Please Don't Replace Hyphens in Save for Web ...

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PSE automatically changes spaces in a filename when choosing "Save for Web ..."

Many users will choose this option to save a JPG file that is not destined for the web. Removing those hyphens is a bother. Instead, I recommend a warning when a filename includes spaces:

Warning: Your filename includes spaces which will lead to problems when putting the image on the web.

o Don't show this warning again

etc.
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Al Lastname

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Steve Lehman

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ALL websites require that no spaces exist in filenames to exist in for website and every website host has this protocol.   When you use that option in Adobe, it will change the filename to no spaces.  There nothing you can do to replace the protocol from all of the website manufactures in the World.  There are millions of those.   

So you think it's easy to change to a JPG?  Find another solution for that.  Most of us do not use that option.   It's not a good option for your purpose.   

Steve Lehman, mcse



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Thanks, Steve.

I need to save files in JPG format. These files will never appear on a web site. They are for my own use. As it stands, I have to save them then change the filename (replacing hyphens with spaces). I am not the only one who needs this.

I don't know what you mean by "change a JPG." I am not doing that. I'm using PSE to modify an image and save it as a JPG to be used by another app. Because PSE changes the file name I select, I need to change the filename back.

I either have to

Choose File/Save As, change the type to JPG, set options, and save them.

or

Choose File/Save for Web, set size, and save them.

The latter is more convenient.


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Frankly, I will be blunt.  Be like a real tech and save it correctly.  To copy your quote, Choose File/Save As, change the file type to JPG, and save them.  There is no trick to saving files, and the way you are doing it causes more work.  So save them the right way, to save time.   

BTW, most of us save them in TIFF files because JPG compressed a file 80% to 90%.  TIFF is uncompressed and is more flexible for editing. 

I will give you a link to my own company website, to a page that shows every single file format and what it does.   Okay?   Read up on them so you'll be like a tech.   Have fun, but read all of it.  ("test on Friday", oops you already miss that!)   

File formats at pixavers.com
http://pixsavers.com/photoformats.html