Adobe Photoshop CS6 – How to Set Up File Handling Preferences?

Photoshop file preferences

Adobe Photoshop lets you save files in various formats such as TIFF, BMP or JPEG in addition to the standard PSD format. Thanks to this feature, you can open these images on other image editing applications without any issues. Along with this, Photoshop also offers you to choose what information is saved in a file. For instance, you can choose to ignore rotation meta-data or EXIF profile tags and save other details in the image. In this article, let us see some of these interesting features for file handling in Photoshop CS6.

File preferences in Adobe Photoshop CS6

  • Camera RAW Preferences

Using this option, choose your default image settings, DNG file handling, and cache size. Here, you can also choose whether you want to open JPEG files using camera RAW option.

  • Prefer Adobe Camera RAW for supported RAW images

You can choose this option to use Camera RAW to open RAW images supported by Adobe.

  • Ignore EXIF profile tag

Select this option to have Photoshop ignore the sRGB meta-data that many cameras add to their images. Having this detail on your image may spoil the look of your image, so you want to select this option to ignore EXIF profile tag.

  • Ignore rotation meta-data

Some cameras have rotation data in the image i.e. it makes the image rotate 90 degrees upon opening. You can select this option for Photoshop to ignore such rotation data for images shot vertically.

  • Ask before saving layered TIFF files

This allows you to create layered images and save them in TIFF format. You can use this feature to use layered files without PSD format.

  • Disable compression of PSD and PSB files

This option disables compression of PSD and PSB files. Selecting this option saves files quickly but the files occupy considerably large space.

  • Maximize PSD and PSB compatibility

Selecting this option will maximize the compatibility of PSD and PSB files; that is you will be able to open these files in older versions of Photoshop and also in other image editing applications. It does so by saving a flattened as well as a layered file to ensure that other image editing applications can open the file.

  • Adobe Drive

Select this option if you need to share your file with other users when your computer is located on a network.

  • Recent file list contains

Choose the number of files you want to be listed under ‘Recently opened files’. You can select any number between 0 and 30.

These are some of the file handling preferences you can set in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Using this, you can modify what file information you want to be saved and what you don’t. Along with this, you can also modify other file handling preferences like auto-save a file, set up image previews etc.

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