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Photoshop "Save As" problem. Extensions .jpg not automatically added.

Feb 10, 2012 4:53 PM

Can someone please give me a tip?

My Old computer broke down and I bought a new one.

 

In the past when I selected "Save As" and then selected the file type ("Format" pull down menu)  JPG I only had to type in the name and Photoshop added automatically ".jpg"

 

On the new computer it doesnt work any more.

 

Now I select "Save As"....file Type JPG....I give it a name and ....Photoshop saves it without extension

so later It cant be seen when I want to open the file.

 

What happened?

 

My System is Windows 7 Home Premium as my old system.

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 10, 2012 5:29 PM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Have you changed the Explorer Folder Options to reveal file extensions?  That's not the default.

     

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    Feb 10, 2012 11:49 PM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    When you add "." to your filenames windows considers everything after the last dot to be the extension of your file and since you already have an extension it doesn't automatically add one so when working with such files you'll have to add the extension manually. To fix the images without a proper extension simply rename those files and add .jpg to the end.

     
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    Feb 11, 2012 7:11 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Doesn't matter if you didn't add them, if the filename already had dots some to begin with then that's what's going to happen. Also, changing folders should automatically change the stuff after the last dot to ".jpg"

     
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    Feb 11, 2012 7:16 AM   in reply to Zeno Bokor

    Perhaps rather than assuming we should ask what, specifically, is one of the file names being chosen?

     

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    Feb 11, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    I'm assuming because each and every such question that i've encountered was caused by dots in the filename :)

     
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