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2022.5 not saving edits

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Edits are automatically saved when you finish editing a photo by either returning to the Browser or selecting a new photo for editing while still in the Editor. They are written to a .on1 sidecar file and are saved in the program's internal edits database.

    When you add a new Layer a new .onphoto file is created and any edits made to the original RAW file will be saved with the new .onphoto file. Going back to the original RAW file you will not see those original edits unless you return to the Browser before adding the new Layer.

    The same goes for Snapshots. They are saved with original RAW file's Layer in the new .onphoto file.

    I make it a habit to return to the Browser then jump right back into the Editor before adding a new Layer to an image just to force save the original edits with that file.

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  • Karen McBride

    Thanks for the great explanation. I have had trouble with this concept too and “lost” edits. It would be great if some of the videos on working with layers explained the process. It is so confusing for new users. 

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  • Michael Benton

     Brian, I appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately it is the .onphoto file that's missing.  

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  • David Kick

    Michael the .onphoto should be in the same folder as the original file. If you have your sort set "By Filename" it should be displayed directly next to the original photo. I just tested adding a layer and the .onphoto file was created as expected.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Do you work with Catalogs? Are you using the Show Subfolder contents option? This can affect where the .onphoto file gets saved. It will be saved in which ever folder has been selected.

    Let's say you have the structure Folder 1/Folder 2. You've selected Folder 1 and turned on the Show Subfolder Contents option then you start working on a file inside Folder 2. The .onphoto file will be placed inside Folder 1.

    How are you viewing the folder contents, its sort order? If you sort by file name the .onphoto file should show up right next to the original file you started editing.

    If none of the above applies to your situation, I suggest using the Delete Settings command followed by the Reset Photo RAW 2022 option if needed. If neither of those solve the problem you'll have to contact Tech Support with the Submit a request link at the top and bottom of this page. Be sure to tell them you've already done the Delete Settings or they will tell you to do that first.

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  • Michael Benton

    Thanks Brian!  Resetting seemed to do the trick.  The same file I initially had the problem with saved the layer as normal. 

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Good to hear.

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