4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 14, 2018 6:27 AM by scoostraw

    Question on Saving Photoshop CC 2017

    scoostraw

      When saving a png file as a jpg, PS still displays the original png on the screen.

       

      Is there a way to change preferences where once it is saved as a jpg the newly saved jpg is displayed on screen instead?

        • 1. Re: Question on Saving Photoshop CC 2017
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          Before you save the jpg. If you flatten the document in Photoshop  to a single background layer to remove any transparency when you save as Jpeg the document  in Photoshop will switch to be the Jpeg document  the opened png file will not be touched the document in Photoshop  backing file will be switched to the jpeg file and the document  name will change from what was open to the saved jpeg file name the name you saved it as.

          • 2. Re: Question on Saving Photoshop CC 2017
            scoostraw Level 1

            Hi JJMack.  Thanks for the reply.

             

            That is indeed what is happening.  I am working with mac screen shots, which get saved as png files.  I got tripped up because I'm pretty sure in the past, on an older machine and an earlier version of PS, I did not have to flatten the png before saving to jpg - and PS switched the screen to the jpg.

             

            I don't THINK I'm mis-remembering this..(?)

            • 3. Re: Question on Saving Photoshop CC 2017
              JJMack Most Valuable Participant

              My memory I don't trust.  I trust my minds thinking ability more.  See if my thinking helps memory.

               

              If the open document in Photoshop is layered you can save out a Jpeg version of it. The document in Photoshop will not be change it will be layered and the saved Jpeg will not be opened.   

               

              If a Document open in Photoshop has a single layer and contains transparency you can save out a jpeg but the jpeg file will not contain any transparency for jpeg file format does not support transparency. The document in Photoshop will still contain transparency.   A jpeg can not.

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              • 4. Re: Question on Saving Photoshop CC 2017
                scoostraw Level 1

                Well at least I wasn't mis-remembering.  My old mac saved screen shots as single-layer png's.

                 

                My newer mac saves them as png's that must be flattened to save as jpegs.  So I thought that photoshop was doing something different.  But it isn't.

                 

                Thanks again.