Is anyone else experiencing any problems or is it just me?
I'm working producing some images made by photo collage. I have just had a crash when working on a previously saved image, altering grain on one of the photographs in XPE. When the programme crashed and I tried to reopen the previously saved file I was told the file was empty; the crash seemed to take all the previous work, (photographs), which were altered in XPE or Xtreme Pro with it.
This has happened a few times to me now.
As I said I was producing a collage image from photographs using XPE to adjust the levels of about four images. Each image was placed on a new layer in Xtreme; transparency applied to blend them together. I used Mehdi plugin to apply natural grain to each of the images for consistency and certain areas of the individual photographs were croped using using xtreme to slice rather than XPE to crop. (though I'd also been cropping in XPE)
On a number of occasions now I've had the program shut down due to serious error whilst doing this or similar.
Working with vector images of a larger file size, using the likes of Mehdi for natural grain etc, has produced no problems what so ever so its not the computer running out of steam..(2gig ram, AMD Athlon dual core), it 'seems' to be (processed) photographs its less happy with.
I repeated the operation with the photographs using Xtreme-not-pro, all except the level adjustment without any bother.
It also has to be said I repeated the operation with Pro for one collage and it went fine, which is why I was wondering if anyone else had had any problems rather than assuming it was a buggy problem common to all.
Irritating but not life threatening.
Text on hidden layers can still be accidentally edited. I originally posted about this in August about Xtreme but the problem is still present in Xtreme Pro. Original thread is at http://talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=22860
As Stratocast posted at the time, the workaround is to use the "Current layer always visible and editable" option (and untick the Editable box for all layers) but this is defaulted to being turned off so the bug will affect new users unless they turn that option on.
Egg said "I would only say that this is an eccentricity to be aware of", but I'd still call it a bug because it's not the expected behaviour and is not consistent (doesn't happen with anything other than text)