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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 '14 at 1:39
Is your file over 2GB in size? – Scott Mar 22 '14 at 2:18
JPG doesn't support layers. you need to uncheck the Layers box. – BrianC Mar 24 '14 at 17:37

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 '14 at 8:51
@Kuzo Convert your colorspace to 8 but rgb – joojaa Mar 22 '14 at 12:10
@joojaa How do i do that? Sorry i'm very unfamiliar with certain areas of photoshop :( – Kuzo Mar 22 '14 at 18:40
See the updated answer. – Alan Gilbertson Mar 22 '14 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'm still not sure why this limitation exists in Photoshop when I have seen JPG files much larger than those dimensions. – terminex9 Jan 18 at 15:12

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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For me in Photoshop CS6, I had JPEG available, but no PNG. The issue for me is that PNG format does not support CMYK Color mode. Solution was to change to RGB Color mode via:

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enter image description hereChange the resolution when you create new photo.. select pixel for height and width..

When you create a new image use this as a default.. File -> New -> With: 450 pixel, height: 450 pixel, resolution: 72 pixel/inch, color mode: RGB color 8 bit

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Hi user39716, thanks for your answer. I fail to see how this answers the question, though, could you please explain some more? – Vincent Feb 20 '15 at 9:57
when you create new photo : File -> new -> – user39716 Feb 20 '15 at 10:07
When you create a new image use this as a default.. File -> New -> With: 450 pixel, height: 450 pixel, resolution: 72 pixel/inch, color mode: RGB color 8 bit.. – user39716 Feb 20 '15 at 10:12
You can edit clarifications like these into your quest with the edit button. I went ahead and did so for you. I still fail to see how this answers the question, though. – Vincent Feb 20 '15 at 10:22
check above image.... – user39716 Feb 20 '15 at 11:41

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