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How to set preference to automatically save file as PSD in same folder as original file?

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and upgraded to latest version of Photoshop Classic, and prior to then I would open a photo in Photoshop from Lightroom.  After editing I used to 'Close' (Ctrl +W) and it would automatically 'save as' the edited version (a PSD) in same folder as the original photo and automatically take me back edited photo in Lightroom.

 

However, I can't fathom how to set the preferences to do this in udated Photoshop Classic.  When I Cntrl+W to close an edited file it brings up the 'Save As' dialogue and I don't want to have to find the original folder to specify every time.  In the preferences I can't find anything where I can ask it to save files as PSD every time and save to original folder and then take me back to Lightroom.  It mentions preview images save to original folder and this is checked but the 'save as' dialogue still opens.

 

Can anyone help please?

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How to set preference to automatically save file as PSD in same folder as original file?

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and upgraded to latest version of Photoshop Classic, and prior to then I would open a photo in Photoshop from Lightroom.  After editing I used to 'Close' (Ctrl +W) and it would automatically 'save as' the edited version (a PSD) in same folder as the original photo and automatically take me back edited photo in Lightroom.

 

However, I can't fathom how to set the preferences to do this in udated Photoshop Classic.  When I Cntrl+W to close an edited file it brings up the 'Save As' dialogue and I don't want to have to find the original folder to specify every time.  In the preferences I can't find anything where I can ask it to save files as PSD every time and save to original folder and then take me back to Lightroom.  It mentions preview images save to original folder and this is checked but the 'save as' dialogue still opens.

 

Can anyone help please?

Thanks!

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Hi! yu can find the preferences towards the bottom of the Edit menu, or invoke them with CTRL+K

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Thanks, but I've already been through the preferences and it doesn't fix the issue.  

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Did you restart Photoshop after making the change?

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No, but I have now and issue remains. 😕

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If I can understand your problem correctly then you should see dialogue asking whether you want to save changes with three options. If you click Yes then Photoshop should save file next to one which is open from Lightroom without any dialogue. I tested with Save As to Original Folder unchecked and it does not make any difference. Photoshop is saving file as expected without any Save As dialogue.

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The dialogue box asks me to specify which folder I want to save as to.  But I would have to do this with every photo I edit in photoshop.  In my old version of photoshop I didn't have to keep doing this - it just automatically saved the photo as a PDF to same folder original file was in.

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Yes, that was the first thing I checked but it doesn't make any difference.

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You could use a script.

 

The following code will save a PSD to the same location as the original, overwriting the original and automatically close the file without any dialog window. Use at your own risk, I have tested the script, however you should make sure that you are happy with how it performs by working on dupes before putting it to use on original files.

 

 

#target photoshop

/* Start Unsaved Document Error Check - Part A: Try */
unSaved();

function unSaved() {
    try {
        app.activeDocument.path;
        /* Finish Unsaved Document Error Check - Part A: Try */

        /* Main Code Start */

        // File Naming Code
        var d = app.activeDocument;
        var dName = d.name.replace(/\.[^\.]+$/, '');
        var dPath = d.path;

        // File Saving Code
        var saveFilePSD = new File(dPath + '/' + dName + '.psd');
        SavePSD(saveFilePSD);

        // PSD Options
        function SavePSD(saveFilePSD) {
            psdSaveOptions = new PhotoshopSaveOptions();
            psdSaveOptions.embedColorProfile = true;
            psdSaveOptions.alphaChannels = true;
            psdSaveOptions.layers = true;
            psdSaveOptions.annotations = true;
            psdSaveOptions.spotColors = true;
            activeDocument.saveAs(saveFilePSD, psdSaveOptions, true, Extension.LOWERCASE);
        }

        d.close(SaveOptions.DONOTSAVECHANGES);

        /* Main Code Finish */

        /* Start Unsaved Document Error Check - Part B: Catch */
    } catch (err) {
        alert('An image must be both open and previously saved before running this script!')
    }
}
/* Finish Unsaved Document Error Check - Part B : Catch */

 

 

 

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

 

Once installed, you can set a custom keyboard shortcut to the script.

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Thank you.  I do not wish to overwrite the original - I just wish to save the edited version (via 'save as') to the same folder as RAW file.

 

surely this is a basic request - I don't understand why Photoshop has changed the ability to do this.

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The script should only overwrite a .psd with the same name. I don't know why you are having these issues, good luck!

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Does any know what the save as option of 'image previews' means in file saving options in the preferences box?  Why 'previews' rather than just 'image'?  

From Lightroom I used to be able to open any image file in  Photoshop, edit it, then close the image file which would bring up a 'save as' window where I simply specified whether I wanted to save as a Jpg, TIFF or PSD, etc.  But it would always save to same folder that the image that I just brought into Photoshop from Lightroom was in.  And then I would be taken back to Lightroom automatically where the edited image would open up.  And next to the unedited and any previous edited versions.  I forgot to add that now when I go back 8nto Lightroom it hasn't saved to my Lightroom catalogue and I have to import it.   So now I'm wondering if there is some preference in Photoshop where you ask it to add the saved image to Lightroom catalog too?

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“Image previews” isn’t a different kind of file. It always saves the image. The option affects whether the image file has extra image previews inside. Some apps (but not Photoshop) will use them to preview the file. 

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Thanks!

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