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Monte Photo
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Problem saving with CS6

Aug 17, 2012 12:19 PM

Using CS-6, I design each wedding album spread  (two pages) as one 10x20 jpeg and then when I am ready to submit to my lab/album company, I crop the image into two 10x10 jpegs that will spread across the gutter of the album spread.


I did this yesterday, and each new 10x10 would want to save as a TIF. (Remember that the original was a jpeg)    I had to change each file to jpeg as I saved. 


TODAY, I went back to the exact same files and tried again.   This time, every time I want to save, it is trying to save as a PSD. I noticed today that everytime I crop, the image layer automatically switched from "Background"  to a  "Layer 0".  There is only one layer there, but the "Flatten layers" option is not greyed out.  So if I now flatten the layers, I can save as a jpeg.    I have no idea what is going on, but this is a pain.....  I also don't understand why PS wanted to save as a TIF one day and a PSD the next.


I went to CS-5 and tried this same image and none of this happens.  I crop and then I can save immediately as a jpeg.  No flattening, no problem.


I really want Adobe to give me a "classic version" of the cropping tool (just like ALL of the other Photoshops in history) because this new version makes me jump through extra steps in order to just crop an image and set the resolution.  I have created cropping pre-sets, but it is still cumbersome.   Now I have this problem as well.  I have been using PS for MANY years and I have never had this happen. 


Can anybody explain what is happening, or help me?   Thank you.

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    Aug 17, 2012 12:37 PM   in reply to Monte Photo

    Typically saving problems in CS6 are due to the user copying Adobe plugins from an older version into CS6, or pointing CS6 to a plugin folder.


    Delete these plugins and you should return to normal. 


    If you have 3rd party plugins is is best to download the newest version from the website rather than just copying it over.

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    Aug 17, 2012 2:24 PM   in reply to Monte Photo

    You set the crop tool to preserve values outside the crop bounds - which forces the result to be a layer.

    And JPEG can't save layers, so the format defaults to PSD.

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 17, 2012 5:31 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    ...In short, check the [  ] Delete Cropped Pixels setting in the Options area when using the Crop Tool.


    Chris implied that, he just didn't say it.



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