Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015

S4WIn Photoshop CC 2015, we made some minor changes to a very popular and beloved feature: Save for Web. This feature is used for many purposes, from preparing assets for a website to optimizing high-res photos to creating animated GIFs. Because Save for Web is built on the former ImageReady product (now discontinued), the code is too antiquated to maintain and develop new features.

“Save for Web will not be removed without replacing its capabilities in a new and improved workflow.” see the FAQ below.

Adobe Generator is a new, modern, and more efficient platform for exporting image assets from Photoshop. We have been building new capabilities on top of this platform for the past two years, including the new Export As and Device Preview features. The Generator platform allows us to build new, streamlined workflows and incorporate more efficient compression algorithms like PNGQuant into Photoshop.

The new Export As workflows are a complete redesign of how you export assets out of Photoshop. Export As has new capabilities like adding padding to an image and exporting shapes and paths to SVG. We also introduced the Quick Export option, which allows you to export an entire document or selected layers very quickly with no dialog.

Going forward, we will no longer develop new features in Save for Web, which is why it now is labeled as “Legacy”. Don’t worry; no features have been removed from it and we know there are critical workflows that still require Save for Web. However, Save for Web does not support, for example, new Artboard documents.

We would love to hear your feedback as we continue to build out the future of Export workflows in Photoshop. The best place to leave feedback is on feedback.photoshop.com , where you can see other people’s suggestions, vote them up, and participate in a conversation with Photoshop engineers and designers.

Thank you for your continued feedback!

Stephen Nielson
Sr. Product Manager – Adobe Photoshop

FAQ

Was Save for Web removed from Photoshop CC 2015?

No, Save for Web is still available under File > Export menu.

I use Save for Web every day. Won’t the redesigned menu system slow down my workflow?

You can skip the menu entirely by using the existing keyboard shortcut: ctrl + alt + shift + s (win) and cmd + opt + shift + s (Mac). You can also customize the shortcut by going to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts…

Were any features removed from Save for Web?

No, Save for Web was completely untouched except for moving it to the Export menu and adding the term “legacy”.

Does “legacy” mean that you are going to remove Save for Web in the future?

Perhaps. But rest assured that we will not remove Save for Web without providing those capabilities in a new and improved workflow. For example, we know many people still need the 2up view, target file size, Convert to sRGB, metadata options, and animated GIF capabilities. Save for Web will not be removed without replacing these capabilities in a new and improved workflow.

If there are still workflows missing, isn’t it too early to mark it ‘Legacy’?

Save for Web does not properly support Artboards and we have no plans to update it. The Legacy modifier is meant to communicate that Save for Web is still available, but no longer updated.

Will this change break my action or script?

No, this change does not impact your actions or scripts. They will continue working as they always have.

2015 release of Photoshop CC: FAQ

I’ve assembled some Q & A around updating/upgrading to the 2015 release of Photoshop CC below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.

Important information, please read:

  1. Install the latest Creative Cloud desktop app. Sign out and back into the Creative Cloud desktop app to update.
  2. Install Photoshop CC (2015)
  3. Install the Bridge 6.1.1 update – this update includes security updates, bug fixes and compatibility updates for Photoshop CC (2015).
  4. Install the Camera Raw 9.1 update – this update includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new features for Creative Cloud members.
  5. Install the Lightroom CC (v2015.1)/Lightroom 6 (v6.1) update  – this update includes bug fixes, new camera support, and new features for Creative Cloud members.

Table of contents:


Not seeing the updates?

Try signing out and back into the Creative Cloud desktop app.

If you still aren’t seeing the updates, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements. We recently announced that we were dropping support for Mac OS 10.7 and Mac OS 10.8.


How do I install the Photoshop CC (2015) update?

You have the option to select [Update] to update individual applications or select [Update All] to update all your installed Creative Cloud applications.

VERY IMPORTANT – By default, when you install Photoshop CC (2015) it will uninstall prior versions of Photoshop CC you have installed.

  • Note: Creative Cloud will not uninstall Photoshop CS6 or earlier.

You may not want to uninstall the previously installed versions (CC, CC 2014) for a variety of good reasons – you are in the middle of a project, your workflow is heavily dependent on third-party plugins, you need to work with clients who are still on older versions, or you want to test the new version before committing to it for production work.

