Save a flat photo to JPEG Photoshop CS6


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Saving a flat photo to JPEG

Our final format is JPEG, which is great for archiving continuous tone digital photographs. Now it does have its limitations. Under no circumstances can you save layers or transparency, and JPEG always applies lossy compression, meaning that it rewrites the colors of the pixels as it saves the file. In return it delivers much smaller images. So for example, the layered version of this 45 million pixel panorama, saved to the native PSD format with maximized compatibility turned off, consumes 180 megabytes on disk.

That's pretty good given that as we can see down here in the lower left corner of the window, the image consumes 237 megabytes in RAM. When I save the flat version of the image to the TIFF and PNG formats using their lossless compression schemes, the image consumes about 70 megabytes on disk, which is less than half the size of the layered image. Using JPEG, we can get this file down to at most about 30 megabytes, which is half again the file size, and if we ramp up the compre...

Saving a flat photo to JPEG
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Saving a flat photo to JPEG provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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