Cannot save to jpeg

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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I just downloaded Photoshop 22.4 and now I cannot save my files to jpeg!

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Adobe Community Professional , May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021
Hi @moqui  Use the new command in 22.4: File > Save a Copy. You will also see a Save a Copy command button in the Save As dialog. ~ Jane

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Adobe Community Professional , May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021
The Save As dialog now only shows formats that support all the current properties of the file. Jpeg basically supports nothing at all except a flat, 8 bit pixel array. Almost anything you can do to a file in Photoshop will place it outside the jpeg specification. Use Save A Copy. This was done to circumvent a policy change in MacOS Catalina. Since Apple didn't want to change it, Adobe had to find a way to work around it. So Save A Copy was added as that workaround. It lets you directly save t...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021
@mamangvtel68360 wrote: In additon to save a copy there are workarounds
Actually, all you need to do is download PS 22.4.2.  In the update to 22.4.2, you can now revert to the previous behavior in Preferences > File Handling > File Saving Options: Enable Legacy Save As Do not append Copy See this help page for details and cautions: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/saving-images.html   ~ Jane

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Hi @moqui 

 

Use the new command in 22.4: File > Save a Copy. You will also see a Save a Copy command button in the Save As dialog.

 

~ Jane

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Jane, thank you. So what do you save a photo as - PSD, PSB, or TIF? Can a photo with any of these extensions be converted to jpeg to email it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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@moqui wrote:
Jane, thank you. So what do you save a photo as - PSD, PSB, or TIF? Can a photo with any of these extensions be converted to jpeg to email it?

Sent from MQD

 

You're welcome. Save the layered file as either a tiff or psd. Use psb if it is too large for psd.

 

Then use the new File > Save a Copy to save a jpeg to email. Keep the file with layers in case you need to make changes, then make a new jpeg from the original.

 

~ Jane

 

 

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Explorer ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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I prefer using the old Save for Web (that should no longer be classified as "Legacy"). The command Save a Copy adds "copy" to the file name, which is undesirable.

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The Save As dialog now only shows formats that support all the current properties of the file. Jpeg basically supports nothing at all except a flat, 8 bit pixel array. Almost anything you can do to a file in Photoshop will place it outside the jpeg specification.

 

Use Save A Copy.

This was done to circumvent a policy change in MacOS Catalina. Since Apple didn't want to change it, Adobe had to find a way to work around it. So Save A Copy was added as that workaround. It lets you directly save to all other formats, while leaving the original.

Actually, this reverts to how Photoshop originally worked - only then you didn't even have Save A Copy. If you, for instance, wanted to save a layered file as jpeg, you simply couldn't, there was no way - for the simple reason it's not allowed in the jpeg specification. You had to get rid of all the offending properties before you could save.

The ability to directly save a jpeg-copy-on-the-fly was introduced sometime around CS4. But with Catalina, that function didn't work properly anymore (as evidenced by about a million threads over the last year or so), hence this necessary change.

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New Here ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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So Apple rules the world.... even for us Windows users??

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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They do. Notice how effectively and quickly Steve Jobs killed Flash? There wasn't anything wrong with it, he just didn't like it for some reason. And nobody ever questioned it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Good point, Dag.

 

Steve Jobs' highly-publicised open polemic "Thoughts on Flash", back in 2010, clearly explained why he didn't like it. That was the beginning of the end for Flash.

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Explorer ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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This is a royal pain! Not a smooth workflow! Apple can run and jump at itself!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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@margaretw65488533 

Here is the feedback site for Apple: https://www.apple.com/feedback/

~ Jane

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New Here ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Workaround:

 

Click File > Export > Export As > select JPEG file option 

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Explorer ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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Thank you. I know there are workarounds, but they are all ridiculous! The old Save for Web should no longer be considered as "Legacy"!

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New Here ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Hi

In additon to save a copy there are workarounds

1.Click File>Export as, then you  can expot the file as jpeg without renaming the file as copy (shortcut key for windows (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+W))

2.Click File>Export>Save for Web legacy short cut  (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S)

3. In some cases if it is a tiff file, you can rename the extension to jpg 

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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@mamangvtel68360 wrote:

In additon to save a copy there are workarounds

 

Actually, all you need to do is download PS 22.4.2. 

In the update to 22.4.2, you can now revert to the previous behavior in Preferences > File Handling > File Saving Options:

  • Enable Legacy Save As
  • Do not append Copy

See this help page for details and cautions:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/saving-images.html  

~ Jane

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Oh, my gosh, Jane! If I could reach through my computer and give you a big hug, I'd do it! You made my day! Thank you!

 

Margaret

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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@margaretw65488533 wrote:

Oh, my gosh, Jane! If I could reach through my computer and give you a big hug, I'd do it! You made my day! Thank you!

 

Aw, you've just made my day, Margaret! 😊

~ Jane

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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This is great news, thank you.

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Oh my gosh Jane! You've solved a problem thats been driving me nuts! Thank you so much 😊 

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Hello Margret

 

The workaround that I posted was for old version of ps 22.4.1. I would kindly suggest you update your photoshop to the latest Ps 22.4.2 so that you won’t need to save a copy for jpeg file.

Please follow this article, it will make your workflow much easier

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/cannot-save-to-jpeg/m-p/12108288#M552772

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/saving-images.html

 

With regards

Mamang S Vaiphei

 

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