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'SAVE A COPY' for JPG is SUPER ANNOYING!!

Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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I hate that the latest versions of Photoshop force you to 'save a copy' for a JPG file... then it always adds the 'COPY' word to every file extension! It is so annoying! There was nothing wrong with how it used to be.

 

This also diminishes workflow as you have to manually erase the word from every file! Please remove this pointless 'save' feature and put it back.

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Community Expert , Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

To resolve, go to Preferences/File Handling and check "Use Legacy Save As".

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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You can change that behavior back in the preferences, as long as you don't have a certain Mac computer. Apple changed their OS that made this necessary. 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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To resolve, go to Preferences/File Handling and check "Use Legacy Save As".

Adobe Community Expert/Adobe Certified Instructor>Kevin Stohlmeyer<br />Adobe Community Expert/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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Oh perfect!! This is it. Thank you so much.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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A few underlying facts that need to be clear:

 

  • the ability to save directly to jpeg was a hack, introduced in Photoshop CS5 in 2010. Before that, it was not possible at all to save to a format that didn't support the full current state of the file. There wasn't even Save A Copy. You had to flatten, convert to 8 bits etc first. Everybody seems to have forgotten how it used to be before CS5.
  • recent versions of MacOS removed the APIs that Photoshop used to save. These APIs were what allowed this direct save hack. Without them, it's not possible.
  • jpeg can never, under any circumstances, be a default in Photoshop. Jpeg is a very limited file format that does not support layers, 16 bit depth, alpha channels or transparency. In other words, almost anything you can do to a file in Photoshop will render jpeg off-limits.
  • the "legacy save as" option doesn't really revert to the old way. It's a workaround that Adobe eventually came up with, that mimics the old behavior. An important difference is that this time, there is a real risk of unintentional overwriting of original data. For this reason it can't be a default setting.
  • no other software on the planet has ever been able to save directly to jpeg from 16 bit/layered/etc files. The "competition" can't do it. Affinity can't do it. You have to launch a separate and slow Export process. Only Photoshop could ever do this, and I bet they regret it now.

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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@nahum_z 

 

Moved from Ideas to Discussions.

 

After Apple broke this with a change to their API, Adobe came up with a workaround in 22.4.2.

 

Jane

 

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