Photoshop: Save for Web causes file to be marked as changed

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After saving a file using the Save for Web feature, Photoshop marks the document as "changed" and asks to save it again when you try to close it, even though no actual changes were made.
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Mark Lee

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Chris Cox

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Yes, because the parameters you used in SaveForWeb are saved with the image.
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Look, I use SaveForWeb, I then save the PSD. I then use SaveForWeb again, without changing anything (even the filename stays the same), the PSD again marked as changed. What parameters does it need to save if NOTHING is changed? It doesn't even remember the path I used when saving SavingForWeb.
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Because Photoshop doesn't know all the internal parameters of SFW, just that SFW has been used and returned the parameters it was used with. There is something to preserve: the parameters you just used.

You're assuming that the code is omniscient: and it is not.
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Well, previous versions of Photoshop didn't have this problem, because SFW had its parameters saved in its own file. It was so much better. Would like an option to revert to that mode.
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The location of SFW preferences has no relation to it saving parameters in the document - which AFAIK it has done since Photoshop 5.5 when SFW was created.
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You are starting to contradict yourself, Chris. Are SFW parameters being saved into the document and cause the document to be marked as "changed" or not?
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Looks like I found the reason my document was changing after using SFW. It was due to some script that was enabled in Script Events Manager for some reason and was writing meta info into the PSD as soon as I open SFW.

I apologise for trying to blame this on a bug in Photoshop. Although, I find it a bit amusing that you, Chris, thought it was a normal behaviour.