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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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 an option when saving.
Three very likely fixes :
Wrong color mode or bit settings (8, 16 or 24 bit image) : PNG, for example, can only be saved if the image is in RGB mode.
File size : if your file is huge, you'll have to save it as a PDF, EPS or PSD large-psd file.
Your preferences need to be reset. I just bumped against photoshop not offering me JPEG or PNG, and resetting the preferences through the preferences menu did it. In my psd version, it was a checkbox saying 'Reset preferences next time Photoshop quits.'