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Where are they stored??


LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 5:39PM
I took some pictures yesterday, and when I plugged my camera into the computer, I clicked on the "view files from camera card" rather than the "import pictures" button.

After I unplugged my camera, how come in PS I can still bring up the RAW files in the "open recent" drop down menu?

Does ps store them temporarily? I don't see them anywhere else on my computer.

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strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2009 5:47PM
Can you actually open the images or is the software just recording that they were the last set of images you had?

It may make a temporary storage, or it may just create thumbnail images for browsing purposes.
LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 5:54PM
I can open the image.
thewilliam 6 4.9k
19 Mar 2009 6:55PM
Why not use the "search" command on the frame number?
LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 7:01PM
It says, "no items match your search"
User_Removed 5 694 3 Scotland
19 Mar 2009 7:27PM
Is "view files from camera card" a PS option ?.
LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 7:39PM

Quote:Is "view files from camera card" a PS option ?.

That's what came up on my computer, not in PS.
User_Removed 5 694 3 Scotland
19 Mar 2009 8:16PM
PS will store pics in a temp drive. Probably on C: if you have not specified any other scratch disks. You may be able to find the pic if you enable search in system and hidden files but no guarantee.

To prove this run CCleaner which will remove temp files as well. This is worth doing as the temp directories can get quite large so a cleanup every now and then is a good idea.
LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 8:22PM
Thank you! Will do.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
19 Mar 2009 8:23PM
Have you deleted the original from the card? If not reload them.

If you have don't panic you can get software to retrieve deleted files - even if the card has been reformatted. I know I retrieved a load of RAWS following a head crash on a hard drive (including my recent PA) - I tried two bits the one that retrieved the most was Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) - just Google it its free. Some of the RAWS were wrongly tagged as Tiff, just rename the suffix it will be OK
LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 8:32PM
Thank you! I do still have it on my card. I was just trying to figure out WHY I could still pull up the image, after I unplugged my camera, when I had not imported it.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
19 Mar 2009 8:39PM
Sorry Lisa I should have read the thread properly
LisaRose 8 172 4 United States
19 Mar 2009 11:08PM
It's OK Nick. I appreciate your input. Smile
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 12:27PM
Maybe your camera has a wireless capability. Smile

Ian

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