This may be a dumb question, but I am suddenly confused about the differences between the ON1 "database" files versus the sidecar files. My understanding was that by turning on the sidecar generation, the sidecar files will contain ALL information necessary to store all of my edits standalone. I also thought I understood that the internal edit "database" files were somewhat duplicative with the sidecars, and that if anything ever happened to the edit database it could be regenerated from the sidecar files.
When I look at the sidecar files, they are small (10's of kB) in size. However, when I go to Application Support/ON1 Photo RAW 2023/PhotoSettingsCache, I find 50GB of files, consisting entirely of large .tiff files of masks, up to 90 MB each. So I don't understand how the small multi-kB-sized sidecar files can contain all the edit information if it takes a 90MB tiff to represent a single mask. What am I missing? Normally when files are named "cache" in Application Support I would think they represent temporary files that can be deleted, and I would love to do so to free up 50GB, but don't dare until I understand it.
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