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MS Photog Silver Member  Carthage, US  Nikonian since 29th Nov 2011 Mon 06-Aug-12 11:08 PM
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"What is the best file format for LR-4: PSD or TIFF"



I am currently scanning several thousand slides. I am using a CanonScan 95 flat bed scanner that has a tray holding 12 slides. I scan at 2400 dpi and it takes about 15 minutes to scan 12 slides. This results in tiff files of about 20mb.

I have been using Photoshop Elements 8 to import the files into my Windows 7 Professional PC. I have been saving the files as TIFF. But I can also save them as PSD files. I then import the files into Lightroom 4 for enhancement. Which file format should I be using? Does PSD offer more information for Lightroom than TIFF?

BTW, I am upset with Adobe that my new Photoshop Elements 10 no longer supports importing from my scanner.

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian.   McAllen, US  Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002 Tue 07-Aug-12 01:47 AM
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If you are intent on working on those scans in Lightroom I see no benefit of saving them in the PSD format. TIFF is a more standard format for your workflow. The PSD format is suited more as a master file when used in Photoshop.

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