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Mon, Jan 8, 2018 8:22 PM

Photoshop: LZW compression on 16bit tifs not working

LZW doesnt seem to be working when saving 16bit tifs (layered or flat) in PS 2018.
Anyone else having this issue?

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3 years ago

I haven't tested it in CC2018, but want to add that LZW compression is sucky on 16-bit files. I recommend you use ZIP instead for 16-bit files.

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3 years ago

Also use ZIP layer compression and not the default RLE for the smallest file size. The trade-off is ZIP compression takes longer.

http://www.luminescentphoto.com/2012/11/30/a-quick-look-at-tiff-compression-options/

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3 years ago

LZW compression on 16 bits images often creates a bigger file, not a smaller file. That has nothing to do with Photoshop CC2018 (it was also the case in previous versions), but with the compression method itself.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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3 years ago

Hi Rebecca,

LZW doesn't work in what way? Do you get an error? Some other behavior? Thanks.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging