Photoshop: What happened to Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015?

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I don't see Save for Web in the File Menu of Photoshop CC 2015. Did it move?

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Rubén Arturo

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Until the new capabilities come, Save for Web should be in its place. Not in a submenu. Trying to start using the keystroke but... It was so easy before. SFW can't remember my last settings... I'm lost here.

I saw the new Export window. SMALL small. I have a 27" screen to get a small small small windowl!!!

This is the first time I regret to upgrade.
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Have you tried grabbing the bottom right corner of that window and pulling the window larger?
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Hello Ann, but of course I tried, it moves and you can make it bigger. However, once closed, and opened again, it's small again. Save for web can remember the maximized size.

My point is: Everything on that window is small. Even caps (I may have to use my loupe to read the dropdown menu of --Resample--). All tight, why?

I have a 20" screen for my MacbookPro, Export window looks good at it. In my desktop 27" monitor, you struggle even to read. And yes, doesn't matter how big you make the window, caps stays at the same size.

At the end, I've reinstalled PS2014 in my desktop. So far, I don't miss anything from PS2015, which is sad. I can remember when PS2014 come out and viewing typefaces by family had gone, I still missing that, but, many improvements to Photoshop where so great that I resigned one feature to welcome many others.

Now I guess developers may be happy with Artboards. I don't, they're not for me. I'm into editorial business. So I'll stay in PS2014 and wait for the 2016 update. I'm going to keep PS2015 in my Macbook to check what's new once in a while.

I have to tell you guys, I never think something so stupid like a menu location may conflict my mind so hard. I downloaded the extension to use the button, created a keystroke: CMD+E and even then, my mouse still takes me to the FILE menu. It looks like my fingers are faster than my mind. Hard, isn't it?
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ELENA PASCUAL

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I WANT IT BACK NOW!!!!
Why do you do that to web designers? :(
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Anthony Romero

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Hi Elena,

Ditto... I really want to returned to its original place in the menu.
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John Grant

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Agree 100%, it works for me and who's paying?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop's Save for Web feature.

Please don't do away with Photoshop's Save for Web feature. I use it many times a day. It says Legacy and I hope that doesn't mean "slated for deletion"?
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Here here!

Still waiting for it to be returned to its rightful place in the main drop down menu too...
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Kurt Triffet

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I'm back to PS 2014 for this now. Not a lot of difference between the two and nothing you can live without.
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Sad there's been jack all feedback about this considering a lot of people don't want this change.

I'm starting to wish I didn't go legit with photoshop after using a warez version for years. Once this feature gets removed I will probably use a pirated copy again, just use a older version.
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It's a pity that Save For Web couldn't have been moved back to its original menu position in the 2015.0.1 update.
Seems that Adobe's choosing to remain deaf to the many complaints from its users and is adopting a 'take-it-or-leave-it' approach.
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I did a test: Exported a 9.6 mb file with the new function: Result export was down sized to 4.1 mb. Repeated the test with the old sfw function: result: 2.9 mb!! Very very poor new function! Totally useless. What is Adobe thinking? Please return to the drawing bord en start all over again.Make exporting for the web better than it was, not worse.
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This is soooo frustrating! I'm a casual user. I don't care about being fancy or the latest and bestest. I've been using save for web for years. Needed to quickly get something out and now it's gone and I'm stuck here reading stuff I don't care about in an effort to post something simple. Cannot believe you removed this feature!
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It's under File / Export / Save for Web (Legacy)
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The Adobe plan was to herd us all away from SFW in favor of a new export system, but because of this replacement's many failures and the fact that everyone prefers SFW, Adobe has reached a stalemate with its customers and so far has refused to return the feature back into the main menu.
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Adobe: It's our ball and you will play by our rules! (then they stomp off)

Of course forgetting that Photoshop is really owned by the people who pay for it (hint: NOT shareholders)
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Kurt Triffet

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Sadly, you are wrong here. A public company's primary responsibility to to shareholders. The shareholders own the company. We just rent stuff from them.
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wdonelson

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Kurt, no. Sorry.

Shareholders will be unhappy if Adobe screw their customers and get lower revenue.

