After you save in .psd, do you still keep the raw?


nerdie

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Just wondering...

After you save in .psd, do you still keep the raw?

I delete the raw, just wanna hear what you guys do...
 

madmartian

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Just wondering...

After you save in .psd, do you still keep the raw?

I delete the raw, just wanna hear what you guys do...
Of course keep the RAW files. This is the digital negative (original). Just like the film negatives you take to the lab for printing. You don't bring the photos to the lab for printing do you?
 

Pinoy

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I don't save it in PSD. Only JPG. But I *always* keep the RAW. You'll find that over time your post processing skills improve (gotta persevere, exert some serious effort and all that) and that's when the RAW files come in handy.

:Later,
 

pokiemon

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save the raw delete the psd.
 

nerdie

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My logic is that, once i have the .raw in .psd format, the 'negative' is still in .psd also...

Especially if you have a lot of workflow done, i'd want to save that as well, and .psd can store that..

Anyone else shares my logic?
 

hope107fm

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My logic is that, once i have the .raw in .psd format, the 'negative' is still in .psd also...

Especially if you have a lot of workflow done, i'd want to save that as well, and .psd can store that..

Anyone else shares my logic?
That's exactly what I do. Sometimes, I go back to the .psd file and make further adjustments so that I don't have to start all over again.
 

nerdie

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.psd each file, MASSIVE MASSIVE...

been saving in .raw and .psd
but for "multiple exposure" shots, i prefer to save in .psd with all the photos inside the .psd, rather than individual raw
 

Dream Merchant

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I keep multiple files - RAW, psd and final jpegs. In complex jobs, I also keep progressive jpegs as a record.

Space is dirt cheap these days. Why risk anything?
 

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