2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2014 12:06 PM by margolisr

    When I am finished editing an image in Lightroom, what files or versions should I have in my database of images?

    margolisr Level 1

      When I am finished editing an image in Lightroom, what files should I have in my Library?  I start with a RAW file or a tiff scan from film. I label that "A" as the archived file. I make a virtual copy to work on in the Develop module. When I am done, I save a file as a Print file with dimensions of the print.  Since Lightroom is non-destructive, do I need to save any other versions?  For instance, in Photoshop since the crop is destructive,

      I edit an uncropped version and do the crop when I am working on the Print version.  What should I have for the most flexibility over time in Lightroom? 

       

      I use Lightroom CC on a IMAC desktop.  My photos are on a separate hard drive and are also backed up offline.  Im running OSX10.9.4.