Is There a Photoshop Auto Save Feature?
There is perhaps nothing worse than working on a file and then losing it — without saving it! We’ve all done this and have all experienced the frustration. And, now you may muse about how to recover a lost Photoshop file. But, you can skip the musing. There is no way to do it once it’s lost.
Unfortunately, Photoshop does not have an auto save feature. This means that if your computer crashes, or you just forget to save your work, it’s gone. So, you should make a habit of saving your work often. You should also consider saving different versions of your project. For example, every time that you make a change to your project, use the Save As option. Give the version a name and incremental number so that you can keep track of your different versions.
These different versions help you protect yourself from losing work. Plus, it also allows you to at least get the previous version of your work if your final version becomes corrupt, or your computer crashes.
Also, always save your files as PSD files, which is the Photoshop file extension. If you save them in another format, it may compress your layers, making it harder for you to edit your work. For example, if you save your file in the JPEG format, it will compress multiple layers in to a single a layer.