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Editing in Photoshop saves jpeg to "Originals", not "Modified"

668 Views 19 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2013 8:57 AM by Old Toad RSS
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,820 points)

    Great - be aware that lots of people read these for information and therefore it is important that they understand what is actually happening so they make informed decisions


    And thanks so much for allowing that "This gives credence to your theory that it is opening a JPEG" - as previously stated it is - and anyone wanting to use a RAW work flow needs to understand that they have to save to the desktop form PS and import to iPhoto giving them both the original RAW and and new original for the JPEG that PS has saved and is imported to iPhoto


    Generally passing a JPEG to SP and eiting it works just fine - if it does not then you have the more complicated work flow and a newely created JPEG of the previous RAW image in iPhoto (two copies - the original RAW with its various versions and the new JPEG with its various versions



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,060 points)

    Just tried that and when I saved from Photoshop the default location was still in the Masters folder:



    As I said maye CS6 works differently with iPhoto. 

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)

    Here's the thing:


    If you send a Raw to Photoshop and it tries to save back to the iPhoto Library it will save back to the folder that the file came from. It just does not know about any other folder. So, if you uncheck the 'Use Raws with External Editor' then the Jpeg Preview goes to Photoshop and it tries to save the file... back into the folder it came from, as Photoshop knows of no other folder.


    And the key factor here is that it's iPhoto sending the file. PS has no knowledge of anything apart from what iPhoto sends it.


    So, either there something very unusual going on on the OPs machine, or, simply, iPhoto is respecting the choice not to send the Raw and is sending a Jpeg instead. Everything points to that. It describes the Jpeg workflow exactly.


    Obviously this is important to the OP as there is, I believe, a significant risk that’s/he is editing jpeg previews when hoping to process Raws.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,060 points)

    I know. I'm just trying to resolve his statment:

    I have tested this several times and the process is that the Raw file is being opened from the "Originals" folder, modified in Photoshop and saving to the "Modified" folder

    I can't see how this could have occurred.  It just ain't in the cards.

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