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Hello. A friend of mine was painting a very large piece and kept making it bigger. She didn't realize it at the time but she stretched the canvas beyond Corel's pixel limit and now it won't open and she lost way too much work to do it over again. Any advice on how to retrieve it?
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Originally Posted by MusicMetalHead: Hello. A friend of mine was painting a very large piece and kept making it bigger. She didn't realize it at the time but she stretched the canvas beyond Corel's pixel limit and now it won't open and she lost way too much work to do it over again. Any advice on how to retrieve it?
Corel doesn't have a pixel limit as it's a Corporation.
Seriously, Corel Painter does have a maximum image size limit. As I recall, it's about 54 inches at a Resolution of 300 ppi, but to be sure, I'd strongly advise you to do your own testing.
If your friend wants to avoid this kind of mishap in the future, one of the best ways is to save often using File menu > Save As for the first save and for following saves, use File menu > Iterative Save. Saving every few minutes, especially when a significant change has been made, using this method gives the artist a numbered series of files. Then, if anything unpleasant happens, they'll always have the series of numbered Iterative Save files to go back to. Later, when the image is completed, the artist can delete any versions they're sure they won't need and thereby save hard drive space.
If you haven't already done so, the best place to post your Corel Painter questions and issues is The PainterFactory
General Information for Posting at The PainterFactory:
First, post in the appropriate forum, by Painter version number or, if posting a technical issue that will require the Corel Painter development team's involvement, post in the Got a Question/Technical Issue/Bug Report for the Painter Team? forum.
Only post in the PainterFactory Site Help forum if you need help using the site (not the Corel Painter software).
Along with your OS version number, include in the post, your Painter version number (include the most recent update number, which can be found in Help menu > About Painter). When that window opens, you'll find the number on the left side just above the scrolling information.
If asked, please be prepared to describe your complete system specs, too.
Then post your message with a description of the problem so we can do our best to reproduce it, then find a solution:
Hope to see you there!
Last edited by Jinbrown : 01 January 2013 at 10:56 PM.
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