PDF doesn't open automatically when saved from Photoshop

When you save a file as PDF on Mac and enable View PDF After Saving in the Save Adobe PDF options, the PDF file doesn't open.

Solution: Disable background saving

  1. Go to Photoshop > Preferences > File Handling.

  2. Deselect Save In Background from the File Saving Options section.

  3. Click OK.

  4. Save your file as PDF.

Additional information

When background saving is enabled, the command to open the PDF reaches Acrobat (or your default PDF reading application) before the file creation completes. By disabling this feature, you ensure that the command is not sent until after the file is created.

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