The save dialog when prompted to save on closing the application doesn't have all options available in the "Save as Type" box

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The save dialog which comes up when prompted if you'd like to save on closing the application doesn't have all options available in the "Save as Type" box.
I can't confirm if it happens all the time, but I can confirm that it has happened when, after making changes (including adding layers) to a PNG, where it doesn't want to save it directly, prompting for an alternative, only shows the options as pictured:
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Lee Butler

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Yves Crausaz

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Hello, this behavior is completely normal. If you add layers, only file formats that allow you to save multi-layer files will be displayed, if your file has only one layer all file formats will be available. And luckily that's how it works!


multi-layer files


only one layer
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Yves Crausaz

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Hello, this behavior is completely normal. If you add layers, only file formats that allow you to save multi-layer files will be displayed, if your file has only one layer all file formats will be available. And luckily that's how it works!


multi-layer files


only one layer
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Lee Butler

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Hi Yves.

This is not normal behaviour. If I cancel the dialog, and use the normal save dialog, it gives me the full range of formats (including JPEG, PNG, etc). Of course, for those formats if wants to marge down to one layer, which is what I wanted anyway, but it is annoying that the onClose save dialog is not the same as the normal one.
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It is normal behavior, period. If you use the Save as dialog, and then choose a file type that does not support layers, then you will save a flattened COPY. The original with layers will remain ‘unsaved’ in that case, so you can still save it in a format that does support layers.

When you quit the application however, this option cannot happen, so then the application would quit while an unsaved document is still open. That is why you only get compatible file formats with save on quit. It is to safeguard you from making a fatal mistake that will cause you to lose your layered document.
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eartho

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Yes, exactly. 

Working as expected.
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Warren Heaton

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It looks like you're working in RGB Color Mode set to  32 bits/Channel.  If you switch to 16 bits/Channel, you'll see a  longer list of file formats that you cans ave to.  If you switch to 8 bits/Channel, you'll should see all the formats that you are expecting.  

Basically, PS forces us to work in the color mode for the file type that we're saving to and does not allow us to down-convert Color Mode while saving.