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570 Points

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 1:33 AM

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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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140 Points

5 years ago

In Windows you can use CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+W...

But I am worried about this change, too!!! DON'T TAKE THIS AWAY... Please remove the LEGACY Label and put it back to its original place!! WE ARE the ones who pay for your software, remember?!

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140 Points

5 years ago

I agree with all the dissenters above. I've used PS for 20 years and, if Adobe does intend to remove SFW, it will be one of the worst downgrades ever implemented. The Export feature is not nearly as robust and the CC online Assets inspector is slow and inconvenient to use.

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896 Points

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312 Points

5 years ago

Well, I will probably roll back to the previous version until there is a fix. I'm paying a lot for Adobe CC and I think it's not acceptable to remove an important feature like this one.

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650 Points

5 years ago

In other words:

1. Even though Photoshop is Adobe's most-visible product, we're going to change its functionality to align it with the features of other Adobe products.
2. Even though there's a tremendous outcry over plans to shelve Save For Web, we're going to do it, anyway, once we've determined that the substitute functionality is "close enough" to what you've been using.
3. We're not interested in what this change may have done to any automations you've configured.
4. We're more interested in promoting new revenue streams for ourselves on the top-level menus than we are in maintaining your productivity with the products you've already paid for.

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896 Points

5 years ago

> 1. Even though Photoshop is Adobe's most-visible product, we're going to change its functionality to align it with the features of other Adobe products. 

A lot of our customers use our products simultaneously. And so providing consistent interfaces that don't require too much context switching is helpful for them. 

> 2. Even though there's a tremendous outcry over plans to shelve Save For Web, we're going to do it, anyway, once we've determined that the substitute functionality is "close enough" to what you've been using. 

We want to improve the experience of getting images out of Photoshop for our customers. We are offering new functionality in Photoshop that Save for Web cannot cater to for example: Artboards. We want to make export in Photoshop easier for everyone who uses new and old features. 

> 3. We're not interested in what this change may have done to any automations you've configured. 

We are! What has broken for you? We ensured we tested with scripts and actions before we released. They won't break. If they do, please let Irina Maderych <imaderyc@adobe.com> know. 

> 4. We're more interested in promoting new revenue streams for ourselves on the top-level menus than we are in maintaining your productivity with the products you've already paid for.

I don't know how this change is going to promote any new revenue stream for us. But please let me know when you figure out how we can! 

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846 Points

Why not just adapt Save for Web for artboards rather than reinvent the wheel?

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896 Points

Because the way it is we are unable to do so. 

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846 Points

I see...

Well it sounds like you guys are kind of deadset on this, which is disheartening.

Are there any guides for switching to an older version that still has it under the old setup?

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758 Points

5 years ago

Of course they break. How could scripts not break when you change the name and location of a function referenced by the script?

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896 Points

Because they don't depend on where they are in the menu or what they are called. They have internal names which are invoked. 

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758 Points

Wow. OK. Yes, I tried several situations, including a droplet and it found it despite the different name and location.

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896 Points

5 years ago

Do you have an example? 

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758 Points

5 years ago

You are correct. I tried this in an action and a droplet and it worked.

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120 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Missing features after the last update ps cc.

Yesterday I updated photoshop cc and now I miss two features that I need every day:
"Save for Web" and under window/arrange: arrange side by side (Tile Horizontally ???) in its original way, so I can distribute many images side by side and one above the other on the monitor.
Is there a chance that I find these features in the next update again ???

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846 Points

As mentioned here, "Save for Web" was moved as a sub component of Export. This is found under the File menu as well.

It's now tagged as "Legacy" as it will eventually be removed and replaced with "Export As".

As obvious here, it's a sad turn of events and a lot of people aren't happy about it.

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896 Points

5 years ago

Save for Web is available as File > Export > Save for Web (legacy). You can also use the keyboard shortcut cmd + alt + shift + s to invoke it quickly. I am not sure about the 'side by side' arrangement but doesn't 2-up horizontal/vertical do what you are looking to accomplish? 

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570 Points

5 years ago

Hello Divya,

Please Bring back Save For Web Classic!

Can I hear an AMEN???

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896 Points

Hi Brian, Save for Web is *still there*. It still works, you can still reach to it with keyboard shortcut, if that keyboard shortcut is too long, you can set another one by going to the Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus here https://cloudup.com/c0lCfvKuBdv

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846 Points

Amen Brian

And the concern from many here is that it's already stated earlier that Save for Web's days are numbered.

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62 Points

Amen!

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120 Points

5 years ago

AMEN! Just wanted to say that.

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650 Points

5 years ago

It seems inconsistent to say, one the one hand, that a feature has actually been "legacy" for a long time and then to say that you're still in the process of replicating its features elsewhere. It's neither been replaced with superior technology nor has it been abandoned by users in favor of other features.

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422 Points

5 years ago

I'm extremely disappointed with this. I'm a web designer and this is one of the commands I use more often than any other.

Feeling a little shell shocked. What are Adobe on? I'm not continuing to pay £47 a month for updates which invariably:

- Brings me features I just don't need (Photoshop has been fine for a very long time)

- Removes critical tools I use ('Save for Web' in PS and 'Design View' in DW)

File > Export > Export as... is NOT a suitable substitute/replacement.
The window can't be resized and it's not comparable in features.

So angry.

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422 Points

5 years ago

Microsoft completely ignored their user base and rode roughshod over everyone's feelings towards Windows 8. Now Adobe seem to be determined on the same approach. Why aren't Adobe consulting their users? I detest this dictatorial approach.

Please Adobe, listen to us, the paying customers! I know people are out there with cracked versions and they're laughing all the way to the bank. They don't pay their subs and they don't have to put up with this arrogant approach to updates.

Please reinstate 'Save for web' on the File menu.I use this all day, every day.

I pay £47 every month and now I'm seriously considering undoing all the CC2015 Updates on my system with System Restore. This isn't progress.

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650 Points

Microsoft is pushy (and often thoughtless) but at least we still have pretty comprehensive UI control. My wife's running Windows 8, but I've made it look and function so much so like Win7 that even I forget it's there, sometimes. And Office gives us complete control over what's on the menus/ribbons. Try that in Photoshop.