Why can’t i save as jpeg in photoshop

I’m a photographer, and I use Photoshop to edit my photos. Sometimes I want to save my edited photos as JPEGs rather than in their native PSD format. However, when i try to do this, Photoshop tells me that it can’t save it as a jpeg because “you need to use the Save for Web feature”. What does this mean? Why can’t I just click “Save” like normal? Does anyone know how I can get around this problem?

Put the jpeg file in a folder of your choice.

  • Put the jpeg file in a folder of your choice.
  • Right-click on the file, select rename and add jpg extension at the end of the file name. In the pop-up window at the bottom you will have an option to use this name for all files, click “use this name for all” and hit enter

Right-click on the file, select rename and add JPG extension at the end of the file name.

Now that you’ve changed the extension to jpg, go ahead and save the file. As long as your image has been saved in a format that Photoshop supports, it should be saved with no problems.

As long as you’re not trying to save a vector-based file type like .eps or .ai (Adobe Illustrator), this same method will work for any other file type in Photoshop—including PSD files!

In the pop-up window at the bottom you will have an option to use this name for all files.

In the pop-up window at the bottom you will have an option to use this name for all files. This means that all files will be renamed with the same extension. This is useful if you want to rename all files at once, but generally not something you would want to do when saving a single image as JPEG or PNG.

Click “use this name for all” and hit enter.

Now that you’ve saved one file as a JPEG, you can use this method to save all the other files in your folder. Open Notepad and type in “rename *.jpg” without the quotes. Then save your text document with a name like “rename_all_files” (without any quotes).

When you run this batch rename script, it will automatically change all JPG files to JPEGs and save them correctly. This method is also useful if you want to change all PNGs or GIFs into JPGs too!

As long as you rename all files to jpg, it should work fine!

Double-check that you’re actually saving as JPEG. The extension might be hiding in a dropdown menu; if so, click on it to make sure your file is being saved as JPEG.

As long as you rename all files to jpg, it should work fine!

Conclusion

If you look at the file properties, it’ll tell you that the file is a PSD. So, even though it looks like a JPEG, it’s not technically one.

This happens because Photoshop does not support saving as JPG (JPEG is its native format). Check here JPEG to JPG compressor.