Save PSD file in 8 bit for less storage requirement?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by rossi46, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. rossi46

    rossi46 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 1, 2012
    Hallo all...

    1. If I open up my ACR to photoshop in 16 bit mode,
    2. Perform my editing in 16 bit mode
    3. Save the psd. file in 16 bit mode.
    4. Then I change to 8 bit mode again and save it to use less storage space.

    My question is, if I want to perform further editing, and change it back to 16 bit mode, is there any lost data and information because I had earlier saved it to 8 bit mode.???
  2. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
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    I'm not 100% sure here but I think you'll lose all the information when you save the 8-bit version.

    You can convert it back to 16-bit in photoshop, but that won't recover the original image information you discarded saving the 8-bit version. It'll be the same as the 8-bit version but taking up more space!