Help with Photoshop Elements 8


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JimJam
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Hi all,

So, I bought a Nikon D5000, and have been shooting in RAW. I batch processed a load of photos into JPEG, just to see that I could do it, and it worked fine. However, now when I try and 'save as' or 'batch process' RAW files, it only lets me save them as PSDs, TIFs and a couple of others, but not JPEG.

Can anyone tell me where I've gone wrong ? It's probably something obvious. Cheers !
#1 at 12:59:28 - 08/01/2010
peej
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What colour depth and image mode are your original images? You might need to change mode to RGB to get the other options.

Have to say that I sneakily use Fireworks for any batch processing. Photoshop's OK but Fireworks is a lot better.

#2 at 13:02:16 - 08/01/2010
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Thanks for the tipoff Peej - I'll look into that one.

And thankyou for the suggestions too. Realised what I'd done wrong after you mentioned the colour-depth stuff. The RAW processing was set to 16-bit colour, and should have been 8-bit for JPEGs. All working well now.
#3 at 13:19:54 - 08/01/2010
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Yup it's usually something like that. JPGs are a funny format to try and convert to, and pngs aren't well enough supported by browsers so it's amazing how many times I still end up using gifs for web graphics etc.

I have tons of performance issues with Photoshop CS4 so I ended up ditching it in favour of CS3 at home. No idea why it should be so slow and shitty at home considering my rig.
#4 at 13:24:43 - 08/01/2010

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