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Old 05-03-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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It isn't clear to me what this "work on it as a TIFF" means. I open a file from raw and from then on it is in some sort of internal PS Elements representation about which I do not and need not know. At the end I save as a jpg. Occasionally I feel the need to save an intermediate form and I generally do so using the PS format (.PSD, I think). I don't think we "work on it" as anything other than the software internal format. Even if we happen to save as TIFF or PSD, the internal data does not change.

BTW, one reopening and resave generally does not create noticeable losses in quality. I know never reopening is the gold standard and I avoid doing that, but if RP comes back at me for underexposed, I adjust the jpg instead of going back to the original or saved version and it is no big deal.
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