Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by ang, Oct 8, 2005.
Do most use TIFF for saving files for printing?
When do you use PSD Format?
I use tiff for masters and jpeg for printable versions; I haven't use psd for ages.
Marctwo what are the benefits of using TIFF over PSD?
Not much at all. I don't even use compression as the saving on 16bit images is minimal. The main thing I like about tiff rather than psd is that you can view your images in the (rubbish but convenient) windows picture viewer.
<edit>So... portability I guess. </edit>
I use both TIFF and PSD. I save as a PSD if I'm mid-edit or want to keep my layers all seperate. And I save as Tiff if I'm going to print, or just want to save a high quality non lossy version without layers and I want to use it on someone elses computer that might not take PS. But otherwise I'll print off jpegs.
Definately agree on the eease of previewing the TIFFs. I love that. The problem is that TIFFs and PSDs are just so frikkin big!!
I used to save the PSD as layers, then save a small web sized JPEG, then save the printable TIFF. Mostly now, I just save a printable JPEG and the original PSD version, simply to save on hard disk space. There's nothing to be worried about printing off a JPEG.
Tiff allows a smaller file size, through lossless compression, while still maintaining layers. I never use psd.
Ahh the layers were my main reason for sticking with PSD. I was also under the impression that PSD saved history but it seems I was wrong on that (although I think that would be a nice feature).
Since TIFF can be displayed by the windows preview feature it looks like I have some converting to do today
When you save your JPEG's in photoshop do you always go for the biggest size?
The only time I save a jpg in photoshop, is when it's for displaying on the web, and when I do that, I use "save for web", and I choose the highest level of compression that retains quality with no artifacts.
I generally use 10 for print versions. I use 'save for web' and 'optimise to file size' for web versions.
When saving in PSD., do you lose details?
PSD does not compress at all. You lose no data whatsoever.
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