Saving edited & un-edited RW2 files

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Robbob67 Regular Member • Posts: 483
Saving edited & un-edited RW2 files

I was wondering what format most people use for saving RW2 files. before & after editing.

I have decided to use ACR rather than Silkypix, partly because I already have Elements11, plus I have a very good instruction manual, & it looks straight forward enough for my needs.

This gives me the option of keeping  unedited RAW files in RW2, or saving them as DNG, or of course converting them to JPEG if I am not going to do any other editing.

With further editing, amongst others, I can save them as PSD or JPEG. I can see the benefit of saving as PSD, but the files are huge.

I am wondering if the best compromise would be to make a copy of the RAW files, to save as a JPEG after editing, so I still have the original RAW file should I want to have another crack at it?

Any advice appreciated.

Rob

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