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Welcome to the forum Purjuju :D

 

There is no setting.  Paint.net saves as a PNG because this is a lossless format.  JPEGs use a compression system which loses data in order to achieve a smaller file size.

 

The developer of paint.net has the program default to the lossless format.  If you wish to save in JPEG format - you need to specify it, and therefore accept the loss of quality.

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Welcome to the forum Purjuju :D

 

There is no setting.  Paint.net saves as a PNG because this is a lossless format.  JPEGs use a compression system which loses data in order to achieve a smaller file size.

 

The developer of paint.net has the program default to the lossless format.  If you wish to save in JPEG format - you need to specify it, and therefore accept the loss of quality.

Hello Ego !

 

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I agree that PNG is quality better than JPEG. But for some reason, I mainly need to save under JPEG. So, how I can set as default format ?

I had a look in the file "PaintDotNet.exe.config" but there is nothing about the default format...

 

Thanks for your help.

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lol, He told you why you can not do it.  You will have to manually do it when you use the "Save as" option and in the popup box that comes up in the drop down menu of the "save as type"  selection you can change which it saves as.  It usually will default to what ever file type you used in your image. So if you are converting png's to jpeg's you are downgrading the image. 

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lol, He told you why you can not do it.  You will have to manually do it when you use the "Save as" option and in the popup box that comes up in the drop down menu of the "save as type"  selection you can change which it saves as.  It usually will default to what ever file type you used in your image. So if you are converting png's to jpeg's you are downgrading the image. 

 

Hello Skullbonz, I don't mind about the downgrading because my pictures are still beautiful and because I send them to the web, I need light format which is JPEG.

 

Everything is possible in programming, and in quite all kind of software, we can choose the default format to save. Even in some close programs like "Ms Office" ! So it might have a solution to choose a default format. If the developer can answer, I would be happy. :)

 

Or maybe it can become a feature for the next version ?

 

Thanks to all of you for your kindness :)

 

Julien

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It is not going to change, and there is no setting you can alter. The default format is always lossless. This is a design decision by the developer.
 

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