So I’ve edited a photo in Photoshop and I try to save it as a JPEG, only it doesn’t give me all the options for formats; no PNG or anything. Why is this?
Anyone have any suggestions or know any possible fix for this?
If you’re using a version of Photoshop earlier than CS6 and your document is 16-bit, or if it is in a color mode such as Lab or multichannel that isn’t supported in JPEG format, then JPEG won’t be offered as an option on save.
Image → Mode → RGB Color
Image → Mode → 8 Bits/Channel
Then Save As.
One of the much-welcomed features in CS6 (or maybe CS5 – I forget), was that 16-bit images could be saved directly to jpeg, with Photoshop doing the conversion to 8-bit on the fly, but that still means that if your document’s color space isn’t available in JPEG, then Photoshop won’t offer JPEG as an option when saving.