Reducing file type choices when saving files in Photoshop

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Whenever one saves a file, a long list of file types are provided from which to choose. I only use a few of these. Is there anyway to rid this list of those I will never use and just have a list of the ones I want? I was advised to post this here and perhaps it will make the list as a feature request. Thanks!
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Ken Jaskot

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Cristen Gillespie

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I think almost everyone I know has asked for this at one time or another. Most of us probably only use 4 of the formats on any kind of regular basis. Here we can shorten our menus if we want, and still reveal all if we need. But the file format list is stuck in the last century.
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You can go in to the Photoshop application file itself and remove them individually.

If your on Mac, follow this below.
Go to your Applications folder, then the Photoshop folder. Within the Photoshop folder you need to right click on the Photoshop app and choose 'Show Package Contents'.

This puts you in the Contents folder, from here just follow this path:
Contents » Required » Plug-Ins » File Formats

Remove formats at will. Not the cleanest or most correct way but it'll get those archaic formats out of the way for you.
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Cristen Gillespie

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What it won't do is let you see them all again quickly when someone wants you to work with a format you don't typically use. But if you really don't want them and are sure you never will need them, I guess getting rid of PS's ability to handle them is the way to go. I personally prefer the idea of us hounding them to come up with a better solution.<G>
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It's about time this problem (and it IS a problem) was fixed. We've been complaining about this for at least 7 years, and the best we ever got was from Cox basically saying "Deal with it, I can't be bothered".  Great way to treat the user base...
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Gordon Greaves

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I'm hounding. I want it fixed some time before I die of old age, and you don't have much longer... :)
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Cristen Gillespie

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If only we could stuff the ballot box, putinesque style.  '-}
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Gordon Greaves

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Why not? Tell everyone you know. I already posted it on the Photoshop Facebook page - it mysteriously disappeared...