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Chapter 16. Controlling Image Output > Saving a Document with a Different File ...

Saving a Document with a Different File Format

After all your hard work, you now need to save your document. The saving process involves selecting a specific file format, naming the file, and choosing a destination. Choose a file name, which will help identify the document (looking in a folder of 100 images and seeing files names, such as image_a, image_b, really doesn't help). Select a destination, such as a hard drive, removable media, or even rewritable CD or DVD. Determine the format of the document file. While name and location are important, the file format is crucial to the future of the image. The file format determines how the document is stored, and what information is saved with the file. Choosing the wrong format, may even prevent you from correctly outputting the file.

Save a Document with a Different File Format

Open a document.

Click the File menu, and then click Save As.

Enter a name in the Save As (Mac) or File Name (Win) box.

Click the Format list arrow, and then select a format.

See the table on the previous page for assistance.

Click the Where (Mac) or Save In (Win) list arrow, and then select a location to save the document file.

See Also

See “Understanding File Formats” on page 359 for information on the different file formats.


Select from the following Save options:

  • As A Copy. Check to save a copy of the file, while leaving the original open.

  • Alpha Channels. Check to save any alpha channel information.

  • Layers. Check to preserve all layers within the document.

  • Annotations. Check to save any audio, or note annotations with the document.

  • Spot Colors. Check to save any spot channel information.

Select from the following Color options:

  • Use Proof Setup (Win). Check to create a color-managed Windows document.

  • Embed Color Profile (Mac). Check to create a color-managed Macintosh document.

  • ICC Profile (Win). Check to create a color-managed Windows document.

Click Save.


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