If I add a Save As step in an action using the Insert Menu Item command the action is treated as Save a Copy. When the action is run the As a Copy option is checked and must be unchecked each time the action is run. There appears to be no way to add a Save As step to an action.
TPinkerton • Adobe Employee, Jun 08, 2021Jun 08, 2021
I believe this was actually a problem with earlier versions of Photoshop before 22.4 and is hopefully fixed with the latest update. Since there was previously only a single "Save As" command, there was no way to know at the time you record the menu item whether you intend to save as a copy or not (and the "With Copy" attribute was always arbitrarily added to the save action step). Now that there are separate menu commands for each, you can insert the one you intend. With today's release (22.4.2)