8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2017 12:11 AM by PeteKin

    JPGs want to be saved as PSDs

    PeteKin

      Since upgrading to CC2017 whenever I save a loaded JPG it wants to save as a PSD. Strangely, it is not every pic, 50% want to save as JPGs and 50% as PSDs. Never had this problem before. Even if I have just saved a doc as a JPG and then save again after some editing it wants to be saved as a PSD.

      This happens whether it is only 1 pic loaded or a dozen.

      Quick save option (I think that is what it was called) is set to JPGs.

        • 1. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
          Theresa J Adobe Community Professional

          Is it possible that your image is not flattened, meaning the background layer is no longer a background? That would cause Photoshop to want to save it as a PSD.

           

          I have to wonder why you would be saving as JPGs though, especially for anything that is a work in progress. Jpeg is lossy. Every time you save the file, you throw away information.

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          • 2. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
            Bahaar Khan Level 4

            Are you choosing Photoshop (*.PSD;*.PDD;*.PSDT) for "Save as type" and then saving your file ?

            If not this,

             

            Could you please try this :-

             

            To restore preferences quickly using a keyboard shortcut: Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Photoshop. You are prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created the next time you start Photoshop.

             

             

            • 3. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
              gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Sometimes an operation will convert a Background Layer into a Floating Layer (Layer 0) in the Layers Panel.

               

              A document with a floating layer can only be saved as a PSD.

               

              So look at the Layers Panel. If you see Layer  0, go to the layers panel menu and choose "Flatten Image" to make it into a Background Layer and be able to save it as a jpeg.

               

              Another check is the Color Mode. RGB/8 or CMYK/8 files can be saved as jpegs, but not Lab or 32 bit files.

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              • 4. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
                Mohit Goyal Adobe Employee (Admin)

                Hi PeteKin,

                 

                You may try and reset the Photoshop preferences back to default and check if that helps.

                 

                Preferences in Photoshop

                 

                 

                Thanks,

                Mohit

                • 5. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
                  PeteKin Level 1

                  Thanks all. Bit more info:

                  If I resize a pic - no probs saving, it is always offered as JPG.

                  If I corp a pic - probs, it is offered as a PSD. Weirdly it goes from a single layer (layer 0) with no 'Flatten image' available before the crop to single layer (layer 0) with flatten image available. All I have done is crop the pic! Not sure how only one layer can be flattened, but flattening the pic gives JPG offered as default.

                  Never had this occur in the years of using PShop, and would definitely like it to stop.

                  I don't want to revert to default prefs if avoidable.

                  • 6. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
                    Theresa J Adobe Community Professional

                    Turn on the option to 'Delete Cropped Pixels' in the option bar. This should leave the image flattened so you can save it directly back to jpeg.

                    • 7. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
                      gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      It's easy to forget what setting you or others using your PC or Mac made to a certain tool.

                       

                      Anytime a tool does not act as expected, right-click on the icon in the top Options bar and click on Reset.

                       

                      In the case of the Crop Tool, delete pixels in checked on by default.

                       

                      Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 5.32.44 PM.png

                      • 8. Re: JPGs want to be saved as PSDs
                        PeteKin Level 1

                        Thanks Theresa, that seems to work. You are indeed a genius.