I just bought Photoshop CS5 this weekend, so I'm brand new to everything. I had edited a photo of my sister last night and went to save it by "save as" and I had made a seperate folder in my "pictures" library. Today I went to pull up the photo to show my sister, but the whole folder wasn't even there. So I went in and re-edited the picture and saved it, recreating the folder and paying closer attention to what the picture was saved as (at the time I first saved it I hadn't realized that it was saved as a .PSD so this time I made sure that I saved it as a .JPEG). Still the folder itself isn't showing up. How can fix it/what am I doing wrong?
All help is VERY much appreciated.
I've got a HP Pavilion laptop. So, I don't use iPhoto. The folder shows up again if I go and try to save another picture from Photoshop. But when I go to my Pictures and try to open the picture it's not there and neither is the folder I saved it into.
I also tried to just save the picture in the original folder (with the original picture) but it doesn't show up when I go to open it.
Hmm, I am wondering if the new folder was linked to the library. that would explain why you can see the folder in photoshop and not from explorer.
Try this (assuming your on windows 7) Click on the windows start button (where your programs are listed) At the bottom of that menu is a search box.
Type in the following:
This will bring up a list of all the psd or jpg files on your drive. You can then double click on the file to open the image in HP's image viewer.
Also if you right click on the file, you will find (open) on the menu minus the parentheses clicking on open will allow you to choose from various programs like photoshop, HP image viewer, windows fax and image viewer, internet explorer and so on.
Generally on a windows system, most if not all pictures are stored in the pictures folder. Though they can be stored anywhere and linked to the library.
Also take a look at the trash can and see if there is trash in it. Any files that are deleted to to the trash can where you have the chance to restore the files if you made a mistake.
Good luck, i hope you find your pictures...
I searched .psd from the start menu and it did pop up. Only, when I clicked on it another little window came up and said Windows is searching for "blah blah blah.psd" And then gave me the option to "Browse.." or "cancel". Also, when the file came up on the Start Menu there's a blank paper icon next to. I feel like that's not right..
Did you also look in the Recycle Bin ("Trash Can") as suggested by Silkrooster above?
Also try a free file finding utility like "Everything" : http://www.voidtools.com/ that will look everywhere on your drive, even places off limits to the system search engine.
Another choice here: http://www.replsoft.com/
Please heed post number 3. There's no reason to be searching!
Unless you have a serious problem, your computer is saving your files somewhere, and you just need to figure out where that is. Searching your system in the hopes of finding something you can determine directly and in a few seconds is silly.
If you cannot figure out how to read that folder tree, then your problems are way beyond Photoshop, and you need to do some reading on how to use Windows. Do a screen grab as I did above and we can help you interpret it.
This isn't a problem of my not saving it in the wrong place. I KNOW where I'm saving it.Save As> Recent Items>Pictures>(New folder)Edit. When I go to open the retouched photo from my task bar the "Edit" folder IS NOT there. Is there something I should be doing to my photo BEFORE hitting "Save As"?
Today I noticed the little lock symbols. Is there a way to get rid of them? I feel like they're the problem?
This isn't a problem of my not saving it in the wrong place. I KNOW where I'm saving it.Save As> Recent Items>Pictures>(New folder)Edit.
That's not an actual folder. Windows throws around all these Library abstractions, and all it does is cause confusion. I believe you are creating your new "Edit" folder somewhere you didn't expect.
Try this instead: Pick a folder that's rooted on one of your actual hard drives under Computer, as I have shown above.
Avoiding the abstractions entirely is one sure way of avoiding this kind of confusion.
The little lock symbols are essentially useless and can be ignored. They have to do with sharing folders with other computers on your network.
I feel so dumb for not realizing that my folder wasn't rooted on my actual hard drive. I didn't closely enough at what you had shown above, either. I took my pictures and copied them into a folder I created under my C: drive. Then saved one of my retouched photos under that and it was there!
Thank you so much! You just took away 50% of my stress. I really, really appreciate it!