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Is it better to store edited photos as PSD or TIFF files?

After editing/retouching a photo in Photoshop, if I want to store that file long term with the edits, what are the advantages/disadvantages of storing it in TIFF vs. PSD format? There's a somewhat-...
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Which is a better way to store your photos? RAW or TIFF?

I have read posts that alot of photographers are using RAW to store photos. But the problem I am having is that how do you people view the photos easily when you need them? In the beginning I have ...
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How do I make sure my RAW files are readable in the future?

I've recently started to use RAW with Lightroom. I'd like opinions on how I should make sure my images are readable (not necessarily editable) a few years hence. Heck, let's say a decade some decades. ...
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Is TIFF really of higher quality than PNG-24?

I've been doing some research to try to figure out why more people do not store high-resolution image files as PNG-24. PNG has exactly-reversible, lossless compression, it is a net-friendly format so ...
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Which TIFF image compression is better, LZW or ZIP?

Which image compression is better, LZW or ZIP? I am using Lightroom to export images.
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Should I use JPG or TIFF for high-quality prints?

I am putting together a photo book. I shot all the photos in RAW. The prints will be 300pi on 13x11 inch glossy paper. I am laying out the pages in InDesign, which doesn't allow me to import and place ...
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Viewing thumbnails of RAW, DNG, PSD, TIFF, and other files in Windows 7

I am curious if there is a way to see thumbnails for more than the default file types (i.e. GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG) in Windows 7. I tend to use other formats like DNG, CRW, CR2, TIFF, etc., and sadly, ...
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What is lost when RAW is exported to TIFF for editing?

Is anything lost when you export from (Canon) RAW files to TIFF? For context: I backup and archive my RAW files, and keep a separate (Aperture) library for exported JPEGs. So far my workflow has been ...
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How and why does VueScan's TIFF and DNG output differ?

The vuescan application supports saving scans DNG and TIFF format which can be processed and/or what it calls raw. I would like to understand the differences between the formats to help decide the ...
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Is it possible to resize a large picture by file size and not resolution?

I'm going to get a passport photo taken at a studio with a high-end DSLR camera for LinkedIn. The photographer said that it would be in .TIFF and at the least (15+mb). I would like the original but ...
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Why isn't saving photos as TIFF files a popular choice by DSLR manufacturers?

Why do many DSLRs have the option to save in RAW or JPEG but not in TIFF? It would be useful to save it as a TIFF file using lossless compression. It would be a midway between RAW and JPEG. Is it ...
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Can I stop Lightroom from creating a TIFF file when exporting to Photoshop?

My wife does some photography on the side for a hobby. She uses Lightroom for most of her editing and she also uses the "Edit In Photoshop" option as well. I have no idea why she has to go to PS, ...
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Why does file size increase so much when converting from RAW to TIFF?

I have been converting .CR2 files (Canon's RAW format) to TIFF files to make a timelapse video in Photoshop. Upon doing so I was astonished to realise that the file size rocketed from 23.9MB in the ...
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How much post processing advantage is gained when scanning 35mm negatives as TIFF rather than JPG?

I am sending some C41 colour film to be developed. I'm not going to be requesting any prints, just scans of the negative to CD. I can choose between high resolution, high quality JPG or TIFF. The ...
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Lightroom 4.1 HDR (From other source than Photoshop)

I'm trying to use the new feature of lightroom 4.1 that allows us to edit 32bits floating point tif directly within Lightroom. The workflow seems easy enough when you have Photoshop but I do not. I ...
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Does converting RAW files to TIFF lose image quality?

Before I found out about Camera Raw, I used to convert my photos from RAW to TIFF, using the XNVIEW convertor, downloaded from the Internet. My question is whether I lost image quality or anything ...
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How do you identify file type/compression in a TIFF file?

From what I understand TIFF is like the .mkv container for photography - it supports a variety of compressed and uncompressed formats. But how would you go about checking if the data within the TIFF ...
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What application can rotate a TIFF without re-encoding it?

