Elements 10: No 'jpeg' option available from the save as menu

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Photoshop elements 10 changed overnight !!
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Eleanor Atack

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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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The jpeg format does not support layers nor 16-bits.
If you have layers, flatten them before saving.
If you are in 16-bits mode, convert to 8-bits (menu Image >> mode >> 8 bits per channel).
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Steve Lehman

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Michel's answer is a good one. Your program should have given a warning for the 16 bit to 8 bit conversion when saving. I'd like to add rules-of-thumb about "bits".  A 16 bit file is a compressed file. A 8 bit file is an uncompressed file.  Digital cameras utilize 16 bit files for compression (not needed today).  Cameras save in 16 bit RAW in these formats: Canon has CR2 (16 bit RAW), Nikon has NEF (16 bit RAW).  PSE-10 will not convert from RAW to TIFF or from 16 bit to 8 bit files until you go to save or print.  In PSE you will need a plugin (converter). You may need Photoshop 6 or better which includes a plugin for RAW to TIFF, and bit-conversions. At the minimum, Photoshop 6 (a 64 bit program) will work with Windows 10.  Also, a printer will want a 16 bit file converted to 8 bit for printing. PSE-10 can handle this.