Can I set the default to save files to JPG?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Carrie, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. Carrie

    Carrie Guest

    I've asked this on some computer boards and nobody seems to know, of thinks
    you can't.

    This is in PS6.

    I also have PaintShop Pro 7 - I learned first and use for some things while
    I'l learning PS and someone just told me how to do it with that. In
    PREFERENCES check "remember last file extension used". This is wonderful! I
    don't have to keep scrolling down to find JPG, because it would
    automatically have the PSP file extension in the SAVE AS box.

    Seems like there must be a way to do this in Photoshop, too?

    I looked in HELP and found something that sounded like it, but when I went
    there (in the preferences) I couldn't find it, how I wanted it.

    So, when I click SAVE AS it's on JPG. If I want to save it as something
    else (rarely) I can scroll and find THAT.

    Even when I've used Batch Process (something I have just learned to do) and
    save the first picture as JPG, before I stop recording and start Batching,
    it still brings up the file saving box set on PS files and I have to keep
    scrolling to JPG for each picture as it goes through them.

    It would make my life so much easier! (LOL)

    ~ Carrie
    Carrie, Jul 31, 2004
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  2. No, you can't, and no, you don't want to.

    Hans Fleischmann

    PGP-KeyID: 0x676FB35B
    Hans Fleischmann, Jul 31, 2004
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  3. Carrie

    edjh Guest

    Make an action and set it to an F key.
    edjh, Jul 31, 2004
  4. Carrie

    David Guest

    To expand on the above...

    With an image open that is ready to be saved...
    Click on the New Action button at the bottom of the Actions Palette
    In the dialog box give it a name. (I used SavPSD, and a keystroke, I
    use SHFT+F3)
    Click on Start Recording
    Type ALT+F > A (The Save File As... dialog box comes up.)
    Hit TAB
    Hit UP or DOWN ARROW until the file type you're going to be using most
    often is selected.
    Hit ENTER
    If you're going to keep the file name unchanged Hit ENTER again.
    Stop the recording.

    David, Aug 1, 2004
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