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I have a photo in jpeg format. I let my brother use my laptop and using paint, he messed the photo up playing a joke on me. He did not save the original so now my picture has black lines all over it. Is there any way to fix this and remove that layer or am I just screwed? I heard photoshop is real good, just dont know which one to use or if it will even work. Any help is appreciated...

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Microsoft Paint does not work in Layers like Photoshop does. If the changes were made and original not saved, there is no way to 'undo' it.Sorry. Seems you have a brother like mine...JonGive me something to shoot..

Comment #1

The image is probably permanently changed. If this was originally stored on a CF or SD card in the camera, and it's fairly recent and hasn't been overwritten, you might be able to recover the original from the card. Some images can be recovered even if they are erased. You could check the storage & media forum here, there are usually threads related to image recovery with links to software..

Best regards,Doughttp://pbase.com/dougj..

Comment #2

Best bet is to look do a search for that file on your computer to see if you can turn up the original..

Otherwise you are out of luck..

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Comment #3

When your computer saves over the original, it often stores the new image in a different place on your hard disk. There are file recovery utilities (Norton is one, I think) that will search your hard disk for files that still exist on your hard disk but do not show in your file directory listing..

The same utility might work on the camera memory card..

It's a long shot, but may be worth a try..

Good luck ....

- Simon.

Http://scpics.smugmug.com/..

Comment #4

I'd bet Windows has already overwritten the unprotected file just doing routine Windows stuff (hard drive, not memory card). You have to start recovery immediately. But having Recovery software available and ready to go is a good plan because when you need it, you need it...

Comment #5

Thanks everyone, I'm going to reload photoshop to my computer and make sure that is not what he used. If he did then I guess I can just remove that layer...

Comment #6

Whitelight01 wrote:.

Thanks everyone, I'm going to reload photoshop to my computer andmake sure that is not what he used. If he did then I guess I canjust remove that layer..

... only if he made the changes in a new layer, and then saved it without flattening the layers. Which is unlikely. It's far more likely, unfortunately, that he has just screwed up your picture..

Good luckMike..

Comment #7

If it's saved as a JPEG, there are no layers.Cheers, Craig..

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