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Possible to change file format for Luminar 4 plugin?

Tom75

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Hi all,

I am using sometimes the Luminar 4 plugin with classic and have a question regarding the file format Luminar is using.

When I open an image from LR in Luminar 4 then Luminar always creates a .tiff file and I dont see any way of changing this. When I go into LR preferences I have under external editing already chosen .psd for Luminar 4 but anyway Luminar is still creating .tiff files.

Is there a ways to change this and why does it not work by choosing psd under external editing?

Regards,
Tom
 

Tom75

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thanks for your answer, thats how it is then I guess.

Just thought to change if its possible because I am generally not a fan of tiff files, they have no advantage, just a much bigger file size compared to psd.

Regards,
Tom
 
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TIFF files should not be that much bigger if you use compression. Just make sure you use the right one. LZW is fine for 8 bits files, but completely useless for 16 bits files. ZIP should work for both.
 

Tom75

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thanks for the answers, that's good to hear. I always tried to avoid tiff
 
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