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Sat, Jan 14, 2012 12:18 AM

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Photoshop: Why are Smart Objects created as PSB files?

CS5, Using Legacy Channel Shortcuts Option ON.

Scenario: when editing a Smart Object Layer (Photoshop file), it opens as PSB file.

Observation:
Photoshop Smart Object file opens as PSB regardless it's size.

Was this intended? And if the answer is yes, what are the benefits?

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9 years ago

Yes, that is intended. When you create a Smart Object, we don't know what you're going to put in it and it needs to handle anything Photoshop can read or write - so it uses the most compatible format: PSB.

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9 years ago

Thanks.