Photoshop CC: Export As wrecks image when layer data extends beyond canvas

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When using the EXPORT AS dialog to save an image to PNG, if the following conditions are met, the exported image is a total disaster.

1. The exported image is smaller than the working PSD file (e.g. smaller dimensions are entered in the IMAGE SIZE fields)
2. Layer data for one or more layers exists beyond the edges of the canvas (e.g. if the image was cropped but the user chooses to retain the cropped layer data, rather than delete it)

Here is a screen grab with defaults when exporting:



Once resized (from 2000 pixels to 700 pixels wide), the image is a disaster:



PhotoShop has pulled the layer data beyond the canvas back into the export, then pushed everything else back out to make room.
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Dave

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Posted 1 year ago

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Matt Harter

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The Export As feature does not reliably handle cropped data. You need to remove it by flattening the image, or by using the crop tool with the Delete Cropped Pixels checkbox on. Just be sure to undo the destructive crop or flatten before you save your original image!
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Dave

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Hi Matt, yes that's the workaround I'm using.
This is a hideous bug however.  I hope somebody from the PhotoShop team actually reads this stuff...
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eartho

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Add this to the increasingly long list of Export As bugs which probably won't ever be fixed....

if i remember correctly, you can also add a blank mask to your layer/group to force export as to obey canvas boundaries.
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Dave

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I can't believe this dialog is so bad.  Does anyone even remotely related to Adobe ever stop by here or are just complaining among ourselves...?!?