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Tue, Jan 14, 2020 1:34 PM

Photoshop: We need a "Don't show this again" for saving PNG files.

It already takes a while to save .PNG files and I understand why. However, please consider putting the PNG save options in the "File Handling" tab of Preferences within Photoshop so we do not have to click on the dialog boxes every time. There's no way around this—not even with Photoshop actions and/or batches. Thank you!

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8 months ago

Completely agree. Quick Export as PNG (if you're set up that way) can get you around the dialog, but without the option to save faster or slower for file size on disk. It would be nice to have a way to set the option and forget it unless/until we need to change the option.

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8 months ago

Now that you mention it, there's no way to include a Quick Export as part of an Action or Batch.  Also, for any Action or Batch involving a .PNG, there's no way to "set it and forget it" because, by default, the Save As dialog box will always come up even if overrides are selected in the Batch or Actions setup. This is because "File must be saved as a copy for this selection."


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> This is because "File must be saved as a copy for this selection."

Ouch. Yes. But in a way, you can batch save PNG files so long as they're all in the Layers panel, then selecting the layers and using Quick Export As through the Layers menu. Or have them all on Artboards and use the Export As. . . command. More options, but not what I think you're looking for.

Export As is a batch processing feature. It's just not terribly feature complete (metadata anyone?), and you do have to load all those PNG files into a single document.

And there's an awful lot that isn't actionable. I'd love to see Actions revisited, from revamping the panel to making more potentially actionable, to updating those ancient filters so photo art action authors have more to work with, we can work with them with decent previews, and we don't have to convert to 8 bit to use them. I'm not holding my breath, btw. <g>

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8 months ago

There is also the Asset Generator, but it's a can of worms. 
The basic idea is that you name a layer or group with filename.png and run the generator and it spits it out silently in the background. You can add some parameters and your layer/group name ends up looking like "50% myFile_Final_final_V1.png" and it is *exactly* as if you had rt-clicked on that layer/group and done an export-as at 50%.
There's a few caveats, but it makes it so anyone else can also open your file and immediately export with the same settings.
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/generate-assets-layers.html