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It is possible to save paths in JPG. Loading a clipping path that has been already saved inside the JPG format is also a true statement.

Just click on Paths in Photoshop and it will automatically show up the path. You can right click it and make a selection, fill path, etc...
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I've seen users with images that say "with clipping path.." How is this possible? I thought you could only save a clipping path within a TIFF file and not a JPG? Has that changed?
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cool! I wonder when that changed? I'll give it a try. In the past you could only contain a path within an eps or tiff file. thx
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No, you could contain a clipping path in a jpg for quite some time. Designers used EPS because it was a lossless format, and programes like Illustrator required an EPS in order to use the outline within the application.
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Posted: 10/28/2004, 10:12:50 AM
Could somebody please explain how to save a clipping paht in JPG file. Thank you.
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Posted: 10/28/2004, 10:20:50 AM
This thread is missing some posts, it is a very old thread, from the old message boards.
Posted: 10/28/2004, 10:20:51 AM
Recently learnt this nice feature but I am not an expert. Used in PS, for those who know how to use a pen tool, its quite easy. 1.From the menu of PS select [window] then [paths]

2. Create a new path as you use to do in your normal layers

3.Use your pen tool as usual to outline your object

4. You can save your file as usual in jpg. The path will also be saved.

5. Open the saved file to see the result. Go to [paths] and your clipping path will be there

6. You can work with the Clipping Path with make selection-feather etc

I did not check whether this has been explained somewhere here. if so please ignore this.

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Edited: 10/28/2004, 10:59:26 AM
Here's an article I found in addition to InspireMe's great tutorial in the Photo Utilities section:

5 Masking Techniques with PhotoShop

Could be useful for everybody.
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Edited: 12/09/2004, 06:17:02 AM
Cool article Demonike!

Thank you for sharing this.

Brest wishes!


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The Technique Articles Was Very Informative.

Yes, You can Save Clipping Paths With jpeg files in photoshop. I think it was possible since version 6.

Basicly clipping paths are created with the pen tool in photoshop.

1. Select the path tool and draw your paths around the image you want to keep. You may need several path layers if the image calls for it.

2. Once you have drawn you paths save the apths.

3. When Saving the file as a jpeg make sure you select save clipping paths with the file.

Basicly someone who opens up this file will be able to select the paths created and remove the object from the background with having to do any masking, erasing, etc.

Links Regarding Clipping Paths:

Embedded Paths

Adobe Tutorial

Using Clipping Paths

Clipping Paths, Masks, Etc.

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"In Windows, the Photoshop, JPEG, JPEG 2000, DCS, EPS, PDF, and TIFF formats support paths. In Mac OS, all available file formats support paths." - Photoshop CS Helpfile

This is indeed a neat feature of JPEG files. In fact, one of the questions on my Adobe Certified Exam asked "what file formats support vector paths?", and listed all the web formats which you wouldn't expect, including JPG. Fortunately, I had researched this before.

The JPEG 2000 file format has even more neat features, including being able to focus a Region of Interest as defined by an alpha channel. It supports LOSSLESS compression, as well as 16-BIT color or grayscale files, 8-bit transparency, and it can retain ALPHA channels and SPOT channels. Cool, eh? Macromedia has its money on PNG, but I would back Adobe with JPEG 2000, as I find PNG to compress poorly for the filesize, and look at these new JPEG options - 16 bit color, spot channels, and the same multiple layers of transparency as PNG. The only problem with it is that it requires an additional plug-in that most people don't have.
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Posted: 12/25/2004, 03:21:39 AM
Demonlike: That article on masking techiques was very good.

I would like to add though, that it's oftimes a good idea to use multiple techniques to properly extract an image (ie, you might use the pen tool to extract one part of a body, then use the extract filter to add in wispy hair). My favorite technique is the Quickmask because it allows for many advanced techniques such as using filters and levels of transparency (either at a set value like 40%, or in a gradient).
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Posted: 12/25/2004, 03:36:48 AM
What is the proper way to upload a clipping path or mask? Do I simply upload the image separately and put a note to the editor that it goes with image such and such?
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Posted: 11/25/2006, 12:31:17 PM
Yes, it is possible to save the file in both Jpeg and Tiff format but if you save the file in Jpeg format then the file size will be reduced which will help to upload the clipped file more faster.

Here is the clipping path tutorial from which you can know more about clipping path.

Clipping Path Toturial
Posted: 09/20/2010, 06:15:21 AM
Clipping Path File Format Issue:

Thanks for sharing information.

In Adobe Photoshop CS4 or later version, you can save your desire clipping path image in any format you wish. Now question is which format you want to choose:

Let me just explain bellow:

Clipping Path for PSD File Format:

I think Photoshop PSD file format is better for clipping path or clipping paths since you can not only draw an outline of an image but also after finishing, the cutting path will be saved so that later you can edit your path also specify a different option such as from the path panel, the value of "flatness value", which is relevant because the more value indicates a more uniform curves deepest clipping shape of an image. The main drawbacks of saving a path in psd is, it requires more space. But comparatively advantage is huge since you can add many image manipulation or photo effects like "masks" or clipping mask. Fill/stroke “sub path” can be used when images / photos are compound or complex types. For simple path I do not think it necessary to use these anti-draft panel options.

Clipping Path for TIFF file/JPG File Format:

The main drawback in "TIFF/JPG file format" is when saving a path, you will lose the save path since these file format cant able to contain much information. On the other hand, these formats has advantage too for example it requires less space. So for better web experience these formats are well popular and useful.

So i think you get a clear idea what file format you choose when saving a clipping path image. I personally recommend you use PSD for your personnel image editing experience and JPG format for your web practice.
Edited: 02/07/2011, 05:51:08 AM
Clipping Path is the process of removing background from any image. And after applying clipping path in photoshop you can save that image both in TIFF and JPG format.
Edited: 05/12/2011, 01:55:22 AM by Admin
Another reminder - if you upload an image to DT with a real clipping path it will only be saved in the original version uploaded (large size). All other sizes, smaller and larger will NOT retain the path. So, the images with the words clipping path are not valid keywords. If the buyer thinks they will get the path with the image they purchase they are mistaken, it will only be available if they download the large size.
Posted: 02/19/2011, 08:36:23 AM
In today's time clipping path company is reducing the time of photographers. Most of the photographers are outsourcing their retouching and clip path related work to other countries.
Edited: 05/12/2011, 01:54:52 AM by Admin
WOW...that was an awesome information for me! Thanks...
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