I'm finding my hard drive is filling up fast and I need to start reducing what is on it. I can't find the thread about converting .psd files to .tif files that I feel like I have just recently read. I want to make sure I'm doing it right and what the advantages and disadvantages would be to doing that. I've been copying some of my Premier files and they are averaging over 1 GB each. If I change the .psd files will that reduce them enough to bother with the effort? And then can I use them in PSE just like the .psd files? Thanks for any advice or input!
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06-14-2012, 08:43 PM #1
Converting files from .psd to .tif?_________________________________________
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06-14-2012, 11:17 PM #2
Hi Loretta ...
I think this is the thread you are looking for ...
Must admit that I have never investigated files sizes too much ... but my initial thoughts are that if you have lots of psd file (as I have) then it would be quite time consuming to change them all over and I wonder if even then its only going to buy you some time before your drive fills up.
I wonder if another solution may be gradually convert your psds to tiff and in the meantime to buy an exernal hard for extra storage. I have several attached to my computer and they really are excellent.
06-15-2012, 04:52 AM #3
I wouldn't bother myself. If you watch for sales, you can get 2tb or 3tb externals for very reasonable prices.
I have 4 externals myself. Only one is hooked up and it's the one that has an on and off switch.
Good luck deciding what to do.Doris
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06-15-2012, 09:22 AM #4
Whatever you decide, just remember that you can convert them via batch processing, so it would not be such tedious work.
06-15-2012, 12:02 PM #5
I, personally, would do it for things like templates and completed saved layered layouts, but not for smaller stuff. Saving from .psd to .tiff for your completed, layered layouts can save you a ton of space. And then you can move those to an external hard drive for safe keeping, as well.