File Formats for Photographers in Lightroom and Photoshop

Greg Benz, creator of the luminosity masking Photoshop script panel Lumenzia, is one of those experienced photographers who doesn't hesitate to share their technical knowledge with followers. In his latest video, he explains file formats in detail, both for Photoshop and Lightroom.

This tutorial explains how to use which file format, bit depth, and color space while working in Photoshop and Lightroom. The video starts with Benz’s explanation of color spaces in Lightroom and his recommendations about how to use them throughout the workflow. He then explains the importance of 16-bit depth, especially when dealing with luminosity masks for better image processing.

While showing the differences between file saving and file handling properties supported by Photoshop and Lightroom, Benz also shows the TIFF saving options, including the image compression types. On the second half of the video, Benz shows some image samples saved with different options in various formats, which have different benefits when using different hard drive types. Therefore, the video shows the workflow options from opening the raw image to save as the final image.

Please feel free to share your tips about file formats in the comments section below.

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Thanks for a great write up!