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Option to flatten layers out of effects

My 36 Mb Raw files turn into 600Mb monsters after 3-4 filters in Effects. Unfortunately, there are still many reasons why I cannot abandon Lightroom just yet; there are too many features that LR does that cannot or cannot be done as well (yet) in Photo Raw. Can you at least add a “flatten layers” option for us that would rather loose the editing capability but keep a more sane file size in LR? Right now I have to re-open in PS, then save again. Or am I missing something? I had asked the question to support but never heard back.

4 comments on “Option to flatten layers out of effects”

  1. On June 19, 2018 at 10:28 am Jason LaPrade wrote:

    I don’t understand why files get so big. If you’re trying to combine two photos shouldn’t it be about the same size as two photos? I would probably use layers way more often if this was the case.

  2. On June 27, 2018 at 10:30 pm Malcolm Thornton wrote:

    I am in a similar position whereby I still heavily use Lightroom functionality that does not yet exist in ON1 (most notably a robust keywording solution with hierarchy support, synonyms, and export exclusions; published collections; quick exporting; better watermark positioning; GPS Mapping; and multi-cell printing to name a few). However, I taken every image I publish from Lightroom into ON1, as I love ON1’s editing capabilities. As such I too am dealing with huge file sizes. I would appreciate anything you can do to help reduce the PSD file size. Even better would be the ability to save your information into another efficient high quality file format, or XMP that can be read by other editing and publishing applications but that may be just wishful thinking.

  3. On February 1, 2019 at 10:22 am Dan Harlacher wrote:

    Keep in mind that converting a RAW photo into a normal RGB photo, even with a single layer will expand it’s size 6x. If you use Photo RAW and add multiple layers, you can merge them now in the Layers pane. Keep in mind that when you merge them, you can’t re-edit what you did to those layers any longer. If you are working out of Lightroom, set your preference to TIF instead of PSD and it will flatten the results and make the files smaller and more compatible.

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