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P: Option to disable the preview in "Save for Web"

LEGEND ,
Jan 13, 2012 Jan 13, 2012

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Hi,

I work intensive on websites and other digital media (such as apps) and use slices and "save for web" all the time.

When I have a big file with many slices on it and only want to save one or two, photoshop creates a preview of the whole file. This takes a some time. I often don ́t need this optimization feature, because every slice has set the correct file preset already.

For example I see that a color or gradient has to be changed on the page. I make some slightly color change at one slice (on a big image file with many slices) and start "save for web". It makes a big preview and I have to wait before I can save.
One "trick" I use is to crop my image to a small size with the needed slices, save for web and the undo. But when I forget to undo and save.....its big sh** 😉

● So I only want, that there is in the save for web & devices dialog a checkbox "create preview".

● Also it would be a solution to simply save the last state of the tabs in the preview area. So when I switch to "Original" it remembers next time and only start to create a preview when I change to "Preview" or "2-Up" etc.

● A smarter additional feature would be (for me and the growing mass of people working only digital) to have a faster method to save only one slice without start a (oldschool) dialog for that. For example a small save-icon (a disk!?) in the corner of every slice. Like now with the number. The type of image preset could be adjusted in the slices options panel.

Hope to get some feedback.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 01, 2019 Mar 01, 2019

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This is a really good idea. Please just implement it.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 08, 2019 Mar 08, 2019

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To ALL designers and progammers, lets band together and make our own app. Photoshop obviously couldn't careless about the customers, so lets build something for US, the way we want it!

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LEGEND ,
Apr 11, 2019 Apr 11, 2019

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you should do that in Premiere if you have it. you can render your video to GIF format easily. though you have to build it again.

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Participant ,
Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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Another 7 or more years old that Adobe don't care about a feature named bug.

Come on guys. It shouldn't be so difficult to make a tick for auto and no-auto preview so one could easily downsize previews on the fly.

I have 5 different options for a project that I have to communicate with the client. One and the same file. Just different backgrounds from layers.  

The final and the working image file is 45 MPs I need 2048 version. I don't need automatic anything. Just a damned tick. So next time when I save for web NOT to wait for the bloody 45 MP version to "optimize a preview". And if I want to be able after I downsize to view the small preview.

@Jeffrey, do you believe it to be that hard? I mean the coding part of "yes", or "no"? 😉

Just an hour or so of a single developer to implement it. Upon a creation of the "Safe for web" window to check if should start the "optimize preview function..." 

Back in the days (how long was it? 10 years?) with the first implementation of ""Safe for web" wasn't there that checkbox?

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Mentor ,
Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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Hey Diko, one great workaround i have for this issue is to use Image Processor Pro... there's a tickbox in that for using Save for Web, so you can select all your files in Bridge, then go Tools>Ps>IPP>SFW. It's 10x faster than manually saving each image and waiting for the preview. 

And yes, i 100% agree that we need to be able to disable the preview in SFW.

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2019 Apr 19, 2019

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lol I regret that I commented on this thread once years ago. Now every time I get an e-mail update about a new comment I get mad again ;D

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LEGEND ,
Oct 11, 2019 Oct 11, 2019

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any other software recommended to do just this?    or replace my adobe altogether?
i just lost an account due to F**kn memory error msg and i know that can't be the case as i built a fairly hot machine.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020

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Really Adobe? Still? "We can't implement every single idea"... This is not some idea. It is a serious issue. To be honest it is a big reason to use other software!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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everyone in the world who uses photoshop: "hey can you add the possibility of disabling preview, so we dont have to waste hours of our lives every week?"

photoshop developers: "no! we cannot implement every silly idea that some users have. We ourselves personally do not have any issues with you having to endure meaningless hours of painful waiting time every month of your life, and therefore we do not see any reason to implement the requested feature. Feel free to try out GIMP which suck even more lolz" 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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3 years since I originally posted here, still waiting for Adobe to come to the table. After seeing the mess of Substance, guessing we're never going to see user requested features.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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This has been a HUGE request by MANY users and this save for web preview is taking up a lot of time for many designers. Get rid of it!

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New Here ,
Mar 27, 2022 Mar 27, 2022

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we need to be able to disable the preview in SFW. 

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New Here ,
Apr 04, 2022 Apr 04, 2022

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Don't know about photographers, but for illustrators like me, Clip Studio Paint has been heaven in this regard. I can turn the export preview on and off whenever I want. It even saves my resizing preferences for future files even after I closed the program. Have been using Photoshop only to add effects and manipulate colors in a more complex way, cause it's really bugging to have to wait MINUTES only to downsize a PNG.

