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

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

    Thanks for any help,
    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.
    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
  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...

    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
  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.
    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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