Version does no working as well, cause it says cannot be autosaved, and when try to manual "save a version" it also say "the document xxx could not be saved".
Didnt developer test this???? im affraid this is going to be a vista version of MAC....
I understand that OSX lion is trying to be different and more advanced, i agree that versioning function is good, but no need to remove "save as".
Ken - preview is now unusable for what you want to do.
There do appear to be complex workarounds but since you're likely to be changing the image many, many times, those workarounds are useless and would at least double or triple the amount of work you'd have to do.
Instead, I would recommend Graphic Converter, which does have the Lion Autosave/versions thing but it's OFF by default.
You say you work on large numbers of images so GC would be an excellent investment for you, as it does a lot of other things besides.
Tom is correct. Preview is now broken and useless for these tasks. It is not a permission issue. I can duplicate it on different Mac's with different files over and over. It does appear to be more of an issue with tiff files than others. Here's what happens:
Assume I want to make changes to a file and save it under a different name. For example dog.tiff is the original and dog_small.tiff is the changed version, just less pixels.
As I understand it, since there is no longer a SAVE AS feature, the proper way to do this is to: a) Open the file, b) Choose Duplicate from within Preview to create a copy, c) make your changes to the new copy and, d) save the copy.
However; when you choose duplicate, about half the time (with no rhyme or reason) the duplicate file will automatically have a new name, such as: dog copy. But with other files when you the duplicated version will not have a new name, but rather the same name as the original. For instance original was dog.tiff and the copy will also be called dog.
Now you can't save, export or anything. It won't let you. Very screwy..... Uggghhhhh
Thanks for all the suggestions for workarounds (outside of Preview). I have no trouble using pixelmator, photoshop, etc. My frustration is that Preview/Lion is broke and doesn't work. Instead of being able to click on an image, have it quickly open in preview, make some minor changes and be on my merry way, I now have to open an entirely new program when I should have to.
Lion has been a nightmare in just about every way. I've been so happy since Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard....but Lion just doesn't work right or make sense. I'm trying to be patient, but all my colleagues seems to be having similar frustrating issues.
Doesn't feel like Apple or Mac OS X anymore. Unnecessarily confusing and frustrating. I hope they fix it soon.
Hi Ken, you are right about Preview. It's a big step backwrads.
You can duplicate an image then "Save" and change the format in the Save dialog.
This is a real PITA and a step backward to me.
Join the bring back "Save As" chorus.
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I don't get it. EASY thing to do: (before lion)
- open jpg with preview
- Tools - Adjust Size - change Width -ok
- Ready. save (cmd-s)
lion: The document could not be saved?????
***? this defeats the purpose of Tools, not?
Could anyone PLEASE tell me what is going on?
I known my way around pc's & mac for 25 years, but this??????????? HELP
The GOOD news is that all of this is fixed in Mountain Lion. Save As works once again. Kind of the best of both worlds now. Worth the $20 up grade just to solve the issue.
The other thing I found is that Adobe Reader has a way of causing issues when saving items in Preview. You might try removing it and seeing if that solves your issue. With the current version of Preview (OS X 10.8.2) I haven't needed Adobe Reader for many, many months.
Kudos to Apple, the listened and fixed a bad situation that I believe may have been exaserbated by Adobe Reader. Hope this helps.
This did NOT solve my Problem, and has NOTHING to do with Adobe.
The BAD news ist that I now have OSX 10.8.2 and the problem remains...Duplicate, Rename, Move to, Export...whatever: did not work. Must be a permission thing...Autosaved not possible. etc....
Save as... still invisible! I as a computer Nerd! How do other people handle this then??
I just opened a jpg, cropped it and wanted to save it again (2 seconds step) but guess what? didn't work.
How simple can you get? I STILL do not understand!
Thank four your input though, have a nice day, Mike