Preventing dashes, or hyphens, in Photoshop Save for Web

You know the way it works… you name your photo “2012 Mum and me at the seaside” and save it as a JPEG to Email to someone, and then, all of a sudden (and extremely annoyingly) Photoshop decides to call it “2012-Mum-and-me-at-the-seaside.jpg“.

Well, here is how to suppress those pesky dashes, or hyphens once and for all.

1. Open a photo, any photo in Photoshop

2. Click “File-> Save for Web & Devices” and now click on the tiny menu at the top right corner and then click “Edit Output Settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Now select “Saving Files” and then remove the tick/checkmark next to “Unix” Filename Compatibility.

4. Done! No more pesky dashes for you!

Setting Up The Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID

I have recently taken delivery of a Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID from Promise Technology Inc. This is a fantastic new technology which gives speeds in excess of 500 MBytes/s and outperforms many Solid State Drives (SSDs). It is a great enabling technology for editing and storing high-resolution photos created by modern, top-end SLR cameras such as the Nikon D800.

In order to share my experiences, I have a made a short video here which shows how you can set it up. Another video will follow when I have tested its performance and benchmarked it – the test results are staggering! I just haven’t made a video yet – stay tuned!