Yesterday I moved a folder from my portable drive to the desktop of a computer called B3. The folder contained four tiff files and 16 PSD image files that I had been Photoshoping for two weeks. I dragged the folder into bridge for a quick look. Most of the fliles had been processed in Lightroom 4. When I opened the first image in PS all of the layers were gone and the image looked like it had never had anything done to it. All of the PSD images opened with the same result, no layers, weeks of work gone. I took the portable drive and plugged it into my labtop. All of the layers were there. What happened? there was no older version of the file on the drive.
Unless you moved the file with Bridge you probably moved the fille and left the XMP file in the original location. This file has the same name but .xmp extension. This is a hidden file so turn this on in View when in Bridge.
Actually that would not have had any impact. When I processed the files in Lightroom there was a software glitch and they would not open as PSD 's inPs they appeared as raw files in PS. Yes I know how to set preferences. Ok to get around that one I exported my files as PSD into a folder. After I always opened them from the folder so I don't see how the XMP files could be an issue. Also remember for two weeks I had been working using the same procedure with out any trouble@bdentonphoto: RT @Patrick_Baz: @patrickwitty: Brutal, important frontpage of the @guardiannews, heartbreaking photo from the massacre in Houla, #Syria http://t.co/7411qhUf
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Andrea Star Reese
Photojournalist based in New York
currently in New York