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Preview stores changes without cmd-s

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Glorius Calculating status...
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Jun 17, 2012 1:05 AM

Hi,

 

I am using Preview version 5.5.2 on Mac OS 10.7.4.

 

1- When I carry out changes on a JPG file, Preview automatically saves the changes to the ORIGINAL FILE! I never press cmd-s or do anything else to save the changes as I want to store the resulting picture in a new file. The original should NEVER be changes! Obviously I am doing something wrong!

 

2- There is no "Save as" menu item in the File menu. Why? Instead there is "Export ..." that I don't really understand. What was wrong with "Save as"? The rest of the world is using "Save as". So why did Apple change this menu item  to something different?

 

3- When I export a export a file, it is changed WITHOUT file extension even when you specify the file type like JPEG or PNG. So instead of storing the file as "somename.jpg", it simply stores it as "somename"! Is this again another change of Apple because they think it is better to do so for the user?

 

PLEASE: Never touch a running system!

Preview was good enough previously. This modernisation is just a pain!

 

Is there anyway to fix these issues in Preview?

 

Thanks

G.

Mac Mini, 4GB RAM, Intel C.2D., 2GHz, 3MB L2 Cache, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (256MB), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4GB RAM
  • Zyriab Level 4 Level 4 (3,285 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to Glorius)

    Open the file you want to edit, select File -> Duplicate, then edit the duplicate copy and save it as a new file.  That seems to be the Lion way!

  • Zyriab Level 4 Level 4 (3,285 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to Glorius)

    Forgetting to duplicate is like forgetting to choose 'save as', in either case when you save you lose your original.  It's just a case of changing your thinking slightly.  It does actually work pretty well.

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to Glorius)

    Glorius wrote:

     

    ...Preview was good enough previously. This modernisation is just a pain!

     

    Is there anyway to fix these issues in Preview?

     

    Thanks

    G.

    Actually, there is. The version of Preview in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 will run in Lion and preserve good old Save As. While there is a way to return to the original condition of your file in Lion's Preview, I agree that shouldn't be necessary; keep any changes in RAM and either discard them or save them with an explicit Save or Save As command when the file and/or application is closed, as had been done since 1984.

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