How to make Photoshop save settings?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Peter, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I am using CS3 but all versions before that have the same issue.

    There is no apparent way to make the stupid program maintain the most
    recent preference.

    For example, I save an edited Jpeg in med quality and in c:\temp. But
    every time I try to save a file, the stupid program offers me High
    quality and some other directory.

    Another example is resizing images. I often resize images to 8" wide,
    72dpi. The stupid program always offers cm not inches in the menu.

    Yet, seemingly randomly, it remembers some settings I used. I just
    never worked out the rules according to which it makes those
    decisions. Why isn't there some simple config for these defaults?
     
    Peter, Feb 14, 2011
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  2. Peter

    Kele Guest

    I don't seem to be afflicted with the problem you describe. This PS7
    appears to retain last used. If the last used directory (file or file
    folder) is deleted, the PS does default to a parent directory. But that's
    as expected.

    This isn't probably related to your problem, but you could try:

    (from menu bar) Window > Workspace > Save Workspace

    This does retain the way PS tools/pallets are organized & displayed. Maybe
    creating a preference profile like this helps in other ways as well.




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    I am using CS3 but all versions before that have the same issue.

    There is no apparent way to make the stupid program maintain the most
    recent preference.

    For example, I save an edited Jpeg in med quality and in c:\temp. But
    every time I try to save a file, the stupid program offers me High
    quality and some other directory.

    Another example is resizing images. I often resize images to 8" wide,
    72dpi. The stupid program always offers cm not inches in the menu.

    Yet, seemingly randomly, it remembers some settings I used. I just
    never worked out the rules according to which it makes those
    decisions. Why isn't there some simple config for these defaults?
     
    Kele, Feb 14, 2011
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  3. Peter

    Peter Guest

    It doesn't work here.

    Let's say I want to change image size to 8" and 72dpi.

    I do that. CS3 offers cm as the units so I change that to inches.

    But it offers cm every time I do this.
     
    Peter, Feb 18, 2011
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  4. Peter

    Rob Guest

    Have you tried Preferences - Units and Rulers?
     
    Rob, Feb 18, 2011
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  5. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Yes, but there is no apparently related config there.

    In Photoshop 7 there was a config for inches/cm but CS3 doesn't have
    it.

    CS3 is currently set for pixels/points in Preferences but still offers
    cm.

    The other, much more time-consuming, hassle is when saving files. With
    jpeg saves, there are various settings which PS can offer e.g. the
    image quality, and the directory to save to. PS7 used to save these
    settings but CS3 usually doesn't so if you have edited 10 images and
    want to save them to a specific directory, you have to re-select the
    image quality and the whole directory path each time.

    It's basically a stupid program (a general lack of configuration
    options) but it's not the only one. Premiere Elements does the same
    things. No way to make it save mpegs in c:\videos every time. Always
    wants to go into Docs and Settings\...etc\...etc\My Movies.
     
    Peter, Feb 18, 2011
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  6. Peter

    fillyflash Guest

    go to ediit/preferences and change your units to inches. (pixels is
    the prefered unit by most users)
     
    fillyflash, Feb 18, 2011
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  7. Right, that's adobe's way. They do the same with their other programs.
    Always their choice! Premier is especially bad in this, always defaults to
    'install' directory.
    It takes those from the jpeg you opened.
    Edit 'Preferences'
    Edit 'Preferences',
    .... except for file location - that will either be the install default or
    the location of the opened file. Anything else and you'll have to track
    through the menus to get to your directory.

    They haven't learned that people like to work -=their=- way, not that of the
    programmer.
     
    Sir F. A. Rien, Feb 18, 2011
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  8. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Glad you agree :)
    How can it take the image-save quality from the opened file?

    I can see it might do it with the open-file directory...
    OK, thanks, I found that.
    That's how it seemed to me.

    The last thing I wonder about is where it gets the jpeg save file
    image quality from... It certainly does not get it from the last saved
    file. Unless there is some funny interaction between the last-saved
    file and whether it was saved into the same directory as the previous
    one...
     
    Peter, Feb 18, 2011
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