P: Bring back JPEG quality percentage to Export As dialog

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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I updated to Photoshop version 22.5.0 and just noticed that File > Export > Export As has a majorly dumbed down JPEG quality menu. Photoshop is for professionals. Having accurate control over quality is import for optimizing to a small file size. Giving a few choices (and not even telling us what quality they are) is not acceptable for a pro app. I know for now I can go into prefs and use the legacy version, but please bring back the quality percentage!

 

I also posted this on the Photoshop Feedback website which I think is a more appropriate place to discuss this, but wanted to see what other people think. It's probably best to comment there so Adobe knows. Photoshop Feedback: Bring back JPEG quality percentage to Export As dialog 

 

{Moderator edited title - PS-71391}


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Adobe Employee , Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021
Thanks for the feedback. The team is looking at adding back this functionality. Be sure to hit the Upvote button. As a workaround, you can enable Use legacy "Export As" under Preferences > Export Note, this option is not available on Windows ARM and Apple M1 devices.
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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021
Dan, I agree, the elimination of JPEG quality percentage is quite an unwelcome surprise. You can still export JPEG using percentages if you choose Export > Save for Web (legacy).

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2022 Mar 16, 2022

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Although it is true that the legacy option is there, it is somehow broken.
The first few exports work fine, then every time you enter and exit the legacy Export As dialogue (wether completing an export, or cancelling the action), the software freezes for a few seconds with spinny rainbow wheel. When working a job like mine that requires repetitive exporting of hundred if not thousands of images (and because of company-wide workflow, Export As is the only option we can use), this becomes HIGHLY disruptive of the work of an entire team.

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New Here ,
Mar 21, 2022 Mar 21, 2022

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Please put the export quality slider back on a percentage scale. Thanks for considering and reading.

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Totally agree. what's up with jpg quality 7 in this export setting? I don't think that is the highest quality.

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Explorer ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Supposedly 7 = the old 12.

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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I've only just noticed this as I updated to latest version of Photoshop (23.2.2 MacOS). The 'Export As' JPG quality control has been reduced from 0-100 to 1-7 (whole number) slider tool.
I think I'd be speaking for the digital designer industry, we really need that extra control to maximise quality just under a file size limit set by vendors and platforms.

 

I had to rollback to version 22.4.0 to get the control I need for my job.

 

Please bring 0-100 JPG quality control feature back. Thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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Well I upgraded to an M1 mac and just now realizing the legacy option is not available… please bring back this functionality, the current option is not acceptable for professional users—MAJOR workflow disruption

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Oh man. Adobe. What are you doing?

 

No more save as a JPG? And now you must Export as? And then you max quality out at 7? Who does this help? Who is making these decisions? Fire them!!!!!!!!! Please.

 

Make Photoshop great again.

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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In Preferences > File Handling, check the box Enable legacy "Save As". Thank you. 

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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I'm hoping the 1-7 quality slider in the jpeg export dialog is merely a short-term stop-gap measure until the percentage slider is brought back. (?)
Clearly, the 1-7 slider is just a cosmetic change to the 7 levels of the "Poor - Great" scale.
Sure, the 1-7 scale addresses the ridiculous matter of "Great" being used for a higher quality than "Excellent."  But Adobe has to realize that linguistic foolishness was never the real PROBLEM with those settings.  Everybody could figure out which of those settings was supposed to be better, by the order they were listed in. The PROBLEM was - and continues to be - the limited number of options, and the 1-7 slider doesn't address that at all.

 

I gotta say: at least the old 1-12 slider gave me an excuse to play a video clip in class for my students, of the iconic Spinal Tap scene, "These go to eleven."  I told them Adobe chose the 1-12 quality scale as a nod to the Spinal Tap amps, since there was no other reasonable explanation for that scale either.

(Didn't matter if this was in fact how the 1-12 scale came about. It helped my students remember what the available jpeg export quality setting options were.  I would love to find out someday if that story was in fact true, though.)

 

Spinal_Tap_-_Up_to_Eleven.jpg

 

M1 MacBook Pro Max, Monterey 12.3.1

Photoshop 23.3.1

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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YES!!!! Time and resource wasting “export”… breaks work flow and is a pain in the ass to wait for the extra process to finish and get your production backup… don’t you “test” these “great idea upgrades” with actual production professionals working in “the real world”?????

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Explorer ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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I absolutely need to dial in percentages of jpeg export in percentages in order to meet web ad banner size requirements when exporting. I've started using the 'File > Generate > Image Assets' to export images from photoshop since I have more control over the exports, and it's less buggy than 'Export As'.  With Generate, I can specify a 1-100% percentage, and a particular size. Still, Generate is terribly buggy and I have to work around issues with that. 

 

Another show-stopper with 'Export As' is that images with strokes do not get smaller -- so if I export at 50% the stroke on a path remains the same size, looking twice as large. That doesn't happen with Generate.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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I'm happy for the performance improvements that latest export as gives, and the numbered slider is better than the poorly named options menu that first launched (so I'm happy that consideration is still being given to this matter). But giving professionals 7 steps is just not enough. We need more control, so please Adobe bring back the full range of 0-100% like we previously had. Thanks in advance.


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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