1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 20, 2010 1:00 AM by Yammer

    basic workflow questions

    media kat Level 1

      1. After opening a raw file in ACR CS5, and doing some basic editing to it, what format should it be saved into to work further on it in Photoshop?

       

      2. After opening a .jpg, .tiff or .psd in ACR CS5, and doing some basic editing to it, what format should it be saved into to work further on it in Photoshop?

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: basic workflow questions
          Yammer Level 4

          Technically speaking, you don't need to save either.

           

          ACR stores any parameters you set as metadata, saved as a sidecar file with proprietary raw files, and as integrated metadata with TIFF, JPEG and DNG. This data will cause ACR to reload when you open your file in Photoshop. This is one of the cool things about ACR, it actually saves space on work-in-progress files.

           

          As for what format to save image files, that's a separate question, and it's commonly accepted that a 16-bit lossless format like TIFF or PSD is the best for processing.