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Why do I have to flatten jpg images now to save them in photoshop

Explorer ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Anyone having issues with this? I open a .jpg image, edit, and when I go to "save" windows explorer (file window) opens and gives me the option to only save as a .pdf, .tiff and some other formats. So now, it seems I have to flatten the jpg before I save it but I didn't do anything, like create a layer document, that would make the image have to be flattened? In the past, I would hit save and that was it, image would be saved in the correct folder and correct extension. Please advise

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020
What edits ? Jpeg can't support a crop without deleted pixels, or a single layer with transparent pixels.... Dave PS. As an aside, I understand you may be forced into it, but generally opening a jpeg and resaving is not the best idea due to the cumulative impact of jpeg lossy compression.

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May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Yep, I just painted an even bleaker picture of the misfortunes that can happen when you resave jpegs 😉  Of course, it won't suddenly implode, but in reality it doesn't take many saves before you can see it. That is particularly true for flat areas with contrasting edges - in other words, text. So a watermark is particularly vulnerable to jpeg compression artifacts.

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Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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Ive been using photoshop for a decade, it happened to me as well, i believe that having checked the "delete cropped pixels" has nothing to do with it, i use it everytime, before, having it checked or unchecked it still gives you different options to save it not just (psd,psb,pdf,tiff) 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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Hi @americas Gold 

You may have a different issue than the OP posted in January 2020, as some things have changed. 

 

As of 22.4.1, you can find png, jpg, pdf, etc., in Save a Copy.

 

As of 22.4.2 you can revert to the previous behavior in Preferences > File Handling > File Saving Options:

  • Enable Legacy Save As
  • Do not append Copy to the filename


See this help page for details and cautions:
Save your files in Photoshop  

 

If you are asking something else, please clarify.


~ Jane

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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Really appreciate this, thank you so much!

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Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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You're welcome, @americas Gold 

 

~ Jane

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Thanks,

I was trying to figure out why I couldn't save from tiff to jpeg anymore and this worked.

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