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#1 candyK


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:24 AM

I have a PS file with a template, word art, etc all finished. I saved as psd and now want to create a jpeg for printing. I go save as>______. The option to save as a jpeg never comes up. I have completely shut down, let the hard drive rest and retried.

Has anyone ever had this happen? what can I do to save as a jpeg? I need this page asap.
Advice appreciated!

#2 Sara Arell

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:48 AM

Candy, I export when I save a jpeg file - have you tried that? It's under "File" I do this in PS and in InDesign.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:53 AM

Wow-how crazy is this? I really have no idea Candy-sorry! How frustrating!! Someone will come along with an answer soon!





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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:54 AM

I just usually click on the drop-down menu (there's an arrow next to where you save it as .psd) and there's a lot of choices.
I do this in PSE 6 on a Mac, though.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:57 AM

Hi Candy,

Since you're going to save it as a JPG, try flattening the layout first. Right-click on any layer in your Layers Palette and then click "Flatten Image." Now try to save it as a JPG and see if that works.

Edited to add: Just be careful not to resave your PSD as the flattened file. :)

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:58 AM

I can't understand why it is doing that to you. I always save mine as PSD's and JPEG's. But you can print from a PSD.



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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:13 AM

Try to check and see what mode you are in: if you are in RGB mode, change to CMYK mode OR if you are in CMYK mode, change to RGB. That might help!



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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

The only times I've had that happen were when I was in the 16 bits per channel mode rather than 8. When I import photos from lightroom they usually come in as 16 bit images. I just change them to 8 by using Image>Mode.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:56 AM

Are you using an Adobe Product? If so, you just need to change the file format option in the drop down box in the save as dialogue box. The Jpeg option won't pop up automatically. The others have give good advice to check on also! Please let us know how you are doing.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:05 PM

Thank you all soo much! It was the 16 bit problem and once I converted it to 8 bit I was good to go. I had never encountered this before. Saved the day!

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:14 PM

we have a bunch of super smart Scrapgirls (and a couple guys:) here! Glad someone could help you so fast!



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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

I've had that happen to me a time or two. It always related to the file being too big for my computer to handle it or the original file getting messed up. Here's what I did.

The first time it happened, I created a new file and moved everything over to it. Saved it with a new name and then the JPG option came back.

The second time it happened, I updated my Preferences to change my scratch disk to a different one that was largely empty. This gave the software the opportunity to "think" a little better. To do this go to Edit>Prefences>Performance. You can change how much RAM the software uses and also change the scratch disk. (The scratch disk is the "thinking" room.)

Hope that helps!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

HI, I am asking this question with my psd documents. I am using the blenders 2013 calendars. I have made 5 months so far. Yay! the first two I was able to save as a jpg and then the last 3 it won't let me. I tried flattening it and it is on RGB.It comes up with a box that says: "could not complete your request b/c of a program error." I have PSE 4.0 made 4 calendars over the years with 18 months each (to make extras for different sides of the family) UGH!!! Someone said you can print from psd, but at officemax it says to do it in a jpeg. Help!! Thanks, Kelly

ps I'll try making a new file and moving everything over later tonight.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

Have you merged all the layers first before trying to save as JPEG?



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