Opening up an image I made moments ago through Save for Web dialog (as a normal 'web' 72 dpi image) returns a 300dpi image every time. Not functioning. This happens every time since the update to 14.2.1. I thought it must be me somehow, but it is the software.
I am running 10.8.5 on a 6-core 3.33 GHz
I had changed nothing. Yes Save for Web *should* be set at 72ppi and that is what I assumed since it had been until now, however -- after saving numerous photos in the same way I've always done through the SFW dialog -- these same photos open as 300ppi images.
I did google 'reset Save for Web preferences' and now that I've found this [apparently it is a 'Microsoft Graph file'???] should I assume simply trashing it will cause a new one to be created?
Thank you for helping…
Yes, I am serious.
When I want to save a JPEG that has a particular ppi value I use File - Save As.
So I ask again: What is your use for your images that you're using Save for Web and care about the ppi? Perhaps there's another way to get what you want rather than through Save For Web.
I'm not being critical - I promise. I just thought maybe I could suggest alternatives.
P.S., The ppi normally doesn't matter when images are displayed on the web. HTML usually is used to size images by pixels or points.
Thank you. I of course can do Save As as an alternative. As for justifying my preferences, I like my web images to be sized in context with how they will be displayed. I do both print and web work and this works for me and seems cleaner and more organized. I find HTML to be, shall I say… clunky (?) and since I'm a designer and an artist who is not at all interested in code but needs to update my website with a zillion images, and since there is a 'feature' called "Save for Web" I use it. I thought it ought to work and so I have posted something buggy I found.
That's probaly why because the resolution is part of the metadata.
If you use None, then that strips all the metadata from the file including the resolution.
(since there is no resolution and operating systen hass to assign some value, the usual reading is 72)
I think i get what your saying though.
If you have an image open that has a resolution of 300, then change the resolution in the Image Size dialog to 72
and using Save for Web with All for the metadata, it stll saves the image with the 300 resolution?
I have a bunch of actions I use to make the several different versions of each image that I need for various uses and I've always used SFW with All Metadata included. Yesterday, after updating Photoshop, SFW was turning my 72ppi images into 300ppi images. It does seem like a bug to me that this has only happened since the update, but in any case, your solution works for me.
I just want to mention again that the ppi value in the metadata makes no difference in any web display mechanism that I know of - just the pixel count matters (i.e., how many actual pixels horizontally and vertically the image has). That is why I was curious about why it is that you feel you need the ppi value to be 72 (which, incidentally, isn't the actual resolution of any modern computer monitor I know of).
I can only guess that you're focusing on the ppi value as an indirect way to set the pixel counts in your output images.