Can't save to JPEG

Engaged ,
May 03, 2019 May 03, 2019

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HI, I am trying to save as JEPEG, from PSD, but file turns out as PSD, repeated many many times, still as PSD. Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional , May 03, 2019 May 03, 2019
Is not the layers that is causing the issue, you will still be able to save a layered PSD file as a merged JPG image but, as I’ve mentioned, it must be 8 bit.

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May 03, 2019 May 03, 2019

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I see your PSD file is 16 bit — change it to 8 bit (the JPG format only supports 8 bit).

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New Here ,
Jun 13, 2021 Jun 13, 2021

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Thank you for this. It was hard to find a clear answer. I have edited hundreds of images in lightroom and never ran into this issue until emailing myself a picture to upload to social media on my desktop. When I saved the image from my email it was a jpeg already. After editing the picture in lightroom I couldn't convert it back to jpeg because it switched to 16bit RGB. Can you help me understand why this only happened in this instance?

 

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I should mention this is the first picture I edited that I took with my own camera.

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The image seems to have layers, and the jpg format doesn't support that, so it has to be saved as a copy.

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Engaged ,
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I noticed "As a copy" checked by  default and I thought it was doing it for me, actually it was unavailable?

i'll remove the layers and it should work. I think i have saved as JEPEG, PSD with layers before, and it removed the layers automatically, but, has been a long time.

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Is not the layers that is causing the issue, you will still be able to save a layered PSD file as a merged JPG image but, as I’ve mentioned, it must be 8 bit.

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Screen Shot 2019-05-03 at 23.53.11.png

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Flattened image

As soon as I choose save as JEPEG  - "as a copy" is being checked  and the warning comes on

JEPEG is properly saved

Screen Shot 2019-05-04 at 00.06.47.png

and it turns into a PSD, sorry I am not getting there

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Engaged ,
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sorry i didnt read you before posting let me figure

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Why don’t you read the text in the dialogue box, for the third time you need it to be in 8 bit!

By the way, always keep a copy of your layered psd file in case you need to return to it to do further adjustments to it subsequently, ie don’t flatten it.

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Here's the part you're missing: your original file, with all the original data, is still open and unsaved.

Nevermind the jpeg, that's been dealt with. But what do you want to do with your 16 bit/layered/whatever data that you still haven't saved?

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Engaged ,
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I understand that the original is still open, I have done PS for over 10 years, so it's probably age, moved to 8 bits and still turn into a

PSD,

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OK, got it. I seem to recall a MacOS bug to this effect. Anyone?

edit: ...but just to be clear, the jpeg specification basically supports nothing at all. Almost anything you do in Photoshop will bring it outside the jpeg spec, not just layers and 16 bit depth.

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Engaged ,
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what about the "CS6 Extended trial" has a bug, and my real PS just downloaded that I can't bring to the dock because the trial won't let the real one sit on the dock?

No, I didn't save JEPEG data to the original "still open", because i would have hope to have that in the new JEPEG, but since you told me, I  saved the original into a JEPG as well. It didn't work and stayed a PSD

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this article doesn't say good things about PS CS6 with Sierra, the properly downloaded CS6 with the workaround mentioned below may work, as soon as the trial ends

https://blog.conradchavez.com/2016/06/16/macos-10-12-sierra-will-adobe-software-work/#preCC

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What happens here is that Photoshop saves out a jpeg copy, because the jpeg spec doesn't support layers or 16 bit depth. Note that this is a branched-off copy, a separate file.

The original is still open! Photoshop never discards data without asking you to save it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 04, 2019 May 04, 2019

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Welcome to the forum.

That answer has been posted about four times – it's worth giving a quick glance at previous posts before posting.

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Engaged ,
May 04, 2019 May 04, 2019

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Thank you Derek I ll let you know what happens after the Extended trial expires - 9 days - also I should read more carefully the article posted by myself. In the mean - time my yosemite mac is being repaired so I'll post some JEPEG for those still warning about the 16bits/layers. Terrified.

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