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Why Won’t Photoshop Let Me Save for Web?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 1:17 pm

Photoshop is a widely used program for crafting digital images, but it isn’t always the best tool for every job. When it comes to saving images for use on the web, there are better options available.

PRO TIP: When trying to save an image for web in Photoshop, you may receive the following error message: “Could not complete this operation because the file is already in use.” This is due to a Photoshop bug that can occur when saving images for web. The workaround is to close all other applications and try again. If you still receive the error message, restart your computer and try again.

One reason why Photoshop may not be the best choice for saving images for the web is that it doesn’t support all file formats. While JPEG and PNG are both popular formats for web images, GIF is also frequently used. Photoshop can save images in JPEG and PNG format, but not GIF.

Another reason to consider using a different program is that Photoshop’s file sizes can be quite large. This isn’t always a problem, but it can make loading times slow if the image is being used on a website or in an email. Programs like JPEGmini can help reduce file size without compromising quality, making them a better option for web use.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether or not to use Photoshop for saving images for the web. If you need to support GIF format or are worried about file size, there are other options available that may be better suited to your needs.

Drew Clemente

Drew Clemente

Devops & Sysadmin engineer. I basically build infrastructure online.