In both Illustrator and Photoshop, the Export for Web window has three options at the bottom:

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Done, Cancel and Save

Save will save the image for Web with the settings that you have selected.

However, Done and Cancel seem to do exactly the same thing: close the window without performing any saving action.

Why are there two options that seem to do the same thing?

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Done - This option will remember the current settings.

Cancel - Resets the settings and closes the dialog.


Just hover over the buttons and a tooltip will popup.

  • To which default settings does Cancel reset the settings? This seems inconsistent with every other dialog box in History Jan 25, 2018 at 23:00
  • @MicroMachine Because exporting to web remembers the previous settings you exported with. It's a feature to allow you to quickly export via the export as command. Jan 25, 2018 at 23:04
  • Usually export dialogs will always remember your settings. If I click on Cancel it still remembers some settings the one time after, though. Jan 25, 2018 at 23:10
  • @MicroMachine Every time you Export/Save for web the settings get stored internally with the image. Cancel will leave those stored settings as they are and exit the dialog. Done will update those stored settings to the current settings and exit the dialog window. There's really only a difference if you changed something and then click Done.
    – Scott
    Jan 25, 2018 at 23:47
  • I encourage contributors to do the following: Open an image, Save for Web, Change Image Size to 50%, click Done, reopen Save for Web window, notice the percentage is back to 100%. Some settings will NOT be saved when clicking Done. I just tested this today on PS CC 2018 and Illustrator CC 2018... Therefore, I would like a detailed answer explaining what "Done" does and doesn't do, not what it's supposed to do. Feb 12, 2018 at 18:27

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