I'm using the latest version of Photoshop (currently 17.1.1) on OSX 10.11.6 but it's exhibiting some very strange behaviour.

I have a series of images that are variants of another set of PSDs. I used "Save As..." to duplicate the originals with a new filename. I have made the changes to the new files I needed to, but then something exceptionally strange happens when I enable

Generate > Image Assets

It's generating a JPG image of the PSD file with the OLD filename!

So let's say I have a PSD called FirstImage.psd. I open it in Photoshop, use "Save As..." to save it as SecondImage.psd. Now I open SecondImage.psd and then enable Generate > Image Assets. It then automatically generates:


Which is a image of what the whole file looks like. There are no layers or groups telling it to do that.

I'm completely baffled. I have no layers or groups anywhere called "FirstImage.jpg80%". I've even tried quitting out of Photoshop and going back in. It always generates the filename from the previous name of the document before "Save As...".

Any ideas?

  • To generate assets you have to manually name the layers. Are you saying that the assets are being renamed to the .psd name verses the name of the layer? Or are you saying that the assets being generated are being put into the old .psd's asset folder? Commented Aug 24, 2017 at 15:38
  • I am saying neither of those things. Please read the question carefully, it is VERY strange. I think it might even be a bug. Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 0:02
  • I read the question but I don't understand how this is even possible. You have to MANUALLY add a .whatever_file_extension to a layer so it will no matter what use that layer name. Commented Aug 26, 2017 at 4:17
  • @Ovaryraptor Hence my confusion. I've not come across this before. I assume it's a new feature...? Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 17:11
  • Is the Photoshop version you are using CC 2017? I've tested this on CC 2015 and 2016 so far and I can't replicate the issue. Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 18:05


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