Image File Formats Explained: When to Save As What in Photoshop

On this video, Photoshop product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes takes a look at the topic of file formats and saving in Adobe Photoshop.

Hughes talks about 32bit and 16bit and 8bit, PSD vs. PSB formats, Openexr, TIFF (which has several advantages and disadvantages). He also goes to discuss PDF, PNG, GIF and of course the several types of JPEG. Some of these formats support transparency (most don’t) and more.

If you are looking to learn a bit more about 32bit images in Photoshop be sure to check  Rafael Concepcion’s video on 32Bit HDR in Adobe Photoshop CC.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can also check out all of Hughes previous videos on this dedicated page.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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