Any ideas why my multi-layered psd and tif files saved with PS12 64 bit are opening flattened in PS7?
There's been some inconsistency.
Initially all psd were flattened.
Some tif copies i made were not...but most were still flattened when opened with PS7.
Perhaps it is because i'm using the 64 bit version and my friend with PS7 is not.
Thanks for any help.
Just to "fill in the blanks" a bit...
When Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility is set, a flattened composite is saved in the PSD along with all the layer info. That way, if an older application doesn't understand or can't deal with the content of the layers, it has the option of opening the flattened composite (opposed to just failing). That's what's apparently happening in your case.
Now the comments of R_Kelly and Chris Cox will make more sense.
Thank-you Kelly, Chris and Noel. I'm sure you're correct. It will take a few hours before my friend can test the files...but the ones that worked previously were 8bit...the one's that didn't were 16bit. So...this must be it.
Your help is greatly appreciated.