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In converting JPEG images to a non-loss format, when the final goal is producing high-quality prints, what are relative advantages/disadvantages of PSD vs TIFF for purposes of editing and permanent storage?...

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    In converting JPEG images to a non-loss format, when the final goal is producing high-quality prints, what are relative advantages/disadvantages of PSD vs TIFF for purposes of editing and permanent storage?
    David A. Kahn Guest

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    PSD will better recreate layers and tools used, but... can't be opened some non-adobe image applications (ie, TIFF is more universal.)
    Curt Godfrey Guest

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    To expand on Curt's comments, I use TIF format for my Master image and final image, but frequently use PSD format during the image editting phase, because the PSD format, ( as Curt said), retains more of the editing information .

    :-)

    Brent
    brent bertram Guest

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    Many people find the "ultimate" solution is to save a layered version in psd and then save a flattened copy as tiff. Best of both worlds you might say.
    As long as "you" aren't only saving a flattened version ;)
    Dave Cross Guest

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what layer information is not
    retained in TIFF? I've used TIFF almost exclusively, primarily because of
    the universality and the belief (mistaken, perhaps) that it saved layer info
    the same way that PSD did.

    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

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    Starting with (I think PS6), tiffs could handle layers, but that doesn't mean that other apps will be able to read them. I don't think that there are anythings that a Tiff won't support at this point (please, someone, correct me if I'm wrong). My problem is the sense of false security that now I can share this file. I know a PSD is native and therefore never send it to someone unless I know they have Photoshop, but a Tiff might go to someone who doesn't have a recent version of Photoshop. Just my 2 cents.

    Rich
    Richard Coencas Guest

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    Rich, I can live with that. I shot some pictures for an environmental group
    here and gave them a CD with the full-sized pix all in TIFF. Even if they
    can't get at the layers, I'm assuming they'll be able to use them in RGB
    printing applications whether they have PS or PSE. So far, it's
    worked....the alternative might be to save as low-compression JPEGS (with
    all the layers flattened by that conversion).

    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

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