Win98: save turns JPEG file to ART file ?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by nadiapanjabi, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. nadiapanjabi

    nadiapanjabi Guest

    Win98: ART File instead of JPEG?

    I loaded Photoshop to a PC with Win 98, and
    found out whenever I save any JPEG file,
    it ends up being save as a .ART file!

    What is a .ART file? Is there something I can
    configure in Windows menu so the JPEG file
    is saved as a JPEG file.
    nadiapanjabi, Dec 11, 2003
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  2. ..ART is a format used by AOL, AFAIK. It sounds like an AOL installation
    has corrupted a file association somewhere.
    James Gifford, Dec 11, 2003
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  3. nadiapanjabi

    LLutton Guest

    When you click on File > Save if you click on the down arrow in the Format
    box, you should see a bunch of formats to save in. I usually save as a PSD or a
    TIFF file. Are you not getting these choices?
    LLutton, Dec 11, 2003
  4. nadiapanjabi

    Tacit Guest

    I loaded Photoshop to a PC with Win 98, and
    Where did the original file come from?

    It sounds like you have America Online on your computer. A .ART file is an
    America Online compressed image. When you use the America Online browser, it
    "speeds up" Web display by taking all the .GIF and .JPG images on the pages,
    compressing them using the proprietary .ART format, and sending those .ART

    It makes Web pages look like crap; .ART is highly lossy. It also means that if
    you use the AOL browser to save a JPEG, you may look at the file and think it's
    a JPEG, but it's not. It's an AOL .ART file.

    Photoshop does not save .ART format files. It saves .JPG files. It sounds like
    either something's wrong with your AOL installation, or somehow your Photoshop
    ..JPG files are being viewed using an AOL browser or converted by AOL to .ART
    Tacit, Dec 11, 2003
  5. But... but... it's Optimized(tm)!
    James Gifford, Dec 12, 2003
  6. nadiapanjabi

    Tacit Guest

    But... but... it's Optimized(tm)!

    Yeah...optimized to turn silk purses into sow's ears. :)
    (I'm allowed to say that; I use AOL...)
    Tacit, Dec 12, 2003
  7. nadiapanjabi

    Wdflannery Guest

    There is somewhere in the AOL preferences ( I have forgotten where ... you can
    query AOL) a spot where you can turn off the .art compression ... and get the
    pics is their original jpg format.
    Wdflannery, Dec 13, 2003
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