PS PDF no longer an option

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May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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Updated PS the other day and now PDFs are no longer an export option. Any particular reason?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021
If your file contains items that are not supported in your required format (e.g. layers or 16 bits/channel) then the file format is moved to the Save a Copy command. This was driven by changes in the Mac Operating System, although the changes are applied to both Mac and Windows versions to keep them aligned. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html In the case of PDF , the dialogues that follow decide whether content will be lost or kept e.g. Editability, downsampling etc so i...

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If your file contains items that are not supported in your required format (e.g. layers or 16 bits/channel) then the file format is moved to the Save a Copy command. This was driven by changes in the Mac Operating System, although the changes are applied to both Mac and Windows versions to keep them aligned.


https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html

 

In the case of PDF , the dialogues that follow decide whether content will be lost or kept e.g. Editability, downsampling etc so it goes into Save a Copy



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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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It did it again this morning. I opened a PSD file, flattened it and couldn't save as a JPG. I see it's 16 bits but I buy Adobe Stock all the time and never had a problem flattening to a JPG until the past week.

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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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"it's 16 bits"

If it is 16 bit it can't be preserved in the jpeg format, so you will need to use Save a Copy. As explained above, the Save As list now only shows file formats that will fully preserve the document contents. Other file formats, including jpeg in this instance, are moved to Save a Copy. If your file had been 8 bit, with a single background layer and no hidden pixels/transparency then jpeg would appear in Save As.

 

This changed in v22.4 this week

 

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May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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I see in another thread that Apple made changes to their OS that is causing the issue. Saving as a copy button worked but it's going to take me a while to get used to it.

Here's the link to the thread about Apple changing API: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/issues-with-saving-file-options/td-p/12050196

 

Thanks again for your help.

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There is a good write up linked below which gives a little more background

https://petapixel.com/2021/05/18/photoshops-save-as-function-has-changed-on-mac-heres-why/

 

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