I’m full of stupid questions this week! This one is about how incremental saving works. I’ve been a little confused about some things that I get pop-ups about, but felt like asking after seeing this thread about getting an unsaved file back.
According to the Krita Manual, incremental saves “are saves of the file you are working on with a new number, leaving alone the existing files on disk” and incremental backups “are copies of the file as it is on disk to a numbered backup, and while your file is saved under the current name.”
What this looks like on the directory and in Krita (from my experience) is that if you do an incremental save, a new file that has the name fileName_00X.kra is saved and Krita opens the incremental file in your current session (X counting up as more incrementals are made).
My workflow with Incremental Saves:
I’m putting this section in just in case it turns out I’m not using incremental saves properly. I’m using Krita 4.2.8 on Surface Pro.
I’ll start with a bit of a sketch then immediately save the file (ex. sketch.kra). Once i’m satisfied with it, I’ll make an incremental file to move onto lines (ex. sketch_001.kra). If I make a new decision or branch off before I move onto colouring, I’ll make a new incremental file (sketch_002.kra). Repeat until I finish the piece. This lets me have what is both a time-line and a decision tree in my file structure, so that I can run back to previous points.
- If I save an incremental version then close Krita, the incremental file doesn’t appear in the open-recent menu. Is there a way to make it appear immediately? It seems to make sense to me that it would appear, since the latest increment would be the most recently opened file.
- When I close an incremental version before saving (even if it’s not in the same session as when I made it, as in I opened it later), I’ve had it ask me if I want to save the original file (ex. if I edit sketch_001.kra and try to close without saving, Krita will ask if I want to save sketch.kra). I’ve confirmed that I didn’t have the original file open. Is this normal? Is the original file being mutated if I save the increment?