Elements: PSE 8 problems saving JPEG files

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I have Photoshop Elements 8 and it is doing something weird. After correcting an image, I go to "Save As", name the image, make sure that it says JPEG underneath and click Save. When I go to the original file, the saved image is not a JPEG -- I'm not sure what it is, but I can't open it or use it. It looks like a piece of paper with a corner folded down and it has the little calendar-looking picture (like the one you click to indicate tiles, icon, etc.). I must have JPEGs. HELP!!!!!!! I worked on approx. 20 images last night -- half of them came out fine -- the other half (probably the last half I worked on) came out unusable. What happened? Did I hit something wrong? How does this make me feel -- panicked, I'm on a deadline with these pictures!
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Chris Cox

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Does the file you saved have the .jpg extension?

If not, does it work when you add the .jpg extension?
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I am also having this problem. It only allows to save as a PSD file...other options is internet explorer or picture viewer by apple? When I try to later chage in the "adobe photoshop elements" where it was created.... "save as" it is not an option...it no longer has a save option at all. When I look in my "pictures file" it is not there either. Could you help. I just want to send my pictures to a photo company to print these pictures and it does not allow to get picture to tranfer. than you.
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You probably added content that doesn't work in JPEG, like 16 bit/channel or layer data.
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I had the same problem. This is your definitive answer, and it's incredibly simple. When you edited one of your photos you added something to the name after the
". JPEG" to identify it as the edited version. Windows is trying to read that as part of the file identification and it does not recognize it. Make sure your file names end with ".JPEG" (or nothing) and magically they will appear as thumbnails.