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Old 01-13-2009, 04:15 PM
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Question Maximize compatibility after the fact?

Until now, I have been using Photoshop CS3 alone and saw no reason to maximize compatibility when saving PSD files. But now, I'm interested in getting Lightroom, which requires layered PSD files to be saved with the max compatibility option.

Is there any way I can go back and save PSD files with maximum compatibility, other than opening them all and resaving them? Is there a way to automate this for a bunch of files?

Will Lightroom work OK with flattened files, even if they're saved without maximum compatibility?

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:53 AM
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Re: Maximize compatibility after the fact?

Lightroom does work with flattened files, and it throws up rather cryptic error messages when it finds files that aren't saved with maximum compatibility.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:18 AM
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Re: Maximize compatibility after the fact?

You can make automations to do anything. Just open a file, create the atn. Press record and save the file like you want (keep in mind that files will save in the same place every time no matter where you start) then push stop.

Put all the PSD's into a folder and run the automation, preferably at night while your sleeping.

You could also do this to flatten your images.

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:26 PM
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Re: Maximize compatibility after the fact?

Thanks, Keven.

Actually, I had very few files that needed to be changed. I flattened most of them to save space.

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