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Gimp doesn't read back own files

Jul 13, 2014, 16:03
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Gimp doesn't read back own files

I just created some new graphics with GIMP, and saved them.

Now when reloading the files, it's empty, not even a base layer. It even asks me to add a layer to get started.

The file sizes look normal (one file 970 kB, the other 1.6MB - fairly normal for such xcf files). The smaller one I have attached to this message.

Files saved before are read just fine; I tried to save one under a different name and that also was read back just fine.

Any tips on how to recover these two files?

Gimp 2.8.10 / Linux Mint

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.xcf  meetingpoint_sai_kung_pier.xcf (Size: 948.03 KB / Downloads: 21)
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Jul 13, 2014, 16:55 (This post was last modified: Jul 13, 2014 16:58 by rich2005.)
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RE: Gimp doesn't read back own files
I do not think that is recoverable. There is a large chunk of zero bytes in the middle.

Adding a layer so I could save and open in XnViewMP shows the exif/xmp data.

Looks like you ran this through shotwell one time. That might have screwed it up.

Reference there to Gimp and jpeg compression, a Gimp xcf uses rle, but that might have been an earlier edit. Strange.

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