Saving previews

In Chapter 2, I recommended that you set the Image Previews option in the Saving Files preferences panel (Ctrl+K, Ctrl+2) to Ask When Saving. If you followed this sage advice, the Save dialog box offers a Thumbnail check box. For print work, I generally select this option. The preview consumes extra disk space, but it's well worth it in exchange for being able to see the file before opening it.

The only reason not to save a thumbnail with an image is if you plan to post the picture on the Web. In that case, the file has to be as streamlined as possible, and that means shaving away the preview.

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