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Image Opens as Layer 0 rather than Background


Question

In Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, I am opening an image (File > Open > Image), and when it opens, it isn't as a locked Background layer. It opens as Layer 0. How can I make my image open as the Background layer?

2015/07/10
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7/10/2015 5:58:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The image contains transparency.
Photoshop honors the transparency and opens it as Layer 0.

You can't make Photoshop "open it as a background layer" because then Photoshop would be altering the image as it's opened, and apps just don't do that.

If you want a Background Layer you need to flatten the transparency. Simply choose Flatten Image From the Layers Panel Menu

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Be aware... you'll get a background color which matches the current background color you have set and you'll lose all transparency in the image.

2015/07/10
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7/10/2015 6:02:00 PM