How about one of my more typical photos today :) Of course it’s a bridge. Today it’s the Margaret bridge in Budapest. If you ever been there, this bridge is quite unique, as it had three ends instead of two. It not only connects the two banks of Danube, but also connects the island in the middle.
When I took this shot, I really like the formation the clouds took. It really reminded me, as if I was looking at a huge spider from above, with all the legs. What do you think? Does it look like one? :)
Few days ago, I ordered a new 34 inch 21:9 monitor (which I’m still waiting for :)), as a nice upgrade to my 24 inch I’m working on right now. I will post more about it, once I have it, as I think it will change the way I work with Photoshop and Lightroom quite a lot. But until then, how about few wallpapers, already sized for a monitor that big.
So if you already have a 21:9 screen, you may like one of these wallpapers :) Of course you can find more on the wallpapers page.
The all new ones are in a 3440×1440 resolution, so big enough for a 34 inch screen, or anything smaller than that.
Photoshop is a very solid piece of software, but as every other software, it tends to crash from time to time. For me it’s sometimes happens when I use a plug-in, or work with a very big image, and each time I of course forgot to save my work beforehand. But that’s normal, as the crashes are so rare, I never developed the habit to save regularly :)
Have auto recovery save on
One can’t really prevent a crash, but one can be prepared for one. You could either learn to save regularly, or even better, use the Photoshops auto save function. This is turned on by default, but it’s set to every 10 minutes. I think this is a little too much time. I suggest changing this, so it saves a copy every 5 minutes. If you are painting in a mask, 5 minutes is a long enought time, to do a lot of work.
You can find this setting under Edit/Preferences/File Handling/Automatic save recover information every. There you can also change how often it’s saved.
There is also a second setting here, that should stay on, that is Save in Background. This is so you are not interrupted in your work while Photoshop is saving.
What to do after crash?
If you are lucky, and Photoshop saved a backup, once you open it again, your file will be loaded automatically. If it does not load, you still have a chance to get it.
What you need to do, is go directly into Photoshops Auto recovery folder, where it saves all the backups as PSB files (PSB is almost same as PSD, it just supports bigger files, it can be opened in Photoshop). You can find the folder under System drive (C:)/Users/ your user name here/AppData/Roaming/Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or CC)/AutoRecover. It’s possible you will not see the AppData folder, as it’s hidden. In that case you have to go under View/Options int the File explorer, and in the tab named View turn on Show hidden files. Be careful opening the files in the AutoReover folder directly in Photoshop, as when you do, Photoshop will delete the recovery immediately. I suggest copying them to a separate folder first.
This is all under Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Under Windows 7 this will be very similar, but I can’t really tell where the folder is on a Mac, as I don’t own one, and can’t try it out :)
Btw. for a little more info on crashes, check out the very first comment under the post by Foster Brereton (fbrereto)
What is you favourite time of day to shoot photo? Mine is probably the Blue hour, followed closely by the sunset :) The best thing about the blue hour is, that even when the weather is bad, or just boring, you usually get a nice shot.
Like this photo, taken in Zurich. The sky is completely blue with almost no clouds, but with the water having another beautiful shade of blue, it still makes for quite an nice photo. This is a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo photoengine, finished in Photoshop.