P: Save as formats have disappeared Photoshop 22.4

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May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I just updated to the mentioned version and the formats dropdown list only shows 3 formats: Photoshop (*.PSD;*.PDD;*.PSDT), *.PSB and TIFF (*.TIF;*.TIFF).

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Adobe Community Professional , May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021
If your file contains items that are not supported in your required format (e.g. layers or 16 bits/channel) then the file format is moved to the Save a Copy menu. This was driven by changes in the Mac Operating System, although the changes are applied to both Mac and Windows versions to keep the two aligned. What's new in Photoshop Dave

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Adobe Employee , Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021
Hi All, We appreciate your feedback on the recent “Save a Copy” change. To address your concerns, we have created two new options in Photoshop 22.4.2 that will enable both revert to the legacy “Save As” workflow and/or omit the addended “copy” when saving as a copy. These options can be found in the File Saving Options section under Preferences > File Handling. To quickly summarize, you will now have the option to revert to the legacy “Save As” workflow (from before recent changes) on both macOS...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021
Make sure you are running the current version 22.4.2. Then in Preferences > File Handling, check the box Enable legacy "Save As".

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021
Go to Preferences-> file handling , then Enable Legacy "Save As " 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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Make sure you are running the current version 22.4.2.

 

Then in Preferences > File Handling, check the box Enable legacy "Save As".

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New Here ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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Wow... Well that was simple!!! Thanks so much John. All fixed. Much appreciate your time and help. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 19, 2021 Jun 19, 2021

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You're welcome. It's been a hot topic here in the past few weeks.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!! As the third software glitch solving in a ROW, I was already losing my mind. You saved me from ... well who knows what? Thanks.

 

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New Here ,
Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Adobe's latest "we know better than you" fiasco is the revision to the Save As function. Their arrogance in the assumption that they know what we need better than we do is once again making me consider dumping my account and switching to a new platform.

I do a large amount of image restoration, and the images are often sent to me as high resolution scans (typically 2400) from clients who are hoping to print the restoration. I realize there are more efficient formats than the .jpg most people send me. But you have to understand that many of these people are locked into a frame of mind that won't allow them to understand what to do with anything EXCEPT a .jpg file. Many of them even specify that the image must be returned as. jpg.

So, imagine the fun of trying to use the time honored Save As to output your file, only to find the traditional .jpg is not available. What's more, when you use the Export command, it automatically assumes that the .jpg will be used for email or web use, and automatically outputs the new file with a resolution of 96.

Yes, I have figured out a workaround to the process. Your brilliant innovation of a feature that worked perfectly well has added to my process rather than reducing my workflow.

So here's my idea: QUIT FIXING STUFF THAT ISN'T BROKEN! You want to make us happy? Add new features that actually work, don't require you to be online, and don't reinvent the wheel!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Hi @PhilB1965,

Are you using the Legacy preference settings in PS 22.4.2?

 

FYI, Apple created many problems for software makers when they released Big Sur last year.  Apple & Microsoft are releasing 2 new operating systems in a few weeks:  Monterey & Win11.  So stay tuned for more updates...

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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Could you please change it back.... WHY would you cange something like that... it works the old way... now I have to delete the 'copy' from every file I save. I just went back to an old version of Photoshop to save the old way... Please read this and change it back. it takes forever to save the new way.

 

You need to ask program questions in the forum for the program you are using
To ask in the forum for your program please start at Adobe Support Community
Moving from Using the Community (which is about the forums) to the correct forum... Mod

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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WHY would you cange something like that ... Please read this and change it back.

 

TL;DR: update to the current version Photoshop 22.5.1 and enable Legacy Save As in Preferences.

 

Seems you're either running the outdated version 22.4 or you don't have Legacy Save As enabled in Preferences.

 

Apple changed their operating system functionality when Big Sur was released so Adobe changed Save As to suit. Not everyone liked Adobe's new Save As solution so Adobe offered an alternative in 22.4.2 in June 2021.

 

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

 

We're now up to version 22.5.1. So update your version of Photoshop, enable Legacy Save As and you'll get the old behaviour back.

