Wed, Oct 23, 2019 4:10 PM
14 d ago
Speaking of accidentally overwriting files in Photoshop. I notice that the Legacy Save As option does not have a fail-safe to stop you from overwriting a file that is open.
The way Save As used to work was that if you have a file open, you could not overwrite it if it was open. And you would get a pop up saying "I cannot do that, Dave". (movie ref) Well, now you can overwrite an open file as it is still open.
This can be a problem for those of us used to working with the old Save As function, because if you are working on a layered TIFF file and you are told to save as a flattened Tiff with the same name, while keeping a layered PSD, well THAT accident can happen because you can think, oh I'm working on a layered PSD already, and then close. And then you're left with a flattened TIFF and no layered file. More human error on my part, but it was the way Save As worked and I'm used to it, go figure.
Can we have that fail-safe back? Or option to toggle that on or not? (in case there are others who don't care for it) For sure, this will be a problem down the line with all the layered TIFF files I receive.
I don't recall this ever being an issue for me in previous Photoshop versions, or a fail-safe required for this, but what you are trying to do is exactly what "Save a Copy" is for. This is the same functionality found in Illustrator, etc. I think the bases are covered.
There was never a way to replace the file that I was currently working on, and open. It is the way it was. I'm not talking about saving a copy.
I noticed cause I just replace it now and I have never been able to do so. In the thousands of images that I've retouched.
yes you can save over an open file. just tried it but you do get this message
Seems "Save as a Copy" should solve your concern if it doesn't require any additional steps. IMO, "Save As" now works how it should (prior to the bug). Perhaps just a matter of a tiny learning curve to break the old habit?
Maybe it was just an old habit. And it's been so long I could have already forgotten what it was unless I bust out the old dusty laptop. It's not that big a deal to do that. heh
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