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Dude, Where’s My Save For Web?

photoshop_2015_save_for_webWith the update from Photoshop CC 2014 to Photoshop CC 2015 Adobe make a lot of great changes, as always there were the headline grabbers but there were a few little tweaks that didn’t hit the ‘wow factor’ but are still worth a mention. One of these is the move and replacement for Save For Web.


It was a handy dialogue box with everything you need in one place, so where’s it gone?

Don’t Panic!

If you really want to keep using Save For Web then it still exists, but it’s moved to the File>Export menu, but there’s some new additions that are a great replacement.


Export, Your New Best Friend?

In the export menu you’ll find a couple of new menu items;


Quick export as PNG: This option will save your image as a PNG without the dialogue box, instead it heads straight to the Save Location dialogue. More of this in a moment.

Export As : A simplified Save For Web type dialogue box where you can change file type, size etc. There’s a handy link here for more information for exporting Artboards, Layers and full documents.


Export Preferences :  This option brings up the Preferences dialogue and allows you to set a couple of options for the Quick Export above.


Here you can set what file format the Quick Export will take and if to open the Save Location dialogue box. Really helpful if you’re creating a lot of files and want them to be in the same location.


About Eric Renno (434 Articles)
Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

9 Comments on Dude, Where’s My Save For Web?

  1. Anthony C // 17/06/2015 at 12:35 pm //

    Cant see it being a Save For Web option, Adobe says it doesn’t embed colour profiles.
    So unless you change the file to SRGB before going into export, its going to save it as is.
    Is this correct??

  2. Julie McLeod // 17/06/2015 at 1:20 pm //

    Thanks for this article, Eric. I hadn’t noticed yet that Save for Web was “missing”. I find it very strange that the new simplified Export As dialog has no options for metadata. I tested an export and it didn’t even write my copyright to file. In the legacy Save for Web, you had several options for what metadata would be written and the same is true for Lightroom. Even PSE’s Save for Web (which lacked the options of the legacy PS Save for Web) wrote the copyright information to the file by default.

  3. Michael // 17/06/2015 at 7:01 pm //

    How is it a “great replacement” to not be able to convert to sRGB when saving a file as a jpg? I work in ProPhoto, so this is something I do every single time I save as jpg.

  4. Patrick O'Connor // 22/06/2015 at 4:43 pm //

    For web developers, exporting for the web often means an entire page using slices. Calling this “legacy” infers there’s a newer method (there’s not) and worse, suggests that capability will go away in the future.

  5. I have read many posts and get many experienced but your are doing the dedicated job keep it up.

  6. Brilliant contribution Eric. Would I able to do the same with Photoshop CS6 ?

  7. When we want to upload an image that should be little light and save for web is the best way of optimizing image size.

  8. Hello Eric. Thanks for your wonderful writing man. It helped me a lot.

  9. awesome post loved it, thins blog is useful to me

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