Photoshop CS6: Original folder stuck for all Save/Save As operations

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Workflow prohibited by counterproductive file management in CS6 during save/save as.

Sample workflow:

In Windows Explorer I navigate to required folder, select a RAW-file, right-click and Open With Adobe Bridge CS6
In Bridge I open in ACR and then open as Smart Object (Open Object)
Edit, Save As, select folder and save.

I repeat above but open RAW from from a different folder. When I Save As I'm presented with the folder from the previous save above.

The same also happens if files are recovered after CS6 crash/power outage - all files are pointing to the same file location when saving!!

How can this be fixed?
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Pedro Marques

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You can solve this by script, adding it to bridge and you would also get the chance of deleting or creating other folders and sub-folders in or out the origin of the file. I would help you out but it takes time.

But you must tell exactly what you need.
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Hi Pedro,

Thanks for taking the time - much appreciated!

I'm baffled this is not responded to by development - it's a fundamental functionality.

Let me simplify it to the core:

Step 1:
In Explorer, doubleclick a NEF-file from directory A (e.g d:\photo\2013\2013-11-22).
In ACR click "Open Object".
In Photoshop, select save as and save psd

Step 2:
In Explorer, browse to directory B - e.g d:\photo\2014\2014-01-31 and doubleclick a NEF file.
In ACR click "Open Object".
In Photoshop select select save as and save psd (or any file type for that matter)

In step 2 I must be saving to the location from which the file was opened - not the last save as location which is d:\photo\2013\2013-11-22.

Thanks for your help Pedro!

Morten
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Hi Morten

It seams that you do not need code at all.

I tested some nef files myself and the solution is just to turn on this photoshop preferences:

Photoshop > Edit > Preferences > File Handling >
in here you find 'File Saving Options' and just turn on
"Save As to Original Folder"

That's it.
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Hi Pedro,

That's what I hoped too, but nope. I already have that set.

Morten
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Have you tried another more automatic save as...?

File > Scripts > Image Processor...

You can save as all opened images to PSD, tif, jpg at the same time and to the
several origin folders in 1 click.
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Does that work for you?

Please test and see......
1: "Use Open Images"
2: "Save In Same Location"
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You have 2 ways of using Image Processor from:

1. From Photoshop (as I descrived before)
2. From Bridge (Bridge menu > Tools > Photoshop > ImageProcessor...

I've tested 1. and it did well the job with no errors.
All opened images on Photoshop were saved in their origin folders.

I've tested 2. and it went well if I do not pre-select any thumbnail image before. It gave me error if I select only some images.
That means that on bridge I can do it on 1 full folder at a time.

The problem for you might be other:
Image processor does create subfolder inside the origin folder (/JPG /PSD /TIF).
this is explained to present that you do not save the same image over itself.
So the saved jpeg will be inside a folder named JPG in the origin folder, the psd inside folder PSD at origin, etc.
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You have not tested the scenario I have described - you have tested files opened from within Photoshop - not NEF/ACR.

Let me take it from the top again:

1: Double-click a NEF file in Windows Explorer
2: Click "Open Object" in ACR
3: In Photoshop select "File", "Scripts", "Image Processor" and there select;
1: "Use Open Images"
2: "Save in Same Location"
3: Select any or all file types and click "Run"

Photoshop does not know a file is open or where was opened from, as it terminates with "There were no source files that could be opened by Photoshop"!
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It worked well.

I have located the script.
If you use photoshop CS6 (64bits) the script is:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Presets\Scripts\Image Processor.jsx
If 32 bits is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Presets\Scripts\Image Processor.jsx

Reading the top of the script, it was created developed by Tom Ruark and I think you can ask if it is a known error directly to him.

// c2009 Adobe Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
// Produced and Directed by Dr. Brown ( a.k.a Russell Preston Brown )
// Written by Tom Ruark

He has an account here
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What worked well???
This is oranges and apples - please test scenario - it does not work well.

This script is simply failing as Adobe does not keep file location in process between ACR and Photoshop, and thus all scripts or other routines built on top will fail.

There is no way to open a RAW file, edit it in Photoshop and save it to the file's location if it's different from the last save as location.

This must be addressed by Addobe 3rd level/development, but it seems they never read threads here, so I'm at a loss as to communicate!
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To further illustrate the bug:

in Photoshop:

Step 1

1: Select File (RAW, JPG - any file type) and Open as Smart Object from directory A - e.g d:\data\2013\2013-11-15
2: This opens ACR - in ACR edit whatever is needed and click "OK"
3: Select File and Save As - the directory presented is d:\data\2013\2013-11-15 - the correct location of the file that has been opened

Step 2:
1: Select File (RAW, JPG - any file type) and Open as Smart Object from directory B - e.g d:\data\2013\2013-11-18
2: This opens ACR - in ACR edit whatever is needed and click "OK"
3: Select File and Save As - the directory presented is d:\data\2013\2013-11-18 - the correct location of the file that has been opened

This does not happen when done from Bridge or Windows Explorer - both have lost file location.