This is a followup to a question at Apple.stackexchange.com, Why does rotating a TIFF in Preview increase the file size? One thing I don't like about Preview.app is that even something as simple as ...
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Saving of Settings of NIK plugins (like Color Efex Pro) per photo

I use Color Efex Pro of NIK a lot. Sometimes just to try out a setting and to know how it looks without feeling the need to save all those huge TIFF files. There is a possibility to save settings but ...
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How will an image from my Canon 7D look as an 8' by 8' poster? Will using TIFF over JPEG make a difference?

The organizer of a trade show just asked me if he could use one of the images that I took with my Canon 7D for as a backdrop. He said that he needs to photo in TIFF format, and said that he wants to ...
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RAW to TIFF or PSD 16bit loses color depth

I was under the impression 16 bits would keep the same depth. But for my great shock I have noticed that there is a considerable lost of depth. Testing with a Canon Mark II raw and using both ...
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Does Lightroom 3 support multipage TIFF?

After scanning a series of negatives, I ended up with a large multipage TIFF file. Apparently Lightroom (I have ver. 3.6) only recognize the first image. Is there a way to handle multipage TIFF ...
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Are there reasons to NOT use Adobe RGB in JPEG/TIFF files and CIELAB in TIFF files?

Back in the day of 256 color displays. We had web safe colors but today nobody uses 256 color systems. These days people are using either sRGB or Adobe RGB monitors and browsing the net with it. In ...
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Is there a technical reason to go from RAW to an 8 bit TIFF?

I was watching a video about frequency separation techniques for skin retouching in Photoshop. The subject is irrelevant, but I mention it because this comes from a decent source and a high-end ...
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Pixels and Subpixels usage in TIFF and RAW

The first answer to this question says that when saving images in TIFF, each pixel holds three colors' data and because of that, the file is larger... and RAW only hold monochrome data in each ...
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Should I shoot in RAW or Fine JPEG [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG? I am a beginner hobbyist and am a little overwhelmed by all that is involved with DSLR photography. Having heard it's ...
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Why do my tiff files balloon in size when saved with 1 adjustment layer?

I'm having an issue with tiff files that I can't figure out. Here's an example: I open a 40 mb tiff, add one curves adjustment layer, and save the file normally (i.e., using LZW, Interleaved, IBM PC, ...
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Should I care about duplicates with different metadata?

I'm in photo-backup-deduplication hell. Thousands of folders organised in a different way, backups of backups of backups. There's no easy way to know what's latest/more important. I'm using dupeGuru ...
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What are the benefits of LZW compression for TIFFs?

I have few photos - JPEGs from smartphone, RGB, 8 bit per channel. Nature, landscapes. I want to edit them. Before editing I will convert JPEGs to TIFFs. I will use TIFF, RGB, 8 bit per channel. ...
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How do I find out whether TIF images have gamma correction or not?

I have several DNG image files, recorded with an LGE Nexus 5X using Open Camera for Android as camera app. For further image processing i converted the DNG files to TIF files using Camera Raw 8 and ...
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Why focus stacked tiff so large?

I took six focus bracketed shots, each about 20mb raw (cr3), then focus stacked in Photoshop (open in Lightroom, open in PS as layers, auto-align layers, blend). I deselected the individual raw files,...
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Why do JPEG and TIFF versions of image look different?

I noticed something that probably is good but looks bad in my opinion. I pixel peeped an image to compare the Jpeg vs Tiff. Both are exported with Lightroom from a raw file. I only changed the file ...
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Is it better to print from jpg or tiff on A2 paper?

I just read the answers here, but if we are talking about printing high quality in A2 format (that's about 16"x23", for those not used to ISO standard paper sizes) on a good printer, is it possible to ...
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Using Darktable, how to batch convert from RAW to another supported format

I've notice on other answers there are ways to use the History Stack in Darktable to batch convert a bunch of RAW images. However, since I really only want to use Darktable to export a lot of RAW ...
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Small thumbnail on top-left corner of photo print (output from TIFF file)

I am using Capture One Pro 10.2 on a 13-inch 2015 MacBook Pro. Recently I output some black and white photos as TIFF files and sent them to my usual lab for printing. (This was, however, my first time ...
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Does an image have an explicit gamma level?

