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younggeeza

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    Paint
    « on: December 14, 2008, 06:26:22 PM »
    I noticed that with MS Paint, sometimes when you edit an image that the image will appear unedited in thumbnail preview. I was wondering if it was possible that simply edited paint images could be restored to the last saved version? assuming it was only simply edited.

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    Re: Paint
    « Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 07:47:29 PM »
    reopen the file.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    Re: Paint
    « Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 03:53:32 AM »
    I assume you mean the windows generated thumbnails and no, if you have saved over it them it is gone, forever.

    The thumbnails are not always updated right away, i believe if you push f5 (refresh) or re-open the folder it may work, and of course, if you take a copy of the thumbs.db (hidden file) then you can probably extract the tiny thumbnail of the original :D

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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 04:14:27 PM »
      no really...the thumbnail image remains the same as the original.

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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 05:59:33 PM »
      It will if you haven't saved the edited one, eg it wont "update on the fly" if thats what you are meaning.

      Also I believe there would be a registry tweak to disable thumbnail generation, though I have no clue where it would be  ;D

      Anyway what exactly is your question/issue here   ???

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      Re: Paint
      « Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 08:02:43 PM »
      Try right-clicking the preview and clicking "Refresh Thumbnail".

      Edit: Sorry, I thought you wanted to refresh the thumbnail preview.  I should have paid more attention.  As Kurtiskain said, once you save over a file, the original version is gone.  I have found that out the hard way.
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