I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK (becuase i'm an idiot)

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  1. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Because of my stupidity, I hope nobody who reads this thread makes the same mistake that I just did.

    WHEN YOU FINISH WORKING ON YOUR IMAGES, SAVE THEM. NOT THE SMALL WEB SIZE ONES, BUT THE FULL RES VERSIONS as well.

    I just spent the last 3 hours trying to match and completely re process one of my HDR's because I failed to save a copy of the full resolution version. I had to re-tonemap, color correct, channel mix, dodge, burn, spot, and all other processing to try and match this new, full size version, to the resized old one.

    Needless to say, i got close, but not exact.

    PEOPLE, SAVE YOUR WORK so you're not like me and have to redo it.
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You did this just once?
     
  3. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    lol, you say that like it happens all the time.
     
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    Again this morning, and a very time-consuming composite at that. The upside is that it was a crappy piece of work.

    Most of my shots I'll process maybe three times anyhow. Admittedly though it is irritating to get tired and blow a session- And, it only happens when I'm tired.
     
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    What? You got of easy. I accidentally deleted full sized and the RAWs in one go because they were hiding in a folder under a window on my desktop and I didn't realise they were selected.

    Be thankful all you lost was a few hours and the "exact" match. It could have been worse :(
     
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    I do my best to copy all of my pictures to two separate hard drives when I import them. How about you guys?
     
  7. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    I do that too, but I don't think i saved it after I edited it in the first place.
     
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    I really should do something as a backup since my photos are not stored anywhere safe while I'm working on them. The finals go to a RAID1 array.
     
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    My images are:
    1. off the media card, every week ... or after every serious shoot activity.
    2. They go to HD for work
    3. a copy to of the original to CD/DVD ... for original archival.
    4. Any photoshop work goes to sub-folder called "adjustments" and work archival
    5. Weekly compressed backup to DVD
    Works for me. Got two years worth of work that way ... no losses. Backup, backup ... and a copy ;)
     

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