To install the latest version without uninstalling previous versions click on “Advanced Options” and uncheck “Remove old versions.”

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  • Note: When you uninstall prior versions, it does not uninstall 3rd party plug-ins installed for prior versions.
  • Note: Depending on what you choose you can always reinstall a prior version or uninstall prior versions at a later time if necessary.

Having trouble? Go here: Help with Creative Cloud Download & Install


How do I install/reinstall a prior version of Photoshop from Creative Cloud?


Do I have to reinstall my 3rd party plug-ins & extension panels after I update to Photoshop CC (2105)?

Yes. Because the Photoshop CC (version 2015.0)  is a major version update it will install completely separately from the current version of Photoshop CC (version 2014.x)  and have a separate plug-ins folder. To install your 3rd party plug-ins for Photoshop CC (2015):

DO:

    • Only use the plug-in manufacturer’s installer to install their plug-ins
    • Always check the plug-in manufacturer’s website for the latest version of your plug-in

DO NOT:

    • Do not manually drag plug-ins from a previous version of Photoshop’s plug-ins folder to a newer version of Photoshop’s ‘Plug-Ins’ folder

If you encounter unexplained problems or crashes in Photoshop, use the following documents to determine if plug-ins are the problem:

If you have extension panels installed from Adobe Add-Ons, compatible panels will automatically be installed on your system (as long as sync is enabled in the Creative Cloud desktop app).

If you have extension panels installed directly through Extensions Manager, those panels will need to be reinstalled via the original extension installer from the author.

  • Note: When you uninstall prior versions, it does not uninstall 3rd party plug-ins installed for prior versions.


Are my presets and preferences migrated automatically?

Yes. New in Photoshop CC (2015), your presets and preferences will automatically be migrated from your prior version that’s installed on your local system.

If you are installing Photoshop CC on a separate, new system, you should upload your settings from your existing system and then download them to the separate, new system. Choose Preferences>Sync Settings… to synchronize your settings.

If for some reason you run into trouble, you can also use migrate presets or manually export and import presets.


My sync settings function is disabled. How can I fix that?

In Photoshop, go to Help>Sign Out… to sign out. Choose Help>Sign In… to sign in again. Quit and relaunch Photoshop CC. Sync Settings should be enabled.


Where can I learn more about the new features?


What JDI features are in Photoshop CC (2015)?


What issues have been addressed in Photoshop CC (2015)?


What issues have been addressed in Lightroom CC (2015.1) & Lightroom 6.1 update?

Lightroom CC/Camera Raw FAQ

I’ve assembled some Q & A around to Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6 below. If you don’t see your question answered below, let me know in the comments section and I will try and answer.


Will the prior version of Lightroom be uninstalled?

No, your prior version will not be uninstalled. Lightroom CC will be installed side by side. You may uninstall the prior version one you’re comfortable in the new version of Lightroom.

Where can I find training materials for Lightroom?

Learning resources can be found on the Lightroom product pages, on Adobe TV, and on the Lightroom YouTube channel. See this blog post for a complete list of free learning resources from Adobe.

What features are GPU accelerated in Lightroom and Camera Raw? What are the hardware/software requirements?


Why am I not seeing the Lightroom CC upgrade/download in the Creative Cloud application?

Lightroom CC won’t be shown in the Creative Cloud desktop application if your system doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements. It’s likely you are on a system with Mac OS 10.7 or earlier, or a 32-bit version of Windows 7 or 8. If you system meets the minimum requirements, try signing out and back into the Creative Cloud application and see if the Apps panel updates.

Are Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC the same thing?

Lightroom 6 is the perpetual license of Lightroom CC, but it does not include access to the Lightroom mobile apps on iOS & Android or Lightroom web.

Where can I find the Lightroom 6 trial?

The trial can be downloaded here. All trials are branded Lightroom CC. If you purchase a perpetual license version, you can license the trial to convert it to Lightroom 6.

Is Lightroom 6 still available as boxed software?

Adobe does not sell boxed products from Adobe.com. You can find boxed copies at 3rd party retailers. You can purchase a perpetual download version of Lightroom 6 on Adobe.com here. Note, the perpetual license doesn’t provide access to Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web.

I just purchased Lightroom 5. Do I qualify for a free upgrade?

See this document to see if you qualify: Do I qualify for a free upgrade?

What user reported issues have been fixed in Lightroom CC and Camera Raw 9?

