Wondering if anyone thinks it's worth keeping the source files when scanning in pieces and stitching, rather than just keeping the stitched file. I've been hanging onto them, I guess so the stitching could be redone, but wondering if this is just a waste of space.
Also wondering opinions on keeping the source files when combining through HDR, to have the option to join them differently in the future.
My (Raw) source files are exactly that. When improved new technologies emerge, I will be able to recreate the composites with better quality.
This goes for HDR exposure blending/merging where I used to work with Photomatix but now exclusively with SNS-HDR, Focus stacking where Photoshop occasionally screws up but Helicon Focus is superior (and recently has added a new method), Pano stitching, where the blending engines still improve and better resampling methods become available, and where the improved HDR blending can help a lot as well.