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So I've edited a photo in Photoshop and I try to save it as a .jpeg, only it doesn't give me all the options for formats; no .png or anything. Why is this?

Anyone have any suggestions or know any possible fix for this?


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Not sure if I understand, but there is the "save as" option, and the "export" option. Those should cover it? –  Benteh Mar 22 at 1:39
Is your file over 2GB in size? –  Scott Mar 22 at 2:18
JPG doesn't support layers. you need to uncheck the Layers box. –  BrianC Mar 24 at 17:37

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If you're using a version of Photoshop earlier than CS6 and your document is 16-bit, or if it is in a color mode such as Lab or multichannel that isn't supported in jpeg format, then jpeg won't be offered as an option on save.

  • Image > Mode > RGB Color

  • Image > Mode > 8 Bits/Channel

Then Save As.

One of the much-welcomed features in CS6 (or maybe CS5 -- I forget), was that 16-bit images could be saved directly to jpeg, with Photoshop doing the conversion to 8-bit on the fly, but that still means that if your document's color space isn't available in jpeg, then Photoshop won't offer jpeg as Save option.

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So, what do you suggest i do ?? Alan Gilbertson –  Kuzo Mar 22 at 8:51
@Kuzo Convert your colorspace to 8 but rgb –  joojaa Mar 22 at 12:10
@joojaa How do i do that? Sorry i'm very unfamiliar with certain areas of photoshop :( –  Kuzo Mar 22 at 18:40
See the updated answer. –  Alan Gilbertson Mar 22 at 21:17

You file is probably too large. I had the same problem: the resolution was over 25000 x 30000. Reduce the file's dimensions, then you can save in *.jpeg.

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i had the same problem.. nothing worked.. if plugins & version are fine do this- (based on CS3 version) on near right corner of Photoshop screen find a drop down that says 'workspace' - from it select "default work-space"

create a new file and try saving it

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