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Elements 9 won't save image as a jpeg...

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by gray1720, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    ...so what am I doing wrong this time? I expect it's me, as usual...

    I'm editing a photo I scanned from a print and saved as a TIFF. Now I want it as a JPEG for faster downloading to a photobok site, but for some reason Elephants is only giving me a limited number of file type options - PSD, Targa, Photoshop RAW, PNG and TIFF I think.
    Bright ideas welcomed!


  2. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Does the image have layers? If so, you'll have to flatten/merge them before you can save it as a jpeg. Hope that does the trick!

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  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I'll check this evening - I didn't think I'd added any layers, but...

  4. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    Also, if the tiff image is 16 bit you'll need to convert it to 8 bit to save as a jpeg ....I think that's right, I'm on a bus right now!

  5. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    Make sure you press.....save as.....and not......save......You probably know this but I just thought I would mention it.
  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Ta -it was the 8-bit thing in the end. Much appreciated!

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
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  7. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    That WPS my guess, if you are working with higher than 8 bit It won't do .jpg. Good to see that problem is solved.

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