Ok I am gearing up for the switch to I would saw at the least 95% RAW shooting, but I have some questions first, and I wanna get the answers from the people that use RAW themselves. Even better from those that made the begruging switch themselves. Ok here are my concerns. I have a file system set up that I really like, but I really don't think I wanna go mixing up RAW TIF & JPG's all over the place. Currently I have no separation because I have so few TIF or RAW files. The way i am set up at the file level looks like this: As you can see I have my pictures floder sub cated by camera and then by subject types. Here is the thing that I am thinking. Am I going to need 3 D30 folders one for each file type? I don't mind that really. I just can't think of anything else. Then there is the conversion factor. I have PS& and no money, so PS RAW conversion software is out of the question. I am using the zoom browser and it seems to be doing ok I guess, but there isn't a way to fine tune before you convert so i have just been leaving everything in default and converting to 16bit TIFF's. This is a problem because 16 bit 3MP images are 18MB's and that is a lot to deal with. I only have 80 gigs to use up right now. What would be the difference in switching to using 8bit? I read that you should do all of your editing in 16 bit then convert to 8bit and leave it alone. Is this right? I am looking at switching up to a 6 or 8 DSLR pretty soon and those files are just going to be HUGE! Please give me some advice on this. I am getting more into macro and I am really starting to see the short comings of the JPEGs more then ever. Thanks!