Allow PSE User to Choose a Filename

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Surprisingly, in some situations, PSE15 doesn't allow the user to choose a filename when Saving for Web. That is, it changes the filename.

The situation: Whenever the user wants to include spaces in the filename. For example, if I want to save a JPG with the name

Book Cover with Shading.jpg

I cannot. PSE changes the name to:

Book-Cover-with-Shading.jpg

In an attempt to make the filename compatible with Unix.

I'm posting this to suggest that, as in older versions, the user be able to decide whether spaces are replaced with hyphens.
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Al Lastname

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JEA

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Photoshop elements never had the option to change the File Naming Compatibility in Save for Web.
That is/was only in photoshop.
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Steve Lehman

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Hello Al lastname, 

The reason it does not save with spaces for web file names, is because when saving a filename for the web, all website hosts, (whether for Unix or otherwise) require that filenames be one word.   Most website hosts will automatically place underscores or dashes between words so that "holes" are plugged.  Otherwise, there can be corruption with your website.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE & avid website maker   


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Hello Al lastname, 

The reason it does not save with spaces for web file names, is because when saving a filename for the web, all website hosts, (whether for Unix or otherwise) require that filenames be one word.   Most website hosts will automatically place underscores or dashes between words so that "holes" are plugged.  Otherwise, there can be corruption with your website.   

Steve Lehman, MCSE & avid website maker   


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Right. I figured that, but I'll bet a lot of people (like me) use Save for Web for other purposes. It's a quick, convenient way to resize and save a JPG, for example.

To do that via File/Save As is much less convenient.
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Technicians do it the correct way because for us, it makes developing websites easier.  Also, we save the other way because it makes more sense to do better saves in its dialog panel for different purposes.   There's different reasons for different saves.   It's just as many clicks.   I've never seen anyone use your method as a convenience before.   Interesting.