How do I disable the new 'Save as a copy' feature in 22.4.1?

Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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Not sure why this bizarre new addition was ever added. I just want to be able to save my files in any format without having to go through multiple extra clicks. It's adding a heap of extra time to my workday.

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New Here , Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021
not sure why no one has updated this, but you can now select "Enable Legacy 'save as'" in the preferences>file handling menu. LIFE SAVER and about [Profanity removed by moderator] time, that was annoying.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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Not sure why this bizarre new addition was ever added.

 

It's all explained here:

https://petapixel.com/2021/05/18/photoshops-save-as-function-has-changed-on-mac-heres-why/

 

It's an Adobe workaround due to a change introduced by Apple to the operating system dialogue box.

 

I don't know any way of disabling it. It's a few extra steps we're all going to have to get used to until Adobe can come up with something better.

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Interesting. Thanks for the reply. Call me crazy but you'd think a developer like Adobe could find a workaround for this. Surely Apple removing the API isnt the be all and end all.

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You'd have to talk to the Adobe engineers to get a more definitive reply

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Yes, it's the Apple API.  The Open and Save dialog boxes can't go against what the OS allows for.

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It's a few extra steps we're all going to have to get used to until Adobe can come up with something better.

Or one can just use Scripts to save the copies (if there is a limited number of formats and settings one uses regularly at least). 

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New Here ,
Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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Fair enough but I am using Photoshop on a Windows machine - why should an issue with Apple's operating system affect the way I am using Photoshop... so infuriating

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 01, 2022 Mar 01, 2022

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In the year that has passed since this thread was last active, Adobe added a preference checkbox for "legacy save as".

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I just want to be able to save my files in any format without having to go through multiple extra clicks. 

What multiple extra clicks are you talking about specifically? 

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There's a button to click where you used to click a pop-up menu.  To avoid this, use File > Save a Copy from now on and it's as it was when you were using File > Save As.  You may have noticed that when using Save As that "Save a Copy" was checked automatically in the prior Save As dialog box.  

 

The best practice for saving a PNG or JPEG is File > Export.

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 01, 2021 Jun 01, 2021

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Save a Copy is basically previous Photoshop versions Save As  but it may add " copy" and is the only way Photoshop cans save some Image File formats.  The support for DCS EPS, Photoshop PDF and Photoshop RAW are no longer in Save As.  So you should  disable Save a Copy.   However you do not have to use Save a Copy to save a flat Image File format from a Layered document.  You can use and action or script  to do the save as. 

 

Photoshop installs some scripts that can save image file types that Adobe feels users would want to save like Export Layer to Files, Export Layers Comps to files. Not all Image File types are supported however 8 image file formats are.   Since all the code to do the saveFile exits in these scripts.  I reused the code in Export Layer to Files to create a script "Save As"  to use instead of Photoshop  menu Files>Save As... .   I can use menu File>Scripts>Save As...  even set shortcut Shift+Ctrl+S to File>Scripts>Save As...

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macOS 11 may get in the way on a mac but I use a PC....

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JJMack

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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not sure why no one has updated this, but you can now select "Enable Legacy 'save as'" in the preferences>file handling menu. LIFE SAVER and about [Profanity removed by moderator] time, that was annoying.

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Thank you! This stupidity is a pain on our side too! I just complained moments ago too! It seems that the official Adobe help team hide behind the volunteers lol, they let volunteers answer theyr own product question lol what a shame!

 

Adobe is the only one i think that doesnt provide paid customers with proper support... 

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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It has been explained to you several times that this change was forced by Apple. Blame them.

 

To sum up what this change is about, any file format that does not support all current properties of the file, is now moved to Save A Copy by default.

 

If the file already satisfies the jpeg specification, direct Save to jpeg will be available.

 

You can revert to the old behavior in Preferences. This is a workaround that was developed later.

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@Ad-beFixUrself wrote:

Thank you! This stupidity is a pain on our side too! I just complained moments ago too! It seems that the official Adobe help team hide behind the volunteers lol, they let volunteers answer theyr own product question lol what a shame!

 

Adobe is the only one i think that doesnt provide paid customers with proper support... 


You are confused so let's get you straightened out on how things work here. 

 

From Adobe (community forums):
"Currently, the community on community.adobe.com is used as a destination for customers to ask questions and engage in peer-to-peer conversations. IOW, this is a user to user support forum. The Adobe Support Community is a place to ask questions, find answers, learn from experts, and share your knowledge. Because we are a community used by people of all ages, cultures, and people at work, we carefully moderate its content".

 

If you have problems or need answers from other users who volunteer their time to help, do so in a discussion topic and message body, whereby you post specifics (what's the problem or issue, or the question) and provide some information about your operating system, version of the software you're asking about and steps to illustrate your problem.

 

If you want Adobe to be viewing what you post, there are two ways based on what you are hoping to report:

If you wish to report what you believe is a bug, you so by following these guidelines:
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