This issue is not severe enough probably, but companies must be careful.
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The key point is only whether or not deleting the feature actually results in lower revenue. If it doesn't, then Adobe will do as they please. Clearly, someone up top wants the new export system bad enough that they have chosen to endure a ton of protest.
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Kurt the revenue stream for Adobe has been smoothed out by the subscription model. Most of us are trapped and Adobe will continue to see revenue from dissatisfied, previously loyal customers. The logon authentication issue was the beginning, followed by elimination of many useful features (oil paint, mini bridge, Kuler to name a few). Adobe won't react to user dissatisfaction that doesn't impact the revenue stream, but they have set themselves up for death by disruptive technological change by failing to heed the concerns expressed by loyal users.
They should talk to the Blackberry folks about the danger of such arrogance.
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It's such a big market that someone is bound to come along (at some point) and try and eat Adobe's lunch on this - am already seeing a LOT of activity for Sketch, although not my cup of tea atm, it's only a matter of time - as you say, complacency, has over time claimed many successful companies, even without dissatisfied customers who are, in this case giving them fair warning.
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Szymon Sztyburski

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Two questions - Why? and Whats wrong with you guys?
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Milosz Raczkowski

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Please bring SFW back. This is not improvement, this is f. impediment
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The Creative Cloud Updater is prompting me to update to Photoshop 2015.1.1
It details changes to 'Export Options'. Can anyone confirm if this new version changes anything to do with the topic of this thread?

I'm very wary of updating Photoshop (and any other CC software) following the last update (and everything mentioned in this thread) so would really appreciate anyone's advice.

Does anyone know? Can anyone confirm?
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In Photoshop 2015.1 the state of SFW is unchanged: it still resides under File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy), uses the same shortcut cmd-opt-shift-S, and continues to work just fine.

Concerning the new export options it seems that Adobe has actually been listening: They now support conversion to sRGB on the fly and embedding of basic meta data. You can set these options under Preferences > Export.

The highlight to me is actually the improved SVG export, which now produces a minified output suitable for web deployment. The only thing that’s pretty wasteful about it is that it turns all your layer names into svg ids – that may become quite lengthy in the case of text layers and you’ll probably never use them if you just intend to deploy your SVG as a vector sprite sheet, which is all I do.
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Thanks Jens. Good to know SWF is still there. It's a shame SWF didn't move back to it's original position but I guess that's never going to happen. For me, there's still no substitute for SWF in my workflow.
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One thing you should know about the update: It features a complete interface overhaul. They swapped out all of the tool icons, there is no more system chrome in the dialogs, just custom buttons with circular edges, and most importantly: the panels have very low contrast. It’s a bit hard getting used to – feels kind of like all panels are permanently disabled, but they’re not :-)
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Thanks for the heads up on this. Is there any real improvement to this update, or should we all stick with what's been working fine?
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Yes, Adobe really changed the whole UI. For no good reason if you ask me.

Buttons are huge and round. Entry items are lines and no boxes anymore. Photoshop feels like a web site and as Jens said, contrast has gone down. With it usability. Or maybe I am too oldfashioned.

After an own UI design for the video products (Premiere, After Effects) and another one for Illustrator/InDesign/InCopy this is the third UI design Adobe introduces to us. Not a good idea and it does not help to feel secure when using an application.

However, the sfw dialog seems to be complete. I attached a screen shot.
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Agreed so much about the entry items. Possibly I don't like it because it's a change, but it feels like a change just for the sake of change, not a well-considered step forward in ui.

Adobe's creative suite is such a mature program... why are they messing with things they've already gotten right and do well? I'm sure every user has lists of things we want added or fixed (for example: can you center text vertically in a PS text box yet?) and Adobe's team spends their time messing around with changing the ui for no real gain and rolling out a half-finished (and unneeded) alternative to Save for Web?
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I looked and looked and wondered what happened to SFW so I could do 2 and 4 up comparisons.

Even after several hours of playing with alternatives - I've yet to find a better way to optimize my photos than the Save For Web feature.
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Start facebooking and tweeting this discussion, let's get more people on the bandwagon to save SFW
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Kurt Triffet

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What is it about Adobe management that is so desperate to lose SFW?
I'm completely baffled. The blacklash is huge and they still refuse to listen.
Is some senior manager's job on the line?
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If Save for Web is not going to be removed before replacing its functions, why in hell was it ripped out of the File menu and branded 'Legacy' before that replacement was created?

The first thing I see when installing CC is that a core function I depend on may disappear with some update and am left with a replacement, Export As, which won't even function, or display an error as to why it doesn't function, when I loose Internet access. Even within the US (which I am not), that happens all the time and in a corporate environment, good luck trying to get proxy exceptions!

If you want to reassure your customers, Adobe, tell us what the forward plan is for this software we depend on for our livelihoods, and if you're going to label Save for Web as a legacy tool, tell us when and how it's going to be replaced *before* doing so not after or not at all!
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I agree that moving SFW from the place where people  are accustomed to to finding it was a very foolish decision. The best answer is to use the default KBSC for SFW; or make one of your own which might be easier to remember.
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5.0 still contains the term “legacy” as part of the Save for Web command.

Adobe why did you not revert the wording of this command to “Save for Web...”? This command has to stay. I don't care what else you come up with. I does not help me.

Why are you ignoring us?
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Clearly arrogance on their part. They still have no alternative that works as well or as easily. I frankly don't get it.