 

See: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/photoshop-22-4-2-is-now-available/td-...

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New Here ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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I just downloaded Photoshop 22.4 and now I cannot save my files to jpeg!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Hi @moqui 

 

Use the new command in 22.4: File > Save a Copy. You will also see a Save a Copy command button in the Save As dialog.

 

~ Jane

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New Here ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Jane, thank you. So what do you save a photo as - PSD, PSB, or TIF? Can a photo with any of these extensions be converted to jpeg to email it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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@moqui wrote:
Jane, thank you. So what do you save a photo as - PSD, PSB, or TIF? Can a photo with any of these extensions be converted to jpeg to email it?

Sent from MQD

 

You're welcome. Save the layered file as either a tiff or psd. Use psb if it is too large for psd.

 

Then use the new File > Save a Copy to save a jpeg to email. Keep the file with layers in case you need to make changes, then make a new jpeg from the original.

 

~ Jane

 

 

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Explorer ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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I prefer using the old Save for Web (that should no longer be classified as "Legacy"). The command Save a Copy adds "copy" to the file name, which is undesirable.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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The Save As dialog now only shows formats that support all the current properties of the file. Jpeg basically supports nothing at all except a flat, 8 bit pixel array. Almost anything you can do to a file in Photoshop will place it outside the jpeg specification.

 

Use Save A Copy.

This was done to circumvent a policy change in MacOS Catalina. Since Apple didn't want to change it, Adobe had to find a way to work around it. So Save A Copy was added as that workaround. It lets you directly save to all other formats, while leaving the original.

Actually, this reverts to how Photoshop originally worked - only then you didn't even have Save A Copy. If you, for instance, wanted to save a layered file as jpeg, you simply couldn't, there was no way - for the simple reason it's not allowed in the jpeg specification. You had to get rid of all the offending properties before you could save.

The ability to directly save a jpeg-copy-on-the-fly was introduced sometime around CS4. But with Catalina, that function didn't work properly anymore (as evidenced by about a million threads over the last year or so), hence this necessary change.

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New Here ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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So Apple rules the world.... even for us Windows users??

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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They do. Notice how effectively and quickly Steve Jobs killed Flash? There wasn't anything wrong with it, he just didn't like it for some reason. And nobody ever questioned it.

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Good point, Dag.

 

Steve Jobs' highly-publicised open polemic "Thoughts on Flash", back in 2010, clearly explained why he didn't like it. That was the beginning of the end for Flash.

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Explorer ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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This is a royal pain! Not a smooth workflow! Apple can run and jump at itself!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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@margaretw65488533 

Here is the feedback site for Apple: https://www.apple.com/feedback/

~ Jane

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New Here ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Workaround:

 

Click File > Export > Export As > select JPEG file option 

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Explorer ,
May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021

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Thank you. I know there are workarounds, but they are all ridiculous! The old Save for Web should no longer be considered as "Legacy"!

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New Here ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Hi

In additon to save a copy there are workarounds

1.Click File>Export as, then you  can expot the file as jpeg without renaming the file as copy (shortcut key for windows (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+W))

2.Click File>Export>Save for Web legacy short cut  (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S)

3. In some cases if it is a tiff file, you can rename the extension to jpg 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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@mamangvtel68360 wrote:

In additon to save a copy there are workarounds

 

Actually, all you need to do is download PS 22.4.2. 

In the update to 22.4.2, you can now revert to the previous behavior in Preferences > File Handling > File Saving Options:

  • Enable Legacy Save As
  • Do not append Copy

See this help page for details and cautions:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/saving-images.html  

~ Jane

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Oh, my gosh, Jane! If I could reach through my computer and give you a big hug, I'd do it! You made my day! Thank you!

 

Margaret

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Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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@margaretw65488533 wrote:

Oh, my gosh, Jane! If I could reach through my computer and give you a big hug, I'd do it! You made my day! Thank you!

 

Aw, you've just made my day, Margaret! 😊

~ Jane

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