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Photoshop Auto-Save
show user profile  FX
Ok, I've just accidentally closed a psd I'd been working on for 3 hours without saving..doh!, Ive been reading about PS auto save and apparently is does automatically save recovery information, but from what I've read once you close the file it's dust, and the auto-save info disappears from C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\AutoRecover

I can't get anything to show in that folder no matter what I do, afaik all this is useful for is if PS crashes. I've tried killing PS with a document open but not a sign of anything in the folder or when I re-open PS.

Anyway, does anyone know of a tried and tested "timed" auto backup script or if it's even possible in CS6 ?

The "Auto" backup scripts I've found don't exactly "Auto" backup, you have to save in order for them to save an incremental copy of the PSD.


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1/13/2015 1:30:51 AM (last edit: 1/13/2015 1:30:51 AM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Not sure what happened in your instance but cs6 has an auto backup and recover setting that is on by default that will recall your working files if the software crashes while your using it but not if you close it before saving.

$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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1/13/2015 1:52:37 AM (last edit: 1/13/2015 1:53:31 AM)
show user profile  FX
Yeah I was wanting something more solid that the current autosave function, seems a bit flimsy compared to other software.

I found this little script which is closer to what I want, the default option from Adobe is lightweight. ;)

edit: which doesn't work in PS extended.....sigh.
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1/13/2015 2:17:32 AM (last edit: 1/13/2015 2:20:29 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Is this any use? Or have I got confused with the version numbers...?

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1/13/2015 8:38:12 AM (last edit: 1/13/2015 8:38:12 AM)
show user profile  FX
That was the first page I read, and if I understand it correctly, PS will only "auto-save" a copy of whatever I have open at the time.

You can't configure paths or location, and it only kicks in if PS crashes, so practically useless, the background save isn't that impressive or useful unless your working on a file that takes 5 mins to save.

The script I posted above saves increments in a pre-defined folder each time you save which is the closest to the function I wanted.

A true "timed" Auto-save that saves incremental copies of your document doesn't seem to exist and that script won't run in PS6 extended, I get a version error when trying to run it. :/

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1/13/2015 10:57:57 AM (last edit: 1/13/2015 10:57:57 AM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Believe it or not you can use actions + script manager for this kind of thing. Here's a quick tube-torial on how to set it up. This works for photoshop and illustrator. This also lets you specify a folder location and file name as well - something you seem particularly interested in.

Create AutoSave Action Script

Set AutoSave action to start each time photoshop starts

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$Entrepreneur = if((Designer + Engineer)*Programmer){Problem Solver};

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1/13/2015 8:08:25 PM (last edit: 1/13/2015 8:16:50 PM)
show user profile  Error404
actions are definitely worth spending some time getting used to.

If I have to do something in photoshop more than a few times, I make an action for it!

you can use actions in batch operations as well. And you can have 'nested' (essentially) actions that play other actions. You can do alot :) -

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1/13/2015 8:36:21 PM (last edit: 1/13/2015 8:38:28 PM)
show user profile  9krausec

For still renders I use actions frequently to comp my renders together. So nice.

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1/14/2015 3:23:02 AM (last edit: 1/14/2015 3:23:02 AM)
show user profile  FX
Coolness, thanks ccampbell, I believe it, just needed an extended version ;) it's just what I was looking for , I use actions all the time but was just being lazy and wanted to download a ready made version.

+1 to action-ing comp renders, I "think" PSD manager goes some way to letting you arrange layers and set blend modes, but rendering to exr and running an action is quicker.

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1/14/2015 12:20:47 PM (last edit: 1/14/2015 12:20:47 PM)
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