Photoshop is changing my original RAW.CR2 files after I edit them

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Tinsby, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Tinsby

    Tinsby Guest

    Prior to a few weeks ago I could open a Canon RAW .cr2 file, make the
    corrections to it and then save it as a .jpg or other format without
    changing the original file. Now for some reason when I make the
    corrections to the RAW file, they stay in place.

    What setting did I change accidentally to cause this? I like to have
    my RAW files the way I shot them so I can change them again if needed.

    Using Photoshop CS version 8

    Thank you all in advance!

    Tinsby
     
    Tinsby, Oct 27, 2006
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  2. The corrections do not really stay in place, they are kept either in a
    separate database or in so-called 'sidecar' files. Photoshop applies
    them as soon as it recognises the file, so it looks as if the file
    itself has been changed but it's not. Your original image is not
    touched.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Oct 27, 2006
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    KatWoman Guest

    I don't use RAW often but isn't there a reset to original button?
    does it work after saving?
    whenever I opened RAW it saved them as TIFF? (or maybe I chose that in the
    SAVE dialog)
     
    KatWoman, Oct 27, 2006
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  4. Not in CameraRAW (Photoshop). Some other RAW converters do have a reset
    button.
    There's no such thing as saving the RAW file. What you save is the
    converted file, not the original RAW file.
    You can only save to TIFF (or another RGB format) after opening the RAW,
    because you don't really open the RAW file itself. You convert it and
    leave the original RAW file untouched.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Oct 27, 2006
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