"GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY PAINT TOOL SAI? everytime i want to save something it says "failed to save canvas" EVERYTIME!! except if I save it as psd file! I already tried deleting it and downloading again but it says again "failed to save canvas"! can someone help me, please?"
from Jan 5, 2012
Ok so I have been getting a lot of messages recently from people saying they have the same problem with paint tool SAI so I decided to update this journal so everyone can go on working and saving files in SAI.
I don't know if there is a way to completly fix this bug but there definately is a way to avoid it!
I would like to thank FlumpyDuck for her very helpfull response:
"If you open a PSD in SAI for some reason it has a meltdown and won't save anything as .sai, so if - like I had - you've just done a couple hours' work and you don't want to lose everything, you /can/ save it as a .psd file and keep editing it from there. If you absolutely need it to be a .sai file, never open a psd while you're working on it. Otherwise I'm afraid it's start from scratch!"
- never open a .psd file before if you want to save a .sai, .jpg, etc.!
- if you already did without noticing and the message "failed to save canvas" appears save it as .psd and open it in photoshop or gimp or any other program which opens .psd files and save it there (as .jpg or whatever you need).
if you still don't understand, there are lots of good answers in the comments just have a look!
I really hope this helps you to fix your problem and good luck finishing your artwork c: