I'm editing 25mb NEF files shot on my Nikon D750. First from Bridge to Camera Raw, then in photoshop. I use the Nik software plugin in Photoshop.
When I save my work to a PSD, the files are huge. Like 300mb for a single photo.
I've been looking around and people are or were talking about the "DocumentAncestors" in the metadata. I can see the data in there.
I've tried one of the scripts I found to remove the DocumentAncestors, but to no avail.
1. Is the DA really the problem?
2. If so, how do I get that bloating crap out of my files?
3. If not, WTF?
I uninstalled Bridge and PS CC. Rebooted my Mac, then reinstalled Bridge and PS CC before Doing the experiment below.
I just now found a file I edited in Mar of 2019. The edited but uncropped PSD was 217.9mb. I had saved a 5x7 cropped version back then, and it was only 38mb, still big, but manageable. I just re-cropped the "original size" PSD to the "front Image" ratio and put 300 ppi and it saved at 125mb.
Now, I am thoroughly confused.
Bridge Version 10.1.1.166
Photoshop CC version 21.2.3
Camera Raw - No idea, but Creative Cloud says it's up to date