I'm a full time designer who works a lot on magazines, when developing layouts and spreads in InDesign I often use 'Edit in Photoshop' function to adjust images. Having to then go through each image and re-link to the new copy afterwards is genuinely wasting so much time, not to mention extremely frustrating given that it used to work correctly.
cc2020 didn't bring any major features that helped my use-case so I'm more than happy to use more stable software. (I'm thankful to adobe for at least letting us run 2019 side-by-side for those who have production tasks, not just free time to 'beta test' their 2020 version)
As discussed, the feature which you had trouble with is by design for the mac's.Unfortunately we do not have any written document for the same.
I also understand that it must be really frustrating when things don't work the way you want.
One simple method is to duplicate the document first by using Image > Duplicate. So when you then save it as a jpeg, you can just close the jpeg document window after it has finished saving, and the original layered file will still be open.
Don't forget to save your original document as a PSD if you want to work on it in future. Jpegs can't contain layers, and you can't recover the layers from a jpeg.
Let me know if you have any questions.
If this is by design, then it's still broken because the application is not doing what it tells me it is going to do. (And if this is Mac only, can we get this "feature" added to Windows so we can annoy the other half of the community?)
I'm running MAC OS 10.15.3 and Photoshop 21.0.0
It's causing a lot of lost time on my projects and is also simply annoying.
Photoshop will happily overwrite PSD files, or any filetype that supports layers, but it always makes a copy when using Save As... to flatten an image.
It's easy to replicate this issue. Take a new file and add a layer or two. Save it to any file format. Make a small change and then choose "Save As..." select the same filetype and uncheck the "layers" button (this might be unchecked by default if the filetype doesn't support layers. [Note: filetypes like PNG and JPEG do not accept layers.])
When you click "save" you'll get a warning that Photoshop will overwrite the image. But Photoshop will not overwrite the image, it makes a new file that a[[ends the word " copy" to the end of it.
In old versions of photoshop it was easy to make a change to a PSD and then use "Save As" to make a new flat version of the file, and overwrite an old version. (Presumably because something in the image needed to be changed or fixed.)
It no longer works the way I expect it to. Also, the program no longer works the way photoshop tells you it's going to work either.
All I really want, now that I've been dealing with this for 6 months, is to know that someone on the Photoshop team is aware of this issue and that oneday, even if it's 100 years in the future, someone will fix it. Honestly, that's how low my bar is right now. Ideally, I'd hear that a fix is waiting in the wings for 21.1.2 or 18.104.22.168.1 but at this point, I'll sleep happily just knowing you read this message.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go away from my computer for a while.
Only feasible workaround that keeps me sane has been adding a shortcut to 'flatten image' that closely resembles the the 'Save as...' shortcut to keep things as fluid as possible.
Shift+⌘+F for Flatten
Shift+⌘+S for Save as...
and afterwards follow with
⌘+Z to remove Flattening
- Quit Photoshop
- Go to System Preferences
- Click on "Security & Privacy"
- Click the "Privacy" tab
- If the little padlock in the bottom left corner is checked, click it to unlock it and enter your user password.
- On the left side, click "Full Disk Access"
- Click the + button
- Add Adobe Photoshop
- Click the lock again to make changes
- Start up Photoshop, open a file, and click "Save As"
- The "Save As Copy" should now be able to be unchecked.
- Uncheck, and save.