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10 Messages

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570 Points

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 1:33 AM

Answered

Photoshop: What happened to Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015?

I don't see Save for Web in the File Menu of Photoshop CC 2015. Did it move?

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1 Message

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202 Points

5 years ago

What an utterly Stupid decision to make put it back adobe we don't pay a monthly fee for you to make out workflows more complicated.

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312 Points

5 years ago

An other stupid idea from Adobe!

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214 Points

5 years ago

I'd like to know why Save For Web is labeled as "legacy"; does this mean Adobe is going to phase it out in favour of Export As? I hope not; I use Save For Web on a daily basis; it is far superior to the new Export feature. I tried using Export As yesterday and found that it severely hindered my workflow. The new Export feature is archaic, and lacks a ton of useful features. It annoys me that I can't resize the Export window; I use a 27" iMac and I'd like to utilize the screen real estate to preview more of my document, instead of scrolling around a tiny preview window.

Another thing I noticed during my testing is that JPEG quality is horrible when using Export As, I've attached screenshots at 200% zoom for comparison. A JPEG at 60% quality in Save For Web is MUCH cleaner than a JPEG at 60% quality using Export As.

Save For Web:


Export As:


I also noticed that the colour pallet and settings are gone when you choose to export as a GIF. Though to be honest, I haven't exported a GIF in a very long time, but it doesn't make sense to remove the settings.

The Export feature feels like a huge step back, this isn't Photoshop Elements, I'm confused why Adobe decided web exporting needed to be "streamlined and simplified".

54 Messages

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846 Points

A 60% quality in Export is more like 35% quality in Save For Web.

Note the file sizes of the two images there, where the Export one is almost half the size of the Save For Web.

Export seems to be built around creating smaller, lower quality images for the web... which is kind of an odd turn considering the overall increase in connection speeds, even with mobile factored in.

81 Messages

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896 Points

Yes you are right, we realised belatedly that we matched the %s to map to the JPG quality export of 'Save as' with 12 matching the 100% and 0 matching the 0%.

We should hopefully fix this in the next release to map instead to the Save for Web percentages.

1 Message

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200 Points

5 years ago

How does Adobe think this is acceptable? "Export As" drops features that I use on a DAILY BASIS, like the ability to compare different compression settings side by side, or the ability to export slices.

How am I supposed to create graphics for the Web without these features, Adobe? Do you actually talk to your users at all? I haven't been this disappointed in a software upgrade since iTunes.

54 Messages

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846 Points

Took the words right out of the my mouth Steven.

Really hope they change course on this, major back step in a product I have loved and worked well within a typical web developer's workflow.

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896 Points

Hi Steven, we are still collating metrics, but a lot of our customers don't use slices any more. If you are using slices, please do continue using Save for Web.

We have no plans to remove Save for Web without offering features that are most commonly used in other more contextual areas of Photoshop.

For more: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

We do have plans to offer 2-up comparisions in the near future in Export As.

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200 Points

5 years ago

I put in a keyboard shortcut, Shift-Control-W. But this "legacy" thing is worrisome. Adobe, please don't remove Save for Web from Photoshop!

54 Messages

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846 Points

5 years ago

Seems like a very poor decision, one that costs me time which, with how often I use the feature, gets to be exponential.

I'm not sure why they removed this from the main drop down into a sub drop down as well.

Lets make some noise to get this fixed, or else going to try to find a way to revert to an older version.

42 Messages

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754 Points

It is possible to revert to an older version through the Creative Cloud panel. Select Find Additional Apps - Previous Version, and then choose from the available versions.

1 Message

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180 Points

5 years ago

Please revert to having the save for web function off the root File menu. Hiding it in a sub-menu, and then possibly removing it in the future, makes no sense. I really hope Adobe isn't trying to force using Fireworks for web image processing. While Fireworks may be an amazing program (don't know -- don't use it), because I use Photoshop to manipulate/fix/edit the photos I put online, it streamlines my process to have the ability to save for web out of Photoshop. It would add unnecessary steps for me to have to work in Photoshop...then open Fireworks to save for web.

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896 Points

We would like you to use newer export options and the scripts for export. We have plans to improve Export as dialog as detailed here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

42 Messages

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754 Points

Why did Adobe choose to release this version with limited functionality and apparent issues with jpg handling?

1 Message

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160 Points

5 years ago

I thought I was loosing my mind when I went to look for the "Save for web" feature today after the update. Glad to know it's still there but very disappointed to find out the steps it takes to get there now. So inconvenient and a major flaw in this update.

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846 Points

Fully concur, it's a huge step back in general workflow for those of us dealing with images that are going to the web.

Not fully thought out and needs to be resolved and returned to the main File drop down.

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186 Points

5 years ago

Agreed, terrible decision. I work in ProPhoto color space and *always* convert to sRBG when saving as a JPG. It appears there's no way to do this in the Export dialog. Am I supposed to Convert to Profile, Export As, then undo the Convert every time I save/export a JPG?

Please do not remove Save for Web. There was nothing wrong with it, so why the decision to "legacy" it?

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758 Points

Yes, why?

