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Force-flatten png/jpg when saving after adding a new layer

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Oct 07, 2020

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Might be my biggest beef with photoshop:

 

1- open a png

2- add a new layer

3- make some small touch up to the png

4- ctrl+s

5- rather than saving the png, it opens a dialog suggesting I should save it as a psd instead, in a completely different folder than where the png is stored. I have to change the file type to png and navigate to the right folder then double-click on the existing file and say yes replace to save it.

 

If I do Layer > Flatten Image first, then ctrl+s will save the png as I want. I wish this was the default behavior for ctrl+s or that there was another hotkey to do it. I know how to save-as a psd and I would do that if I wanted to preserve the layers.

 

I'm tempted to replace ctrl+s with a script that does flatten image, save, undo. Is there a more built-in way to accomplish this? Does it bug anyone else? After two decades of using Photoshop it still feels unintuitive to have it open save-as-psd instead of just saving the file in the original format when I hit ctrl+s.

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Force-flatten png/jpg when saving after adding a new layer

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Oct 07, 2020

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Might be my biggest beef with photoshop:

 

1- open a png

2- add a new layer

3- make some small touch up to the png

4- ctrl+s

5- rather than saving the png, it opens a dialog suggesting I should save it as a psd instead, in a completely different folder than where the png is stored. I have to change the file type to png and navigate to the right folder then double-click on the existing file and say yes replace to save it.

 

If I do Layer > Flatten Image first, then ctrl+s will save the png as I want. I wish this was the default behavior for ctrl+s or that there was another hotkey to do it. I know how to save-as a psd and I would do that if I wanted to preserve the layers.

 

I'm tempted to replace ctrl+s with a script that does flatten image, save, undo. Is there a more built-in way to accomplish this? Does it bug anyone else? After two decades of using Photoshop it still feels unintuitive to have it open save-as-psd instead of just saving the file in the original format when I hit ctrl+s.

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