Does an image in a, say, TIFF file have an explicit gamma or is it a latent characteristic of the image data ? or to put it another way: can I tell what gamma correction has been applied to an image ...
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Recommended settings in Lightroom 5 when exporting to NIK / other plugs as TIFF?

When exporting to NIK or any other plug, Lightroom asks for some information. AFAIK, and the more I study the less I know, the exported file should be a TIFF (no good options there), ProPhoto RGB (I'...
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regarding image transfer [closed]

I have this client that is having a very frustrating time. I took some pictures for their clothing line. I formatted them for social media posting and copied them to a USB. I gave her the USB and for ...
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What is this weird JPEG TIFF hybrid image and how can I save it from PS as a normal JPEG?

I have this JPEG image saved out of PS using "Save As" and selecting "JPEG". It's abnormally large for it's WxH resolution Mac Preview's info shows it as an uncompressed TIFF Trying to save it out of ...
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What metadata does RAW support that TIFF doesn't?

RAW and JPEG both support recording of a lot about the shooting,ranging from the İSO to what lens was used at what coordinates. When I convert CR2 RAW to 16 bit lossless TIFF, what will I lose? (I ...
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GIMP. TIFF. Color profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and embedded color profile GIMP - built-in sRGB

Friend gave me photos. TIFF with LZW compression. Parks, people walking, relaxing. People are doing fitness. I want to crop these TIFFs, resize. Then I will export it to JPEG. Then I will post these ...
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Printing digital photos: why do (most it seems) print shops only handle PDF not raster formats like PNG?

I am in Sydney, Australia. My otherwise very helpful local print shop only handles PDF (with limitations as described in this forum posting). I have so far not found any print shops in Sydney that ...
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What is the usefulness and best conversion software of TIFF file format for scanned slides

I will use an external provider to scan 1000+ old slides ("diapositives"), mostly family snapshots made a few decades ago. The provider offers by default standard definition jpg (512 x 340 ...
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Best image format by Epson Scanner Software to use for Lightroom

Epson scanner app (for V600) scanner let us scan the image with 6 type of output. See the below table: What's the best format I should use to get maximum editing ability in Lightroom?
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Online Storage Options [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What options are there for good, cheap online backup of data? Prior to 2012 I'd been shooting jpg files and uploading them to Phanfare.com (which allows unlimited storage of ...
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Finding the correct color settings to convert a NEF file to TIFF using UFRaw

I'm taking photos of some (positive) slides to digitize our family collection. I use a Nikon D5000 which I use to shoot both in JPEG and NEF formats. Here is an example of the original JPEG photo shot ...
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Apple Preview vs. GIMP, Photoshop, Bridge etc. as PNG/TIFF to JPEG converter

I have a bunch of PNG and TIFF files—scans of old family photos and documents. I will keep them as archival masters, but for the purpose of online sharing I am creating JPEG's from these files. The ...
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Why do most Lightroom presets seem to look better if I do some basic color and light correction and then apply the preset on the exported TIFF?

I've noticed that most (if not all) presets seem to look better if I first correct the exposure on the CR2 file (I work with Canon). If I first adjust shadows, whites contrast and etc, and them when ...
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How to compress RAW RGB 10-bit data?

This might seem like a general question, however I could not find an answer for. Specifically, I am using a CMOS image sensor that has the following general capabilities: Array Size: 1280 x 1024 (...
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Will transfering a TIFF to a photolab via ROES software cause it to lose quality?

I edited a RAW image file to my satisfaction, and want to send it to a print shop to print on a large canvas w/frame. They use ROES software to transfer the image to them. I have had bad results doing ...
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