Originally Posted by donakat
The jpg files will open in whatever app you specify is the default. In the Finder window, right-click on a file (if you have a 2-button mouse), or just control-click the one button till a contextual menu comes up. Choose "open with" and then the appropriate application. You can say to choose Preview for jpgs as that is an easy way to view them without going to the time and RAM commitment of opening Photoshop.
As to file size, 60-70 MB is not bad. My multi-layer LOs wind up between 90-110 MB as psd files. So, you've done nothing wrong. That is just the reality of it, and why we generally need EHDs to handle the files. Once you've made sure the LO is what you want to keep for printing, and won't need to do any more alterations, you can save a final flattened jpg at high resolution for your archive, and get rid of the psd file. Or not... depending on your level of paranoia about crashes, file losses, etc.
Thank you donakat! I right clicked and changed the default to Preview. I feel so stupid... I should have know that. Duh!! I guess I'll continue to ask stupid questions now that I've started... lol... do you know if there's a place to set this as a default setting so that all of my jpeg layouts will always open in Preview? Or will I have to do this with every individually with every finished layout. Thanks in advance!
Also, thank you for the .psd info. I had no idea they'd be that huge, so I guess saving all of my layered files isn't going to be an option! LOLOL... unless I get a much bigger EHD than I have now!
Lots to learn, lots to learn...