MS Photog Carthage, US Nikonian since 29th Nov 2011
Mon 06-Aug-12 11:08 PM
"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.
#1. "RE: What is the best file format for LR-4: PSD or TIFF" In response to Reply # 0
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.