When you’re working with images in Photoshop, you may want to save them in different formats for different purposes. PNG is a popular format for web images, but you may have noticed that when you try to save a file as PNG in Photoshop, you only have the option to save it as a 8-bit or 24-bit PNG. So why can’t you save as PNG in Photoshop?
The reason you can’t save as PNG in Photoshop is because the PNG format doesn’t support all of the features of the Photoshop file format. When you try to save a Photoshop file as a PNG, some of the information in the file is lost.
This includes things like layer information, transparency information, and color profiles. As a result, your saved PNG file may not look exactly like the original Photoshop file.
There are some workarounds that you can use to save your Photoshop file as a PNG. One workaround is to export your file as a TIFF, and then convert the TIFF to a PNG using an external image converter.
Another workaround is to flatten your image and then save it as a PNG. However, these workarounds are not ideal, and they can result in lower quality images.
So why can’t you save as PNG in Photoshop? The answer is that the PNG format doesn’t support all of the features of the Photoshop file format. If you need to save your image as a PNG, you can use one of the workarounds mentioned above.