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Old Apr 7, 2004, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default PSD lossy

Someone tried to convince me that photoshop's .psd format is lossy compression, like jpg. And because of this suggested that I use tiff, and that tiff would remember any layers that I had setup (and, of course, not be lossy compressed.)

This just doesn't seem right to me. I can't beleive psd is that way.

Could someone who's used photoshop longer than me set me straight. It isn't really lossy compression, is it?

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Old Apr 7, 2004, 5:13 AM   #2
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You are absolutely correct - your 'friend' is talking through his TIF.
Psd files are not lossy, ad although you can save layers in .tif files , its best not to unless you are using an alpha layer as a mask, as it can have unexpected results in DTP and other programs.

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