Photoshop File Name

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by PA, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. PA

    PA Guest

    In Photoshop CS4, is there a way to prevent Photoshop from changing the file
    name when saving?

    At the moment, after opening a RAW file in ACR, when saving to TIFF it
    always adds "as Smart Object-1 copy.tif" to the end of the file name.
    Likewise, when saving for web, it always adds "as-Smart-Object-1.jpg" to the
    end of the file name.

    Is there a way to get PS to leave my file name as it is?

    Also, is there a way to get PS to save as TIFF by default, as opposed to
    PA, Sep 21, 2010
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  2. PA

    Peter Guest

    Unless you have a need, don't open as a smart object, (change your open
    settings in ACR,) or if you must use smart objects,, create a "save as"
    action which rasterizes the image and gives you the result you seek. Assign
    the action to a key you can remember.

    You might want to check the Adobe Forums and/or the PS NGs, where your
    question might even have been answered. There are tons of tutorials on the
    web on how to do this. .

    Peter, Sep 21, 2010
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  3. PA

    PA Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah, I want to keep smart objects as I use the TIFF as a working file,
    therefore keeps all layers, masks, etc. saved so I can go back into the TIFF
    and easily make changes without starting from scratch again.

    I already have an action I run for saving/output, which is part of the
    reason why I find it annoying that PS keeps wanting to change the file name.
    If it didn't want to change the file name and type every time, I could just
    use the keyboard keys and hit enter when prompted to save.

    I know it sounds trivial, but when you have to keep changing it every time,
    after lots of photos it starts to become annoying. There must be a way to
    change it. Somehow.
    PA, Sep 21, 2010
  4. PA

    Peter Guest

    If you are going to work on the file again why are you saving as a tiff.
    Since PSD is really a proprietary form of tiff and the file size in tiff is
    often larger than PSD, why not just save your final version as a tiff.
    Otherwise I do not know the answer. I suspect what you want to do cannot be
    Peter, Sep 21, 2010
  5. PA

    PA Guest

    Because TIFF is a more universal format than PSD and also has ISO
    certification IIRC. Thus more future proof and software independent.
    PA, Sep 21, 2010
  6. PA

    Peter Guest

    I understand that, which is why I meant the work around was to work in PSD
    and then convert your final version to tiff. I also understand that
    sometimes you cannot do this. I sometimes prefer the to use some of the
    filters in Corel Painter X, which will not read PSD.
    Peter, Sep 21, 2010
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    PA Guest

    Rewinding a bit, who on earth thought it would be a good idea to
    automatically rename the users file names with "Smart Object" anyway? Where
    did that come from? I can't think of any useful purpose for it.
    PA, Sep 21, 2010
  8. PA

    PA Guest

    Yeah, of course TIFF can save layers. As for other formats, I don't know.

    I'm going to sound like a right knob now, but I don't care about other file
    formats if I'm honest. But that was not what the post was about originally.
    PA, Sep 21, 2010
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    Matti Vuori Guest

    There is no certification, but a standard - and that does not matter
    anything. The TIFF format is a means of packaging "tagged" information (the
    first T) inside a file. But the information is sometimes proprietary. In
    Photoshop's case Photoshop is in many cases the only application that can
    read all content of a PS TIFF file!

    A layered PSD file has much better probability of getting opened properly
    in the future than a layered TIFF file.
    Matti Vuori, Sep 23, 2010
  10. Wrong. That's why TIFF is a "standard". PhotoLine handles
    multi-layer/document TIFF files just fine. As do many other applications.

    Quit trying to make PhotoSlop out to be some legendary "holy grail" of
    editors. Like those that keep their nose in one book, the bible, they make
    themselves ignorant to what's already known by the rest of the world--long
    before PhotoSlop even implemented (stole) it. E.g. PhotoLine was the first
    program to incorporate HDR methods, the German to English translation
    putting it on their menus as "Combine Images", three years before any
    PhotoSlop users ever even heard of HDR techniques.
    Superzooms Still Win, Sep 23, 2010
  11. PA

    PA Guest

    I done a test a while back just to see how my TIFF files opened in something
    as bog standard the picture viewer that comes as standard with Windows. It
    opened 400MB TIFF files, with smart object original, other additional
    layers, adjustment layers, masks, smart filters, etc. perfectly. I tried it
    with a PSD, and it wouldn't open.

    Also, when I worked for a corporate, a huge amount of information was stored
    in TIFF's and PDF's, so there is no way the TIFF file format will ever be

    In other words, I'll stick with TIFF.
    PA, Sep 23, 2010
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