6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2013 11:56 PM by PECourtejoie

    Why are 'saved as' .psd files so much bigger than original raw nef files?

    pintree3 Level 1

      I was under the impression that original raw files were the biggest possible. I appear to be very wrong. Why are 'saved as' .psd files so much bigger than original raw nef files?

      I'm beginning to think that saving them as psd is a bad idea.

      Yes, though I've heard all the arguments of keepng the original raw files (For ex. Did you throw away the negatives when you were using film) I se eno purpose in keeping them. Once I've made the initial adjustments--cropping, color correction etc. I don't feel a need to ever go back and never do. Most of my work is done in Photoshop and I like it that way--but suddenly finding myself with such huge files doesn't appeal to me at all--and other formats like tif...well never mind for now.