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What is the best file format for LR-4: PSD or TIFF

MS Photog

Carthage, US
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MS Photog Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Nov 2011
Mon 06-Aug-12 10:08 PM

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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