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kathyinaz
04-15-2008, 07:45 PM
When should I save something as a PSD or jpeg? I've made up some paper that I would like to scan and use for digital layouts - do I save it as jpeg or psd? If I save it as psd I don't get a preview of it in my folder -just that icon that says photo. Jpeg shows me what it looks like. I can still use it in a new file as jpeg, right? I'm a bit confused....
(I'm using Photoshop Elements 3, if it makes any difference..and just getting the hang of it.)
thanks

amyleigh1204
04-15-2008, 08:14 PM
When should I save something as a PSD or jpeg? I've made up some paper that I would like to scan and use for digital layouts - do I save it as jpeg or psd? If I save it as psd I don't get a preview of it in my folder -just that icon that says photo. Jpeg shows me what it looks like. I can still use it in a new file as jpeg, right? I'm a bit confused....
(I'm using Photoshop Elements 3, if it makes any difference..and just getting the hang of it.)
thanks

If you have completed your paper and don't want to make any changes to it, you can save it as a jpg. PSD preserves the layers of the image, so that you can go back to it later and make more changes. PSD files are much larger than jpg files.

Andrea
04-15-2008, 08:17 PM
Both! Then, you can make changes to it later if you want!

Victoria32
04-16-2008, 07:50 AM
I agree with Andrea. I save my original layered PSD file and a jpg for printing.
You never know when you might want to go back and reuse portions of a layered file.

mammy2one
04-16-2008, 08:44 AM
aha, another great tip. I always wondered why save in .psd when I can save as a .jpg

kathyinaz
04-16-2008, 07:26 PM
I thought I had read somewhere about saving as both - now I know why.
Thanks!

lawgal
04-19-2008, 12:22 PM
If you want to confuse the situation, I sometimes also save as png instead of jpg, especially when I wish to retain transparencies, which are lost in jpgs.

Victoria32
04-19-2008, 09:38 PM
I save as png files as well for the same reason you do.