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13 - Save as a JPEG

(Photoshop Elements 11 & Later)

You've been saving your photograph as a Photoshop file.

A Photoshop file has all of the layers.

But, you can't e-mail or print a Photoshop file.

Save your file as a JPEG.

Do the following.

Windows

1) At the top of your screen, go to File > Save As.

2) In the format box, change Photoshop to JPEG.

3) Click Save.

4) Note how Photoshop Elements has appended copy to the name of your file.

That's so your original file is preserved.

If you don't change the name, the original will be replaced by the edited version.

5) Click Save.

6) In the JPEG Options window, change the quality setting to 12 with the slider.

7) Click OK.

Let's say your photograph is DSC_1234.jpg.

You now have three versions of it on your flash drive.

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Three Versions: Edited JPEG, Original JPEG, Photoshop PSD

Next

Mac

1) At the top of your screen, go to File > Save As.

2) In the format box, change Photoshop to JPEG.

3) Click Save.

4) Change the name of your file.

That's so your original file is preserved.

If you don't change the name, the original will be replaced by the edited version.

I like to add -edited.

DSC_1234-edited.jpg

Make sure you don't disturb the .jpg at the end.

.jpg must be at the end.

5) Click Save.

6) In the JPEG Options window, change the quality setting to 12 with the slider.

7) Click OK.

Let's say your photograph is DSC_1234.jpg.

You now have three versions of it on your flash drive.

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Three Versions: Original JPEG, Photoshop PSD, Edited JPEG

More about Saving

It was suggested above that you open from, and save to, a flash drive.

Do so until you're ready to learn more about opening and saving.

We'll do that after a couple of classes.

To learn more about opening and saving, go to Opening Files and Saving Files.