A new Save a Copy workflow was introduced with the version 22.4 update of Photoshop. This feature automatically creates a copy of your work and allows you to export and share in your desired file format (JPEG, EPS, and others) without overwriting the original file, thus protecting your original in the process.
With this new option, only supported files that maintain your work are supported in theSave Ascommand. If the file type you’d like to save isn’t an option, you may simply go to File > Save a Copyand create another version of your desired file type.
Can I revert to the old file-saving workflow in Photoshop?
Although the new Save a Copyworkflow was introduced to save a copy of the user's work while preserving the original file without overwriting, it caused some confusion amongst users, and upon receiving their valuable feedback, Photoshop's product team decided to enhance the overall experience by adding an option to revert to the original file-saving workflow in Photoshop with the 22.4.2 update. See this community thread for more background info: Save as formats have disappeared Photoshop 22.4
Quick steps to revert to the legacy file saving workflow Photoshop:
Follow these steps to revert to the legacy method of file saving:
❶ Make sure that you're using the latest version of Photoshop by going to Help > System Info
I am using the latest version of Photoshop on MacBook Pro 2021 macOS Monterey version 12.4 but sometimes Save and Save As is not working, it is often happening when I work on 4-5 files, I need to restart Photoshop, but it doesn't save my work, I have to edit from the beginning, any Advice Please. Thank You!
Yes I'm having the same problem. I can click 'Save As' or 'Save a copy' and no dialogue box pops up. And even trying to save changes by trying to close the file doesn't work. When the 'Save changes before closing' dialogue pops up I select 'Save' but it doesn't save. Don't want to lose my work!
We're sorry for the trouble with the save or save as functionality in Photoshop. Which Photoshop version do you have installed? Also, are you seeing this with some specific formats in Photoshop? You may try reset Photoshop preferences back to defaults and check if that helps. Here's the article for the steps: https://adobe.ly/3ceal5tAlso, back up the existing Photoshop preferences if you have any custom brushes, actions, and workspace: https://adobe.ly/2vNz6FG