Save Print Ready Files out of PS

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Please, please, Adobe,  please find a way to make Photoshop able to save print ready pdf's with crop and printer's marks etc directly out of PS. It is so annoying and counter productive to have to place in InDesign in order to send appropriate files to the printer. Surely this can't be that much of a stretch. You have the cleverest people working for you - please do try. For those of us that work as designers for print, it is beyond annoying that I can't set up a file with bleed and save it out with printer's marks. 3 files instead of one takes up a lot more room on the hard drive too. You need your layered psd, your flatpsd and then the indd file with the flat psd placed into it. Of course I don't understand the ins and outs of why this cannot be, but I'm 100% sure I'm not the only one wondering why this is not a standard feature. Do try - please!!!!
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This might be less a PS/INDD issue and more an issue for the service bureau that you're using.
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Thanks Warren, but I probably didn't explain properly in my fervour.
I'm talking about saving  out of PS.
When the PDF dialogue comes up , there is no facility to create printer's crop marks, registration marks etc. In addition, one cannot set up a document from the get go in PS at the required finished size and indicate the bleed amount as you  can in Indd or AI

This means:
-Calculating the finished size plus bleed and setting up the PS doc like that;
--Adding guides to indicate where the bleed will be so you can work on the document;
-Saving it out once finished as a flattened psd;
-Opening Indd, setting up the document with the correct sizing and bleed;
-Placing the flattened psd into the indd doc;
-Saving a standard print ready file for the printers out of indd. 
It's quite a process just to get a standard print ready file. 

Not sure how things work elsewhere, but here in Australia there is a fairly routine expectation of  a standard print ready file.  The make shift printers marks that you can add in manually into psd are not considered professional. So I have to use either indd or Ai to save out the files for print.

Depending on the artwork, sometimes I can use just AI or Indd, but most of the time the artwork I deal with comes 75% done as a layered psd where I only have to make small adjustments and resize, so the task of preparing for print takes twice as long and the number of files created take up a lot more room.

For this reason, I would dearly love  to have the ability to set up artwork in PS like you can in AI and have the PDF dialogue include printer's marks.