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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Trond Andersen

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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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Chris Cox

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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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Patrick Philippot

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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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Patrick Philippot

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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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