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Please give some more details about what went wrong. You say the system crashed - what actually happened?
Basically I had to do a Factory Restore because a system file was corrupt/deleted (who knows) and when I reinstalled NONE of my pictures were there! I think because I saved them in a non-user named directory!
But when I re-installed Photoshop 3.0 they all came back up, but of course as thumbnails only! I have tried to do a back dated restore but the earliest date it will restore too is the date the system crashed!
Can you help?
I don't really know what a "Factory Restore" is, but are you saying it removed the folders where you stored the pictures? And you have no backup?
Correct! When I "restored" my operating system, all the photo files were gone!
I'm afraid that, if the image files were lost in that way, I doubt that they are in the Recycle Bin. So, without a backup, there is no way to get them back.
The thumbnails in PSA SE are smaller versions of the images, which would never be any use for printing, but I guess you could save some using screen capture.
Now how do I do a "Screen Capture". If I right click on the picture it gives me the "Photoshop Album" menu options?
If I have to individually screen save EACH ONE it is worth it to me! Just tell me how :-)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP COLIN!!!!!
The program does not do screen captures for you, you would needs something else to help.
Set the thumbnail to maximum size - one per screen.
Now, if you hit the PrintScrn button on your keyboard it will place an image on the Windows clipboard. You would then need to go to an image editing program, paste it in, trim and save.
Alternatively, there are a load of [free] screen capture programs around that would help you automate this process. You might look here, for example: http://www.nonags.com/nonags/grcapt.html
For the screen captures, you can use a product called "snagit"... I think it
might even be at www.snagit.com. If that is wrong, let me know. I'll find
the right address for you.
i've used a free version of a program called file scavenger. it helps u recover practically anything u may have lost due to a system crash or watever. i had to do a system restore myself and lost all of my pics and vids that were saved to my C drive. i used file scavenger and was able to recover many of them. but with the free version u cant recover anything over 45kb i think or maybe 65kb, something like that. give it a try.