I like to work with adjustment layers in Photoshop, that way I can always go back to the original image. The only problem is that when I save a photo out as a JPEG it seems to discard all of the adjustment layers. If I add saturation, adjust brightness/contrast, etc. with adjustment layers, it doesn't show up when saving as JPEG. I've tried merging all layers before saving and that didn't work, and I've tried saving with all of the different JPEG options (Baseline Standard, Optimized, and Progressive) and that didn't help either.
The only thing I have found that works is saving the file as a TIFF first and then opening the TIFF and saving that out as a JPEG. What I'm I missing?
shoot me now wrote:
jpeg is not a format that recognizes or preserves layers. So, you need to save as a psd if you want layers as well as a smaller file size (compared to tiff).
My intention isn't to save the file with layers. The problem I'm having is that when it is saved as a JPEG file, the adjustments to the contrast, saturation, etc that should be applied to the photo from the adjustment layers isn't there.
Zeno Bokor wrote:
Nothing you can do about it, the JPEG file format doesn't support layers.
Again, not trying to save it as a JPEG with layers. I know that JPEGs don't support layers.
I'm using CS3.
J Maloney wrote:
What happens when you flatten the image in PS? Does it look good, or the way the JPG does?
Yes, it looks fine in PS. It's only after it's been saved as a JPEG that it seems to lose the adjustments.
Make a radical adjustment like adding a Hue/Saturation adj layer and pull the saturation all the way to -100 (or whatever).
Save as a jpeg and see if the adj. holds (should be a grayscale).
Also, are you saving using Save for Web or the Save As? Whichever it is, try the other.
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