The PSD files use a considerable amount of space on your hard disk because they contain layers and other graphical properties that constitute an image. These layers are necessary for further processing of the image. Many image editing software and viewers may not recognize this file format, and you may find the PSD files non-legitimate while using such applications.
Image file formats like JPEG, PNG, and GIF are better recognized over the Internet and the other computing foregrounds. These formats are accepted universally even over the mobile operating systems.
As per the best practices, while creating an image in Photoshop, create an image file in the PSD format and save the image with some other readily accepted file extension like .JPEG, .PNG, etc.
The steps that are provided below will surely help you follow the best practices while using Photoshop.
- Initialize the Photoshop program from the Start menu, using any account privileges.
- On the opened interface, select File from the menu bar.
- From the drop-down list that appears, click on Open.
- On the Open box, browse and open the target file. (In PSD format).
- On the interface, select Layer from the menu bar.
- From the drop-down list, click on Flatten Image.
- Back on the interface, select File from the menu bar.
- From the drop-down, click on Save As.
- On the Save As window, click on the arrow facing downwards, next to the Format section.
- On the drop-down that appears, select JPEG (*.jpeg:*.jpg:*.jpe .
- Hit the Save button to save the file.
Now this file format can be used over different image viewers on your system and with different applications over the Internet. Images saved in popular formats are quite easy to use. You can very easily send and share these files over your mobile devices also. If you keep this in practice, you will surely get benefitted.