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Export in same folder as where the psd-file is

New Here ,
Nov 19, 2018 Nov 19, 2018

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Hi,

Whenever I export a file, it always want to export to the last folder that I exported to, and not into the folder that the psd-file is already in.

This is annoying and pretty time consuming to find the right folder every time.

Is the an export setting that can help me, or is it just the way it works?

I see the same problem in indesign, after effects and illustrator too.

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Nov 19, 2018 Nov 19, 2018

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Preferences > File Handling > uncheck "Save As to Original Folder".

Save For Web should always remember last destination.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2019 Jan 07, 2019

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It does not help. We WANT to export to "Original Folder". Anyway you mentioned "File Saving Options", but we want "Export options". Yes I know that there is the setting "Quick export location", but its about "Quick export" function. We want this for "Export" function.

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Jan 08, 2019 Jan 08, 2019

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Exporting to the same folder would defeat the purpose of an Export, which is to branch out a separate one-time copy from a master file. You can't risk overwriting the original. Which is also why the new Quick Export function to save next to original always puts it in a sub-folder. But you can't have that for normal exports.

This is also the convention in all other applications that I know of. You're always asked where to export to, and the default is last location. This is what you expect. If you want it in the same folder, use "Save", which will overwrite the original if file formats are the same.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 08, 2019 Jan 08, 2019

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This new workflow is so uncomfortable to me. Because when I use "Save" or "Save as..." it doesn't give me same options as "Export" dialog (e.g. the default format after adding some layers is .psb; I could not define Image Size when saving; etc... ).

I just want the Photoshop 2018 Export file handling. The assertion "Exporting to the same folder would defeat the purpose of an Export" is just your subjective opinion. Why can't you just add this option to Export Preference dialog besides to Quick Export Location, please?

I am not satisfied with this situation. It completely RUINS my photo editing workflow and it drives me really crazy! Please, give me the Photoshop 2018 export behaviour back.

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Jan 08, 2019 Jan 08, 2019

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Well, AFAIK it has always worked this way and there's no change from 2018 to 2019. It defaults to last location, wherever that is.

Some people lately have experienced that Export "forgets" all settings - is that what happened in 2018? In that case it would probably go to the same folder as the original.

I should say that I mostly use SFW for other reasons, but I do try Export from time to time just to check on the progress.

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2024 Apr 29, 2024

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Its an older thread, but for anyone experiencing this like i did. Under the "Export" settings you can change this from last location to the location of the current document. 

Screenshot 2024-04-29 at 12.19.06 PM.png

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