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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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422 Points

5 years ago

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682 Points

5 years ago

Hopefully now you have some useful feedback as to the wisdom of adding a poorly-thoughtout and poorly-implemented "feature" and trying to pass it off as an improvement.

Do you guys have any institutional memory? Or common sense? Not realizing that users would want metadata preserved? Hello???? Go back and look at the history of SFW changes, you'll see that metadata preservation was a huge win when you added it.

And honestly, I don't see myself ever using the artboard feature. I use Photoshop constantly at work for image processing and at home for photo retouching and I NEED those features to remain at the top of the heap. So excuses that SFW doesn't work with the artboard are lame.

The only change I would make to SFW is to allow disabling the preview. That's it, otherwise leave it alone.

54 Messages

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846 Points

Concur, and hoping they listen to a combo of reason and consensus.

I'm still surprised how unanimous this topic is; normally you see at least one person jump to the defense of a change, but so far the only opposing view has been from Adobe themselves. Hopefully the unanimous out-poor toward "Save for Web" is proof of how loved this feature is.

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120 Points

5 years ago

Amen Brian Smith, please bring back "Save for Web" legacy

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150 Points

5 years ago

Here's another loud vote for bringing back Safe-for-Web. Yikes, I can't believe Adobe removed it without a complete replacement! Who doesn't use it all the time?!? I thought I was going nuts looking for it this morning.

Whoever decided that Save-for-Web's functionality is "legacy" material and no longer needed by the majority of photoshop users: that person is *dangerously* clueless! Bad hire!

54 Messages

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846 Points

Hi Mark,

Save for Web is still here, it's just located in a sub menu for now (you now have to go to File>Export and then click "Save for Web (Legacy)".

Unfortunately, Adobe has mentioned in this thread that it will be removed in a later update, which is causing the outcry here. No one wants to lose such a beloved feature.

I'm really hoping they change course and return Save for Web to its original location under the main File menu and don't plan to remove it.

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172 Points

5 years ago

This seems to have generated a lot of negative feedback from the people who are paying for the software and using it on a regular basis. One would think that a good reason enough for Adobe to reconsider their decision making processes and (re)placement of this functionality within the menu structure and within future releases. Even so, I suspect the response from Adobe (if there is one) will not make most here happy.

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758 Points

5 years ago

This would all have gone differently is Save for Web was not moved and didn’t say Legacy, but the export options were added under “Export (beta)” which is what we are told they are anyway.

54 Messages

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846 Points

Too true, someone was very premature in their planning here... and they have now left a bad taste in many people's mouths.

Export As was not ready for the limelight they thrust it under, and from reading this doesn't sound like they plan to ever have it 100% match what Save for Web can do today but get it to a "close enough" stage.

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170 Points

5 years ago

My older website just died. Could not save to web. I now pay each month for nothing. How stupid. What to do?

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846 Points

Hi John,

Currently "Save for Web" is still there. It's hidden in a sub menu now, though. To find it you have to go to File>Export and then click "Save for Web (Legacy)".

Sadly, it won't be there for ever, as Adobe has already stated in this thread that the feature will be removed in a future update. That decision has caused the outcry in this thread, as none of us want to lose it.

Personally I want it to not only stick around but return to its normal place under File rather than as an element of a submenu.

6 Messages

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170 Points

Thank-you. aside: Text Edit did away with a Save As feature that allowed an index2.HTML page to be saved and renamed for an index3.html, finally found BBEdit with a Save As command to create a new index page. (very old school but hanging in there) The CC File>Export works fine for now but not for ever, sad! Thanks again Anthony!

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120 Points

5 years ago

I agree totally with the consensus - put it back, I use it all the time...... Was that decision done in consultation with users. Unhappy users with no clear reasoning from Adobe is not good.

Another backward move.

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142 Points

5 years ago

I always use 'Save for Web', and would hate to see this functionality be removed. Furthermore, I would also like to see it return back to under 'File'.

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272 Points

5 years ago

The new export as function also distorts color badly

38 Messages

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650 Points

if possible, could you email us original file you're exporting, so we can look why colors are distorted? And what are export settings (is it JPG 100%?). My email is imaderyc @ adobe . com (remove spaces). thanks!

54 Messages

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846 Points

Hi Irina,

Not to hijack this point but... is there any talk at Adobe to returning Save for Web to the main file menu and keeping this feature?

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60 Points

I am having this problem too. I am exporting JPG 100%. I do notice that when I Save for Web the JPG files sizes are larger than their corresponding Export %

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272 Points

Evan, Good observation. Most everyone is concerned about location of SFW. I took a look at Export As based on File Size optimization, because that what is important to me. Export as strips all meta data, including ICC profile and copyright info. However, a 70% reduction (based on my settings) in file size using Export as is very compelling. I have posted images to my website's Front Page Slider (www.fritzimages.com) comparing SFW and Export as and at 100% magnification they look good for Web viewing.

http://fritzimages.com/blog/2015/phot...

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846 Points

Hi Ed,

Read early in this thread. They already noted that, by accident, Export As uses the same image compression as you find in the "Save" feature. That's why the JPEG quality is much lower when using Export As versus Save for Web (if you are concerned with image file size, I would recommend playing with some of the lower quality settings for Save for Web).

Here was there response when I brought this up, and noting they would try to correct it in the future:

"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."

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140 Points

5 years ago

please bring it back under file! i use save for web all day every day. why move it?

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120 Points

5 years ago

I agree, put it back please. Seems to me change for the sack of change !

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140 Points

5 years ago

This is playing with users money. I payed 1 full year because Photoshop was practical. Now?! Gimp can be more practical. Very bad UX or... any other excuse you found to do this bad move.

13 Messages

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422 Points

Will GIMP open PSD files?

Following my anger with Adobe's cavalier attitude over this issue (and a similar problem with Adobe suggesting the 'Design View' will go from Dreamweaver), I'm making long term plans to drop my Adobe CC subscription.

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140 Points

5 years ago

Is there any way to reverse back to 2014? There are a lot of factors to keep in mind, depending of the content of the photo, we need decide the quality individually if we want deliver a professional work. JPG it's very common in many websites. Very stupid move.

13 Messages

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422 Points

The command is still there (for now) but under the Export menu. So unless you're inconvenienced by it not being in the root of the file menu PS CC2015 is fine.

But the big worry is whether the command will be completely removed in a future version (that's what 'legacy' usually suggests). Losing the command altogether would be a disaster.

As a Windows user I always make a 'Restore Point' before I upgrade software so I can go back if necessary. Other than that, I don't know what other methods are available.

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312 Points

5 years ago

First Adobe got rid of the paint filter, and now, Save for Web. What are they thinking? Don't they listen to us? What are we paying a monthly fee so Adobe can remove features! :-(