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Old 05-27-2004, 08:44 PM
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CS "SAVE AS" PROBLEM

I have a file consisting of 3 - 3X5 images of the same subject in different settings, which I intend to print on one sheet.
The problem: I want to crop each image and save it as a seperate file, do the restoration and then put them back together.

After cropping and saving each section as part A, B, and C, I go to open them, but the file name has become "file type". I have tried saving as JPEG and PSD, but they come up as "type A file" or "type B" etc., and will not open.
However, If I choose to use "Open Recent", they will open.
Can someone tell me what is going on here?

Greg
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:43 PM
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I would suspect that you are putting a . (dot) in the file name which means text after this is then being read as the file type. Put a - (dash) instead.

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Old 05-27-2004, 09:53 PM
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CS "save as" problem

That fixed it! Is this something new in CS? I have always used . dots in my file names.
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:19 PM
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On PC's you should not use a dot except between the filename and file type, this has been so since the days of DOS. If your on a MAC then I can't say.

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Old 05-27-2004, 10:31 PM
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CS "save as" problem

I'll take your word for it, since that fixed my problem. However, I went back through my photo files to check this out. I have lots of files with one or more dots in the file name, as I will "save as" revisions under different names.
This is the first time I have run into this problem and only in CS.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-28-2004, 01:18 AM
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That is odd -- almost any Windows application that doesn't insist on the old 8.3 naming standard lets you put dots in your filenames.

And, as you said, I've just tried saving a file in PS7 as file.with.dots.in.psd and it saves and opens perfectly. So this does sound like a bug they've introduced in CS. It might be worth contacting Adobe in case this can be fixed in a later service pack/patch they may be planning.
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:17 AM
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I use CS also and I did a save as on a picture I called home.picture.A.jpg and then again changing it around some...home-picture.A.jpg and I didn't have any problems opening either one back up. So I'm not sure why your's wouldn't work. Had it been a while since you rebooted or had you been working in photoshop for a while with large files? Sometimes if I have been doing that on my older computer (less memory) PS will start to act up and I have to reboot.
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:06 AM
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CS "save as" problem

I am using an HP Desktop w/P4 and XP Home. I reboot several times a day because programs just seem to run faster and better by doing this. I have been running PS 7 for over 2 years and have never had a problem putting dots in my filenames. This problem just started after installing CS and only in CS. When I go back and use PS 7, everything works right.
However, changing the dot to a dash did fix the problem.
I would be interested in knowing if others have encountered this problem.
Thanks for all the replies.

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