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Photoshop: Saving copy not saving over jpg file

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When are you going to fix this bug? It's so annoying. There are thousands of people reporting this issue. It seems like a simple fix. 

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Photoshop: Saving copy not saving over jpg file

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When are you going to fix this bug? It's so annoying. There are thousands of people reporting this issue. It seems like a simple fix. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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hi,

 

This works just fine for me. If I open up a JPEG and then write on it and press Command + S to Save, it saves over my JPEG.

 

However, if you ADD A NEW LAYER, then it will try to save it as a New Photoshop file because JPEGs dont have layers.
If you do add layers, and you want to save over it, you can flatten the image first by going to Layer> Flatten Image and then press save and it will save over the JPEG.

 

Hope that helps!
cheers!
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Thanks for your response. I am aware of your option but it is not acceptable from a work flow standpoint. If I flatten my artwork, then forget to undo before I save, I will no longer have access to my layered ps file. It's like Adobe is taking a huge step back to the 1990s. I don’t want to flatten my artwork to save a jpg. I want to save a copy as a jpg. And then, if I need to edit my ps file, I want to save OVER that jpg, not create a new copy every time. That is where the problem lies. Please fix this. It’s really annoying. It has greatly affected my work flow. 

 
This is something that changed with the most recent update. I’ve been using PS and all Adobe products since the early 90s. This is something that has changed with the most recent update or two. It needs to be escalated to the programming team and fixed. Many people are having problems with this.

 

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Feb 20, 2020

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Yes, you should always save your layers. So you should do a file "Save As" to save the .psd, and then to export the JPEG you simply choose File>Export>Save for Web.

 

your original post was "Saving copy not saving over jpg file" - so either you flatten your image and save over the JPEG file, or you save the layers, and Export a JPEG file to use on the web or where you see fit.

This is all a normal practice and seems to be working just fine!

 

HAPPY 30th BELATED BIRTHDAY PHOTOSHOP!

hope this helps.

 

cheers.
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This is a terrible glitch in Photoshop and should be changed. The way you are describing saving over a jpeg is very slow. If you have a large layered file it could take a lot of time to flatten it. Then you have to undo that to keep working.  There is definitely a risk that people would forget to undo the making the file flat and save a flat .psd file.  Why wouldn't they just go back to the way it was?  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi,

I'm not following what's going wrong.
Are you able to choose 'Save As'. In the dialog box that appears, there should be a 'Save: As a Copy' checkbox.

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Yes, but when I do that, even if I save as or save a copy and name it the same thing as the existing jpg file, it makes a copy and won't allow me to save OVER the existing jpg which I am trying to update. Thus creating multiple versions. Hope this makes sense.

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This is how things work for me. Say I have a PSD file that I want to save as a new file:

- File > Save As - then click As a Copy
My File name changes to have 'copy' added to the end of the name.

- File > Save As - then chage the type to JPEG
The Save options including As a Copy are locked. The image will be saved as a copy as the JPEG won't support the layers currently in the PSD.
If I already have a JPEG and I choose the same name, I will get a dialogue box saying the file already exists and "Do you want to replace it?". If I click 'Yes', it overwrites / saves over the existing jpg. The PSD remains open in Photoshop.

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Apparently not such an easy fix. I've been trying to get this fixed too, they told me that with the latest update this problem would be solved. This morning I had an update and guess what... It still wasn't fixed! 😞 

When will this be solved, I'm getting pretty desperate. My whole workflow suffers from this annoying bug! Please Adobe, do something about this!

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This is such a terrible problem, and no one is taking it seriously. I am having the same problem with the photoshop adding "copy" to the name everytime I edit a photo. Do you understand how many photos I have in a 96 page magazine? If I change the size, convert to cmyk, tweak saturation, etc., I have to go change the name to EVERY SINGLE FILE back to the original.

 

Can't you get this fixed? I thought you were all wizards over there...

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Why does no one understand that this is an annoying bug!! As a graphic designer I manipulate large photoshop files (.psb) and then save out a jpg that goes into InDesign. Nudging around layers to get it just right. I save as and SAVE OVER the same file that is linked in Indesign. Having to save multipl copies and copies and re-link each time is rediculous and is a BUG. Same thing happens with .tiff files. PLEASE FIX THIS!!

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Sounds frustrating. Maybe you can try Placing the Photoshop file (.psd) into InDesign, then when you update the Photoshop file and save it should update the InDesign file too.

 

Hope that helps.

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What you suggest is not the way it should work. This is (again) a work-around and I don't want that. 

I just want it to work like it used to before and not unnecessary increase/complex my work-flow!!!

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I can understand, but actually the way I suggest is much faster.

 

I can either open my PSD and make changes, and then export the file, navigate to where it should be saved, name it, and then overwrite the file. Then you have to go in to InDesign and update the change.... as opposed to opening your PSD, making changes, and clicking save. 

This works in Character Animator, Animate, Captvate, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign....just makes work easier, and its a big benefit of using Adobe apps.

 

enjoy the day.

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I understand (and appreciate) your tip, but this isn't helpful in my case. If I work like you say, then I would have to implement psd files. But with the large Indesign documents I work with, that's not an option. The documents would become much too heavy to handle...

So, again, Adobe should just fix the damn bug, excuse my French 😉 

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Placing a photoshop file makes the file larger than necessary and increases document load, print and save time.  This might work for some dainty little 10mg file, but some of us are working on huge files, that need to be flattened for optimal performance.

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Hello, I have the same problem since a few days, afraid to see you have to deal with that since several months...

Juste to know, do you all work on MAC ? on it's only an Adobe bug ? 

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Yes, I work on a Mac (OS Catalina).

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