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Extracting a palette from an image - no HD space?

Mar 5, 2014, 21:22 (This post was last modified: Mar 5, 2014 21:26 by bbbman.)
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Extracting a palette from an image - no HD space?
Hi, I was trying to figure out if it was possible to extract a palette from an image. I was experimenting by myself to see if I could figure out how to do it, but somehow I ended up completely depleting all my free hard drive space. Here's what I did (I was trying to follow the instructions in here: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-concepts-palettes.html ):

1. I opened up the 'Palettes' window.
2. I right clicked the Palettes window and selected 'Import Palette'.
3. I was playing around with the window that popped up, changing the options 'Number of colors', 'Columns', and 'Interval' to see what would happen, when I clicked on the drop down list next to 'Image'.
4. GIMP froze for a few minutes.
5. After a while, GIMP recovered, but I found that all of my hard drive space is now gone (GIMP gave me an error saying that there's no more hard drive space available, and Windows Explorer shows that there's not a single byte left).

What ought I to do from here? I tried to free up some 500 MB of space by moving some files to an external HD, but the free space disappears as soon as I removed them, and I don't want to screw anything up any more than I already have.
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Mar 6, 2014, 23:30 (This post was last modified: Mar 6, 2014 23:33 by bbbman.)
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Thanks for the help. I used one of those tools and found that there was a file in C:\Users\[my username]\.gimp-2.8 called "gimpswap.5444", which had a size of 1,256,824 KB. I deleted the file and restarted my computer, and it seems like the problem is gone.
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