Simply, follow this guide:
An actual fix for this problem is to click on Edit and then on Preferences.
Click on File Handling and under File Saving Options, click on Enable legacy “Save As”.
where are the old jpg formats and other file types? When I click on "save as" I have a few formats available and among these there are no longer png and jpg. This has been going on for a few weeks/months.
Not a bug, a new (kind of new) design:
In preferences, you may wish to set "Legacy Save As...".
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You may already know that flatted file formats have been relocated from the "Save as" menu option to the "Save as Copy" option in Photoshop. To learn more about this workflow update, please refer to the following quick tip: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/learn-how-to-save-all-file-formats-fr...
Or see this video tutorial link
Hope it helps,
Just my personal view, I think it's awful and very confusing workflow. I'm a community expert using Adobe products for 25 years and this is probably the worst update in years, in my opinion.
Personally, I think it makes sense and avoids users from losing document content inadvertently. You can of course revert to legacy Save As workflow in Preferences - File Handling, if you don't like the newer way.
As I said 25 years - and was never a problem for me or anyone I have ever worked with.
When it was introduced it caused absolute havoc and was completely unintuitive.
The fact they had to put an option in the preferences for 'legacy' methods is ridiculous - but thankfully they have added it.
Anyway - I don't like it and many others didn't either - that's why they added the legacy option.
Eugene, are you aware that Apple changed their API and forced Adobe to find a work-around? Details here:
@D Fosse remembers the very early history of saving JPEGs. I mostly do, but he tells it best.
I've been using Photoshop since 1994 and found that it didn't take me long at all to adapt.
I know that.
The workaround Adobe found was unsatisfactory and a legacy option was worked in.
It's just my opinion. I didn't like it. I'm here to give my professional feedback.
It's nothing personal.
...and what nobody seems to remember - even the old hands:
In CS4 and earlier - remember CS4? - you couldn't save to jpeg at all, until the file complied fully with the jpeg specification. Not at all! You had to convert to 8 bit, flatten, and remove all alpha channels. There was no Save A Copy. It was just impossible.
That's the "natural" way to handle jpegs - and what all other applications do.
What Adobe did in 2010 was a big mistake: they listened to customer requests. So they fashioned this hack that allowed direct saving to formats that didn't actually support the file. It made a copy, but pretended it wasn't a copy.
I bet they regret that now.
In short - jpeg has finally come home. It was about time. Now it's plain to see for everyone what the jpeg format can and cannot do.
We need to keep in mind that the way Photoshop was handling these formats had, over time, become uncommon in other software. The “new” way Photoshop translates features to non-native formats is now much more consistent with how many other graphics applications work, including other Adobe apps.
The common practice in graphics applications, and many Adobe and Mac applications, is that if a format can save all features native to that application, the format is in Save As. But if a format can’t preserve application native features, that format is generally listed as an export or Save a Copy format, not a Save As format.
So, the way Photoshop works now should actually be familiar, and not confusing at all, to those who regularly use a number of modern applications. Because that’s pretty much how things work now generally. It also means that if someone is sufficiently unhappy with this change to Photoshop that they decide to switch to the competition, in most cases they will find the competition has already been working this way for years, with no “legacy” option to put a format like JPEG in Save As.
It seems like Photoshop was able to get away with the old way until Apple forced their hand by more formally building modern format handling into the macOS save code.
So although it means we end up having to file this under the long list of “things that worked differently a quarter of a century ago” (which applies to a lot of things in life, even outside computers), what it also means is Photoshop was simply getting caught up with the rest of the world.
If you wanted us to examine your screenshot and figure out your question, I think it's the you are missing the control for "Default File Location"
Either you have an earlier version of PS and need to upgrade
You need to reset your Preferences
If I made the wrong guess, please clarify.