Update on OS support for next major release of Photoshop

In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Photoshop CC will require Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or above.

Customers running older versions of Mac OS X, such as 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion), can continue to run and install the current Creative Cloud applications, but will not be able to install or run the next major release of Photoshop until they upgrade to a supported version of OS X. Apple provides a free update to the latest version of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

Creative Cloud Desktop will continue to be supported on OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above.

The next major release of Lightroom currently plans to support OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and above.

Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and architectures allows us to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.

Our team hopes that by providing this information early it will help you understand our current decisions around operating system support and where we are headed with future releases of Photoshop. We encourage all customers who are currently using an older version of OS X to begin making their migration plans now so they can fully take advantage of future Photoshop & Lightroom innovations as soon as they are available.

Additional Info

Photoshop 25th Anniversary Coverage

Thank you to each and everyone of our amazing and talented customers for 25 great years!

I’ll be keeping a running archive of links covering Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary. Share your links and thoughts in the comments below.

Events:

Adobe:

News Articles:

Russell Brown’s personal archive (Facebook posts)

Instagram

 

Photoshop 2014.2.2 Update Now Available

Photoshop 2014.2.2 Update (12/10/2014)

12/10/2014 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2014 update version 2014.2.2 (Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

How to get the updates

  1. Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. (Quit and restart the Creative Cloud application if you don’t see the update)
  2. If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop 2014 and choose Help > Updates.
  3. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC 2014and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked:

  1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
  2. The version is listed in the about dialog

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Photoshop Touch Updates for iOS and Android Devices (1.3.5/1.7.5) Now Available

Photoshop Touch updates for iOS and Android—phone (v1.3.5) and tablet (v1.7.5)—are now available on the App Store and Google Play.
What’s New:

  • Added support for Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Updated the manual upload & download of files to Creative Cloud
  • Removed automatic sync of files to Creative Cloud
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs in the app

Due to changes with our Creative Cloud file syncing services, automatic syncing has been removed from Photoshop Touch. Make sure you’re on the latest version. This is part of a larger effort to improve features, functionality and reliability of our services in order to provide a better experience across all of our applications.

See these instructions on how to manually manage files between Creative Cloud and Photoshop Touch.

Provide feedback for the Photoshop Touch product team here:

Photoshop 2014.2.1 Update Now Available

Photoshop 2014.2.1 Update (10/20/2014)

10/20/2014 – Today we released Photoshop CC 2014 update version 2014.2.1 (Mac and Windows), resolving the following issues:

  • Fix for crash when copying contents of a layer mask and then switching to a different application
  • Fix for crash when opening a file with missing fonts
  • Fix for crash when rendering a 3D depth map mesh
  • Fix for writing a 3D file to PDF that results in 0 – bytes
  • Fix for crash when running Photoshop the same time that AMD GPU Driver Utility is running
  • Fix for inability to paint on 3D depth map
  • Fix for crash when regenerating UVs on a rigged Collada file
  • Fix for crash when using Lighting Effects filter
  • Fix for crash when opening Extract Assets on Windows system running at greater than 100% UI scaling

How to get the updates

  1. Look for the update in the Creative Cloud application and click “Update”. (Quit and restart the Creative Cloud application if you don’t see the update)
  2. If you don’t have the Creative Cloud application running, start Photoshop 2014 and choose Help > Updates.
  3. The Adobe Application Manager will launch. Select Adobe Photoshop CC 2014and choose Update.

How to confirm that the Update worked:

  1. In Photoshop, choose Help > About Photoshop (Win), or Photoshop > About Photoshop (Mac)
  2. The version is listed in the about dialog

Give us feedback!

Once you’ve updated to the newest version of Photoshop, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. The quality of Photoshop wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Photoshop & Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)

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The Photoshop team has tested the following versions of Photoshop on Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) and found no issues specific to this operating system:

  • Photoshop CC 2014 (2014.2)
  • Photoshop CC (14.2.1)
  • Photoshop CS6 (13.0.6; 13.1.2)

Please make sure your version of Photoshop is up-to-date and that the Creative Cloud app is up-to-date as well.

If you do encounter an issue, please let us know.

For compatibility with other Adobe applications, see the following doc: Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) compatibility FAQs

Photoshop CC to 2014: Where’s my stuff? (Settings, workspaces, presets, panels, plug-ins)

Some common questions came up after the 2014 release of Photoshop CC which were mainly centered around the theme of “Where is my stuff?”… more specifically:

Welcome2014Why a separate, new version for 2014?

