How to Fix the Adobe Save for Web Error in Photoshop

Photoshop saves files in its own format ie, PSDs but supports a number of image formats. It can open images in these formats and can also export image / file to formats other than PSD. It can, for example, save a file to commonly used formats in web pages such as JPG and PNG.

Adobe Save for Web Error

Adobe Save for Web Error

The formats, called web formats, are not listed in the Save for Photoshop file dialog. Instead, you need to go through the Save Your Web dialog box. It is buried under the Export option and is an old / legacy option that many users still use. You can access it faster with keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S.

If you are trying to save an image for web, but get an error, try the solutions below.

Are you looking for another Photoshop option? Try those.

FIX: Save for Web Error (Photoshop)

1. Save as JPEG / PNG

If you are using a newer version of Photoshop, you do not need to use the Save for Web option. It is recommended. Instead you can use the Save as option.

  1. Open the Photoshop file.
  2. go to File> Save as.
  3. Open the Save as Type fall down and select JPEG.
  4. Click Save.

FIX: Save for Web Error (Photoshop)

2. Reset Photoshop settings

Photoshop allows users to change all sorts of settings in the app. The settings are saved to a user profile but the profile can be corrupted causing problems with the Save for web feature. You can reset Photoshop settings, follow these steps.

  1. Close Photoshop.
  2. Tap on it and hold the Abbreviate Alt + Control + Shift keyboard and open Photoshop.
  3. Open Photoshop with the reset options.

3. Restart Photoshop with a new Scratch disk

If a Photoshop scratch disk is full, it may not be able to save an image to the web. You can create a new scratch disk on the fly and save the image.

  1. Close the Photoshop file.
  2. Press and hold the Ctrl + Alt keys and open Photoshop.
  3. Use the File> Open option to open the file you want to save.
  4. Tap on the Option Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S to save the file as a web image.


The Save as web option is more or less at the end of its life. You can easily save a PSD file as PNG, JPG, GIF, etc. and insert the color profile in the process. The file cannot be resized when saved as a different format and is therefore not a true replica of the feature. Certainly some options are missing and you need to edit the file after it has been saved or before.

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