Save As choices not showing PNG option

Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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I was trying to same my photoshop image as a PNG file.  I saved a file I was working on earlier today in the PNG format but this evening that option was gone.  I updated my photoshop thinking that might have been the problem but it still is not there.  I need to save this image as a PNG format to upload to another company that needs it in that format.  How do I get the PNG format saving option back?

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May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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Use the "Save a Copy" button. Click the "more info" button for further details. You might have added a layer that disqualified it from being saved back as a .png I could also suggest flattening the file, but you wouldn't be able to edit it.

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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I don't see the "Save as Copy" option in the File menu.  Where is that choice located?

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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Hi

To clarify, it's not "Save as Copy", but rather "Save a Copy". In 22.4, it's here:

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~ Jane

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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@paulathorne "Save As" is located in the "File" menu right under "Save".

When I do a Save As, I am seeing PNG as a file format for saving. But if you have any layers, you will not see the PNG format option.

Right under "Save As" you will "Save A Copy " where you will see PNG as a file option. When you do that, PS will flatten the image and save it as a PNG. I just did that and opened it in PS 22.4 and verified the PNG has been flattened with just one layer.

Edited to add: Jane beat me to the answer 🙂

Kenneth Seals

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May 16, 2021 May 16, 2021

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The Save A Copy option should be located under File and right under Save As. This is in the newest version recently updated.

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