Online Help for Chasys Draw IES: The Autosave Feature

The Autosave Feature

Asynchronous Multi-Tracking AutoSave

Image editing can be tedious work and as such it can be very annoying if you lose your work due to a power outage or system error. Chasys Draw IES Artist helps you avert possible disaster by automatically saving copies of your work at regular intervals. These are only discarded if you properly shutdown the program. Should a power outage occur, the copies will still be on disk and will be detected next time you start Chasys Draw IES Artist.

The autosave feature is asynchronous, which is to say that it does not interrupt your work; it operates in the background without your knowledge. This makes it very fast and reliable.

You can set the autosave interval using the Configure menu to any value between 5 seconds and 20 minutes in 5-second steps. The exact frequency of autosave depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the image, disk speed and the power state of the computer.

When Chasys Draw IES Artist detects that it is running on a computer that is being powered by a battery, the autosave cycle may be slowed down to save on battery power and to take advantage of the lower risk of power-loss. When remaining battery capacity is between 100% and 10%, the interval will be multiplied by a factor of between 1.5 and 4.0. When battery capacity falls below 10%, the set interval will be used as is because a computer that is critically low on power can shut down at any time.


System Requirements

The autosave buffers (space on your hard-drive where Chasys Draw IES Artist stores autosave information) can be quite large – sometimes as large as 500MB or more per session. For this reason, you should ensure that you have adequate free space on your installation drive (or custom TEMP drive if you’ve defined one), especially if you work on several images simultaneously. I recommend at least 2GB free space on a fast hard-drive.

Low disk space can dramatically reduce the performance of your drives. To get the best performance out of your machine with this or any other software, select fast drives and maintain a reasonable amount of free space on them.



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