I have lots of files that I've scanned in from documents using a desktop scanner. The scanner creates JPEGs. All I do in PS is square up the alignment, crop out the parts I'm not interested in and set the white/black points, and save as a JPEG. The files are flat with an 8-bit color depth. Nothing that JPEG can't handle. But when I do a "Save As" it defaults to trying to save it as a .PSD file. I have to manually force it to use JPEG (it does not give me any warnings or complaints when I do).
How do I set the default "save as" to JPEG so I can skip that extra step?
Adobe Community Professional, Mar 05, 2021Mar 05, 2021
D Fosse • Adobe Community Professional, Mar 05, 2021Mar 05, 2021
Check your crop tool. If it's set to "hide" instead of "delete" cropped pixels, it produces a floating layer which is verboten in the jpeg spec.
Your Layers panel needs to show "Background", not "Layer 0".