Photoshop usually does save to the same place you got it when using File > Save or Save As...
File > Save for Web... uses a directory specified in that dialog box and that can be different from the original location. Documents is sometimes the default.
If you don't know where it was saved to, use File > Recent to open it and right click on the document tab. Select "Reveal in Explorer" and it will open the to the folder it is in.
There's also a 'Save as to original folder' check box in Preferences > File handling, but I must admit that after all these years, I still can't fully predict how this works, and sometimes have to resort to the Windows search tool.
@gener7 I tried doing the use File > Recent to open it and right click on the document tab, but I have been moving folders around to try and clear up some space on my laptop and it told me the file no longer existed. I have been through all the folders I moved, or thought I had and can't find it anywhere.
@Trevor I have that checked, apparently, but it still doesn't save it to the original folder, it did in the previous version, but isn't doing it in the latest one.
Looks like I will have to start again and do the image all over.
Trevor Dennis wrote:
I still can't fully predict how this works
I keep that unchecked. What it does is simply to save to last location, so if you have files from different directories that you need to save to the same folder; this is the way.
'Save as to original folder' is checked by default in File Handling, but you are correct, it's worth looking at to be sure someone didn't uncheck it.
That's the problem, what was the last lot of photos I worked on. I worked on so many yesterday and now I can't find it anywhere.
It is checked, but doesn't seem to be working, I will test it some more.
I hate to suggest this, but if PS is not working as it should, reset Prefs by holding down ctrl-alt-shift while starting PS. You should get a reset dialog and if your preferences are corrupted,it would give you a fresh set.
It seems it doesn't matter what you check or uncheck it will save everything to the Library/documents, where you want it there or not, though yesterday's image doesn't seem to be anywhere.
- Change the option to select Save in Original Folder.
- Quit Photoshop gracefully.
- Open it again.
- Now see if it chooses Save As locations that match your original document folder.
May I also suggest working on changing your habits so that you can try to learn to pay a bit more attention when the Save As dialog comes up.
I tried that, but now saving into the previous folder that I saved something in.
I might have to try resetting everything, there are a lot of keyboard shortcuts that don't work the way they are meant to as well. It says Fill is Shift/F5, but you do that and I get a magic wand selection, I have tried changing it, but it sticks. So I had to do a different keyboard shortcut altogether.
You can suggest that, and I was doing that, but when I am in the middle of stuff, I hate being disrupted like that, I like to just say ctrl S, and in the previous version it would save it to the folder it came from, so now I guess I have to be disrupted and work out where the hell it is going to save it too next time.
Sounds like the option isn't working as it's supposed to then. I'll try to find some time to test it. I always normally keep that option disabled.
What formats are you working in, by the way? Opening... Raw files? Saving... PSD files?
Yes Noel, Raw files, saving as PSD files.
I tried unchecking it and then checking it again, but it didn't work. Would love to hear if you can get it working.
I have found other things that don't work as well, though not just with this, but the previous version as well. Keyboard shortcuts, not doing what the menu says they should.