Something which has been bothering me for a while, so thought I'd get some answers here. When I first add new photos to my "holding" folder, I scan them for obvious discards. Then I do some preliminary development and discard any which don't show much potential.
Then get down to some serious editing on the rest - which sometimes includes sending some of them to Photoshop for the edits I prefer to do there. During this process, On1 sometimes jumps to the resize or print modules unbidden and makes a copy. When sending to PS, it likewise makes a copy. When I save from PS, ther'es another copy.
Sometimes when I'm done editing, it makes an .onphoto file - I've also seen .on1 files - but I think that was the precursor to .onphoto.
Anyhow, by the time I'm done with the batch, the folder is a mess of copies. So I'm asking for hints on a good method of keeping things tidy. I need to keep originals as well as edited versions, but would like to delete any unnecessary files.
I understand that the .onphoto files are sidecar files - should not every file I work on have such a sidecar file? I experimented by deleting the original raw file - the .onphoto file remained and could be further edited. When I restored the raw file, as well as the .xmp file from the recycle bin, it never showed up back in the folder, but the .onphoto file seems to be quite happy without it.
Could somone please explain what is going on? :)
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