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Save as... changes are not helpful

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Why do you change highly approved procedures like

Save as... JPG  ???

Save copy... JPG copy

No one needs changes like this 😞

That's not what we are paying for

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021
To be honest, I don't think the problem is how it now works. I think the problem is why was it changed. And the answer to that is very simple. One word: Apple. Apple removed the API that allowed Photoshop to strip "-copy" from the filename. With the new API, Photoshop is forced to finalize the filename before entering the Save dialog. That filename has to contain "-copy", because it is a copy. If it wasn't a copy, your original file would have to be overwritten as a flat 8 bit file to satisf...

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021
Did you read the thread before posting - the reason is given in earlier posts. If you are using the current version you can revert to the previous behaviour in Preferences > File Handling Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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This has been extensively discussed in this forum recently.

See https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/p-save-as-formats-have-disappeared-photoshop-22-4/m-p/12090...

 

In short, the change has been introduced by Adobe because Apple changed the operating system and how the Save As dialog box works. Adobe changed the Windows version to maintain consistency with the Mac version.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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This really useful YouTube tutorial shows the difference between, and when to use: Save, Save As, Save a Copy and Export As.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CS_oieQL7c&t=634s

In this video, let's clear the confusion once and for all between Save, Save As, Save a Copy, and even Export As, in Photoshop! With the recent changes in Ph...

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To be honest, I don't think the problem is how it now works. I think the problem is why was it changed.

 

And the answer to that is very simple. One word: Apple.

 

Apple removed the API that allowed Photoshop to strip "-copy" from the filename. With the new API, Photoshop is forced to finalize the filename before entering the Save dialog. That filename has to contain "-copy", because it is a copy. If it wasn't a copy, your original file would have to be overwritten as a flat 8 bit file to satisfy the jpeg specification.

This is not a bug or mistake, but a deliberate security policy from Apple. Adobe didn't change this because they wanted to, they did it because they had to. The old way wouldn't work anymore.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Please note markusm2708413, you are not addressing Adobe on this forum but other users, like you.

I hope you found our answers helpful.

If you want to comment about your concerns with Photoshop to Adobe, here's a feedback link: http://feedback.photoshop.com

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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I agree. Why did this change? It's an annoyance. Save as worked fine. When they updated Photoshop in the past with a "save for web" option that at least made sense. Now I have to get used to "save a copy". Save as wasn't broke. It didn't need to be fixed. 

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Did you read the thread before posting - the reason is given in earlier posts.

 

If you are using the current version you can revert to the previous behaviour in Preferences > File Handling

 

Dave

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Well obviously I didn't Dave. I'm glad there's a fix for this. My bad.

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Oh and THANK YOU SO MUCH! This new addition was a nusance. I'm glad there's a fix for it. I should have kept reading.

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