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Engaged ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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SO i had to use photoshop today (latest, April 2022), and i ended up pulling my hair out over the MESS of save methods...

Why on earth can we not have ONE save button, that opens ONE dialog window with options...

 

i'm always clicking Save As, or Save a Copy, or Export... cursing photoshop, opening one of the others, searching AGAIN for what i need, going back to one of the others, getting a request for a different file type, searching AGAIN through...

 

Its almost as if the interface designers (or fiddlers) have NEVER seen their customers using the software ?!?!?!?! An accusation thats been presented MANY times over the years. Surely not ?!?!?!

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022
It's actually very simple. If the file type supports all the content of your document e.g. layers, bit depth, transparency, paths etc it will appear in Save. If not it will appear in Save a Copy. Export is for saving for web use and strips out various metadata that is not needed for such use. You can revert to the older Save behaviour by choosing to use legacy Save in preferences. Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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It's actually very simple. If the file type supports all the content of your document e.g. layers, bit depth, transparency, paths etc it will appear in Save. If not it will appear in Save a Copy.

 

Export is for saving for web use and strips out various metadata that is not needed for such use.

 

You can revert to the older Save behaviour by choosing to use legacy Save in preferences.

 

Dave

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Engaged ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Clearly you dont make interfaces for users. The current system is a
complicated mess - its doesnt matter if one in a million think "its very
simple" when there isnt a need or reason for making users
learn/remember/discuss so many unnecessary steps.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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I don't make interfaces for anyone. I am not an employee just a Photoshop user who uses the software every day.

As I said previously, if you prefer the older behaviour then set it that way in Preferences.

 

Dave

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Engaged ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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You confirm my point - you dont know about design, and continue the
timewasting conversation.

So my suggestion still stands - lets make everyone's life better with ONE
save button opening a proper options box...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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"....you dont know about design,,,,"

What an insulting and presumptious statement. You know nothing about me or my background in industry.

However I will now drop out and leave you to research for yourself why the Save options were changed

 

Dave

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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@WebOfWebs "you dont know about design"

With comments like that you'll find it hard to get help on this forum, Dave is a well respected, knowledgeable and extremely helpful person on this forum and has been for many years.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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You confirm my point - you dont know about design, and continue the timewasting conversation.

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Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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You can revert to the older Save behaviour by choosing to use legacy Save in preferences.

 

Exactly. Simple.

I think some people enjoy complaining almost as much as they enjoy doing nothing about it. 


Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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Engaged ,
Apr 18, 2022 Apr 18, 2022

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Picking a fight with a stranger who points out serious flaws, and/or
obvious improvements is not a sensible approach in any business. Im sure
your best friend has his moments, but he admitted he doesnt know about
design, and your need to ignore the point of all this, to defend a
nonexistent stance is rather childish. i suggest you focus on the point in
hand, and stop wasting everyones time. Just a suggestion.

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