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Save as jpg saves copy and keeps raw file open

Explorer ,
Apr 14, 2023 Apr 14, 2023

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In my older version of photoshop I used to make an action that would save 2 different sized  jpgs into 2 separate folders then keep the smaller jpg open to be admired. In the new version 24.3.0 using legacy I managed to safe as jpg, but rather than have the jpg open after the last save for me to inspect, the raw file stays open. I am adding a screen shot of my actions.

It also appears that rather than overwrite a previous version of that same file in that same folder it adds ‘copy’ to the file name. I process a lot of files and I do not want to have copy behind everyone of them, neither do I want multiple same files in the same folder. I do reedit files and save them in the same folder with the intention of overwriting older versions.

After me scaling and saving a raw file as a jpg I would like to have my jpg on the screen to look at and not still be staring at a raw file.
How can I do that? And why is everything made more complicated than it needs to be? What are the clear benefits of this?

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Apr 14, 2023 Apr 14, 2023

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Hi @marcusb99787215 go to Photoshop preferences (settings)/File Handling and check "Enable Legacy Save As".

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Thanks, I did that already, that's how I save the jpg's in various folders, but it still adds the copy and doesn't overwrite older files. And the open files remains the raw file which wants to bve saved when I go to close it.

 

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Thanks, I did that already, that's how I save the jpg's in various folders, but it still adds the copy and doesn't overwrite older files. And the open files remains the raw file which wants to bve saved when I go to close it.

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Apr 14, 2023 Apr 14, 2023

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In your action in addition to the Flatten step, put in a step to convert the image to 8 Bits/Channel.

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Apr 15, 2023 Apr 15, 2023

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There is a file handling preference to not include copy in the filename:

 

do not append copy.png

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Apr 16, 2023 Apr 16, 2023

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Thanks, I have selected that, in fact it auto selects if you select the legacy option. Can I select to overwrite files by the same name rather than keep both? My action scales the file, saves it as jpg, then scales it smaller and saves it as jpg again in another folder, I don't always save both sizes but I do when needed. Previously what would have been left on my screen was the smallest saved JPG file, now I am still have the raw file sitting there so in order to check on the jpg I need to locate it and open it or view the folder in Bridge.
Everything is becoming more longwinded.
I tried Export too, but it appears I can't save Actions that way.

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