Photoshop: Convert to Smart Object when clipped to a shape

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When I have an image that is clipped to a shape in the layer below, if I go to convert the image to a smart object, the image unclips from the shape.

This is a procedure I do most days at work when working with web-layout templates and has only started occurring after the most recent update to CC 20.0.0.

Not a big deal I know, but when it's something I do multiple times per hour it becomes a little frustrating.
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Shaun Ferry

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Warren Heaton

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Yes, it would be great if there was a “Maintain Layer Clipping Group” option when converting to Layers in Clipping Groups Smart Objects.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you converting a single layer to a smart object or several layers to a single smart object? The only way I can reproduce this is with multiple layers, in which case the top layer is the 'most selected' and inherits its position.

Provide a screen cap of what you're seeing if you're seeing something different.