Photoshop: "Save As" dialog could have buttons for most frequently used file types

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In the "Save As" dialog, it's frustrating to use the large "Save as type" pulldown menu every time I want to save an image.

How about using some of the space where "Save Options" is currently located to provide up to three buttons for the user's most frequently used file types?

This idea is a refinement of this one, in that I propose that the buttons should reflect the user's behavior, rather than just offering someone's idea of the most popular formats. Someone in the medical field might need to use Dicom a lot, for example.
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Dan Bennett

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Posted 7 months ago

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PhotoGene47

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I disagree with this idea. It may work for some but I definitely need the list. 
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TangCanada

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I didnt understand hes suggesting to get rid of the list.... ??
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Dan Bennett

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No... I'm NOT suggesting getting rid of the list! I'm suggesting ADDING the frequently-used types buttons!
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Drilling down that list of filetypes is always a frustration and very annoying to find the correct jpg ... its rignt next to the jpeg2000 and tiff is all the way to the bottom.
I definetly support having a frequently used filetype option.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/arrange_customize_save_as_file_formats_so_pop...
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Dan Bennett

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Thanks, Tang!
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PhotoGene47

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Maybe as a preference for those that would like this action where the action could be selected if desired.
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Dan Bennett

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I don't think there needs to be a preference option. This proposal isn't for a choice between menu and buttons; it's a proposal to add the buttons into some currently unused space on the dialog. The menu will still be there. So, for example, let's say I use JPEG, PNG and TIFF a lot. The three buttons (I suggest three, could be more, I suppose) would offer JPEG, PNG and TIFF. Then imagine I have a project where I'm working on a lot of Dicom images. After the first three or four times of selecting Dicom, one of the buttons would automatically update to DICOM, which will make the rest of that project easier and faster. In other words, these three buttons would adapt according to what you're working on.
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Hey, folks!
This is already done!
Not by Adobe, nor by Microsoft or Apple...  Well, they just coded it...  But the idea and the SOLUTION is existing since the first dropdown list in the world! 
 
What is the solution? 
Just get into the list: click into it with the mouse ot use a keyboard shortcut (on Windows Alt+T), and then just hit the first letter of the desired extension on the keyboard! ;) 
 
For example if you want PNG then hit the P on the keyboard.  Maybe it will not be the first get, but hit the P key again until you get the desired PNG.  
That simple! 
 
The method is the very same with any file type.  OR...  The method is the very same using any dropdown list in any application! ;)