Photoshop CS4 File Type

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Chad, May 13, 2009.

  1. Chad

    Chad Guest

    When I take a totally normal GIF file and "save for web", my Mac says
    the file type is "Adobe Photoshop GIF File" and gives it a little
    Photoshop GIF icon. The file, before I opened and saved it, was of
    file type "Graphics Interchange Format".

    This weird Photoshop association is causing me problems and it JUST
    started happening and I can not for the life of me figure out what has

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Chad, May 13, 2009
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  2. Chad

    Voivod Guest

    What possible problems could it be causing you?
    Voivod, May 13, 2009
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  3. Chad

    Chad Guest

    Thanks for the reply.... When I post the file to Amazon S3, the
    browser tries to download the file rather than display it. This ONLY
    happens when the file is this "Photoshop" type. Otherwise the browser
    sees it as a displayable item.
    Chad, May 13, 2009
  4. Chad

    Chad Guest

    Thanks for the reply John.

    This only changes the application that opens the file, not the file
    type. That is not the issue.

    Chad, May 13, 2009
  5. Chad

    Chad Guest

    Anybody else have a suggestion? This is VERY strange.... I feel like
    my Photoshop is adding some extra information but I can't figure out
    what changed..

    For an example of the file, go here:
    Chad, May 13, 2009
  6. Chad

    Chad Guest

    Nevermind..... I solved the problem. Turns out the program I was
    using to upload the files to S3 was re-encoding the file. Photoshop
    indeed does add a small header file to say that it was the program
    that created the GIF/JPG file, but that wasn't causing the issue.

    Chad, May 13, 2009
  7. Chad

    botox Guest

    All problems on the Mac, software or hardware, are due to user error.
    The Mac is perfect in every way and it is impossible to have problems due to
    software or hardware error.
    You have paid double what the nearly obsolete hardware in a locked down box
    is worth to run a proprietary Unix clone that has memory issues and no
    stable 64 bit program development path.
    Sadly, the Mac and its software run by rules every bit as arbitrary as
    Windows, Linux et al and you have to learn these rules. The Mac does not
    read your mind and do what you want, you have to do what you want the way it
    will let or not let you. This is obviously better than Windows or Linux at
    double the cost.
    botox, May 16, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    Thanks for the info but I disagree.
    Joel, May 16, 2009
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