So you still cannot justify why you seem to think there is no difference between a flattened and non flattened file then and resort to insults instead? According to you they are both destructive, despite the fact that with one all edits are applied with no going back. And with the other if you are smart, it can be completely non-destructive with all edits undo-able.
OK, I was hoping to be an adult in the room and move on. But you insist on being shown your inability to read and comprehend English. I'll try again. Here's an exact copy and paste of what I wrote:
BTW, layers are only 'non destructive' if your idea of non destructive is the ability to undo an edit.
I can go back and re-edit my PS files from scratch or tweak alterations with no problem, which would not be the case if I flattened the file - which was the point being made and which you deliberately ignored.
Let me try again using bold type and colors, because again, clearly you missed the point:
BTW, layers are only
'non destructive' if your idea of non destructive is the ability to undo an edit.
So your response above shows you clearly missed the point of destructive and non destructive operations on data with any set of layers. Of course you also missed the part about LR probably because the term parametric edits
went over your head and it's not your style to ask questions with the aim of understanding a process.
And you of course totally missed the point of vjbelle: There's no need to have the entire workflow in one file.
If you are done editing (see, I wrote it again, take note), there is NO difference in the data in terms of data loss: send that data to a printer, it's functionally akin to flattening the data, the edits are applied to the data, there IS
data loss. It is not non destructive. There is no free lunch. Work in high bit. So to write this again, hopefully in a way that your distortion warped duotoned mind can understand, if you are done editing, there is nothing the layers do for you
. You might as well do as others here have suggested, flatten the file and save it as a TIFF. Yes! Outside editing again, there is no difference between a flattened file and a layered file in terms of the data and data loss going to a printer, being accessed outside Photoshop etc. The data was edited, there are rounding errors, there is data loss. In both cases. Hopefully short sentences are easier for you to comprehend.
I did read what you wrote, I make a point of reading people's post very carefully before replying and have very little time for numpties like yourself who do not show the same curtesy.
You may have read it, you clearly didn't understand it. You may think you read the post(s) carefully, obviously this wasn't the case. If anyone is being far from courteous (you wrote curtesy?) it's you sir, with the sentence you wrote just above a prefect example among others on just this page. Pot calling the kettle black. So I'm giving some back here, you certainly deserve it. Seems you are no better at reading and writing your own posts then those of others.
Now you probably should take my advise and move on. I suspect you couldn’t debate yourself out of a wet paper bag