Bridge: Sort compressed/uncompressed PSD/PSB

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Would be helpfull for people managing backups and should be relatively easy if there was an option to sort compressed/encompressed PSD/PSB in Bridge. Dont think its overly complicated to include in Metadata file a flag for it.
Would enable people to make smart collections of uncompressed files and run batches overnight compressing those files to help recover backup space.
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Miguel Curto

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Chris Cox

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All of them are compressed in one way or another.
You cannot save a PSD/PSB without some compression.
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Miguel Curto

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I'm aware of that, from a working point perspective it makes more sense to tick the "uncompressed PSD" option as it speeds up things considerably when working on large files but when time comes to back those up ussualy i batch process those files to "re-save" with uncompressed ticked off before sending them to RAID storage.Depending on content saved space savings can become quite large: a file with 6 or 7 GB ussualy becomes around 1GB or less, the thing is this is a slow process and not allways have time to do it in between jobs and I'm sure I left behind in backups plenty "uncompressed" PSD/PSB. Would be really nice to have a way to sort between those 2 options in Bridge to filter them (is smart collections) but at the moment there isn't any way.
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also would be nice to be able to find uncompressed TIFFs, or 16 bit lzw compressed tiffs, to be able to batch convert them overnight to zip compression so when I'm working I can save faster and move on (I often want to save a new iteration before background save of last iteration is done) and then save the disk space at night