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Any time a format isn't available in the Save As dialog, it means that format is invalid for the document in the state it's in. There's no such thing (as Lese and cwedge point out), as a 32-bit (or 16-bit) jpeg, nor a duotone, Lab or 1-bit bitmap jpeg. Photoshop versions prior to CS5 would simply not show jpeg as an available option for 16-bit images, which ...


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Choice of the best compression method depends on your image content. If you're trying to save image with a lots of colors and smooth transitions between them, your choice would rather be JPEG. Otherwise, if you've got some lineart, text, image with a couple of colors you should try PNG instead. Specific compression scheme, parameters, color reduction etc. ...


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This is a product of using diagonal lines on a grid (which is essentially what a PNG is: a grid of pixels). Here's a diagonal line on a grid. Each of the squares represents a pixel, greatly enlarged here. Some pixels need to be only partially coloured. It's not possible to colour a pixel like this. It needs to be all one colour. Without anti-aliasing, ...


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Here are some options: Use another format other than JPEG (PNG or GIF); the results in terms of both file size and image quality will depend on the content of your image; each is better at certain kinds of content Make the image smaller in terms of pixels - this will have a very significant effect and should definitely be considered if you have control ...


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To a degree..... With the exception of Live Type, Photoshop creates vector containers with raster fills. What this means is the edges of shape layers will remain crisp and clear when resized because the shape/vector layer edge is saved as a vector and it is recalculated when resized. However, what is inside the shape layer is not vector. For example, if ...


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You can create your own script if you want, here's a simple one: main(); function main(){ var Name = app.activeDocument.name.replace(/\.[^\.]+$/, ''); var Ext = decodeURI(app.activeDocument.name).replace(/^.*\./,''); if(Ext.toLowerCase() != 'psd') return; var Path = app.activeDocument.path; var saveFile = File(Path + "/" + Name ...


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eps is the standard, and the process is as simple as choosing eps from the Save As menu. It's been the standard for this sort of thing (final asset delivery) for longer than I've been in the industry, is understood by basically all vector design software, and is very similar to Illustrator's native format (the original post script format eps is based on was ...


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I would recommend you don't use the maximum size allowed, and instead go for something a bit smaller instead. Depending on how complex your image is, a bigger size will definitely require a loss in quality. Your true limit in this case is the 127Kb. My reasoning is: You should aim for the maximum quality you can get without passing that weight. So if you ...


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When applying anti-aliasing in the Save for Web & Devices panel the entire export gets the same anti-aliasing method but you can apply the anti-alisaing on an object level. Select an object and go to Effect > Rasterize.... Choose your desired ppi, it is better to always choose Use Document Raster Effects Resolution because then it will be easy to ...


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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 ...


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Sometimes there is no substitute for words. When you have an action with potential confusion words are hard to beat. Icons exist for this purpose, as you mentioned. It's typically some multiple representation of the app's save icon. I think it usually falls short of the user's needs for clarity. Ask yourself this: Will your audience stick around for the ...


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When saving, Illustrator uses the name of your document. If you create "Untitled-1", "Untitled-2", "Untitled-3", then those are the names it will use when saving. When you create a new document, specify a name (it's at the top of the New Document dialog, above artboard/document settings). Illustrator will then use this name for files it generates. Edit ...


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Yes, Export saves as PNG24 with 8bit alpha. So it's actually a 32-bit RGBA PNG, with 8bits for red, green, blue and transparency. I use the export because it will save each artboard automatically and in the Save for... option I have to go through each artboard manually which is time consuming. Maybe using one artboard with slices would be a better option? ...


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Presumably you are just pasting the graphic into the document. There are a few alternate methods to reduce the filesize: Option 1: Use File → Place... Instead of pasting the raster image into your document, use File → Place.... This will create linked files in your document: It's important to note that your .ai file will no longer be self-contained. If ...


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Quick and easy workaround is to Save a Copy. Hold down Option/Alt when you choose Save As. If there's something about the image specifically preventing a format choice, the save as copy will remove that aspect of the image. Although.... There are very few times when you actually want to save as a jpg and not use Save for Web. Be aware, jpg is a lossy format ...


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Probably, you would like this way click on menu item Object->Artboards->Fit to Artwork Bounds and after that File->Save As... PDF as usual. If you want artboard size back - just press Command-Z or if you on Win Control-Z after saving. The same result you can achieve by pressing Shift-O (or clicking on the artboard icon) and choosing the option as on the ...


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Using Adobe's ExtendScript js library, you could certainly write something without much work. I don't remember the commands off hand but you would do the following. Get the path to the document Set the JPEG export settings Export a JPEG to the path you saved Execute a basic save command Then you add that script to your scripts menu and give it a key ...


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I think this is a Mac specific problem. Its either you have the file selected in your finder. Try deselecting it, then saving again. I also found this too at Macforums. Go to Photoshop > Preferences > File Handling And underneath "image previews - Always save" Make sure that "Icon" is UNCHECKED. It must be the case that this is conflicting with the ...


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Saving it to PNG-24 is the best you can do. By the way, please check my example, this is a transparent PNG-24 image below. The first 3 lines are created in Illustrator and placed to Photoshop as Smart Objects. This is a lossless method, the line is drawn every time from the source, which is a vector based line. The 4th was a rectangle I rotated to this ...


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Use PNG-24 instead of PNG-8 to save your file. The jagged edges won't be a problem. A pattern when saved with PNG-8 appears like this when zoomed. When the same pattern is saved with PNG-24 it appears like this: The difference is that PNG-8 can save upto 256 colors while PNG-24 can save a million colors( I hope you can calculate the exact number by the ...


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Are you sure it was a PNG and not a JPEG? To save a JPEG every time you save your document, open the Script Events Manager. Then enable events to run scripts and set up an event to save a JPEG when you save your document. You could probably also set up an Automator Workflow in OS X to watch a folder and duplicate and convert PSDs to PNGs. But it ...


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The first means exactly what it states. If you use Spot colors and transparency, on press, the colors can vary and not match the spot color. This isn't an error, but a warning. It's letting you know that colors may change on press. You should be aware of that. The second is the most problematic and is a program error. This may be due to a problem with the ...


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I´ll try to answer some so far unanswered questions: Many of the images I use and create get sent via email. This severally limits what I can do with placing of text using HTML and CSS over the image. You can send html emails (the way newsletters are made). With html and inline CSS (for compatibility). The images have to be on a server and you have ...


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If using export, you do get asked. There's a "formats" menu at the bottom of the dialog box just above the line of buttons saying "save/cancel". You can select other useful file formats such as DXF from this menu. Yes, it's exported as PNG-24. The alpha channel would be visibly horrible – no antialiasing – if it was PNG-8.


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Im pretty sure when you export and save and get the resolution screen and you will pick med resolution it already saves it in png-24 and png-32 and it shouldn't really matter for your app. You can also write your own script for illustrator to do exactly what you want and save the image in the format you need. It will take some effort though (you can ask on ...



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