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896 Points

I outline reasons why here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

It has been a legacy product for a very long time, we just have called it so right now.

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758 Points

What makes it “legacy” if the majority of web developers who use Photoshop are using it several times a day? What I mean is, if you think it is laking some features, why not add them instead of deprecating it?

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62 Points

Legacy is connotative of obsolescence. The users of your product, and specifically "save for web", are some of the most progressive individuals. It's almost insulting to shove this change down our throats and expect us to believe that this is an improvement.

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342 Points

5 years ago

Adding my support to return this to its full usage. I use the save for web feature to save out hundreds of images in a day. the legacy tag has me very worried.

While you're at it though.... giving it a fully interactive browser window would also be pretty fantastic. I'm on a large network. having to manually click through one folder at a time in a drop down menu at the top until i reach my destination 12 folders deep isn't much fun, when regular 'save as' gives me a full browser window in which i can use my left-side shortcuts to save myself time.

81 Messages

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896 Points

Why not use Batch Processing for hundreds of files? https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi...

54 Messages

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846 Points

If Hollie's use case is like mine, it's reactionary. I'm doing tons of images per days for blogs in the moment. Not creating a large list of images that I plan to do all at once at the end of my day and go back to each and every blog to insert them.

A quick method to save the image to the web just worked better. Why I have liked Photoshop over seeking out alternatives.

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758 Points

5 years ago

The current hidden location breaks a lot of user scripts. But marking it ‘Legacy’ may be even more worrying because of all the missing features in Export. No control of color profiles??? Isn’t that a rather obvious one?

This is not about a small subset of users.

I rely on Photoshop a lot in my work and don’t have a substitute available, so this really worries me.

81 Messages

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896 Points

We tested the change of location, it does not break any scripts. Do you have any that does? Please email imaderyc@adobe.com if so.

As I mention here http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... Export As is the first step and will be improved.

1 Message

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160 Points

5 years ago

Agreed that the 'Save for Web' function should not go away. All the graphic elements I create are for mobile and web use only; I need to be able to quickly produce banners across multiple canvases and have come to rely on 'Save for Web' as part of my workflow.

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896 Points

Why not use art boards and use Export As instead? I am pretty confident it will be far more efficient to do that way.

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754 Points

While I like the idea behind art boards, Adobe has made assumptions that we always want to use them when choosing the web document type. I realize I can create my own document type, but I think Adobe went too far and this release is inconsiderate of users existing workflows. Save for web and art board documents don't play well together and I would have preferred you delayed the 2015 release until these issues were resolved. I've been working in PhotoShop everyday for years, and these changes do negatively impact the experience.

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682 Points

5 years ago

Very poor development choice, sorry.

This new "feature" is a huge step backwards as it removes a great deal of functionality that many of us use daily.

I don't care about Behance or the Artboard or the fancy stuff you keep tacking on. How about keeping basic image processing as the number one goal?

DO NOT remove Save for Web without migrating the functionality to Export and making it just as easy to use.

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846 Points

Not just migrating the functionality, but also the accessibility. It used to be a main option under File... now it's in a sub menu. Extra clicks, which adds exponentially to the time required on Photoshop for the power image users.

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896 Points

If you are power image user you can set up the keyboard shortcuts to open Save for Web immediately or even use Batch Processing. I am not sure how using a mouse to click on a menu item will be faster than either of them.

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846 Points

Hi Divya,

Let me tackle this, as it seems to be of the mind that what we have been doing is not efficient.

I work in a company that trains interns. Those interns are expected to use Photoshop in their work. They are expected to save images that are web friendly for our blogs.

At this juncture I have trained nearly 10 interns. From a manager perspective, it's easier to show via menus a process rather than explain a keyboard shortcut they will have to memorize. While I have discussed shortcuts with them, I have observed none that have used them. The menu is easier to explain and easier to grasp... and STILL efficient.

On a side note, sorry that you have to weather the storm on this Divya, as I have worked in public relations in the past and this seems like a PR ordeal, but I hope the out-poor does demonstrate that we are very happy with how "Save for Web" is and has been for years.

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172 Points

5 years ago

Unreal! I use this ALL day EVERY DAY. Plus I tried using the new "Export As" feature (more clicks and therefore more TIME-sonsuming) and there is no optimization comparison as before? Am I missing something?

54 Messages

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846 Points

Not missing something, the comparison feature is not there.

As a replacement for "Save for Web", "Export As" is very, very poorly thought out. It feels like an Alpha concept that got accidentally pushed to production.

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172 Points

Oh I see the "Optimized" comparison now if i go to "Export As" - then click "Save for Web (Legacy)"

Again though, I've been using this simple procedure repeatedly and daily for more than a decade. Why would it be hidden, removed or require an additional step now??

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846 Points

The fear Rob is that it's legacy, and there have been blogs like this one that indicate it won't be around much longer:

"Save For Web is still available, for now. But, it is labeled legacy for a reason. Plan accordingly."
http://bjango.com/articles/photoshopc...

81 Messages

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896 Points

How is Export as creating more clicks for you?

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182 Points

5 years ago

Save "Save for Web"

I use SfW on way more than 50% of my images. I don't see any possible reason for this change.