Photoshop: Save as a Copy (JPEG) during batch problem

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I am using CS6 and I often get a message that "file must be saved as a copy with this selection." when I save as a jpeg. The psd is flattened, 8 bit, RGB. This also stops my batch processing and requires me to click buttons for every photo. Thanks.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are all the files flattened 8bit, RGB PSDs to start with? Or is that what the batch does to files that are being batched?

Can you post a file that the batch stops on and the action you're using to Dropbox?
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Thanks Jeffrey. It doesn't matter whether I flatten manually or if it is done in the action. All files are stopping with the warning that it will be saved as a copy.
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ok. It seems as if the flattened images needs to be a locked background layer to make the save as a copy warning to go away. Does this make sense to you?
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That sounds like it contradicts your statement that the files are "psd is flattened, 8 bit, RGB." So it's not stopping on flattened modified images, it's stopping on documents with floating layers that are trying to be saved to JPEG. In that case, yes, the command "Save" is not enabled so you have to use Save As.
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When I try to upload different places, like in AOL mail or for a newsletter, I get the same message saying it only accepts .jpg or .png but that is what it is!!!

I have been looking for reasons, as this really has been hindering me, and see the error message but I did do an new clean install and no help with that.  Help!

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I see the yellow triangle warning when I save it.   But what do you do???
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Hey guys, I was just going through the same problem! I realized that when I was working with the original PSD, I made a copy of a channel mask to add an effect to the image. After getting this same message, I remembered this, went to the channels tab, deleted my copied channel mask, and the problem went away. 

I know I didn't need the copy any longer, so deleting it would not be messing up anything in my PSD file. Hope this helps!