 

The save for web's preview has ALWAYS been a headache to me, ever since I started using Photoshop as my main software.

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New Here ,
May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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10 years and still nothing, hope my grandkids will have this feature.

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Participant ,
Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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It's sad it's over 10 years later and still don't have this simple toggle which would cut my file saving time in half. Export As still isn't a replacent after all this time either, it still doesn't work with basic keyboard commands (command-option-shift-w, enter, enter) so it's not any faster.

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Wow, this thread is like the pinnacle of customer service. 10 years and the only reply is "We can't do every suggestion" with no explanation as to why it would be impossible. Seriously, why? There are toggles like this all over, even in Paragraph Styles in InDesign (which, by the way, is always disabled by default, which is really unhelpful, but at least it exists). Now Save for web tells me to go to Export as... which is supposedly faster than Save for web, which is fair enough, but doesn't really solve the issue since, again, there's no way of disabling the preview when it's not needed :^)

This was a serious issue when I was working in an agency doing web graphics, and I only had an old macbook with 8gb ram. 10 years later I have 32gb ram and a banger GPU, but still Adobe software just seems to work slower and slower with each update. I guess to Adobe slapping "Legacy" on a feature they don't want to develop further and just keep on bloating up the software with AI things is a valid way of going about things. That's not to say features like "Remove Background" aren't nice and useful, cause they are, and I will definitely miss them when I move on to software that just works better in general.

Anyways, google ImageOptim for an open source image optimizer for Macs, and FileOptimizer for Windows. You can just drag your files into them and they will, very quickly, do a set of optimizing actions which you can pick and choose from in the settings.

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New Here ,
Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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SIX years, and this is still the bane of my existence.  nobody gives AF about the preview.  please disable it

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2022 Aug 31, 2022

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I need to disable this too, takes a looooooooooong time , it's 10 years now but you didn't CARE

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Community Expert ,
Sep 08, 2022 Sep 08, 2022

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Hi, did you try Earth's suggestion to use Image processor Pro that would let you use a headless version of SFW?: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ps-scripts/files/Image%20Processor%20Pro/v3_2%20betas/

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 24, 2023 Apr 24, 2023

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Good news, Adobe now suggests you use Export > Export As... where you ALSO have an insanely long, untoggleable preview. They moved the ridiculous headache to a whole new venue and STILL didn't address this decades-long utter stupidity. They DON'T care, and they SUCK.

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2023 Apr 29, 2023

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That BS Tool is still loading 10 seconds for a 4k image on a 16c cpu, 128gb ram and a 4090...
But what do you expect when even the software itself don't give you options to export your file to all programs.

Bridge only gives me the option to export an image to ps or illu.
But better not talk about that slow bridge, that crashes every 10 min when you actually work with it.

Why do I even buy gen4 m2 SSDs? Oh right, to actually work in software like C4D, DaVinci and Houdini, that offers more tools and better performance for less.

Sometimes I even use C4D for simple animations because AE crashes when you work with FX like echo, and it needs to render 5 layers...
C4D can do 500+ 3D Objects in real-time. How? 
For every bs you need a plugin in AE.

And why does PS still mini freeze my PC or iMac?
For some simple Filters and object selections? At least update these filters with a node based system.
It's so annoying to use AE for everything that is a bit more complex. Like testing textures and settings with the displacement filter.
GlitchLab on my phone does all effects faster and more complex than anything PS has to offer.

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2023 May 12, 2023

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*11 years later*
I'm exporting mockup images, I'm automating what I can with the "Scripts > Image processor" as well as the "Action" functions, but I still need to replace the source images for each mockup.
I have literally HUNDREDS of them just for this one project.

I know you're probably very focused on the AI race right now, but this issue, Adobe, is so damn serious. It's incredibly painful and frustrating.

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023

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11 years later. I'm so glad I'm not in the industry anymore, cos Adobe clearly doesnt care about their subscribers.

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Community Expert ,
May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023

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This may not help everyone in this thread, however, with scripting it's possible to save slices to file without using Save for Web:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/script-for-splitting-multiple-psds-to...

 

The script linked above saves to PSD, however, it is of course possible to edit the script to save the slices to other file formats.

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New Here ,
Aug 13, 2023 Aug 13, 2023

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ㅋㅋㅋㅋ아진짜 웃기네 

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