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Fri, Mar 12, 2021 8:13 PM


Adobe Photoshop Export As ... SVG - have discovered another FIX

As of July 4, 2021 - Adobe Photoshop 22.4.2 = generators has now been fixed.

Leaving this post up for those working in prior versions that want the work around.

Export As ... Case Study

  • PNG, JPG, GIF able to export no problem with any version of Photoshop
  • SVG export busted would always empty out input fields upon selecting SVG and lock up with preview message Unknown error occurred

Ben's Specs:

  •  macOS Mojave 10.14.6
  • Adobe Photoshop 22.3.0 = latest Adobe Photoshop patch as of 20210311
  • Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0 = received package installer from Adobe Rep!


Have made a discovery following the steps in this order, works every time(roughly 20+ tests so far) and works offline as well!

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop 22.3.0 - do nothing just leave open

This is the weird part leave Adobe Photoshop 22.3.0 open

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0
  2. Adobe modal appears, which I believe is the key and press OK 
  3. As you would before either create a shape or text on the canvas have also tried from an artboard as well, as well as have tested with my actions workflow
    1. With text: convert to shape
    2. Either as shape or text Export As... > SVG - FIXED!!!
  4. Another discovery = Monday, March 15, 2021
    1. Reverse the steps from above and this works for Adobe Photoshop 22.3.0


  • Export As... > SVG
  • Quick Export as SVG

Now with further testing discovered you can close out Adobe Photoshop 22.3.0 and Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0 or vice versa will work just fine by itself.

What DOES NOT work?

  • If you close Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0/22.3.0 at any time and try to reopen only Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0/22.3.0 you will run into the same problem from before for SVG: unknown error has occurred.
  • Opening only Adobe Photoshop 22.3.0 on it's own Exporting As ... SVG is broken
  • Opening only Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0 on it's own Exporting As ... SVG is broken
  • Adobe Photoshop 21.0.0 contains broken pathing when saving images, upgraded to Adobe Photoshop 21.2.6 - thank you Adobe my workflows are all intact!

Just as baffled as you are and indeed this is related to generators in some way. How this is talking have no idea - in my case this works and hope this will help others as well.



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5 m ago

unfortunately, .svg support has now been removed from Export As.

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What version of Photoshop you using?

In 22.4.2 to break SVG from Export As... only know to turn off from
Preferences > Technology Previews > uncheck Enable Optimize Export As... to get SVG back

Might work for other versions supporting this feature as well.