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Is PhotoDirector a non-destructive editor?
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Ignacio18 [Avatar]
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Lightroom and other professional-level are touted as being "non-destructive". Is PhD also non-destructive?

I am not sure whether any time I open an image file and manipulate it ("edit" it, maybe by flipping the image over or something like that) in any photo editor which is NOT "non-destructive" I am actually somehow destroying the file.
doesn't a "destruction" happen only until I decide to save/export the image file? does actually making any change while open in the editor change the file itself? Isn't what we see in an editor only a rendering of what is kept in the RAM, but not the actual file in the hard disk? If this is the case, why would it suffer any destruction?

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Yes. All edits are done to virtual copies of the original, so nothing you do in PhD will have any impact on your source images.
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