I loved this feature of Fireworks but since Fireworks is being discontinued I was wondering whether it's possible in Photoshop or other products.



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Layered PNGs are proprietary to Fireworks.

You could always save the layered PNGs as PSDs for Photoshop though.

  • Thanks, the workflow I am trying to replicate is when designing assets for a website, I can press Save in Fireworks and I can refresh my website and see the changes live. With PS, I need to always Save For Web which is slow. I wanted to check there is an easier solution than writing a script.
    – vaughan
    May 10, 2013 at 3:22
  • This is a useful question: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/10784/…
    – vaughan
    May 10, 2013 at 3:24
  • Fireworks may be being discontinued but it won't suddenly un-install itself from your computer. There are many prospects in the pipeline for Fw, for instance tribaloid.com so don't switch or stop using the best web design tool out there ;)
    – Matt W
    May 15, 2013 at 12:37

The solution which I found works well is to write a script for Photoshop that saves a png version on save.

When saving as a PSD, have a PNG also saved automatically

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