HELP-corrupted saved files

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Pvest, Nov 17, 2004.

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    Pvest Guest

    Firstly I'm running 2,54Ghz-1Gb RAM-HP-scanjet3570c-WinXP-homeSP2.

    I'm scanning some of my family photos, but I'm having lots of problems in
    saving the photos without being distorted.

    In the beginning I saved the photos as TIFF-LZW format and when scanning the
    photos I look's just great, also when saving there is no problems. Even when
    opening them right after saving and closing them they still looks alright.
    But after awhile, when trying to go back and look at them, I getting

    In PaintShopPro-8 & 9, some of the pictures have horizontal dotted-stripes
    (1-2 or3) and some can be seem as thumbnails, but cannot be open and some
    can't been seen or open at all.

    Then I thought this could be a PaintShopPro -tiff converting problem and
    Installed Adobe PhotoShop CS(8). When I tried to open the tiff files made I
    PSP (8or9), even more of them couldn't be open and I ended up with only
    between 50-60% of the scanned photos.

    Then I started the scanning job once more, but this time I used Adobe
    PhotoShop CS(8) and used the twain-option with HP scanner software (as done
    in PaintShopPro) and saved all the files as Photoshop (psd) format. During
    scanning and saving everything looks alright as earlier, but after finished
    half of the job. I went back open internal browser for to see the result of
    the new scanning, but big was my despair when some of the scanned picture
    behaved and looked strange also this time. Now I don't have any dotted
    horizontal stripes, but now I have a bluish picture, with some red
    horizontal strips and picture is only black and red horizontal vide

    Now I'm really lost and don't know what to do or what is causing this
    problems. I have had a scanner for the last 10-13 (3pass) and have never
    experienced anything like this.

    Can anyone try to advise me on hope to get around these problems, or have
    some links where these problems are discussed?

    Could this be something (software/driver) on my PC conflicting with my
    graphic programs?

    HELP - I cannot spend days in scanning my photos and then having go back and
    do it once more.

    See also my posting 10.11.04- Corrupted scanned-saved tif files

    Pvest - Norway
    Pvest, Nov 17, 2004
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    WharfRat Guest

    Sounds as if the ccd is going out
    your wiring harness is shorting.

    WharfRat, Nov 17, 2004
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    Pvest Guest

    Pls. "translate" this. Ccd - wiring hardness - what - where?? :eek:)
    NB! Just found some error on my H: drive (deleting orphan file... - deleting
    index entry...) and are running CHKDSK right now. Mayby a part of my

    Pvest, Nov 17, 2004
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    Louis Leib Guest

    Is it possible you have a virus? Sounds like files are effected after
    being on the system and being opened and closed. That is where I would
    look. Hope it helps.
    Louis Leib, Nov 17, 2004
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    Ken Weitzel Guest


    An interesting experiment for only a few cents investment
    might be to scan one, and immediately copy it to a

    Ken Weitzel, Nov 17, 2004
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    RSD99 Guest

    Try turning *Off* hardware acceleration on your display adapter. Sometimes
    that makes a difference.
    RSD99, Nov 17, 2004
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    Big Bill Guest

    Quite possibly.
    Reading your first post, I wondered where you were storing he image
    files, becasue it sure sounds like the media is going bad. All the
    symptoms (scanning fine, seeing the saved files OK, then getting
    errors on reading them again) point to the storage media going bad.

    So, yes, try doing a re-scan and storing the files on another drive
    and see if that solves the problem. If it does, the H: drive is the
    Big Bill, Nov 17, 2004
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    Pvest Guest

    It turned out that I had some serious conflicts on my H drive and I ran
    several disk utility programs before the reports said OK.

    I have been scanning with PhotoShop and saved as PSD files on C drive today
    and so fare it looks alright. So if nothing happen during the night, it
    seems like my corrupted PSD files, were caused by problems on my H drive!!

    But the horizontal dotted stripes on my TIFF files, scanned with
    PaintShopPro 8-9. Must be another problem, caused by TIFF-save-converter!?
    Because these files, I can open even though I have these stripes. So right
    now I scanning and saving as PSD filer. Though this format gives me huge
    (17-20Mb) files for each 300dpi picture, I will stick to this format until I
    have figured out what caused these stripes.

    So I'm still interesting in having input on horizontals stripes when saving
    TIFF files:

    Pvest, Nov 18, 2004
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    It's not clear if you are talking about the tiffs you scanned before or
    after you fixed the disk problem If before, rescan them and see what
    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    Ed Ruf, Nov 18, 2004
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    Big Bill Guest

    If you scan an image using PSP, it should show up in PSP as an image,
    but it hasn't been saved yet. Are those horizintal stripes there at
    this point? If so, the problem may be at the scanner.
    However, if the saved file is saved both as a TIFF and a PSD file, and
    only one shows the lines, there may be something wrong with the driver
    for the TIFF conversion. If so, try reloading PSP, and see if that
    solves the problem.
    Good luck!
    Big Bill, Nov 19, 2004
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    Pvest Guest

    No, they all looks fine after scanning, it's only after I have saved them
    these strips appears. Though my H-drive don't reports errors anymore, I will
    try to rescan and save both as PSD and TIFF files on C- and H- drive and see
    if I can see any abnormal behaviour, before reinstalling the software.

    Pvest, Nov 20, 2004
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