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I understand that I can use the Open As command to save files as jpg for example and open them as psd. When I use the Open As command I receive a message that says cannot open as psd because it is not a valid photoshop doent. What's wrong? Thanks Bob...

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    I understand that I can use the Open As command to save files as jpg for example and open them as psd. When I use the Open As command I receive a message that says cannot open as psd because it is not a valid photoshop doent. What's wrong?
    Thanks
    Bob
    Bob Kern Guest

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    You misunderstand the function.

    Open As is for files that have no extension.

    In other words, if you have a TIFF file named "MyPic", Windows doesn't
    show it as a file type to open. Happens alot if getting files from a
    Macintosh user, as they often don't use the extension .tif.

    So you use Open As, choose TIFF, and it will open.
    You are merely telling PS what the file type is.

    To actually change from one file type to another, you must have file
    open, then use Save As.

    Make sense?

    Mac
    Mac McDougald Guest

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    Mac,

    Reading your descripition, and then reading the Help description of Open As, I can see how the two do not conflict.

    However, I never would have arrived at the correct conclusion by reading:

    "(Windows) Choose File > Open As, and select the file you want to open. Then choose the desired format from the Open As pop-up menu, and click Open."

    Thanks for the clue-in!

    Byron
    Byron Gale Guest

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    Mac
    The book I read (Absolute Beginners Guide to PE2 by Lisa Lee) clearly states that you can convert a jpeg to a psd by using open as. As with most computer books I've read, looks like this one is wrong, too. I'll use Save As as you suggest.
    Thanks for your help.
    Bob
    Bob Kern Guest

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    My Mac doesn't have Open As under the File menu. No wonder I was having trouble following this thread! :)
    Beth Haney Guest

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    Me too Beth.

    I also wanted to add that I have the Lee Book, just started using it, found one glaring error, and have not used it since. The beginners books I favor now is the "Visually" line on PE2 as well as the 50 Fast by Georges.

    Carl
    carl sutherland Guest

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    BETH,
    Reading the thread on Wilheim (Wall St Journal article) I realized that I owe you an apology.
    Quite some time ago I disagreed with you on how long one can expect pictures to last. You are so right about ways to keep pictures in good condition for a long long time. (Gulp...nearly choked on my previous words)
    MartyL
    Marty Landolt Guest

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    Marty,
    Beth is a good person. She would never make you eat your words!
    :o)
    Bert
    Bert Bigelow Guest

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