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Can't convert a psd to jpeg in cs6

Aug 8, 2012 5:14 PM

Tags: #jpeg #cs6 #psd_image

I opened a jpeg image, it was all b&w and I used layers/curves to add color to certain parts of the pic. It saved as a psd automatically now I can't get it to convert so I can upload the image, I've looked up all kinds of things to try and it's not working. I'm not too advanced in photo shop so if anyone can help I'd appreciate it! Thanks!

 
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    Aug 8, 2012 5:32 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    You may have to Flatten the image first.  There's a menu command for that. 

     

    Note:  I heard CS6 makes things like this easier than previous versions but I have yet to get my feet wet in the software version.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 5:42 PM   in reply to markerline

    Make sure you select "save As" and then choose the file type you want to save it as.

     

    CS6 will automatically flatten the image if you choose "Save As" and then select JPEG.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 6:22 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    Make sure the document is 8 bit/channel, RGB or Grayscale.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 6:40 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    please see my replies in the other thread you hijacked:

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4608516#4608516

     

     

    In the future, please stick to a single thread for any one topic. 

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 6:47 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    It's OK to append your post to an existing pertinent thread.  That's fine.

     

    What's not kosher is creating a duplicate thread later, which creates the kind of confusion we have here now.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:16 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    You wrote you save the image as a layered PSD file in the other thread. I asked you to uplade that psd file to the web there are site the will allow you to do that so othere can download it. Please do that so we can test with it. Post a linke to it here or the other thread.  Even with buggy CS6 I have no problem saving layered document as Jpeg file using "Save As" I do have a problem with CS6 and using "Save for Web".

    In the save for web dialog the image does not show it turns all black. However if I save it as a jpef file the file is good.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:31 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    use your adobe account and create an account at photoshop.com as a suggestion to be able to upload psd files.  have you tried to upload the jpeg2000 file?  when you create your photoshop.com account provide a link to the uploaded file in this forum .

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:46 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    I use my own server but there are site like yousendit that you can use.  Both "Save for Web" and "Save As" can even save layerd 16bit color docuements as flat 8bit Jpeg images. Photoshop flattens the layered document converts to 8bit mode "Save for Web" has an additional option to convert to sRGB mode. Once the jpeg file is written Photoshop reverts the document back in time to before the save so the document is back in its layer satae abd color space and color depth. So pleas post the layeded PSD file.

     

    Other site to share files http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-websites-to-share-files-without-sign ing-up/http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-websites-to-share-files-without-sign ing-up/

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:38 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Chris Cox wrote:

     

    Make sure the document is 8 bit/channel, RGB or Grayscale.

    Why Photoshop will ensure the jpeg file is flat 8bit color or grayscale then revert the document back in time to before the save so the document will be in the same state it was in before the save.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:57 PM   in reply to JJMack

    No, Photoshop CS6 will convert 16 bit/channel RGB images to 8 bit for JPEG saving.

    But no version will convert 32 bit/channel, or LAB color.

    (and while CMYK JPEG works, it's usually not what you want - and browsers don't support it well)

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:05 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Chris Cox wrote:

     

    No, Photoshop CS6 will convert 16 bit/channel RGB images to 8 bit for JPEG saving.

    But no version will convert 32 bit/channel, or LAB color.

    (and while CMYK JPEG works, it's usually not what you want - and browsers don't support it well)

    That good to know So its needs to be RGB or Grayscale 16bit or 8bit  and 4 color CMYK is not a pretty sight..

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:15 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    Courtney, that link leads alraedy to a great looking JPEG calledd 1024.jpg !

     

    ???

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:19 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    It states .PSD but is a Jpeg

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:19 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    courtneybrannen12 wrote:

     

    Here is the link to the PSD file I want converted to JPEG so I can upload it to FB and other places.

     

    http://www.photoshop.com/users/courtneybrannen12/albums/04141682268c47 34ae6bc16b16303e60/view#b54a5d3315844e8c941a8cd52d1dd170

     

    Click on the download icon on that page you linked to and it will download your full-resolution original JPEG

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:31 PM   in reply to station_two

    I asked for the PSD file you having a problem with, You have it seems uploaded three jpeg images named

    edited pic.psd , added color.psd, added color_edited-1.jpg

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:37 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    courtneybrannen12 wrote:

     

    yeah I just clicked on the edit button below the file and it said it would save a copy as JPEG so I downloaded that just now.

     

    IDK how it's saying PSD but you're saying it's a JPEG cause it won't open on any program or site cause it says it's a PSD...I'm so confused but I am able to upload it now so that's all that matters...Thanks everyone for putting up with a beginner!

    I do not care if it opens on the site just upload the psd file I want to open the PSD file in my copy of CS6 I paid for....

