Photoshop: move JPG and TIFF saving-options to preferences

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Everytime we have to save in jpg or tiff we get a dialog-box up with options, could we move this when checked as default to preferences and never get this up again? Or put these checkboxes in the first window where you choose path etc? Have this as a "save as default-options" or similar. With this option we don't need to check everytime that you have correct options and newbies also don't do anything wrong by having the standard settings on. JPG with max compression and so on..
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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If Actions don’t fit the bill for your saving wishes you could give Scripting a try; with a Keyboard Shortcut or a Configurator Panel saving a copy (even to a folder relative to the file’s position) can be a one shortcut/click task.
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The file options available will vary with the image mode, size, depth, etc. and need to be offered per-image, and cannot be globally set.

And you could use an action that sets the file options you want while saving the file.
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Trond Andersen

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Yes I am aware of actions and use them on these points when I can :) Just wondered if it were possible with this idea. Thanx for answers!
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Bryn Forbes

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It seems to me that you could set a preferred default, that is used if it's available such as ZIP and ZIP for layers if TIFF. I have clicked those two radio buttons so many times...
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Benedikt Zwölfer

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Why not speed up at least the saving of TIFF files: there is for 99,9% of people no reason to have to go through the second TIFF-saving-menue (to confirm again and again if there should be LZW, ZIP or no compression or whatever...) Kind regards.
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Re-activating this discussion...

When I save a TIFF file, the options dialog box defaults to LZW compression mode, which is the worst choice for photos (most of the time, the LZW compressed file is bigger than the non-compressed version). How can I specify ZIP or None as the default option ? The last choice is not retained.
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eartho

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i've never seen an LZW be larger than a non-compressed... is that with layered tiffs?
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Bryn Forbes

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All my 16 bit tiffs compressed lzw are bigger than uncompressed. Zip is slower than lzw but I always use it for this reason (also find its smaller than lzw for 8 bit but can't be multi threaded so slower saves)
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Hi,

Not necessarily layered TIFFs. Last year, I have made a study over a large number of non compressed TIFF files (photos) re-saved and compressed in LZW mode. About 50% of them were about 5/10% bigger than the originals. Someone else made a more accurate study and got similar results. I couldn’t believe it, that’s why I wanted to test myself.
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Patrick Philippot

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I should add that the problem appears mainly with 16-bit images. Anywya, ZIP should be used in any case. Only a few programs were unable to open ZIP Compressed TIFF files but it's now fixed in most of them.
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I'd also like to bump this discussion.  I have to uncheck "Save with Layers" EVERY time I save a tiff.  I have never wanted a tiff with layers, and yet this is the default save action.  It's insane that it doesn't save my save options from the last save.  JPEG can do this and has much less complex settings.
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eartho

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So create a preset in Image Processor Pro and assign that to a kbsc...

do you not save a working file with layers?
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Matt Denton

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Yeah, no. I'm not running my image through another program for something that I currently just need to click two check boxes for.

All I'm asking, and everyone in this thread is asking, for is custom defaults for Tiff options. JPEG remembers what you last did. Why not Tiff? 3DS Max rememebers what your presets are for every image type you save as. It's not some Herculean coding effort and you would get whatever defaults you like for your Tiff saves as well.

And yes I save a working file with layers. I said my working file is a PSD. I use tiffs in game engines and I need them small and flat.
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The Image Processor Pro extension is a part of Ps, you just need to download and install... in my workflows when i have psd to tif, i use Bridge to select all the files i need flattened, then Tools/Ps/IPP/whichever formats i need. Or if you don't use Bridge and want to go one by one, then set up a kbsc for File/Automate/IPP. Or if you can't be bothered to install the Pro version, then File/Scripts/Image Processor, with an action in the dropdown which flattens the file.
Have you really not simplified your workflow after doing this for 12 years?
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I have simplified my workflow in 100 different ways in 12 years.  I will admit that I haven't spent much time using Bridge for things other than its renaming tool.  And I've never heard of IPP, which doesn't seem super surprising as it doesn't appear to be an official tool.  I'll check it out though.

My workflow also just doesn't often allow for batch processing of a bunch of PSD files into TIFFS.  Often I'm piecing things together in Max or in Unity and so I'm saving out things one or a few at a time as I complete them to see how they look, which then informs what's going to come next.  So a batch flattening wouldn't save me too much more time than just hitting ctrl+shift+s and saving my files as I go.

And you still haven't explained why you don't think having custom defaults for image saving is a bad thing.  For saving with Zip or LZW compression as well, as few people save out uncompressed TIFs, so why force us to default to that?  3DS Max does it.  Premiere and After Effects let you save a bunch of different custom save settings.
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The danger of moving the settings away from the dialog is that people may unintentionally save their layered work as flattened tiff, and only find out what they did when it’s already too late. That risk is far more important to consider than the minimal time gain of not having to click some settings in the dialog box. That is probably why this idea is marked as “Not Planned” and why I think that is the correct response in this case. People can request anything they like, and they may have good reasons to like it, but that doesn’t mean Adobe should honor each request.

That doesn’t mean that Adobe could not implement the request in a different way. What might be an idea is to add a modifier key option, so choosing ‘Save as’ while holding down this modifier key will skip the settings and save the image with the last used settings.