I have added an hyperlink to a QR Code in Photoshop CC using the slice tool.

Now I want to save my file in 2 differents formats

As a JPEG to post on social media As an JPEG in html format to insert on our website

Soooo...since I am new in doing all of this, I really need some help here. I have to make this illustration available tomorrow morning the latest and have spend so many hours trying and researching the web for answers and how to.

Can someone help me in the step by step to do that. Every time I try, it either creates multiples files that are "pieces" of my original illustration or when I try in html format and I try to load the page afterwards by clicking on the saved *.html file, it doesn't load the image !

Thanks for you help !

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Images can't contain links within themselves. That's not how images work.

In order to have a "link" you must use some surrounding HTML markup.

Like this: <a href="yourlink.com"><img src="YourImageHere.jpg" /></a>

There is no way to make just a jpg, png, or gif that is also a link.

There's such thing as a "JPEG in html format". A jpeg is in jpeg format.

I am not familiar with Facebook uploading, but I imagine if you are selecting an .html file when trying to upload an image, the web site would not accept the upload. In all probability the web site expects to see a .jpg, .png or .gif file.

  • Hummmm.....well, when you go in "save for web". You get a nice "preview" option that lets you test your image with the imbeded link. Mar 24, 2017 at 1:54
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    Yes.. because it's using surrounding HTML to make the link.. it is previewing a web page for you, not just the image. which is why you get an .html file when you click save. :) You don't have to believe me...... I'm just trying to help, you're free to continue chasing unicorns and leprechauns. :)
    – Scott
    Mar 24, 2017 at 1:56
  • It works fine when I click on preview, it does open my browser with my nice illustration and when I click on the QR Code, it does open nicely in a new page like I specified in the "slice tool options". So If I could just get some help on how to finish the saving options at the end it would make my day. There is lots of tutorials explaining how to include an hyperlink like I did using the slice tool options. I guess I will eventually get my answer. Mar 24, 2017 at 1:58
  • Will try to contact 2 of my other designer friends tomorrow...still waiting for replies to my email I send them. Hope to be able to enlightened other people that like me, want to know the steps in saving for web with imbeded hyperlinks. Mar 24, 2017 at 1:58
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    No one literally no one creates a jpg with an embedded link. It's not possible with current technology. They use HTML markup around the jpg. How it's done on Facebook.. well that's a Facebook help question I can't really assist with.
    – Scott
    Mar 24, 2017 at 2:26

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