JPEG Settings: How do I specify my quality setting?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by scs0, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. scs0

    scs0 Guest

    How do I specify my quality preference for saving JPEGs in Photoshop
    6.0? Using Photoshop is so unintuitive and the documentation is so
    pathetic that I've gotten to the point of finding the humor in using
    this app. This is something that I have done before in Photoshop, yet
    can't find the setting anywhere. For laughs I decided to check the
    documentation for this information and yet again Adobe fails to make
    their help helpful. First instruction in their help:
    "Select Optimize to File Size from the Optimize panel/palette menu"

    And, um, where exactly would this Optimize menu be exactly? It's in
    no popup menu that I've been able to display! I used to think
    Microsoft wrote lousy documentation, and if there's any Microsoft tech
    writers out there let me formally apologize for the crown of lousy
    documentation clearly belongs to Adobe!

    *sigh*

    I only use my Photoshop for things that I just can't do in any other
    product anymore. Photoshop is great, *IF* you've either been formally
    trained in using it! Someone could easily come up with a DOS-based
    photo editing software capable of doing all sorts of things, but if
    the app has a lousy UI the app is lousy. I'm sorry, I know a lot of
    you love Photoshop but that's because you've adapted to it. Truly
    good software is intuitive and well documented.
     
    scs0, Jul 25, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    (scs0) wrote in
    First, you "forget" to use the "Save for Web" function. Then, you bitch
    about how bad the software is on a public forum filled with people who
    don't have that problem, love the software and now will be sarcastic to
    you.

    <snip>
     
    Eric Gill, Jul 25, 2003
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    Warren Sarle Guest

    Choose "Save As" or "Save for Web" from the File menu. "Save for Web"
    puts less junk in the JPEG file.

    Yes, Adobe's documentation sucks.
     
    Warren Sarle, Jul 25, 2003
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