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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Nad Gough

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Think of it as classic hi-tech company nincompoopery. Any real programmer knows this is a couple hours of work and would allocate a week, to allow time to sneak in more indecipherable icons to spring up with nor request for them. The larger job is documentation. That may actually take a week to do. Obviously, after all these years, they are simply being jerks. You can suck up to them if they stick their nose in to see what's on this board now and then, but that doesn't work - how many years of it do you need to see? This is not a prioritize according to votes project because a. any user of PS deals with this ridiculousness, and 2. this is not a big job. The only "project" involved is coordinating with Documentation. You Adobe people should be ashamed.  That you are not is telling.
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I'm probably in this thread somewhere. I've posted on a variety of threads and initiated new threads about this issue for years. WHY does Adobe insist they would only respond to this if there was a vocal outcry from their users? How many UI changes have they made that NONE OF US asked for?
Since when is UI development user driven and democratic? What an idiotic position for Adobe to take.

This is simply an area of the UI that needs an upgrade, should not be dependent on user requests.
The save dialog box is clearly a friction point in a user's workflow. That file types are not easily arranged, or deprecated means that every SAVE requires more attention, clicks from the user.

Some file types I will never use, such as those for medical imaging. But those users who DO need those should be able to structure easy access.
Who in the world uses Scitex CT anymore? Targa? .IFF? EPS? DCS? In the Mesolithic I used DCS for spot color and 2 color duotones. Brilliant, but not needed in today's workflow.

So if it is user input Adobe wants in order to determine need then Adobe should have some sort of easy to use survey page. Not expect that a user will become so damn irritated that they will spend half an hour trying to find the correct venue to express their thoughts.

If there was a survey page that I could direct colleagues to, there are 45 users in my work group who would vote for this in a minute. But our priority is working, not trying to educate Adobe on an issue that has been brought to their attention for over 10 years, over and over.

This is a no brainer fix.
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Heiðar Högni Guðnason

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I would also like this fixed. Just something simple. Like picture or video. Meme. 
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Gordon Greaves

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Time for us all to pile onto the Photoshop Facebook page and let them know our displeasure. I'm happy to start it off, but it needs everyone not just to like the post, but add a "Me too!" comment.
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Bryan

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Do it! This is just a pathetic oversight and laziness on adobes part.
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Bruce Van Pelt

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Do it!
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Gordon Greaves

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It's done, but the way they have their page set up, only they can post on the page. You need to look under "Visitor Posts". I also sent them a DM with the same info, but you won't be able to see that. Sent them the same one in 2018, never got an acknowledgement...

https://www.facebook.com/Photoshop/posts_to_page/

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There's too much noise on Facebook. Any suggestion posted there will just get lost; it is no more likely Adobe will take that seriously then that they will take this forum seriously. A better strategy would be to tell all of the Photoshop users you know to vote for this by clicking the Vote button at the top of this page.

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Sigh...

I've been living with this for years decades as well. I use PSD, JPG, and PNG -- that's it. But like everyone else, I have to wade through 20+ file formats whenever I do a save-as, which I do frequently. e.g. to change name or file format.

FFS Adobe, just fix this already. If y'all don't want to code a UI fix, fine, then at least let us choose the file formats we want to see via the registry.
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Bryan

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Yes it’s absurd. They can code a whole new photoshop on the iPad but not allow you to customize the save menu like you can customize another menus. Shameful indeed as we need less things to wade through every time we save an image.
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I hope everyone is clicking on the "VOTE" button up the top, otherwise the comment is wasted.

I put it on Facebook on Adobe's page, and I think about three people liked it. Not enough, and of course no reply...
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It's wild, I posted this almost a decade ago.
I'm still using photoshop, and still accidentally picking jpeg2000 sometimes lol.

Keep encouraging votes y'all!
Ideas with fewer votes have gotten implemented.
It's not unrealistic to hope for it.

I think it'd be funny if 50+ year old me, is saying "almost there people! Adobe's bound to listen soon!"
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the other thing for me is how unreadable the format list is in Win10...
my display is 3500px wide and the save as window is open to a normal width. Everytime i go to Save As, i still have to scan the list a few times to find the format i want.
and i've been using Ps professionally for 25 years!
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lala lala

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wild fact(oid): Photoshop still has IFF in the list. IFF predates Windows 1.0 by almost a year.
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went through all the comments. no luck. which wastes even MORE time. There's two companies that have gone from great to horrific more than any other, except, I dunno, maybe Enron... in my lifetime: Apple and Adobe. 
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PORTABLE BITMAP!! ?? Does anybody use this?
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lala lala

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I mean, they kind of need to update that dialogue anyway for Webp format. Smaller lossy files than jpeg, smaller lossless than PNG, plus transparency support. 

Not asking for much adobe, you already made a fancy custom OPEN dialogue that nobody asked for, now just do that for save except less fancy.