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charmedeebob
07-09-2012, 05:12 PM
Ok, so I know that I should save things as TIFFs instead of PSDs because they take up less space, but really, it takes SO MUCH LONGER to save a file in TIFF than in PSD, that it just doesn't seem worth it! I think it's easier to just have my DH buy me a new larger hard drive! I typed this entire post in the time it took me to wait for my TIFF to save!

geswho40
07-09-2012, 05:14 PM
Yep, agreed! I always save as PSD

charmedeebob
07-09-2012, 05:27 PM
No more TIFFs for me, this is a pain LOL! Can you tell I'm waiting again??? :)

trina513
07-09-2012, 05:37 PM
LOL - I know it takes a bit longer to save - but I really love TIFFs - I love that you can see a preview (so when you're looking for a template or to fix a typo in a LO - its easier to find) - especially the LOs - I need to get more consistant w/ naming LOs so I can find them easier!!

Sarah
07-09-2012, 06:44 PM
They don't take that long for me to save. :O 30 secs max.

Ambelleina
07-09-2012, 07:09 PM
I save everything as PSD, never use TIFF. Yay for extralarge EHDs. ^_^

AmyP
07-09-2012, 07:14 PM
LOL - I know it takes a bit longer to save - but I really love TIFFs - I love that you can see a preview (so when you're looking for a template or to fix a typo in a LO - its easier to find) - especially the LOs - I need to get more consistant w/ naming LOs so I can find them easier!!
This is why I save in TIFF- especially my layouts or when I'm building a preview! I love being able to see a little image in my file. I haven't noticed that it takes that long to save though, if it did I would be annoyed too.

sladd79054
07-09-2012, 08:07 PM
I don't even know what a TIFF is, I always save in psd

Sarah
07-09-2012, 08:08 PM
I don't even know what a TIFF is, I always save in psd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIFF


TIFF (originally standing for Tagged Image File Format) is a file format for storing images (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raster_graphics), popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry,<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference">[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIFF#cite_note-0)</sup> and both amateur and professional photographers in general. As of 2009, it is under the control of Adobe Systems (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Systems). Originally created by the company Aldus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldus)<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIFF#cite_note-1)</sup> for use with what was then called "desktop publishing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_publishing)", the TIFF format is widely supported by image-manipulation applications, by publishing and page layout applications, by scanning (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_scanner), faxing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAX), word processing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_processor), optical character recognition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_character_recognition) and other applications.

Neverland Scraps
07-09-2012, 09:08 PM
I am on the fence of this one.....up until about a month ago I always tossed my tiff files. But looking back, I sort of wished I kept them just because I can see what the tiff files is in my viewfinder, whereas with psd, I have to wait for the little preview image to load the psd. Now what am I doing, even though its a pain, I am saving my tiff files and tossing my psd. But as far as saving for myself, like when I am scrapping or designing, I still save in psd just because of the time it takes to save a file.

sladd79054
07-09-2012, 10:00 PM
I am going to try the TIFF files on my next LO

MSPeeler
07-09-2012, 10:40 PM
They don't take that long for me either, seriously. If I had to wait longer than 10 seconds, I'd quit!
These are the settings I use... it honestly takes longer to open a tiff than save for me..... ?

http://i46.tinypic.com/1zq3oeh.jpg

Sarah
07-09-2012, 10:41 PM
Michelle, I use the same settings :D
It's what was suggested to me by several designers :D

Inspired Designs
07-10-2012, 02:06 AM
I always save in PSD but when I'm using templates, I like to have TIFF too. I like the "preview" you get with the TIFF. I save my layouts in TIFF as well so they "show up" in my folder.

msbrad
07-10-2012, 03:32 AM
Here is what I do...[because it works for me]
As I am scrapping, I save psd.
when I am done... I then save tiff [so I have the layers not the size and I can 'see' in windows explorers. I also [to save extra space] get rid of the clipped layers and extra whole papers. I figure why have the kit /tempate twice- but there is a tutorial on that coming soon].
I save what I will print as jpeg
and
delete the psd.
totally happy with my plan.
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msbrad
07-10-2012, 03:34 AM
Ahh... just saw Michelle's posting with her tiff settings. YES, the same ones I use. I do not understand why some use other ones that make a BIG file size...
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MamaCake
07-10-2012, 03:52 AM
My TIFFs take longer also...but I still do it for the preview, LOVE

Terra
07-10-2012, 08:34 AM
Oh I LOOOVE TIFFS! And the save time isn't that much longer for me, so the perk of having a preview is worth the extra few seconds... It's so much nicer being able to see what each file is now! WoOt! If I had extra time, I'd go through my stash of psd only files and tiff them.

MSPeeler
07-10-2012, 06:12 PM
Oh I LOOOVE TIFFS! And the save time isn't that much longer for me, so the perk of having a preview is worth the extra few seconds... It's so much nicer being able to see what each file is now! WoOt! If I had extra time, I'd go through my stash of psd only files and tiff them.

I've been doing this exact thing.... bye bye psd! lol. I have free'd about 5GB so far!

trina513
07-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Yeah the extra time to change everything to TIFFS would be amazing!! :D

Ambelleina
07-10-2012, 08:43 PM
I saw as PSD then as JPG at 10. I keep the PSD for possible future editing, and the JPG stays side-by-side with the PSD, so it's sort of a "preview," but also ready to be uploaded to wherever (for printing).

The JPG 10 was suggested to me by Persnickety Prints for high resolution LO prints with a much smaller file size.