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Photoshop CS2 - Lack of Jpeg option

by Old Shape / October 12, 2008 5:24 AM PDT

Hi all,
Photoshop CS2 version 9.
After processing my photo's I save the psd as the master but then I "Save as" a high quality jpeg - for quick viewing purposes.
Today, for no apparent reason, in the "Save as" page, the Format window does not list Jpeg.
Even if I change the filename to .jpg it still doesn't list it.

Anybody know the reason why before I reload the whole kit-n-caboodle from disk.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 12, 2008 7:18 AM PDT

After you save the psd, if you also want to save as jpg, you have to flatten the image before you can save as jpg.

Layer/Flatten Image

If you plan to work on the image later, always load the psd file, so that you maintain the levels you have built.


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by Old Shape / October 12, 2008 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Flatten

Thanks for the answer Snapshot, but......
Sorry, I thought it was obvious from my question that I have done this before.
I've been PSDing then Flattening for Jpeg for nearly 6 years now, this incident has threw me.
I'll give CNET 48 hours then I'll have to reload CS2, which is always a PITA because some of the preferences default back.

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by Old Shape / October 15, 2008 8:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Not Flatten

After re-installing CS2 the problem was still there.

After 2 hours of soul searching I found the answer.
For the past 4 months I've been working in 16bit. You cannot save a Jpeg in 16bit! Simple as that. So, in addition to the usual flatten image, one also needs to change it to 8 bit.

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