Raw Tuesday: the best way to save a raw file

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 21/08/2012 02:00am

    The best way to save a raw file: what is non-destructive editing?

    What is non-destructive editing, exactly?

    When you save a JPEG or single-layer TIFF image after editing, all the data from the original file is discarded and re-written.

    So once you have closed the image all of the original data is lost. When you edit a raw file the new settings are stored alongside the original data.

    These settings can be inside the file, or stored in a separate file, which is used by the editing software to remember your last settings.

    Some programs, such as Photoshop Lightroom, offer a similar option for JPEG and TIFF files, storing the editing information along with the original file so that you can revert back to the un-edited image at any time.

    This is true as long as you don’t overwrite the original file with a new one when you finally develop or export the images from Lightroom.

    PAGE 1: The best file format for saving a raw file
    PAGE 2: Isn’t a JPEG just a JPEG?
    PAGE 3: What is the .xmp file format?
    PAGE 4: What is non-destructive editing?


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    Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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