Save Document as JPEG, PDS, PDF, TIF and PNG in Photoshop CS6 for Windows

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    To begin, we should have our document opened
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    To learn how to do that, we can refer to another VisiHow video on opening a new document.
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    Then, we click "File" in the top left-hand corner to bring up a menu
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    We should move our cursor to "Save" to overwrite the file or "Save As...", which is a safer choice.
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    We click "Save As..." once
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    Photoshop will ask us where we want to save the file. We may prefer saving in various folders. In this video, we can pick "Libraries", "My Documents", or "Desktop".
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    We can type the name of the file
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    This will be reflected in the "File name:" box.
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    Move the mouse over to "Format:" underneath our entered name
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    The default setting is "Photoshop (*.PSD; *.PDD)". This is a really good format when we are saving in Photoshop because when we have different layers, they will be saved within the document. The layers may be reflected at the right-hand side of the Photoshop window. We'll just open the file and see where we were before. PSD does not compress everything into one flat image.
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    We select a Photoshop file (PSD) and click "Save"
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    It is recommended not to edit any of the option in the "Save As..." menu unless we work with something very specific. The file will be saved.
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    Alternatively, we click "Cancel" to come back and not save our document
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    We click "File" and "Save As..." again
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    We'll select JPEG now.
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    We click the "Format" drop-down menu
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    The list is in the alphabetical order.
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    We click "JPEG (*.JPG; *.JPEG; *.JPE)"
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    We'll be shown other JPEG files as well, and "JPG" will be put at the end of the file name. JPEG flattens the image and compresses the file. We should only save as JPEG when we have finished editing the image. We have to ensure that we have the Photoshop files as well as a backup if we need to change anything, maybe the text layers, images, and so on.
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    We click "Save" to save as JPEG
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    Changing the details is not recommended.
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    We'll be able to change the image quality
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    We can keep the slider at "large file" just to ensure that we have the maximum quality. The default setting might be on "Medium". Depending on our preferences, we just move the scroller either by clicking or dragging.
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    We can also type the number in the "Quality" field at the left-hand side
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    The quality indicator ("Low", "Medium", "High", or "Maximum") will reflect the selection.
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    We can also select the quality preset
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    Naturally, if we choose "Low", the quality will change to the lowest setting. For uploading purposes, we might need "Medium" or "High" rather than "Maximum". It just depends on our preferences.
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    It is recommended to leave the "Format Options" at the default setting unless we have a very specific setting that we are after
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    We click "OK" to finally save our JPEG
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    We click "File" and "Save As..." again
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    We click the "Format" drop-down menu and click "Photoshop PDF (*.PDF;*.PDP)"
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    The "Save As" window will just show the PDF files now. The "pdf" extension will be put after the name of our document.
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    We can go through as normal and click "Save"
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    The PDF format is very good, because we can use it in Adobe Reader. This is a book format. It is compatible with presentations. Clicking "Save" will save the file as PDF. It will take a few seconds.
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    We click "OK"
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    We'll have another pop-up window where we can edit specific things about our PDF document.
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    We can choose quality from the "Adobe PDF Preset" drop-down menu
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    The automatic selection is "High Quality Print". It is recommended to leave the default options.
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    We can click the "Standard" drop-down menu
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    We can select specific PDF types. We can keep the default setting, "None".
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    We can click "Compatibility"
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    We can leave the default setting. The up-to-date version will be selected.
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    We can click through "General", "Compression", "Output", "Security", and "Summary"
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    If we are just starting to work with Photoshop, it is perfectly fine to leave the default options anyway.
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    We can click "Save Preset..." to save the settings saved
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    They'll be used next time we save as PDF. We won't need to change the settings each time.
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    Alternatively, when we are satisfied with our selections, we click "Save PDF" and "Yes"
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    There will be a tab showing us how much of the file has been saved.
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    We click "File" and "Save As..." again
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    We click the "Format" drop-down menu
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    It's the same thing for choosing any format we are after.
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    Let's click "PNG (*.PNG;*.PNS)
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    It's the same thing as JPEG. PNG images might be lossless. The "png" will be put at the end of the file name.
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    We click "Save"
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    We can select compression and the presence of the interlaced rendering
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    We might want to leave everything at the default settings at this point.
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    We click "OK"
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    We'll see the tab with the percentage of how much of the file has been saved.
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    We click "File" and "Save As..." again
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    We click the "Format" drop-down menu
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    Let's click "TIFF (*.TIF;*.TIFF)"
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    TIFF is very similar to JPEG. Both can compress the image, but TIFF can generally make a higher quality image that is compressed, whereas JPEG ruins the quality, depending on with what we are working. "tif" will be put as extension of the file name. It is recommended to leave it as it is.
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    We click "Save"
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    We can click through "Image Compression" options
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    We can leave it on "NONE" or select "JPEG" if we prefer. We'll get a pop-up warning about compatibility with JPEG.
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    Let's click "No" and leave the selection at "NONE"
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    One of the "Image Compression" choices will give us the quality choice as well. Generally, "NONE" is perfectly fine.
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    The options below "Image Compression" are very advanced
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    It is recommended leaving them as they are.
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    We click "OK" when we are satisfied with selections
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    The TIF document will be saved.
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