How do I decide between tiff and psd format when saving Photoshop work?
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Much depends on what you'll be using it for in the future. If it's for a backup, PSD will provide more flexibility and potentially save to a smaller file size. If you are using it for commercial printing, it's best to check with your printer. There are some benefits to Tiff, like using LSW Compression which is non-lossy.
I always prefer .PSD as it will definitely allow me to save every feature that PS supports in the file whereas TIFF may not.
As already stated .PSDs tend to be smaller.
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Actually, I'm not 100% sure it even matters. Adobe owns the file specification for the TIFF file format. When saving a TIFF file from Photoshop, it saves the Photoshop information into proprietary Adobe TIFF tags. So I believe it saves the all the Photoshop information either way.
But... as others have already mentioned. You can just use the PSD to be on the safe side.
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