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Chapter 11. Saving and Printing Images > Understanding File Formats

Understanding File Formats

Photoshop Elements lets you save an image in any of 15 different file formats, from the native, information-rich Photoshop format to optimized formats for the Web, such as GIF and JPEG. Among these is an extremely specialized collection of formats (PCX, PICT Resource, Pixar, PNG, Raw, Scitex CT, and Targa, if you must know) that you’ll rarely ever need to use and so won’t be described here. What follows, then, are descriptions of the most common file formats, presented in the order that they appear in the Format pop-up menu, in the Save As dialog box.


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