Hi there Fes, I think I searched for .rif files and/or stumbled across a folder 'Recovered' with rif or bak files, already cannot properly remember.
also I had a rif file, saved it, saved it as jpg (your default warning appears about layers), and to my mind, saved again as rif.
that's the file I thought I had lost.
either I ran the according script on the jpg file or else the layers were still present despite having saved in jpg format.
If I were a tecchie, I'd be intrigued enough to try and reproduce the scenario, but I like things best when they simply work...
have read some comments that suggest it IS worth holding on to painter 11, I might not bother just yet with an upgrade
I would like to display brush names and appearance in the custom brush/workspace window though, rather than the same icon for pen, pencil,
If you keep swapping between brushes and respective erasers it get's rather muddled, don't you find?
alright then, must get round to having a look at people's work sometime, but too busy just now,