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MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

  1. #1


    fm78 Guest

    MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

    I have a couple of photos which were accidentally edited (spray painted over
    and drawn on with MS Paint program). The modifications were saved, however,
    I noticed when the image is viewed as thumbnails in windows explorer, the
    pictures displays as if it was never altered. But if I open the actual
    image, the modifications show up. Since I can view the original unaltered
    image as a thumbnail, I would like to know if I can somehow restore the image
    to it's original condition. Is this possible? Thanks.

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  3. #2


    Dale Guest

    Re: MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

    Try right-clicking on the picture and choose "Restore previous versions"
    from the context menu.

    HTH,

    Dale

    "fm78" <fm78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E9A66669-4A76-4A55-A9E9-55850B8A043B@microsoft.com...
    >I have a couple of photos which were accidentally edited (spray painted
    >over
    > and drawn on with MS Paint program). The modifications were saved,
    > however,
    > I noticed when the image is viewed as thumbnails in windows explorer, the
    > pictures displays as if it was never altered. But if I open the actual
    > image, the modifications show up. Since I can view the original unaltered
    > image as a thumbnail, I would like to know if I can somehow restore the
    > image
    > to it's original condition. Is this possible? Thanks.



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  4. #3


    Julius Guest

    Re: MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

    This seems to work only in Windows Vista


    "Dale" wrote:

    > Try right-clicking on the picture and choose "Restore previous versions"
    > from the context menu.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Dale
    >
    > "fm78" <fm78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E9A66669-4A76-4A55-A9E9-55850B8A043B@microsoft.com...
    > >I have a couple of photos which were accidentally edited (spray painted
    > >over
    > > and drawn on with MS Paint program). The modifications were saved,
    > > however,
    > > I noticed when the image is viewed as thumbnails in windows explorer, the
    > > pictures displays as if it was never altered. But if I open the actual
    > > image, the modifications show up. Since I can view the original unaltered
    > > image as a thumbnail, I would like to know if I can somehow restore the
    > > image
    > > to it's original condition. Is this possible? Thanks.

    >
    >


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  5. #4


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

    Because its built for Vista, it was first introduced in Server 2003, and XP
    Pro had it, but you had to be connected to a Windows Server 2003 network to
    take adavantage of it.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
    "Julius" <Julius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1E181EBA-220A-451A-AC65-6B3C6945513F@microsoft.com...
    > This seems to work only in Windows Vista
    >
    >
    > "Dale" wrote:
    >
    >> Try right-clicking on the picture and choose "Restore previous versions"
    >> from the context menu.
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >>
    >> Dale
    >>
    >> "fm78" <fm78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E9A66669-4A76-4A55-A9E9-55850B8A043B@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have a couple of photos which were accidentally edited (spray painted
    >> >over
    >> > and drawn on with MS Paint program). The modifications were saved,
    >> > however,
    >> > I noticed when the image is viewed as thumbnails in windows explorer,
    >> > the
    >> > pictures displays as if it was never altered. But if I open the actual
    >> > image, the modifications show up. Since I can view the original
    >> > unaltered
    >> > image as a thumbnail, I would like to know if I can somehow restore the
    >> > image
    >> > to it's original condition. Is this possible? Thanks.

    >>
    >>




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  6. #5


    Julius Guest

    Re: MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

    Many thanks for the explanation, in fat I do have XP pro running but I do not
    know how to get connected to a Windows Server 2003 network... any other idea
    of how to "undo" the changes?

    Someone told me there's en embebed thumbnail in the jpg file where changes
    in the actual picture where not saved (do not know how is that possible)
    therefore the original image is only in that thumbnail. It seems to be
    possible to extract the thumbnail but quality will be so poor that woul make
    the picture useless.

    What do you think about that?

    Julius

    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:

    > Because its built for Vista, it was first introduced in Server 2003, and XP
    > Pro had it, but you had to be connected to a Windows Server 2003 network to
    > take adavantage of it.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
    > "Julius" <Julius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1E181EBA-220A-451A-AC65-6B3C6945513F@microsoft.com...
    > > This seems to work only in Windows Vista
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dale" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Try right-clicking on the picture and choose "Restore previous versions"
    > >> from the context menu.
    > >>
    > >> HTH,
    > >>
    > >> Dale
    > >>
    > >> "fm78" <fm78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:E9A66669-4A76-4A55-A9E9-55850B8A043B@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I have a couple of photos which were accidentally edited (spray painted
    > >> >over
    > >> > and drawn on with MS Paint program). The modifications were saved,
    > >> > however,
    > >> > I noticed when the image is viewed as thumbnails in windows explorer,
    > >> > the
    > >> > pictures displays as if it was never altered. But if I open the actual
    > >> > image, the modifications show up. Since I can view the original
    > >> > unaltered
    > >> > image as a thumbnail, I would like to know if I can somehow restore the
    > >> > image
    > >> > to it's original condition. Is this possible? Thanks.
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


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  7. #6


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: MS Paint - Undoing edits to pictures after saving possible?

    You have to enable the Volume Shadow Copy, Click Start > Control Panel >
    Administrative Tools > Services >select Volume Shadow Copy > Play.

    Of course, it has to be setup on the Server to work in conjunction with
    client.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
    "Julius" <Julius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F4DBA5C3-4DEB-4F7F-8C62-78046D9A21BE@microsoft.com...
    > Many thanks for the explanation, in fat I do have XP pro running but I do
    > not
    > know how to get connected to a Windows Server 2003 network... any other
    > idea
    > of how to "undo" the changes?
    >
    > Someone told me there's en embebed thumbnail in the jpg file where changes
    > in the actual picture where not saved (do not know how is that possible)
    > therefore the original image is only in that thumbnail. It seems to be
    > possible to extract the thumbnail but quality will be so poor that woul
    > make
    > the picture useless.
    >
    > What do you think about that?
    >
    > Julius
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" wrote:
    >
    >> Because its built for Vista, it was first introduced in Server 2003, and
    >> XP
    >> Pro had it, but you had to be connected to a Windows Server 2003 network
    >> to
    >> take adavantage of it.
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E8E5CC039D51E3DB!9709.entry
    >> "Julius" <Julius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1E181EBA-220A-451A-AC65-6B3C6945513F@microsoft.com...
    >> > This seems to work only in Windows Vista
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Dale" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Try right-clicking on the picture and choose "Restore previous
    >> >> versions"
    >> >> from the context menu.
    >> >>
    >> >> HTH,
    >> >>
    >> >> Dale
    >> >>
    >> >> "fm78" <fm78@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:E9A66669-4A76-4A55-A9E9-55850B8A043B@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I have a couple of photos which were accidentally edited (spray
    >> >> >painted
    >> >> >over
    >> >> > and drawn on with MS Paint program). The modifications were saved,
    >> >> > however,
    >> >> > I noticed when the image is viewed as thumbnails in windows
    >> >> > explorer,
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > pictures displays as if it was never altered. But if I open the
    >> >> > actual
    >> >> > image, the modifications show up. Since I can view the original
    >> >> > unaltered
    >> >> > image as a thumbnail, I would like to know if I can somehow restore
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > image
    >> >> > to it's original condition. Is this possible? Thanks.
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>




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