got that, in what format do you guys save the processed files ?
I save those raw in a dedicated hard disk as backup. Also for my regular viewing I keep them in JPEG format (Quality 5, Photoshop, filesize 900kb) for regular viewing on PC and laptop. While I process those raw files in Photoshop CS5, the edited information gets saved in an additional *.xmp file which remains in the same folder. Advantage:
1. Smaller file size as compared to *.psd(16 mb raw file costs 60mb or more as psd file).
2. If I want to apply the same correction/changes to any other raw file then, I can achieve it by copying the same *.xmp file just by renaming it to that file name
3. Keeping a raw file is just like keeping the negative, just in case I want to take a large printout or re-edit, it comes in real handy.Disadvantage:
1. Requires a backup disk
2. After 10 years from now on, if I want to process the same raw file again, I am not sure if the Operating system at that time+Processing software will be able to do justice or not