Um....Tiff to JPG?

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  1. Sarah23

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    OK, so I saved a bunch of RAW to TIFF, and now I am ready to save it as JPG so I can give it to the my friend on a CD.

    I have it all open in photoshop....and there isnt an option when I go to "SaveAs" to save it as JPG.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    Under file...there is a 'save as'...isn't there?

    It may be that you have 16 bit files and you have to convert them to 8 bit before you can save them. That should be under the Image menu (I think).
     
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    I have PSE and I can do it. Keep looking.
     
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    Yah, goto image>mode>change to 8bit and then save as jpg
     
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    If you did save from 16 bit, your files would be way too big. There's little point in having a 10 meg .jpg to print a 4X6 ;).
     
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    ahh...thats it....its 16bit


    THANKS!
     
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    BTW, just save the RAW files. There is no need to save to .tif (that I'm aware of anyway- they're about the same size and RAW has everything you need.).
     
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    the only reason i saved it to tif was because I wasnt done editing, but i wanted to be able to see a thumbnail so I didnt have to search for a picture and take the time to open each RAW (I have a dinosaur for a computer!)

    I also just found a plug-in that will make it possible for me to see RAW thumbnails in Windows Explorer....so yay!
     
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    Can you save as a RAW file in Photoshop? I'm pretty sure you can't do that in the version of Photoshop that I use.
    Also, make sure you don't save over your original file.

    I often save as PSD (Photoshop file), which is the same size as TIFF files.
     
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    Yeah....i saved in TIFF in a different folder, and then converted all those to JPG. (which wasnt fun because I did them one at a time....i couldnt do a batch from 16bit to 8bit either...maybe you can and I just havent figured it out?)
     
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    What you needed is an action, from which you could batch the entire folder.

    Open one of your images that is a 16 bit tif that you want to save as an 8 bit jpg.

    Go to your actions and hit new action (looks like a post-it being peeled from the bottom left), give it a name, and hit record.

    Then change it to 8 bit, and do a "save as" in jpg, close the image, then hit the stop button on your action window.

    Delete the one jpg you just made.

    Go to file -> automate -> batch, choose your action, choose your source folder, check both the "suppress" options, and set "Destination" to none.

    That should do it, and it's a handy little action to keep for the next time ;)
     
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    oh how neat!! I had just heard of actions the other day (someone had them for sale on their website) and i didnt know what in the world they were. THANKS!!!
     

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