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Hello,

 

I work my photos on Lightroom and when necessary I do some editing in Photoshop. I usually save as tiff not compressed, but I don't know what is the best way to save the edited photo (which I always open afterwards in Lightroom). Any recommendations for Windows users? Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional , May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
Both Tiff and PSD will save your layers and edits. Tiff has a larger file size limit (4GB against PSD 2GB) but if you use PSD and exceed 2GB just save as PSB. Lightroom Classic can catalogue all these file types. Dave

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Adobe Community Professional , May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
Just to add my 5 cents: I use Tiff with ZIP compression. Takes more time to save, but file size is smaller than PSD and TIFF files without compression. What is important (for me): saving 16bits/channel conserving layers being able to use PhotoRGB as colour space. What you need to know: Editing TIFF files in a different editor than Photoshop will flatten the layers, so be sure in that case to work on a copy, not the original. A reason for me to use PSD files is, when using the files with ...

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If you are editing in photoshop, I would first save a .psd file. So if you need to go back for more editing you have an editable or adjustable file. Then also save a .jpeg for your Lightroom.

 

You can also edit in Lightroom.

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Both Tiff and PSD will save your layers and edits. Tiff has a larger file size limit (4GB against PSD 2GB) but if you use PSD and exceed 2GB just save as PSB. Lightroom Classic can catalogue all these file types.

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Thank you all. I thought Lightroom didn't manage psd files. I'll do so.

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Just to add my 5 cents:

I use Tiff with ZIP compression. Takes more time to save, but file size is smaller than PSD and TIFF files without compression.

 

What is important (for me):

  • saving 16bits/channel
  • conserving layers
  • being able to use PhotoRGB as colour space.

What you need to know:

Editing TIFF files in a different editor than Photoshop will flatten the layers, so be sure in that case to work on a copy, not the original.

 

A reason for me to use PSD files is, when using the files with InDesign, as InDesign allows me to access the layers in the Photoshop file to switch layer visibility. If you do not use InDesign, there is no need for passing via PSD files. In that case, it's more a matter of preference.

 

I use JPEG file format only for the final edits I pass on to my customers.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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