Is there a way to save an in-between version of a PSD before overhauling it? I know there's a "Save as," but I'd much rather mark a version and save it instead.

Is the best way really to duplicate the original PSD?

EDIT At the moment I'm using Groups to version within the PSD.

  • You on Mac? There's at least Folio. It is possible to save those in-between versions with a script.
    – Joonas
    Commented Nov 11, 2018 at 12:15
  • No photoshop has no real version control
    – joojaa
    Commented Nov 11, 2018 at 12:55
  • Thanks! I'm on Windows. Never thought Git would be used for graphical design, but it makes perfect sense. :-)
    – Bondt
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 9:34
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    In case git doesn't do what you want, I have actually made a script that does pretty much exactly what you were asking about. You can find it here if you're interested: github.com/joonaspaakko/Photoshop-file-versions-script (I made some changes to it just before writing this comment)
    – Joonas
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 22:42
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    I just remembered something, github has a preview for psd files. Of course that isn't ideal for everyone.
    – Joonas
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 17:28

2 Answers 2


There are two ways to get a duplicate file of the current state to save it:

  1. Go to Menu Image > Duplicate


  1. Click the Create New Document from Current State icon at the bottom of the History panel

Duplicate state

  • Hi @Danielillo, thanks, but these both create a complete physical copy of the files as well. I would like to have it all in one place. I've edited my post above, to indicate what my current method is (Groups). Also checked out Snapshots, but they disappear when closing the file.
    – Bondt
    Commented Nov 11, 2018 at 10:47

You can use Abstract , Trunk, Sympli Versions (but I think it only works with Sketch, same goes for Kactus) and Brand.ai that only works with Sketch and Illustrator.

Also, you can "cheat" and use InVision, but it will take some time for versions to sync, specially if files are too large. However, Brand.ai is going to be merged with InVision so there you go...

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