Setting for default File Save As type?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Max Moor, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Max Moor

    Max Moor Guest

    Hi All,

    I'm using CS2. I take a pile of pictures of books I'm selling, and run
    them through Photoshop before posting on the web. I do lens correction and
    color correction, then want to save as a jpg, at a "7" quality level.

    After doing my corrections, File > Save As always comes up saving as a
    photoshop file (PSD) by default. I have to go to the dropdown list and
    select JPG. Once I type in the name I want, I have to set the quality level.
    I think it comes up at the setting I used last time I was in CS2.

    Is there a way to have Photoshop do a File > Save As as a JPG by
    default? Further, is there a way to set the quality level to a default
    setting?

    I know these seem like little things, but they add up time wise.
    (Annoyance wise, too.)

    Thanks for any help,
    Max
     
    Max Moor, Feb 8, 2008
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    IdaSpode Guest

    Have you tried "Save for Web"? I think it retains settings from the
    last save.
    DJ
     
    IdaSpode, Feb 8, 2008
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    tacit Guest

    That's because you are creating layers or some other things that can't
    be saved in a JPEG. Photoshop will never try to use a default that would
    cause you to lose data, such as layers; if you create layers, alpha
    channels, spot channels, or any other elements that can't be saved as
    JPEG, Photoshop will not default to JPEG.
     
    tacit, Feb 9, 2008
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  4. Max Moor

    Max Moor Guest

    I knew that was why, I just hoped there was a way around it. :) I'm getting
    really good at typing <Alt>-F, 'A', <TAB>, 'J', <Shift>-<TAB>. That all gets
    me to a save as JPG, ready to type a filename. What I wouldn't give for an
    old fashioned keyboard macro...

    Regards,
    Max
     
    Max Moor, Feb 9, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    make an action using "save for web">>>

    one key >>presto
     
    KatWoman, Feb 11, 2008
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  6. You may want to look at a program called Auto Hot Key it's a Windows application that allows you to write keyboard and mouse macros. http://www.autohotkey.com/
     
    rupert.russell1, Mar 19, 2014
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    ancientmech Guest

    For reference for people searching answers to this same problem -

    When making changes, simply flatten the image and then save it, this will stop the save as PSD dialog box opening when saving or doing a Save As.
     
    ancientmech, Apr 23, 2014
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