steven_paslawsky's profile

5 Messages

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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 Messages

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244 Points

2 y ago

Has there been any word about this bug from Adobe? As I see it, it is one of the most serious issues for everyone working in the industry.  

16 Messages

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722 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bug: Saving as a 'Copy' instead of Replacing file.

Since I upgraded Photoshop, it has been giving me this very annoying bug:

- I'll be working in my PSD file
- Then save as a jpg
- Go back to my PSD and make changes
- Save as jpg again with same name
- Says file must be saved as a copy (can't uncheck)
- In dialog box, I select Replace file
- Still saves with "copy" at the end of the file

Why can I not replace the original jpg with my new changes? Why do I have to save as a copy? Doesn't make any sense. Did not use to be this way.

Screenshots of process:




2 Messages

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250 Points

2 y ago

Yup, multiple app updates and Mac OS Catalina updates and still no fix.  If anyone finds a solution besides waiting for adobe, please post it here.

10 Messages

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212 Points

2 y ago

I am also having this issue. It is super annoying because I have to go through and rename all my resaved files after each resave!

8 Messages

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250 Points

2 y ago

You guys are being too kind.  This is the most annoying Photoshop bug I've seen since Photoshop 3.0.  I know several Adobe developers and they are all very bright and capable guys.  They could have fixed this bug in minutes. This is Adobe management not caring about the end user.  They could have fixed and tested this bug in 1/100 time it takes to add a useless new "feature".

31 Messages

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470 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop saves as a copy when told not to.

Sometimes yes, I want to overwrite a file. Photoshop will confirm that I want to overwrite the file with the same name, and then... write it with a different name without my permission.

So there are two defects here: Ignoring my directive to save with the same name, and then prompting to overwrite but not doing so.

3 Messages

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142 Points

2 y ago

Exact same issue as everyone. Waiting for a solution to this.

3 Messages

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142 Points

2 y ago

Same issue here as well. Very frustrating and time consuming. 

3 Messages

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106 Points

2 y ago

I thought I was going nuts - looking for my file and Bridge was displaying all these damn copies... I'm like wtf Adobe thanks for tossing yet another wrench in there. And I thought missing file extensions was annoying, hah.

2 Messages

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150 Points

2 y ago

Same issue here too. I was sure something was wrong. My files organisation had always worked well until that catalina update, with those copy I can't overwrite. They definitely should give us  a discount for paying such an undertested software that we pay overpriced. A solution Adobe? Now!

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60 Points

2 y ago

Same issue. Any word?

3 Messages

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112 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Save Replace not working.

When I go save a file, that is meant to replace an already existing file, even though I hit replace, it makes a copy instead, leaving the original file there with the intended name.

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100 Points

2 y ago

I cannot get it to work when trying to "Save As", it does the same thing where it saves a copy every time. I did find a slight workaround though, if you save it using File > Export. You can save it as a .JPG .PNG . GIF or .SVG. If you go to File > Export > Export Settings, you can set your quick export to your desired file format. That way to do it a little quicker, all you have to do is File > Export > Quick Export As (your file format, for me I selected JPG). now it takes you straight to where you save the file and actually replaces it rather than creating a copy. Hope this can help some of you!

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80 Points

2 y ago

Having the same issues as everyone above. Need this fixed now.

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142 Points

2 y ago

Yea! got a response back from Adobe support! 


This is in regards with the issue on duplication of the files while saving the file in JPG format. This is an ongoing issue with Mac and is expected to be fixed in upcoming updates. Please stay tuned for future updates.


Thanks for working with us,

Adobe Customer Care