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:41 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    See the mess you have created by having two parallel threads, Courtney.?

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 9:54 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    courtneybrannen12 wrote:

     

    the one ending in JPEG is the one I edited on photoshop.com it was origianally named the .psd file but when I clicked EDIT under it a box popped up and it said can't edit the file in that format, photoshop will make a copy of the pic as a jpeg so you can edit and save it. so that's what I did. And yes, you asked me to send a link to PSD file I couldn't convert to jPEG in cs6 and that's what I did. Those PSD files won't open anywhere but in cs6 and will not upload on FB and other sites like I was trying to do. IDK why you're insisting they are JPEG when every program on my computer says they are PSD.

    If you use the link you posted and use the download button for each you will see that all files that download are jpeg files. If you habe the layered PSD file on you system You should be able to upload that PSD file to one of the web sites I provided for you. In your other thread you stated you were havinf problems saving your layered document as a jpeg and the you first saved it as a layered psd file.  If you have that PSD file I woul like to test with it. You should be able to save a layered document as a jpeg if it is RGB or Grayscale 8bit or 16bit color.  Do not use Photoshop.COM

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 10:09 PM   in reply to JJMack

    JJ, I was unaware that the obvious nature of using photoshop dot com to upload psd's would not support downloading the original psd.  You're right, she will have to use a server.  I don't even think Flickr.com would help her out

     

    Courtney, CMYK mode is for printing purposes and usually you would save that as a CMYK PDF or maybe a TIFF with layers is possible though i'm not sure.  What was stated about RGB Jpeg is correct.  If you have the mode in CMYK you will not find many saving options although it is possible to save a CMYK Jpeg... but again this will only make it more difficult to print because JPG by nature is a compressed format usually used for the internet like PNG but can be used in print such as the InDesign application.  The final output of an Indesign document is usually a CMYK PDF while cameras either save as RAW or as JPG (RGB JPG), especially considering the camera that  you are using.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 10:09 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    Chris ox who is a programmer at Adobe wrote

     

    No, Photoshop CS6 will convert 16 bit/channel RGB images to 8 bit for JPEG saving.

    But no version will convert 32 bit/channel, or LAB color.

    (and while CMYK JPEG works, it's usually not what you want - and browsers don't support it well)

    So CMYK may work but the color may not be displayed right by browers etc. I going to bed now if you have the layered PSD file upload it.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 10:15 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    switch the psd mode to rgb and ssave as a jpg with a new filename.  that way you wont run into any file conflicts accidentally.  then save as a photoshop pdf but make sure you have switched back to cmyk mode and save with a different filename.  use this file when you want to print your photos

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 10:33 PM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    I bet you did have a PSD that you couldn't open because it lacked a proper ".psd" extension.  The Photoshop.com site was smart enough to know it was a Photoshop PSD and converted it to a JPEG for you.

     

    Add the same ".psd" extension to your original PSD, and it will open in Photoshop for you.

     
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    Aug 8, 2012 10:37 PM   in reply to JJMack

    Incidentally, for printing on an inkjet printer, even a top-of-the-line $15,000 printer, or for posting anywhere on the web, you should never use the CMYK color mode for your images.

     

    Use RGB.

     

    CMYK is for when it's going to print on a magazine cover, book on a commercial press.

     

    CMYK is a very narrow color space, and you will lose many of your sRGB, Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB colors.

     

    Bad deal.

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 12:53 AM   in reply to markerline

    Markerline,

     

    I made that clarification because inkjet printers expect RGB files.  Even if you feed them a CMYK image, the printer driver will first convert the image back to RGB before converting it to a "CcMmYKphKmatte" file of their own.

     

     

     

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    Aug 9, 2012 12:54 AM   in reply to courtneybrannen12

    courtneybrannen12 wrote:

     

    I edited it following a youtube tutorial and I switched the mode to CMYK

     

     

    BEWARE of YouTube tutorials.  There are many great ones there, but probably fifty times as many bad ones.  Look for recommendations.

     

    In regard to CMYK. see above:

     

    ...for printing on an inkjet printer, even a top-of-the-line $15,000 printer, or for posting anywhere on the web, you should never use the CMYK color space for your images.

     

    Use RGB.

     

    CMYK is for when it's going to print on a magazine cover, book on a commercial press.

     

    CMYK is a very narrow color space, and you will lose many of your sRGB, Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB colors.

     

    Lastly, the web can't deal with CMYK adequately, as JJMack states.

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 6:58 AM   in reply to station_two

    hi  everyone .. i need hep for this please

     

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/yjxpm9a87hrich4/DSC_6514.psd

     

     

    after saving to jpeg this is the result ..

     

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/3yu2m9ila4t2t77/star.jpg#

     
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