I'm using PSE 2020 to adjust and clean up some photo prints I scanned with an Epson V600. I'm doing pretty much the same thing to each - cropping, rotating, Auto Smart Fix, and occasionally adjusting the color, exposure, and using Haze Removal. For most images the file size after saving is in the 1.5M to 2M range but for a very few the file size on saving is up around 20M. Out of 160 images fewer than a dozen have the large file size. What might be causing this?
Hi, what I discovered was that the final psd and jpg files both had 24 bit depth.??? Is this 8bit x 3 channels =24 or 24bit by 3 channels?
How it got there I don't know.
ACR development (saves as a .dng ) >Elements 18 Editor (Save as a .psd) > Franzis Denoise (quite heavy, 15 times noise reduction ) >Franciz >Sharpen ( slightly )(save as .jpg) > elements 2018 editor (save as a .psd )
Later open .psd in Elements Editor > import another image> replace the eyes on my original image with eyes from second image using layers>converting to a composite image>flatten all layers.
As a second question, if I flatten layers, I know there is a loss of information, but is there a loss of quality.?
And if instead of flattening the layers I make a composite layer and delete the rest, will this retain more information?