Photoshop's "Export As" doesn't retain file location for each document. Any Fixes?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 12, 2018

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If I remember correctly, the 2017 version would save the export location for each file or default to drop it in the same folder as the PSD file. This was quite convenient, as most of my small projects just needed the image saved beside the PSD file. NOW, in the 2019 version, export remembers where the last file was exported to. This means that every time I shift from one project to another, it will want to export to a completely irrelevant folder and I have to go hunting through our  server to find the right folder. This is really puts a kink in the work-flow. (Yes, I can copy-paste the file location from my file explorer window, but it's still annoying.)

The only semi-solution I've seen is the quick export option to "Export files to an assets folder next to the current document." I'm not sure how the developers' work-flow goes, but I don't need to create a new folder for every little PSD export. (Talk about a file-nesting nightmare!) Also, I'm constantly changing the export file type (jpg to png and back again) according to which project I'm working on, so that's why I use the "Export as" feature 99% of the time.

Does anyone else have a better fix for this? Will it be fixed in future? Can we just get an option to either save export location for each file or dump it in the same folder as the parent file?

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Nov 12, 2018 Nov 12, 2018

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I have not tried this, however do the location settings work in CC2019? This is from CC2018:

export-prefs.png

I think that you may have tried this as you mention the “unwanted” assets folder…

P.S. I just tested in CC2018 and you are correct, the “ask” option does automatically open the export window in the parent folder.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018

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Yep, I found that. But even though it "asks every time." It starts me off wherever I exported the last image, which is really, REALLY annoying when I'm working on multiple projects that all need the exported files saved in the same folder as the parent folder.

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Jan 07, 2019 Jan 07, 2019

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Export locacion settings is only about "Quick export", not about "Export".

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Explorer ,
Oct 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021

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And this is still the case in 2021, and still extremely annoying.

I'm exporting a number of images one by one, and I have to switch folders each time.

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Oct 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021

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Ignore the aslways broken Export As if you can and just use Save As. There's a pref in File Handling to change the default save behavior.

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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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'Save As' doesn't give options for @1x and @2X sizes, which I use when building web banners. which I often need to do.

Which brings up another horrible bug, when using 'Export As' things saved at any other size than 100%, the resize enlarges or decreases any stroke size in the image. 

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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If anyone has an answer for this, I'd love to hear it. It is so wastefully time-consuming to have to re-select the folder when you're exporting a series of files and want them in the same folder.

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