URGENT help with stupid mistake

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by eb, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. eb

    eb Guest

    Hi all

    Can't believe I did this - and is a reminder not to work on important stuff
    in the middle of the night :-(

    I created a pic in Photoshop last night saved it as .psd then as a .jpg.

    Does anyone know if I can turn my computer "back" in time to when it was a
    Thanks for any help!

    eb, Feb 26, 2005
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    david Guest

    i've done the same before and the original file....psd is still there, not
    overwritten. you just need to find it.. do a search with your file manager
    because you saved the psd first, unless you have deleted it then it has t be
    david, Feb 27, 2005
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  3. eb

    eb Guest

    Sorry I didn't explain too well - I changed the dpi to 72 and saved as jpeg
    for the web - when i finished it asked if I wanted to save changes to the
    psd i clicked yes so my photoshop pic is now 72 dpi instead of the required

    Sorry for the lack of clarity - having major panic attack here :)
    eb, Feb 27, 2005
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    SpaceGirl Guest

    Uh... sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're stuck. This cannot
    be undone. Once the file is saved and closed, there is NOTHING you can
    do to get it back. Undo history is not maintained.


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    eb Guest

    thanks anyway - thought as much (crying) it was hours of work. Someone
    actually wants to buy it and now I don't have a good image of it
    grrrrrrrrrrrrrr, no eating this week
    eb, Feb 27, 2005
  6. Sorry to hear it, but we've all done this. It's nature's way of embedding
    important lessons in our brain and forcing us to find ways not to make those
    mistakes again.
    On the bright side, if you're like me, you could probably stand to miss a
    few meals. <g>
    Jeff 'The Wizard of Draws' Bucchino

    Cartoons with a Touch of Magic?

    More Cartoons with a Touch of Magic?
    Wizard of Draws, Feb 27, 2005
  7. When you changed the DPI did you have Resample checked? If not, then all
    the original pixels will still be there. Just type back in the original
    DPI....with Resample still unchecked.


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    Monty Jake Monty, Feb 27, 2005
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    paul Guest

    Believe me it'll go much quicker the second time around. Just get to
    work on it.
    paul, Feb 27, 2005
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    Scruff Guest

    Nothing is more painful than the lesson that teaches you to never work on
    the original, once it is finished.
    Scruff, Feb 27, 2005
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    edjh Guest

    Exactly. By the way, there's no need to change resolution before using
    Save for Web, though you might need to change pixel dimensions if the
    image is too large. If you didn't resample you should be okay.
    edjh, Feb 27, 2005
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    Jaxtraw Guest

    Surely the OP changed the actual pixel dimensions of the image in the
    process, rather than just changing the nominal dpi? They wouldn't be in a
    bate if they'd just changed that. Sounds to me like the image they have now
    is much smaller than the one they started with.

    Jaxtraw, Feb 27, 2005
  12. eb

    eb Guest

    You've seen the photos eh? :)

    HAd a look at your great toons - LOVE the nerdy wizard!!!
    eb, Feb 28, 2005
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    eb Guest

    Sadly I did have it checked. However thanks for explaining the function of
    resample thingy.
    I get so overwhelmed with the amount you have to know in PS esp. about
    resizing Inches? pixels? Bicubic etc you get the picture...
    eb, Feb 28, 2005
  14. eb

    eb Guest

    What is OP and bate?
    eb, Feb 28, 2005
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    Caitlin Guest

    OP = Original Poster

    bate = typo?
    Caitlin, Feb 28, 2005
  16. eb

    Jaxtraw Guest

    Vernacular english, a bit outdated these days. To be in a bate is to be
    upset. Sorry for the confusion.

    Jaxtraw, Feb 28, 2005
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    SpaceGirl Guest

    *nods knowingly*. I have SO done this myself in the past, and more than
    once. Long days, stressful deadlines and a mistake like that just
    waiting to happen. This is why I always save multiple revisions of files
    these days! Even if I really screw up, I'll never loose more than a few
    hours work.

    Oh well *hug*.
    SpaceGirl, Feb 28, 2005
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    DeFett Guest

    400dpi wow. I always do print images in 300dpi, is there any difference?
    DeFett, Mar 1, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Do you mean you set the image at 300 ppi, or that you print at 300dpi
    (not the same).
    Hecate, Mar 1, 2005
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