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212 Points

Thu, May 3, 2012 12:55 PM

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Photoshop: move JPG and TIFF saving-options to preferences

Everytime we have to save in jpg or tiff we get a dialog-box up with options, could we move this when checked as default to preferences and never get this up again? Or put these checkboxes in the first window where you choose path etc? Have this as a "save as default-options" or similar. With this option we don't need to check everytime that you have correct options and newbies also don't do anything wrong by having the standard settings on. JPG with max compression and so on..

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Champion

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1.6K Messages

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24.7K Points

8 years ago

If Actions don’t fit the bill for your saving wishes you could give Scripting a try; with a Keyboard Shortcut or a Configurator Panel saving a copy (even to a folder relative to the file’s position) can be a one shortcut/click task.

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

8 years ago

The file options available will vary with the image mode, size, depth, etc. and need to be offered per-image, and cannot be globally set.

And you could use an action that sets the file options you want while saving the file.

4 Messages

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212 Points

8 years ago

Yes I am aware of actions and use them on these points when I can :) Just wondered if it were possible with this idea. Thanx for answers!

161 Messages

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3.2K Points

7 years ago

It seems to me that you could set a preferred default, that is used if it's available such as ZIP and ZIP for layers if TIFF. I have clicked those two radio buttons so many times...

77 Messages

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1.3K Points

5 years ago

Why not speed up at least the saving of TIFF files: there is for 99,9% of people no reason to have to go through the second TIFF-saving-menue (to confirm again and again if there should be LZW, ZIP or no compression or whatever...) Kind regards.

587 Messages

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11.2K Points

3 years ago

Re-activating this discussion...

When I save a TIFF file, the options dialog box defaults to LZW compression mode, which is the worst choice for photos (most of the time, the LZW compressed file is bigger than the non-compressed version). How can I specify ZIP or None as the default option ? The last choice is not retained.

Champion

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1.6K Messages

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27.9K Points

i've never seen an LZW be larger than a non-compressed... is that with layered tiffs?

161 Messages

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3.2K Points

All my 16 bit tiffs compressed lzw are bigger than uncompressed. Zip is slower than lzw but I always use it for this reason (also find its smaller than lzw for 8 bit but can't be multi threaded so slower saves)

587 Messages

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11.2K Points

Hi,

Not necessarily layered TIFFs. Last year, I have made a study over a large number of non compressed TIFF files (photos) re-saved and compressed in LZW mode. About 50% of them were about 5/10% bigger than the originals. Someone else made a more accurate study and got similar results. I couldn’t believe it, that’s why I wanted to test myself.

587 Messages

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11.2K Points

I should add that the problem appears mainly with 16-bit images. Anywya, ZIP should be used in any case. Only a few programs were unable to open ZIP Compressed TIFF files but it's now fixed in most of them.

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222 Points

2 years ago

I'd also like to bump this discussion.  I have to uncheck "Save with Layers" EVERY time I save a tiff.  I have never wanted a tiff with layers, and yet this is the default save action.  It's insane that it doesn't save my save options from the last save.  JPEG can do this and has much less complex settings.

Champion

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27.9K Points

if your image has layers, of course Ps is going to save those layers as default... can you imagine the tragedies if the default was to save without?

Champion

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3K Messages

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55.6K Points

What’s the point of using layers if you save the image without them? I think the current behavior makes all the sense in the world.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

13 Messages

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222 Points

I work on my file as a Photoshop file with layers. I need to export it as a flat tiff with alpha and compression for use in a game. Including layers increases the file size. I have never used layers in a Tiff file in my 12 year career as a game artist.

That's great that it works for you, but there are thousands of people who use tiffs in other ways and could use other defaults.

Champion

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1.6K Messages

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27.9K Points

So create a preset in Image Processor Pro and assign that to a kbsc...

do you not save a working file with layers?

13 Messages

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222 Points

Yeah, no. I'm not running my image through another program for something that I currently just need to click two check boxes for.

All I'm asking, and everyone in this thread is asking, for is custom defaults for Tiff options. JPEG remembers what you last did. Why not Tiff? 3DS Max rememebers what your presets are for every image type you save as. It's not some Herculean coding effort and you would get whatever defaults you like for your Tiff saves as well.

And yes I save a working file with layers. I said my working file is a PSD. I use tiffs in game engines and I need them small and flat.

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1.5K Points

2 years ago

It could and should be implemented. The real big elephant in the room however is RLE vs ZIP compression for layered files. This is where we get the really extreme penalty in terms of long save times. 

Apparently, Photoshop defaults to use the settings from the last time someone opened the save as TIFF dialog. So this problem is a constant nuisance  in a workflow where we rutinely output tiff from camera raw. If we save back WE DONT GET THE POSSIBILITY to choose RLE instead of ZIP, which is just super annoying when you got 20 images on screen and have to spend 35 seconds waiting for them to save over instead of 4 seconds with RLE (yes, we measure these things :-) ) I can't count the times Ive been asked about why its suddenly taking so long ... 

Its out time thats expensive, not harddisk space. 

Put some checkmarks in the Preferences for choosing layer compression with RLE as default is totally innocuous and should be on the "just do it" list.  

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414 Points

I'd like to resurface this. I can't believe it's been 8 years since this was originally posted! Lightroom allows setting saving preferences for external applications (which I don't think get respected anyway), why can't Photoshop do that?

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60 Points

a month ago

I make the same selections for saving TIFFs 95% of the time.  Please Adobe just make it so these selections are persistent.