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RELINK TO FILE and REPLACE CONTENTS should be updated to work better

Enthusiast ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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Relink to file... good to work as is, but REPLACE CONTENTS should work where I duplicate a linked file and want to REPLACE THE CONTENT OF THAT IMAGE WITH NEW IMAGE BUT NOT DISRUPT THE SOURCE THAT I JUST COPIED IT FROM!!! Now that is how it should work!!

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Mentor ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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In this case, Ps is working EXACTLY as it should.

 

You need to duplicate in the OS and relink to that file.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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No... it is not. OS?

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Mentor ,
Aug 31, 2023 Aug 31, 2023

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OS is Operating System and yes, if you're replacing content, Ps will replace all content that links to the same linked file. It's working exactly as it should. 

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 01, 2023 Sep 01, 2023

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Why would I duplicate in OS?? Also, why is Relink and Replace doing the same thing? Kinda redundant no?

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Mentor ,
Sep 01, 2023 Sep 01, 2023

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What is a linked SO? It's a link to a file that exists on your computer, right? When you duplicate that SO in Ps, you're not duplicating it on your drive, right? You're just creating another instance of the SO which is linking to the file on your drive. If you replace the contents of one, of course it's going to replace the contents of ALL INSTANCES OF THAT LINKED FILE. That's exactly how it should work and i use the behavior all the time to get my work done. If you want to link to a new file, DON'T DUPLICATE THE LINKED SMART OBJECT IN PS. I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time understanding how smart objects work, but this is exactly how they should work because it allows me to get my job done much faster than if they didn't work this way.

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Mentor ,
Sep 01, 2023 Sep 01, 2023

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Anyway, what are you trying to do that prevents you from just placing a new linked SO that links to the new file? Why do you need to duplicate what you have and then "replace"? What's the goal here?

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 01, 2023 Sep 01, 2023

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The condescending attitude not needed. And I understand how Relink works, but then explain how Replace Contents works while you're at it...

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