Photoshop: Ability to change default file type in "Save as" menu to .tif or other types.

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In my work flow as a professional product photographer, I most frequently edit and save large quantities of new images as high resolution .tif files for various print needs. When I need a jpg for web or small files, I use an image processor to save entire folders to .jpg versions. So I don't need the default save as to be jpg in almost any circumstance. It would save me time and headaches not to have to drop down menu click tif for every single file (sometimes hundreds at a time)
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Jacob Siner

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Tyger Gilbert

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Yeah, this is my issue, too. Photoshop used to keep the file type the same during a "Save as" unless I clicked the file type drop down menu and changed it. If the file was .jpg, then it retained the .jpg as the default. Now, if I do almost anything at all to the image, it switches to .psd automatically and I have to select the .jpg to Save it OR Save as. How do I specify a default file type, or specify keeping it the same file type without using the drop down menu each time?
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Robert Cullen

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One suggestion might be-
Create an action for Save-As that pre-selects the file type..
Use Action Button Mode , or define a keyboard shortcut for the Action.
eg. Ctrl+F12 = Save as PSD