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Before an image can be saved as a JPEG image it must meet the JPEG specification. That means that must be in 8-bit mode and contain no layers. And I believe that the one later must be named the background layer. In all probability, you are probably saving your TIF images in 16-bit mode because that is a common thing to do. So check the status of your TIF image and make sure that meets the requirements before you try to save it as a JPEG.
Jim points you in the right direction.
Just convert your image file to 8-bit mode and you'll have all the options. I doubt you're adding layers, but if you are, just flatten the image.
Thank you very much for the information Jim and Ramon. I was saving the images in 16 bit mode. Prior to the last few months, I had always worked in 8 bit mode, and so I never encountered the problem. Thanks again.
You can still use 16 bit to edit and archive your files, just convert at the last moment before you
destroycompress them into a JPEG.
The first compression to JPEG is quite imperceptible for files to be used on web sites.
In any case I would use the image processor right out of Bridge to achieve your aim with a couple of clicks.
The technique is still the same in CS3.