Photoshop: Allow place as layered smart object

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Problem:
Currently, if you place a jpg or a png in photoshop, you have the option to place it as a smart object or not (in the preferences). alas, it's not a regular smart object, because it keeps the same format of the file inside the smart object (jpg,png) that does not allow layering. a common scenario is that you drag a photo to photoshop, it's a smart object. you get inside the smart object and add a few layers and save and you get this:



 you can't save it. 

Workaround:
before the fact: lose the option to create smart object when placing in the preferences, and after you place, create a smart object manually. this time it will be a PSB file with all the goodies.

after the fact: you would have to create a smart object in the faux smart object, then drag it to the main document and delete the faux smart object. of course if you made adjustments to the smart faux smart object this could get more complicated.

Feature Request:
add an option to place as psb smart object in the preferences. I did not find it useful to leave it un-layered but maybe others do? I don't know if you should just replace the previous feature
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Roei Tzoref

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