What happens if you go to the File Menu, or what/where ever it is on a Mac, and then select Save? Does the Save As dialog still come up?
Have you checked/changed your keyboard shortcuts. I don't do Mac but in windows its under the Edit menu. I think it's in the Photoshop tab on a Mac.
It's strange. Selecting Save from the File Menu works once fine after I've opened the file, then if I do it again it brings up the Save As dialogue.
Also I thought it was my keyboard shortcuts too but they don't stop it from happening either. Baffling.
Are you sure it is a PSD file you are opening and not a JPG?
Also what size is the file? IIRC once a file get to be a certain size it can't be saved as a PSD anymore and has to be saved as a PSB file (I never work with files large enough for that to happen).
That's it, thank you.
It's a big file with many layers and I'd just gone over the threshold of what the .psd format could manage.
.psb's the answer.
Everything's fine with the world
Just another question here guys. What's the file limit for a .psd file format in CC 2017, is it still 2GB before you get a warning?
At the moment my file is 151MB and it throws up the Save As dialogue whereas the .psb format just saves transparently as I want. Surely .psd should handle a file that size? I went back to CS6 to test it and it saves no problem.
From my search the PSD file size is still 2GBs. But you say the file size is 151MB. Where are you seeing that file size, in PS or your File Manager program?
The file size on disk is the original file. After you make changes to that file in PS it will grow in size and not show up in the File Manager until it is saved. If it grows to beyond the 2GB limit the Save As dialog will come up to save it as a PSB file.
Size is from the Finder on a Mac. I'm aware of how much a Photoshop's temporary memory balloons behind the scenes but is there a reason why CS6 doesn't have a problem with saves and CC does?
Normally if the saved file size is within .psd's saving limits it should just save without problem and always has. It's just annoying saving to .psb whilst working and saving back to .psd when saving.
I guess when my colleagues get CC on their Macs and try it too then I'll know whether it's just me with the problem.
Well my colleague has just installed CC and his save works fine. Even more baffling is that it allows me to make one change and save normally before reverting to the Save As dialogue box thereafter.
For reference saving a layered .tif works fine as does a .psb format, how can .psd be the only problem? The file is definitely not too big either.
Maybe Photoshop needs removing and reinstalling.
Does this happen with every PSD file you open?
What edits are you doing?
Pretty much every .psd is affected, and my edits are as simple as nudging a layer or a bit of healing tool work.
Yesterday as a test I tried copying and pasting the layers into a new file and this time it saved no problem so I have no idea what's going on here.
That doesn't work for every instance though, tried that again today and it didn't work, the Save As comes up again.
Who knows, sometimes a rogue font creates havoc in the background even if you don't use the text feature. Maybe that's it.