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Okay so with my current DSLR (Canon 60D) I shoot all my images in RAW which means they have the .cr2 extension when I copy them to my computer. After editing them with photoshop I can't re-save them as .cr2 so I need to pick a new lossless format. Currently I'm using bitmap (.bmp) but I wanted to know what some of you're expert opinions were.
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I personally save everything, post edit, as PNG, or TIFF. And keep the originals in .cr2.

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Thanks for the link.
    
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photoshops own .psd will be about as lossless as it gets. Aside from that, I generally stick w/ .tif.
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Convert to DNG, or use something like Lightroom which doesn't touch the raw file and stores all changes in an XMP sidecart file.
    
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I'm pretty sure PS saves all the edits you make to a particular RAW file by creating a secondary file (which I believe is hidden) in same directory as the original file.
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