Are you a frustrated Adobe software user, in particular with Photoshop, who is continually having to go to your finder and add file extensions manually?
There seem to have been many articles, posts and tweets regarding the issue of Adobe Photoshop saving files without the three character file extension being added.
Another bug from Adobe you're wondering. Not quite, not this time. Although, there are some frustrating 'features' added to the new CC updates. For now though,
let's talk about this annoyance of the missing file extensions.
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For some reason, in the latest versions of Photoshop, whenever I saved a file and then viewed that file in Mac finder,
the file name was missing the extension. Whether it be .jpg .tif or .psd. Now, as I don't have time for fanny-ing around
with such a laborious task of manually adding extensions to my files I trawled the web for an answer.
After some research and digging around, praise the almighty one, I found the answer.
And here it is…
The solution to your file extension name problems…
- click on the top left menu item 'Photoshop CC' which is next to the Apple icon.
- Then choose Preferences
- and then File Handling
Once the window opens, choose 'always' from the 'Append File Extension' drop down menu, as shown below:
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About the Author
Chris Heighton / Creative Director
I've been an Artworker, Graphic Designer, Web designer and Creative Director for over 15 years now. Adobe software is second to none. Fact. However, as with
any software come updates and it takes us, as software users, many hours in getting to grips with latest release and big updates.
These invariably causes frustration to us creatives' who just want to 'crack on' with being creative. And so, the quickest way to find an answer to a software problem is to ask an expert.
If you have any Adobe Photoshop.,
Illustrator or Indesign questions, please tweet me at @chris5and3.