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Old 10-06-2014, 08:31 AM
LunaLuna LunaLuna is offline
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saving black and white images

I have this doubt when I save black and white images.

Original raw files are rgb. I retouch them in rgb mode because I use channels for masking and so. But when saving the final black and white image: should I keep rgb or I should save in grayscale mode?
Is there any advantage to save them in rgb?

This images will be for printing.

Hope you can clarify this to me.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:22 AM
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Re: saving black and white images

There are at least 10 ways to convert an image from RGB to B&W and each of them will give you a different result / look. It would be wise to keep the RGB image because at some future date you might want to take a different conversion approach. Once the RGB image is gone, so goes a lot of info that would allow you to do that.
Cheers, Murray
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