Photoshop: Ability to arrange & customize save-as file formats so popular formats are at the top

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Photoshop supports about 20 formats, but I only use 4 or 5 of them. It's bugged me since 5.5 to have to fish for jpeg somewhere in the middle of the list. Can the file formats get arranged by most commonly used? And maybe allow us to remove stuff like targa and large file format that nobody uses.
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Six years later I still get replies on this... it's still somewhere on the back burner, probably between "content-aware selfie warp" and "adobe air bridge music mkv codec explorer filetype manager browser"

Meanwhile, 10,000,000 working people make 50 extra clicks a day because we're still on a windows XP interface :/
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probably between "content-aware selfie warp" and "adobe air bridge music mkv codec explorer filetype manager browser"
lol.
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Seriously... ADOBE!! I don't even know what programs use .DCM .PXR .SCT formats.. Please assign some engineer that's got 1 week to spare, to fix this!

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Yup, it's irritating. TIF is way down at the bottom. PNG is in the middle. JPEG is a little higher up, but so easy to accidentally click on another version of JPEG than wanted. And PSD is right at the top. Pretty awful for the most common formats. I'd think it was a JDI to fix it since they let us hide unwanted menu items—but it may be terribly tricky for all I know and no one  wants to be the one assigned to work on it. <BG>
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OK: EARTH TO ADOBE. I opened this thread 1 year ago and still no response. I have been using Photoshop since it was in beta (our studio tested it before you launched the product). In nearly 25 years of using Photoshop, I have only saved files in 4 formats (jpeg, tiff, psd, png, gif). WHY DO I HAVE TO SCROLL THROUGH ARCHAIC FORMATS every time I save? This is such an obvious and easy improvement. Someone in a previous thread actually wrote a patch to fix this. Its a few lines of code. ALLOW US TO CHOOSE WHICH FORMATS SHOW OR LET US CUSTOM PULLDOWN ORDER SO OUR MOST USED FORMATS APPEAR ON TOP OF PULLDOWN. 

Your tech people contacted me and instead of thanking, said they can't make all the improvements people suggest. So, I guess you focus on making your UI and icons illegible for most people over 40 years old and other "improvements" that make your software increasingly complex and difficult to use. 

FIX IT! 
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LOL.  Maybe that will turn this request into a JDI. . . maybe.
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I'm not the one who's sarcastic ;) btw what is JDI?
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From when John Nack ran PS. "Just Do It." They still just do it—several small fixes, upgrades to features that don't require all that much of an engineer's time and isn't too likely to break a lot of things along the way. He made PS users very happy because a lot of little things that bug you to death, but are almost too small to pay serious attention to, got fixed. That's a JDI. Some things we think are JDI's aren't, and it would be helpful if we were told so when our little Idea we think could be resolved tomorrow if anyone bothered, isn't so little.

But I think they still keep lists of these so if they have extra time, engineers can take these on. At least, I've noticed with new releases it pays to look at the what's new on their site, since a bunch of very little things get mentioned — like being able to simply click on the lock icon on a Background layer to convert it to a Layer 0—things like that.
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I just found your other profile: Cristen Gillespie. Why don't you use it anymore?
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Just a matter of curing schizophrenia<G> I finally learned what I was signing in with so stopped being split in two.
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"CompuServe GIF"? Really. Here is how I want my menu to look. 
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Want to see something truly AWFUL. I've recently switched over to Windows after waiting 9 years for Apple to release a real Pro machine... this is what Save As looks like in win10:


Yes, you're seeing that right. The dropdown for Save As scales to the width of the Save window.

Want to see worse? Here's what it looks like behind the dropdown:


I miss osx so much.
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You can resize the window, you know - but that still doesn't get past the original complaint of too much rubbish in the dialog box.
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A constant request to hide some formats for years now, just as constantly ignored.  '-}
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I know i can resize, but for some reason, that's usually the width that my Save As is, so that i can see my Folder Tree, Filename and then the columns for format, size, date, etc.
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How is this not a thing after 7 years of requests? I'm a dev (not a PS dev), and I can tell you, it does NOT take long to customize this even as an indie dev. Why am I paying monthly again...?
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I scripted many things easily in no time they should be part of Photoshop so I agree with you. Moreover I can say they don't do it not because that is complex, but don't want to do it for no reason. If they wanted it would be done few releases ago.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Mr. Photoshop - Can you please make it possible to disable all these outdated Fil....

I know this is not the most pressing thing but over all the years that I have opened the "Save As..." dialog and had to scroll down the long list of ridiculously outdated file formats, I have actually wasted a considerable amount of time on it.