“Why do I now have two versions of Photoshop installed?” is  is at the heart of the confusion. The 2014 release of Photoshop CC (2014.x) is a completely separate application from Photoshop CC (14.x). But, why?

The most common reaction is: “I thought the whole idea around Creative Cloud was there wasn’t going to be new versions…just continuous updates.” In theory, yes, but there are times when software and hardware changes require us to make more radical changes to the application. We may need to change hardware or OS compatibility as we continually modernize our software. We may need to cull some existing features as part of an architectural spring cleaning. Some applications may need to make changes to their file format. Some changes may break compatibility with old plug-ins or device drivers.

In the past, we regularly released separate, full versions that you could go back to for compatibility reasons – perhaps to work with a client on an older version, or to eke out a few more years from an ancient computer, scanner, printer or favorite plug-in that was no longer being developed. If you’re a long time Photoshop user, you’ve lived through compatibility changes with shifts from 32-bit to 64-bit OSs and hardware, and older shifts for things like OS9>Mac OS X, PPC>Intel, etc.

With the 2014 release, there were enough major changes to necessitate the release of a new full version. By default, we install full new versions on release, however you can uninstall the prior version if you like.

In the future, should the need to release a new full version arise, I’d like to see us provide a way to replace the current version by default, but also offer a way for you to decide if you want both versions installed.

Why aren’t my settings, workspaces and presets synced?

Photoshop has provided a way to Migrate Presets between versions since CS6. In CC, the idea of Sync Settings was introduced. There currently are some subtle differences/behaviors between Migrate Presets and Sync Settings that need to be considered.

  • Sync Settings synchronizes settings between installations of the same major version of Photoshop. For example, settings are synchronized between a Photoshop CC version 2014.0 installation and a Photoshop CC version 2014.1 installation.
  • Sync Settings does not synchronize settings across installations of different Photoshop major versions. For example, Photoshop CC version 14.1 settings are not synchronized with an installation of the 2014 release of Photoshop CC (2014.0).
  • Migrate Presets works to migrate your presets from one major version of Photoshop to another major version of Photoshop locally on a single computer. For example, if you have Photoshop CC, you can migrate your presets from Photoshop CC (14.x) to the 2014 release of Photoshop CC (2014.x) if they are installed on the same computer.

There are two ways to Migrate Presets:

  • When you first launch the newer version of Photoshop, you are prompted to migrate the presets/settings. Choose Yes.
  • At any point in time, select Edit > Presets > Migrate Presets to migrate settings.

After you Migrate Presets from Photoshop CC (14.x) to the 2014 release of Photoshop CC (2014.x), you can use Sync Settings to synchronize those settings across computers on which the 2014 release of Photoshop CC (2014.x) is installed.

In the future, I’d like to see us auto-magically handle Preset Migration and Sync Settings for any update, whether it’s a minor version update or a full version upgrade so that when you launch the new version, all your settings, workspaces and presets will be available.

Where are my plug-ins? Where are my Extensions? Why is the Extensions menu disabled?

3rd party plug-ins using their own installation mechanism aren’t automatically moved or syncronized between major versions. Often, 3rd party plug-ins put required files for things like DRM (activation) in directories outside the plug-in folders. For this reason, just moving the plug-ins between versions can sometimes break things. It’s always best to go to the 3rd party developer’s website and download the installer for the latest compatible version.

If you installed extensions in CS6 or CC (v14) using the Extension Manager, your 3rd party extensions aren’t automatically synchronized between major versions. Further, extension panels using Flash are no longer supported. We’ve worked with 3rd party developers to migrate most panels to use the new SDK/HTML5 so they are compatible with the 2014 release of Photoshop CC.

There is good news for customers who use plug-ins and panels. With the advent of Adobe Add-ons, add-on products (including extension panels, plug-ins, scripts and presets) installed from the Add-ons site will automatically be synchronized between desktops and compatible application versions.

In the future, I’d like to see us continue to work with 3rd party developers to use Adobe Add-ons such that the synchronization story is stronger for plug-ins and extensions panels.

We’d love your feedback!

Let me know if you have any feedback on other improvements you’d like to see. You can share your feedback here in the comments section or via the following links: