How are photos in Windows 7 library saved when opened?

bob keyser May 16, 2010
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If I open a photo that is shown in library, let’s say in Photoshop, when I save it from Photoshop, does it save to the original file or just library?

  1. pceasies
    June 23, 2010 at 5:28 am

    The libraries in Windows 7 are just a way to show the contents of multiple folders and locations in one place. The library essentially just offers a shortcut to the file. Whatever program you are using opens the original file and overwrites it when you save unless you choose Save As...

  2. Anonymous
    May 17, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I second Steve here. I've been taught the hard way that I should always preserve the original files and go through the "Save As" routines before doing any alteration to the files.

  3. Steve Campbell
    May 17, 2010 at 4:03 am

    It should overwrite the original file. If you want to keep the original intact you should choose the "Save as" option instead of "Save". Hope this helps!