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"Saving" Layers



  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    There is no work around. Whenever you work with multiple Layers an .onphoto file is created. If you want to keep the edits made to the original images after they have been layered, instead of Merging them together which discards the original Layers use the New Stamped Layer command. That will retain the original Layers so you can go back and re-edit them if needed.

  • Roger Gough

    Thanks for confirming Brian.

    I now realise that what I should have done is, complete the layer masking, merge layers, return to browse, export the .onphoto to a JPG, then do the rest of the editing in the new JPG. I am not sure I will remember next time though, which is why I asked about a workaround!

  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Roger, the only reason you'd ever need to do that is if your PC is struggling with the large files. If your PC isn't having that problem, then you should do all of your work with the .Onphoto file otherwise you're defeating the purpose of the Non-destructive workflow.

    On the other hand, if that is what you need to do, in On1 layers, you should do nothing more than combining your layers before creating your JPG otherwise any other editing would be burned in at that point and you wouldn't be able to re-edit it.

    As for creating that JPG, you can make a preset in Export that saves a JPG back to the original folder. if you were working with RAW files, you'd set it to save back TIFF or PSD files.


  • Roger Gough

    Thanks Rick.


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