Replace by PNG / Replace by JPEG

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10 Oct, 2012 01:11 AM

It would be nice to have a function to replace a jpg image with a png saved at the same place and named the same way, except for the extension... when doing chromakey, some images just need to be done in photoshop, and replacing an image with the import option panel is tricky... the only way we fond is to rename the .png into .jpg and refresh... it works but photoshop refuses to open the image if a retouch is necessery... Such a function could also disable the affected chromakey settings on this image and re-enable it if switched back to jpg.

  1. 1 Posted by rickm on 11 Oct, 2012 02:05 AM

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    We get around this prob this way: While still in Photoshop, add a layer as a new background and fill with any color not appearing in the subject- magenta or purple, for eg. Flatten and save that as a jpeg with the same name (overwriting the old one). When you refresh, you have an image with a perfectly flat pure purple or magenta background rather than green- then it's just one click to re-chromakey it.
    Of course, we save not only the psd file but also a copy of the orig jpeg in case we have to go back and redo it.
    Hope that makes sense (it's late in the day!).

  2. 2 Posted by fritz91 on 11 Oct, 2012 03:43 AM

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    Keying the image twice (photoshop + neopack) could reduce the final quality I guess, plus it doesn't remove the problem of moving or renaming original jpgs...But I keep this idea in mind Thank you

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