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    File format?

    Can you please advise me on what you consider to be the best format to save photos.
    I've been saving TIFFS and DNGs as I believe nothing is lost.....I've used LR in the past but want to switch to DPP and Affinity.
    TIFFS take a lot of storage space and that is a concern long term.

    Any advice please?
    Brian Vickers LRPS

    brianvickersphotography.com

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    I record in camera in both JPEG and RAW (CR3 on the R) and save both copies of those pics I decide to save on to my own mirror drive. i have never used TIFFs or DNG. The only time I see TIFFs is in the internal transfer between LR and PS but I never save in this format. Occasionally in PS I’ll save in PSD format If I need to retain the file for future use. I work on the principal that If I have the original camera RAW file then it is always available in the future if I need it.

    The pics i decide to retain are processed in LR are saved to JPEG on the mirror drive and LR pics are regularly pruned to retain space as I don’t want to pay for extra storage

    Nowadays I go through the shots on camera and try to be rigorous on the pics worth saving and those to be discarded (this wasn’t always the case!)

    Ian
    Ian

    Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/154026104@N07

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      #3
      Thanks Ian.....I think I will do similar - keep a CR3 file and a JPEG file (except I just shoot in RAW and make a JPEG after processing).....and processing on DPP and then Affinity if needed.

      I hope I can retain the discipline to delete what I don't need.
      Brian Vickers LRPS

      brianvickersphotography.com

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        #4
        I do the same RAW and LPEG in camera, download both to computer then ruthlessly delete. Filing the RAW shots and using the JPEG's for my photo diary. Should mention I do not take hundreds of shots, usually six at the most of a subject, Could not be bothered to have to sit at the computer and go through several hundred shots then muck around with them in photoshop or whatever, perhaps a crop but that's it.
        I can never get my head around the idea of taking hundreds of shots of a subject.
        Trev

        Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

        Flickr:
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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          #5
          Thanks Trev.....( I detest the time at the computer....I do enough of that for my work)....catching up with some work report writing now as it happens....just got slightly distracted
          Brian Vickers LRPS

          brianvickersphotography.com

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            #6
            I shoot in RAW and save as JPEG after editing in LR/PS.
            7D, 400D, EF-S 15-85 f3.5/5.6, EF 100 f2.8 USM macro, Sigma 10-20 f4/5.6, Sigma 70-300 f4/5.6 APO, Sigma 50 f1.4, EF 28-90, EF 90-300, Sigma 150-600C, 430 EXll, Yongnuo 568 EX ll, Yongnuo Triggers, Yongnuo YN14-EX Ring Flash

            Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94610707@N05/

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              #7
              Thanks Bill.
              Brian Vickers LRPS

              brianvickersphotography.com

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                #8
                Same as Bill, shoot RAW and save JPEG for Flickr etc.

                Have a Loupedeck so easy to run through images, mark as rejected or rate as keeper. Then easy to delete all the rejected in one go.
                Canon 5D3, 7D2, 60D, Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS II, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 16-35 f4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon 1.4 MkIII extender, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/16830751@N03/

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                  #9
                  I shoot RAW Save the raw files and PSD of edits + Jpegs for websites. Disc is cheap so I just add more disc. Currently 18 TB
                  Alan

                  2 EOS 5D Mk IVs, EOS R6, EOS 3, Canon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f1.8, Tamron 24-70 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS Sport and Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro. Canon RF 24-105mm STM

                  http://www.springfield-photography.com/

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                    #10
                    I shoot in RAW only, process in DPP and save in JPEG.

                    Current year RAW and JPEG's are saved on the computer SSD and separately to different external drives - one for Raw and one for JPEG's. Previous years work are also saved to external drives. I am quite ruthless with the delete button, getting rid of anything not technically good, soft, duplicates and generally stuff I don't like. I only keep stuff worth saving, because however cheap storage is, wading through Tat to get to the good stuff is just too much of a pain.

                    I also keep a file on my computer of favourites/ best work/ published work, as an easy to find reference. This file is not as large as I would like.
                    Colin

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