Photoshop 14.1 update (Generator Feature and Bug Fixes) - Now available

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Read about the update here:

http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...
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On the blog post it mentions the default value for .jpg files is 8. I wished to compare image quality and file size between this new technique (which is a great addition btw) and the Save for the Web option.

When specifying the value within the layer name I found the default value appeared to be 9 with both file size and image quality matching the output when no value is specified.

This made the value of 9 (and default) for this technique seemingly closer to 60% in the Save for the Web option with the image quality most similar at these values when compared though the Generator feature did result in a larger file size.

I mainly wanted to point out the disparity in the stated default value I have seen and that in the blog post. But also some similarity between the values and file sizes when compared to the Save for the Web option would be ideal.

Also the option to define the output folder for the generated images on a project by project basic would be a very helpful addition.
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Kean, I think, reading the source code, that this actually uses ImageMagick rather than Photoshop to do the image resizing/saving for generators. I could be incorrect, however, it was just a cursory run-through. An inspection of the generated image tags would likely confirm what tool was used to make the image.
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Oh and indeed, the default quality is 90%: https://github.com/adobe-photoshop/ge...
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This is a great new feature, with lots of possibilities. I would like to be able to have the ability to select a specific folder to save these files in. Also, it should play nice with smart objects, when saving out a smart object it should be able to scale it without loss of resolution. For example, I have a smart object placed at 50% scale, when using generator, and telling it to export at 200%, it should be able to scale it as a smart object and not lose resolution. Just a suggestion, and if I was more familiar with node.js, I would love to contribute to the project on github.
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Hi! I've just playing with this new feature and it's really awesome how it reduces dramatically my workflow when designing for the web.

Just a question, what about the color profile when exporting? Can I adjust this or there are any parameter to convert files to SRGB?

Thank you!
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My smart object is in a .PSD set to 8-bit RGB Mode (Image > Mode). There's no way to specify this file is sRGB... is there?

The Photoshop application colour settings are default values (Edit > Colour Settings...) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4...

Are these wrong?
Do I need to change them each time I open a document intended for a different (say, non-web) purpose?
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Yes, there is -- convert to profile, or assign profile.
The application color settings don't matter here (except as defaults for new documents). What matters is the color profile for that specific document.
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If I go to Edit > Convert to profile... I see that the "Source Space" is already sRGB. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4...). Doesn't this indicate my document is already sRGB?
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Yes, your document is already sRGB, and the Illustrator file will be rasterized into sRGB.
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Thanks for your input, Chris, but I guess we need to revisit my original post then. Because with these settings, this PSD does not produce sRGB .png files from .ai Smart Layers using Generator.
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Hey Jeff, I have an issue with the F5 Shortcut, Default as Fill.

We had an Action assigned to F5 and we can't unbind the Default correctly to assign our previous Action again.

After I unbind the Fill through Keyboards & Shortcuts, F5 deletes whatever is selected. My Actions are predefined so something funny is going on.

Thanks!
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Hi tb0nus, Thanks for reporting this. Another customer on Twitter reported this issue and it's in our developers hands. Hope to have a fix in the very near future:

http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/l...

We just released a 14.1.1 update to fix a couple of other issues with prefs and Graphics Processor support:

http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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I am having problems with the generator.
Stops working quite often and I get a notice from Photoshop that I have to close and reopen the program to make the generator work again.

Is it a known problem?
What could be the trigger for it?

I am saving thumbs from raster layers, no smart objects.
Working on Windows 8

Thanks
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This is a great feature (Generator) I'm playing with now for couple days and its most of the time doesn't outputs as desired. I tried to workout most of the issues with work around (things not mentioned in the photoshop online help)

e.g
i have a bunch of layers with all possible effects, smart objects, blends (..crazy) All i need from the group is to output a bg for iphone, do i named the layer as "1136x640 BG_iPhone.png" (Obviously without quotes). The output it gives me 1356x640 ??

Applying Solution 1: Document was not cropped, so i cropped it, now it gives me some other resolution, but still not what is desired. It gives some 1245x640.

Applying Solution 2: I created a full mask (effectively means nothing if you used Photoshop for sometime), i tried this cos in other layer i used a mask and it outputs that layer correctly.

Applying Solution 3: Created a new mask, this time its smaller by 1px from all 4 sides. This works, this outputs the proper resolution, only problem, i'm losing one pixel from all 4 sides, not big deal in the current project, may not suit in other projects.

On Mac, sometime group won't be saved, but if I turned off the mask applied on it, it will save, turn it on and it doesn't save. weird!

Some layer won't export at a desired res, even the ones with single layd! And proper pixel boundary (cross checked with transform box), only applying mask will export them into correct res....

In rush hour i had to fiddle with it a lot to make it work, i lost a lot of time in that.

If this worked as desired, it would be heaven. Or atleast, if all the do's and don't's are documented somewhere will help us to make our psd suitable for this feature.
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Without your actual files, it is hard to guess what the problem might be. Perhaps your exact pixel sizes aren't the same ratio as the layer area and it is having trouble scaling. With masks, perhaps they are not a rectangle... I don't know the hidden rules for fixed pixel sizes either!

To be honest, I haven't had much experience using exact pixel values, instead using percentages.

Are you getting errors reported in the errors.txt log file?

Which version of Photoshop are you using?