Photoshop Mobile: Open images, rather than import them

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With iOS 13 and proper file management right on our devices, having to import a file and export it back afterwards is so last-decade.

I have an image on my iCloud Drive / Google drive / wherever.
- If it’s psd, we want to open, edit and save it right where it was. Having to import, work and export back to the original is so counter-productive and anachronistic.
- if it’s any other kind of image, importing it to a new psd makes sense, but we want to be able to easily export the resulting psd file back to some folder in our EXISTING file structures. We can’t replace our (long-established) folder structures with creative cloud storage, just because Adobe wants to herd us all in there
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Τριαντάφυλλος Καραγιάννης

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Cristen Gillespie

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I understand, and at first felt the same way. I use the Export feature (share icon) to get my finished PSD file somewhere that works with my organization (or wait to retrieve it on the desktop) but the reason we import and export is because the PSD format is too large and slow. The Cloud Document format saves in chunks as we're working, not saving the entire file over and over as it grows,  and it also keeps us from losing everything. So there's a tradeoff, but I think as fast as the iPad seems to be responding, we're coming out ahead from what it would be if we had to rely on the standard PSD and background saves.