Hello all, I am facing an issue to which I have been trying to find a solution. When I open an NEF file in PS after importing the pictures in Bridge(select image in Bridge, right click and select Open with Photoshop), and then work on the image and finally use the File Save as option to save the image as a photoshop file, it also goes and overwrites my original NEF file. This has now happened quite often, resulting in loss of my original NEF file. The file command for saving the file as JPEG works fine. What am I doing wrong and is there anything that I must change in settings either in PS or Bridge or in my operating system?(I use an Apple Mcmini with the latest IOS.) I have the latest updates on PS and Bridge. Any assistance that anyone can provide will be hugely appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort.
For workflows with Bridge and Photoshop I would suggest to convert raw files (like NEF oder CR2) to DNG. Changes done to the raw file are saved in the DNG file and not in a sidecar file like it is done with raw from the camera brand. You can do it upon import from the camera in Bridge.
Normally NEF files could not be overwritten except if the file association in yur OS is wrong. I would suggest to do any processing output in a dedicated new folder.
Thank you Willi. I will try what you have suggested. What baffles me is that this is pretty basic stuff and I am sure Adobe has thought about it and made provision to avoid having to adopt alternative work flows. Why does PS behave like this when the OS settings are pretty standard. I am going to check that as well. Thank you for your time and advice. Much appreciated.