3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012 8:02 AM by léonie
mollialba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello I use aperture only for wedding professional photography, which external file format is better to use? TIFF or  PSD , 8 BIT OR 16 BIT?

Thanks a lot!



Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)

    Since your raw images probably have more than 8 BIT, I'd pick one of the 16 BIT formats. This will ensure a very high quality when doing color adjustments, skin smoothing and retouching. As for the difference tiff-pds, I have no clear preference. Both are lossless formats and work well with Photoshops layers; only the file size usually is higher for uncompressed TIFFs then for comparable PSDs. What is the external editor you want to use? Have a look, what the manufacturer recommends.




  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,510 points)

    I would add only:


    OP: if you don't know enough to chose, chose the one that is most broadly used and "costs" you no data.  That is 16-bit TIFF.  You can always trim later, once you know enough to make an informed decision.  You can never get back data you've discarded.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)

    You can never get back data you've discarded.

    Very true!