steven_paslawsky's profile

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864 Points

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 4:10 PM

Photoshop: Saving copy not saving over jpg file

working on Catalina OS. saving file extension works now but does not save over jpg when saving it creates a copy which is annoying and time consuming to fix

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3.7K Messages

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61K Points

2 y ago

Not sure I understand this. The problem was that Photoshop would not update the file extension if you save a file in another format, so for example you have a tiff file now and you choose save as jpeg. That will obviously always save a copy.

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240 Points

2 y ago

It's not overwriting an existing jpeg when saving with the same file name, it's adding 'copy' to the end of the file name and saving a second jpeg file. It will however, when saving for a third time automatically choose the 'copy' version to overwrite, but brings up a new pop-up box after the normal 'do you want to replace...' warning, which seems to double check that you want to replace it (adding even more time spent saving).

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60 Points

2 y ago

Having the same problem as Steven. I created a layered photoshop image and save it as .psd. Once finished I flattened the image and did a "SAVE AS" and chose JPEG. The file extension never changed to .jpg. It kept the .psd extension an over wrote my layered file. Which now can not be recognized by photoshop when I try to reopen it. have to start from scratch. 

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260 Points

2 y ago

I too have the exact same problem. I had an online chat with an adobe helper but he didn't seem to have any idea how to fix it. I'm not even sure he fully grasped what the problem was. I am going to get back to them tomorrow afternoon.

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480 Points

2 y ago

I am having the same issue! I am working in Photoshop and wish to save my work as a .jpg -- no problem there. However, when I make changes (to the original layered .psd file) and try to save again as a .jpg --- it adds "copy" to the file name instead of overwriting the existing image. 

I'm "Save as > .jpg" - and then choosing the existing image location. I do get a prompt - "do you wish to overwrite" to which I say "Yes" ---- but still, "copy" is added to the file name and a new file is created, keeping the old file in tact. Annoying that I have to manually update the name, trash the old image, etc!

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334 Points

2 y ago

Same problem here! And it just started doing this recently and is a massive time-leech deleting all these original (now unedited/un-updated) files and renaming the new file without "copy" in it. 

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250 Points

2 y ago

Same problem here guys!  Photoshop will not overwrite a JPG, it adds "copy" to the filename which is so bad for my workflow.

I called photoshop support and they said it was a known bug, and would be fixed in the next update.  

I hope that's true....

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260 Points

2 y ago

Are we going to be compensated by Adobe for these major and time consuming faults in their program?

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226 Points

2 y ago

Same here. Adobe please fix.

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138 Points

2 y ago

Updated to version 21.0 but the jpg overwrite issue still remains. Waiting for a fix.

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510 Points

2 y ago

Same here - Do you want to replace existing jpg? Pressing yes does not replace, but creates a copy.
This affects my work a lot.  If I overlook this, the wrong image is appearing on all the tablets of my salesreps.  Their software is looking for image A001.jpg not A001copy.jpg 

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510 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled xyz.jpg already exists, do you want to replace it?.

Trying to save over an existing jpg image.  
xyz.jpg already exists, do you want to replace it?
Usually I simply say "replace" and it overrides the previous jpg.  Now it is letting me believe that all is good, HOWEVER it is creating a new file called xyzcopy.jpg

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100 Points

2 y ago

Same problem as everyone else and it's really messing up my organization as I like to save any edits over an existing file with the same name. Now I have to look for copy along with the original file name. What is going on? I finally decided to look this up because I knew this wasn't right.

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244 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2020 creates a copy instead of owerwrite jpg files..

When I save out a jpg file on top of an existing jpg to overwrite, Photoshop makes a new file with a " copy" in the end of the filename instead of owerwrite the original. Its extremely frustrating and it it is a huge part of the Photoshop to Indesign daily workflow for most graphics artists.

Photshop even gives me the popup saying that the file already exists and asks me if I want to replace it. I click "Replace" or "Overwrite" or whatever it is in english, and it creates a copy instead. And my linked jpg file in my Indesign layout of course isn't updated automatically and I have to find the file, delete the original and the rename the new copy so it has the same name as the original. This is a pretty huge game breaker in my daily workflow.

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754 Points

2 y ago

Same problem. I want to Save As and replace a file, but it does not overwrite or replace, Photoshop adds "copy" to the end of the file name instead. Then I have to delete the old file and rename the new file by removing "copy" in the file name. It is happening with the TIFFs and JPEGs that I'm saving.