Apparently it's a difference between win7 and win8 thenmunki wrote:No, doesn't crash for me.
Could you try running PR with administrator privileges? - right-click >> run as administrator. If that does help you can do it always by going into the shortcut properties and you'll find always run as administrator in the compatibility panel if I remember rightly.
Brilliant idea yes, but at present are you not building an archive of flakey jpegs that are unstable and might not load back in? Several bugs IMO including Fluff butt's. Better if Oscar embedded the flow schematic as jpegs in the flow file I think like the jpegs we find in tiff, psd or RAW files. It would be shown as a thumb in Explorer or larger in the PR browser. Proprietary format so no confusion for other apps that handle jpegs.
I don't know if embedding jpegs in .flow files is possible or clever. I'm not sure windows would recognize any images inside a file with a .flow extension. I believe (at least on win7) that would require a permanent driver to be located inside the win-directory, which I personally think is not a good idea. Self-contained software, in my experience, is always more stable than software that gets too mixed into the windows system files.
So far I haven't had any problems loading flows from jpegs. They seem to load as they were in the version of PR they were created in, as Oscar has also explained (you need to update the blocks in old flows when loaded into newer versions of PR (if you actually WANT the flows updated)) This behavior seems to guarantee backward-compatibility A flow made in a previous version of PR isn't ruined or changed even if loaded into a new version of PR.
I do personally save .flow files also though. But having the snapshots just makes remembering content much more convenient (well, for me at least Of course we all have our personal preferences and work-methods)