How to permanently change default file format from JPEG 2000 to regular JPEG?

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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I never use JPEG 2000, and I need to save my files as regular JPEG files. I have a thousand photos to process, and I'd rather not have to change the file type each and every single time. Is there a way to change the default file format to JPEG?

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Adobe Community Professional , May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022
Jpeg will appear in the Save file format list  if  your file content can be saved directly in the jpeg format. That means a single background layer (not layer 0), 8 bits/channel, no transparency, no additional layers or channels. If not use Save a Copy.  If you want the old way back go to Preferences > File Handling and check Enable Legacy Save As. Dave

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Hi, you can make action and do a batch process this will do all in few minutes...regards

Ali Sajjad / Graphic Design Trainer / Freelancer / Adobe Certified Professional

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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I can't to process them all at once. In the next couple of weeks, as I find the photos that I need to save, then I save them.  They are buried within folder (and are currently in a RAW format). Is there a way to change the Save As menu to be JPEG by default instead of JPEG 2000?

 

That's how it was for about 20 years, and now there is a different defualt and it's really slowing down my work.

 

I wouldn't mind using JPEG 2000, but InDesign cannot read a JPEG 2000, so I must save it as JPEG.

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@Document Geek wrote:

I wouldn't mind using JPEG 2000, but InDesign cannot read a JPEG 2000, so I must save it as JPEG.


 

InDesign can read a layered Photoshop file.

 

~ Jane

 

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Jpeg will appear in the Save file format list  if  your file content can be saved directly in the jpeg format. That means a single background layer (not layer 0), 8 bits/channel, no transparency, no additional layers or channels.

If not use Save a Copy. 

If you want the old way back go to Preferences > File Handling and check Enable Legacy Save As.

 

Dave

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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No idea why Adobe thought making a process five steps instead of one was a good idea.  Going to change in preferences now.  And also, when I edit, for some stupid reason PS is now forcing everything to become a tiff file.  NO.  I want it to remain a jpeg...again, making more work.... thanks for the tip.

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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@sarah ann smith 49465343 wrote:

No idea why Adobe thought making a process five steps instead of one was a good idea. 


 

Apple changed their API and forced Adobe to come up with a new plan.

https://petapixel.com/2021/05/18/photoshops-save-as-function-has-changed-on-mac-heres-why/ 

 


for some stupid reason PS is now forcing everything to become a tiff file.  NO.  I want it to remain a jpeg...again

 

If you have a jpeg open and then make changes that are not supported in a jpeg (layers, bit-mode, SOs, et cetera, Photoshop will try by default to save it in a format that supports those features. If this is happening to you and you don't understand it, you can show us a screen shot that includes your Layers and History panels. We may be able to help you sort it out.

 

~ Jane

 

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Thanks.... it makes sense.... but before you could work in layers, then just "Save As" to a jpeg, which automatically flattened/whatever it is called.  Very simple, now more steps.  At least I knew from working in Ai that Export might help.  I will, like legions of others, retrain myself to use Save A Copy.  Don't know what API stands for but I'll keep slogging away...thanks for your answer. It helps. 

 

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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@sarah ann smith 49465343 wrote:

Don't know what API stands for 


 

You're welcome, Sarah,

 

I had to look up API when I heard people start slinging it around!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/API

"An application programming interface (API) is a connection between computers or between computer programs. It is a type of software interface, offering a service to other pieces of software. A document or standard that describes how to build or use such a connection or interface is called an API specification."

 

Jane

 

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May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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Thanks!  I figured it had to be something sorta like that only I kept thinking advanced not application.  That makes sense then.... I keep reminding myself Apple usually does this to protect us (and their market share) no matter how annoying it gets.

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One option is to setup default export options and use Quick Export. Another option, a script can default such settings:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/save-as-jpeg-again/td-p/12650865

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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I use Quick Export.  Or File > Export > Export As.

PS-export2x.jpg

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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Thanks... I'll look for "quick export" and see if I can set it up with my favorite settings as default!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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Just be aware that Quick Export strips the embedded color profile and there's no way to retain it. That alone renders it useless to many people (including myself).

 

Export display color management is also currently broken. It won't affect the finished result, but it doesn't display correctly in the Export dialog.

 

So all this considered, I still stick to Save For Web, which may be obsolete, but at least it works as it should. It also has the advantage that it works in actions.

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May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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On the web sRGB is all I ever use.

Print is another beast.

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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