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Saving Files as JPG

Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2019 Mar 31, 2019

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Using Photoshop CC 19.1.5 on my PC, and have been member/user for many years.

All of a sudden, when I load a jpg file, and make minor alteration, eg to contrast or cropping, the save function tries to save as a Photoshop file [It always used to resave as a jpg until a few days ago] - not sure what I have done to set this up!

I appreciate the need to save as Photoshop if you are need to keep eg layer information etc - but otherwise I prefer to save a jpg.

I realise also that I can use 'save as' but this is more cumbersome.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 31, 2019 Mar 31, 2019
I'd put it in even stronger terms: never resave a jpeg if you can avoid it.In this case, I suspect you have the crop tool set to "hide" instead of "delete". That produces a floating layer, and the jpeg format doesn't support that.The jpeg format generally supports nothing at all, except a flat, 8-bit pixel array. So whenever you can't save to jpeg, you need to find the unsupported file property.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 31, 2019 Mar 31, 2019

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Hi John,

Can you check your Layers panel to see if you have any adjustment layers or anything besides one Background layer that would force a Save As to Photoshop?

As an aside, it is not a best practice to resave a JPEG. It’s a lossy format and will degrade each time you make a change and save it. Best practice is to keep tiff or psd and make the changes there, then export to jpeg once.

Jane

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I'd put it in even stronger terms: never resave a jpeg if you can avoid it.

In this case, I suspect you have the crop tool set to "hide" instead of "delete". That produces a floating layer, and the jpeg format doesn't support that.

The jpeg format generally supports nothing at all, except a flat, 8-bit pixel array. So whenever you can't save to jpeg, you need to find the unsupported file property.

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Mar 31, 2019 Mar 31, 2019

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/D+Fosse  wrote

I'd put it in ever stronger terms: never resave a jpeg if you can avoid it.

Dag, wouldn’t it be nice if trying to re-save a jpeg always forced a Save As to a psd? It would give people a chance to think about the damage they are about to inflict to their photo.

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Thank you both for quick reply

I DO appreciate the lossy nature of jpeg files [but I find there are(some) times when a quick resave is useful – and I just wondered what I had done to stop it happening?!

There are no other layers open

Daft question – you mention setting crop tool to hide / delete How do I check this?

thanks

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Thanks again both

Changed the crop setting – that did the trick – Simple !! THANK YOU

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jane-e  wrote

https://forums.adobe.com/people/D+Fosse   wrote

I'd put it in ever stronger terms: never resave a jpeg if you can avoid it.

Dag, wouldn’t it be nice if trying to re-save a jpeg always forced a Save As to a psd? It would give people a chance to think about the damage they are about to inflict to their photo.

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Dag, that’s brilliant! Adobe should hire you for all their Alert boxes!

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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I'm using Photoshop 23.0.0 on my old 2103 iMac 27 inch using OS X Catalina. I cannot save files as straight jpg files. I only have the following options:

Screenshot 2021-11-05 at 8.42.30 AM.png

With my old Photoshop on OS X Mojave I had about 20 choices. Whenever I open this version of Ps I also get this message:

Screenshot 2021-11-05 at 8.41.09 AM.png

Has this something to do with my problem? My Mac has 16 GB of ram and a 512 Mb DDR.

Any ideas how to solve this problem?

Thanks in anticipation.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hi, due to a change mandated by Apple, you now need to use Save a copy in that dialog box, see: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/photoshop/using/saving-images.html

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hi,

Vram is the amount of Ram in your videocard.

You can have more info in help>system info...

If you have a laptop or an iMac, you can't do much, maybe using an external GPU, but....

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