Is it possible to avoid compression when PS Express on Windows 8 saves an image?

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There doesn't seem to be an option available in Photoshop Express for Windows 8 to be able to adjust the degree of file compression when an image is saved.

Ideally, I want to be able to save a JPEG at 100% quality (as I can with other photo editors).
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Amreek, Employee

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Hi,

Photoshop Express saves your photos at a reasonably high quality.

Did you observe a noticeable difference in what you expected versus the quality at which your photo was saved?

-Amreek
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If I compare the original with the edited in a light table application, then, yes, I can see compression artefacts. Admittedly, this is when I compare them at high magnification, but my concern would be that if I do round-tripping on an image using Photoshop Express, the quality will drop further.
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The Jpeg % compression is a trade off between File Size and quality.

While some users may prefer lower file sizes owing to the lower storage capacities on tablets whereas it may not be the case for PC users.

You may want to try out Revel from PSX. No matter how may times you apply edits it always does that on your original image. Saves you from the round tripping compression artefacts.

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Amreek
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I know this was answered a while back, but just wanted to throw my 2 cents out there. I started playing around with the Windows 8 app today and my original pictures are crystal clear, but the images edited in Adobe PS Express appear grainy when compared to the original. The quality just isn't the same. Need to have the option to select quality vs. compression.
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Hi Evan, I have not seen such quality detoriation by Win8 app. Does the problem exist with all the photos? Please send me an image where you see the issue.