Come on, there is "Compuserve GIF" in the list. COMPUSERVE! That is so last millennium.

It would be a much appreciated feature.

I'm a professional retoucher and still don't even know what half of these were EVER used for. And I am not planning on finding out - ever.

Thanks, Mr. Photoshop
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HI All-- a reminder that someone two years ago wrote a simple script (I think it's in this thread or an older one) that makes this change in Photoshop. If someone can hack it, why can't Adobe friggin' code this in? I just saved a file yet again as JPEG 2000 by accident this morning. I suggest EVERYONE on this thread open a new topic conversation on the site, and maybe if enough people make it an issue they will actually read this thread? This thread is now two years old.

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Two years? LOL. This thread is EIGHT years old and the request goes way, way back beyond that. We've been asking since the last century! Seriously.
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I am still here, after making the thread 8 years ago.

I was a different man then. I weighed 40 pounds less. I was still in my early 30's. I had a different job. One of my best friends moved. I also moved. It feels like I was only recently married and divorced. I've had 3 cats die since then. I had one car get stolen, another totalled, and I've bought a new car. Which now has 80,000 miles on it.

The one constant in my life, the one thing that I can count on to never change, is that Adobe will not fix this f*cking UI problem.
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@christoph pfaffenbichler, nitpicker to the bone.

"• Thirdly: Photoshop does not feature a »Transform Tool«. "

Whats up with you bro?
You and all others who read my post will know exactly what I am referring to.
Get a life. Look at the forest insted of finding issue with one tree.

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Again:
Photoshop’s Free Transformation does not seem to have been » fucjked up«; the default behaviour was changed (apparently in reaction to a longstanding Feature Request) but you should be able to restore the old behaviour. 
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TangCanada, were you able to follow the clear instructions and thus render your complaint about what you called »free transform tool« moot? (edited) 
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Um, yes the "Free Transformation" was fujcked up.  I might agree that it's a minor change to make the default behavior proportional scale, except they didn't do that.  They made it default for everything EXCEPT vector shapes.  So now you have to switch back and forth between two modes of scaling, the old way and the new way if you're scaling text or smart objects or raster objects or vector shapes. 

And if I have to write a script change in a Notepad file, they fucjked things up.

Everyone I know in the business hates this change.  There's dozens of articles complaining about it and telling you how to change it.  I can't imagine anyone hating the ability to favorite file formats, which we've been asking to have for 8 years.

Also no one calls it >>Free Transformation<<, everyone calls it the transform tool.

https://www.breathingcolor.com/blog/photoshop-transform-tool/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBtUpxoVONQ

https://phlearn.com/tutorial/how-to-master-the-transform-tool-in-photoshop/

https://www.wikihow.com/Transform-an-Image-in-Photoshop




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Um, yes the "Free Transformation" was fujcked up.  I might agree that it's a minor change to make the default behavior proportional scale, except they didn't do that.  They made it default for everything EXCEPT vector shapes.  So now you have to switch back and forth between two modes of scaling, the old way and the new way if you're scaling text or smart objects or raster objects or vector shapes. 

And if I have to write a script change in a Notepad file, they fucjked things up.

Everyone I know in the business hates this change.  There's dozens of articles complaining about it and telling you how to change it.  I can't imagine anyone hating the ability to favorite file formats, which we've been asking to have for 8 years.

Also no one calls it >>Free Transformation<<, everyone calls it the transform tool.

https://www.breathingcolor.com/blog/photoshop-transform-tool/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBtUpxoVONQ

https://phlearn.com/tutorial/how-to-master-the-transform-tool-in-photoshop/

https://www.wikihow.com/Transform-an-Image-in-Photoshop




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I just want to add my support for this feature.  Which I can't believe has been running for 8 years now.

Like 99% of Photoshop users I use 2-3 formats on a given day.  I don't need a list of 22 different formats.  And I hate that my most used formats are in the middle of the list.  So many other programs have addressed this issue.  But Adobe can't somehow.

Too busy breaking the Transform Tool.
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Too busy breaking the Transform Tool.
It’s not broken and the old non-proportional default transformation behaviour can be restored so what is your statement supposed to achieve? 
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I find it almost funny that this suggestion was posted over 8 years ago and still I occasionally save as Pixar or Scitex. Please allow us to sort this list!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Save as file format choices as condensed picklist.

I would like the ability to save image formats I use (or hide the image formats I never use) in Preferences, so when I save a file I am only presented the formats I want. I often save a layered file as a .psd, and then a flattened .tif. They are the top and bottom options and it would certainly speed things up (and make mistakes rare) if the file formats were condensed to just the ones I want.