Bcaps wrote in post #17822416
PS does not let you save a TIFF larger than 4GB, trying to do so will result in an error message in PS. So PSB is the only solution. Which which would be fine except that Adobe, the inventor of the PSB file format, will not support PSB in LR. So while you can take a photo from LR to PS and save it as a PSB, it will not show in LR. It's so very annoying.
I regularly hit the 4GB limit and as sensors keep cramming more and more megapixels in them, this will only get worse. I've asked Adobe multiple times why they won't recognize their own file format in LR but they have never given me a satisfactory answer. Even if they could only *read* PSB files most folks would be happy.
There is a workaround which I've been using for a while now. It's very easy to do and it works well:
- In PS, make sure the top layer is a stamped layer
- Save as .PSB in PS to the same directory as the original file
- Ctrl-click top layer and Ctrl-C to copy.
- Create a new document
- File/Place Linked and point to the psb file. This creates a layer with a smart object that is linked to the PSB file and any further changes to the PSB file will be reflected in this new TIFF file.
- Save the file as a .tiff in the same directory as the original (you will need to change the extension to .tiff first in the save dialog). Then go into LR and snyc that folder.
- Now you are done. Any time you want to edit the psb, you locate the TIFF in LR, and select edit in PS. When in PS double click the smart object in the layer which will then open the psb. Any further edits to the psb will be automatically updated in the tiff. I also assign the purple label to these linked TIFF's and also create a smart collection so that I can see all of them with one click.
I didn't come up with this method, the gentleman who did posted a video here
That's pretty clever. But by extension, the use of a smart object, Placed under the File Menu, either standalone (embedded) or connected (linked) is an excellent and easy way to print.
Once I've reached "print status" that's exactly what I do. I open a new document sized to the paper I intend to use, then place a Smart Object, usually a PSD. This allows me to resize the image without degradation (that I can see, anyhow). One of the ways this is useful is to be able to print two completely different images on a single large sheet of paper. In any event, it gives you the capability to resize any image you've saved, and, when that object is changed, to incorporate those changes in new prints of older images.