AutoSave For Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, and CS6

Updated on January 9, 2022 in Adobe Photoshop

Auto save in Photoshop? Imagine hours and hours of hard work lost due to a sudden power-lost or bad programming (bug) causes Adobe Photoshop to crash. Everyone been through this nightmare, unless you’re old school with a T-Square and a drafting table.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Below

THe AutoSave feature is not available in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and below, thus you willl have to rely on 3rd party software. The AutoSaver is a free portable tool that saves the file on which you are working after an interval of time that you can set. It works on all apps that support the hotkey CTRL + s. Tested with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and AutoCAD 2007. This tiny application automatically execute the ‘CTRL + S’ command in the background, discreet I like! Download AutoSaver, you’ll love it.

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AutoSave For Adobe Photoshop CS3 And CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Above

If your Photoshop CS6 crashes for some reason, then next time you will open your file that you failed to save in the end, then Photoshop will open the saved version and the recovered version right after next to your saved file. Go to ‘Edit’ –> ”Preference’ –> ‘File Handling’

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The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.


  1. The problem with this is that when one is working on large PSD files (over 100mb atleast) it takes atleast 4-5 seconds to save the file. It sounds less but it’s actually quite a lot since it you can’t do anything during that time and that 5 seconds can really distract your concentration!

    • @Pushkin Passey

      Yeah, not so ideal for those working on a really huge file, then again, 5 seconds for a sip of coffee aint that bad.

  2. Does Photoshop not have a built-in set up which takes care of automatic saves once tuned up to do just that? AutoCAD allows to have the drawing auto-saved every 1 minute at most frequent, so what would be the point to install a gadget to perform this?

  3. Ctrl+S never been a problem for me. It can even help me relax or perceive more ideas by doing it many times as fast as I can hahaha

  4. Take a look at PsdAutoSaver. It has options not only about when to save, but *if* a document should be saved, based on how large the file is. So, larger files can be saved less frequently, or not at all.

  5. This is autosave program ‘Photoshop autosave’
    It’s all Free and Portable. Autosave and Backup files. Support Photoshop,Painter,Manga Studio
    It’s free but you can buy me a beer ;->

    supported(tested) Photoshop CS3/4/5 and Painter 9/11

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