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Sharon Kay 04-27-2009 09:15 AM

CS3 AND PSE Template Question
 
**BEFORE** I go through my 33.5 GB of templates and do something I will regret....please tell me of ANY REASON I would not want to convert all my PSD files to TIFF!! I use PSE and CS3. Any reason at all??? :unsure:

Any reason I would not want to convert all my **LAYOUTS** from PSD to TIFF?

I'm hearing it will save me a ton of space...but I want to know if there is any reason I would be sorry I did this. :(

Yes I do keep all my finished layouts in PSD (not flattened JPG)...because I can't even count how many times I have gone back to update a layout, or change a layout to use in a different child's book, or find a spelling error.

Any reason not to do this? Thanks!

kresta 04-27-2009 09:18 AM

No reason I can think of. I always just save in TIFF now instead of PSD.

4noisyboys 04-27-2009 09:27 AM

I can't think of a reason at all. I just forget to do it most of the time!

sprauncey1 04-27-2009 09:30 AM

I did this about a month ago (4 years worth of LOs!) and so far I haven't found any reason. The only reason I have heard is that many many years down the road, the new program may not be able to read them. But I just don't see this happening in any amount of time I'll be worried about it. Plus if we keep our old program, we'll be able to undo it too.

But the space saved is enormous!! I don't know if you remember but I was complaining last month about my 320 gig internal HD being full, well I changed all my old LOs to TIFF (I've been doing TIFFs for the last year so it was only my OLD LOs) and OMG it saved me 45 GIGS!!!! Then when I actually went through and deleted my old RAW files (that I had formatted to jpeg and scrapped), I am now 103 GIGS free!!!

Do it!

Sharon Kay 04-28-2009 10:46 AM

Ok...guess that I what I am going to do...a lady on DST wrote a mini program to help save a little bit of time...guess I will check it out! Thanks.

kscwgirl 04-28-2009 10:54 AM

just make sure the tiff is saved correctly.. if something isn't checked right in the conversion, the tiffs are actually bigger than the psd files. I can't remember the settings off the top of my head.. but if Darcy sees this she might be able to help you.

Sharon Kay 04-28-2009 11:29 AM

Ok I posted at DST requesting an action and someone wrote us one!

http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/s...d.php?t=187455

This thread suggests using the LZW compression to save space:
http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/s...d.php?t=186796

I haven't tried it yet...guess that should be my goal for today.

Darcy Baldwin 04-28-2009 11:30 AM

CONVERT!

Remember to save as a LZW/zipped file and you'll be so happy you did :)

I keep all my layered files in .tiff format, both designs and layouts.

ditzyscrap 04-28-2009 11:30 AM

Sharon, now that you have an action, you should do a google search about how to create a "droplet". They're SUPER easy to create (using the action) and then all you have to do is drop the droplet/action into your folder in Windows and it will automatically run the action on ALL the files in there (so you'd have to make sure all your PSD files are in a folder but there are no other types, or that would create a mess of sorts, lol).

ETA: I created one to change my PSD files into 8x8 jpg's for printing...only takes a few minutes to run it on a folder and I can just walk away instead of having to open every file and run the action.

Sharon Kay 04-30-2009 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ditzyscrap (Post 435483)
Sharon, now that you have an action, you should do a google search about how to create a "droplet". They're SUPER easy to create (using the action) and then all you have to do is drop the droplet/action into your folder in Windows and it will automatically run the action on ALL the files in there (so you'd have to make sure all your PSD files are in a folder but there are no other types, or that would create a mess of sorts, lol).

ETA: I created one to change my PSD files into 8x8 jpg's for printing...only takes a few minutes to run it on a folder and I can just walk away instead of having to open every file and run the action.

I've never heard of a droplet. Would this then be in lieu of running the action through Bridge in CS3? Believe it or not I have not used BRIDGE yet!! I was thinking I would open BRIDGE and point to the folder and it would do them...or will that not work? In BRIDGE do I need to open all the PSD files in order for that action to work?

I'd really like to get these done and re-backed up before I go to Disney!


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