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    ?? About 12x12 jpeg files

    I haven't been here for a LONG time but am getting back in the groove this winter.....Digi is a great Hibernation Season activity here in ND. I have a question from all you experts out there....I Scrap 12x12 LO's and resize right away to an 8x8....I do not plan on ever printing the 12x12's out...Do I dare delete all my 12x12's LOL Right now I save 12x12, 8x8, Web sized and PSD file of every LO. I just want to make sure there is not some reason I should not delete them......of course it is possible I am a Digi Hoarder too ......a bunch of us on another site think that sounds like a Reality Show just waiting to happen

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    I always create my pages as 12x12 and then when I order the site resizes the files to either the 10x10, 8x8 or whatever square size I am ordering. It makes it much easier and quicker!! HTH!
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    Had not thought of that as I always print them out myself....have a new Epson printer that does an amazing job on photo paper and doesn't seem to rip through the ink cartridges....but may want to save for this reason if I should at some point want to have them printed....

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    I save mine just as the 12x12 because the sites do usually resize them to 8x8. I save all three the psd, jpeg and web version. Nice to have something to do during all that cold you guys are having.
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  5. Hi Ande,
    If you want to save space on your hard drives, I would delete everything EXCEPT the 12x12 PSD.
    There's really little reason to save the jpgs and web-sized versions after you have uploaded them or printed them.
    You can easily go back and make them again from the full-sized PSD if you ever need them.
    You never know if at some point you'll get a coupon for a free 12x12 book or something and then wish you had that size ...
    Sara

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    I will keep the psd for sure ...have already gone back and made changes.....Will have to think about this a bit.

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    I create at 24X12 exclusively, but print half-and-half 12X12 and 8X8. I am strongly considering moving to 10X10 . . . I agree with Sara. I keep only the 12X12 PSDs on my system. I do save a DVD with all my pages burned as JPEGs, just in case something happens to me in the future and my kids don't know how to work with Photoshop---for whatever reason or another. But on my computer I only keep the PSDs. I am a fan of high-resolution, so I don't ever resize anything down. And if I want to see pages for whatever reason, I run a Photoshop batch that will flatten all my LOs into JPEGs.
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    I create all my pages 12x12 and I keep the psd, JPEG and web version... I know this is excessive but I too am a hoarder! However, the real reason is that my pc is so, so slow so jpegs and web versions are handy for me in a hurry without having to go into PSE and flatten image, etc, etc. if I were pushed to make a choice it would be psd files hands down.
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    For me, it's all about storage space. So once, I've printed the pages, I delete the psd and web versions and just keep the 12x12 jpg version of the page. This may be sacreligious but it works for me and so far, I haven't needed to go back to any older layouts that I've done.

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    After printing I too delete the jog file and I keep the TIF files!! I refer back to them often. Which I also great if I realize a typo after printing.
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    I keep both .pds and .jpg, but have an automatic action that deletes the web-jpgs regularly (Hazel ) If I had to choose between them, I would probably keep the .psd. I can always make a new .jpg, but I can't reverse a .jpg to a .psd.

    Note: To keep the .psd to a minimum, crop it before saving. I mean crop to 12x12 at 300 ppi. I doesn't look like there's a difference, but when you crop, you delete everything that sits outside the canvas (elements, etc). It can save a lot of space. Also, make sure to delete your hidden layers You can save 50% or more of the file size this way - I just did it with one of my PL 8,5x11 files, and the size went from 81,4MB to 34,5 MB
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  12. I usually upload the 12x12 size because most of the printing sites will resize to 8x8. As for saving on my computer, last year I started just saving the psd files as I had so many files on my drive! If I need any size or resolution of jpg, I can just open the psd and create what I need in jpg format. Keeps my computer much neater!
    Patsy

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    Thanks a bunch!......Will do some housekeeping this winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by anxela View Post
    I keep both .pds and .jpg, but have an automatic action that deletes the web-jpgs regularly (Hazel ) If I had to choose between them, I would probably keep the .psd. I can always make a new .jpg, but I can't reverse a .jpg to a .psd.

    Note: To keep the .psd to a minimum, crop it before saving. I mean crop to 12x12 at 300 ppi. I doesn't look like there's a difference, but when you crop, you delete everything that sits outside the canvas (elements, etc). It can save a lot of space. Also, make sure to delete your hidden layers You can save 50% or more of the file size this way - I just did it with one of my PL 8,5x11 files, and the size went from 81,4MB to 34,5 MB
    I do the same as most everybody else as far as minimizing the space. But cropping the psd file is something I never remember to do!! Need to work on that!
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  15. Yes, cropping the psd file and deleting hidden layers is a big space-saver!!!
    Patsy

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