extension for photoshop files.
They can be very huge if you paint a big image (that's often required to have nice details) and if your painting is done on many layers (when the painting is finish then you can crop layers and save memory, but during work often you need several).

TopGun said...

Just learned something new :)

Thank you.