Adobe After Effects CC 2023: Increment & Save Version Numbers

This tutorial will show you how to use Increment & Save in Adobe After Effects CC 2023 to quickly and easily save Project Files with version numbers automatically.

Keyboard Shortcut: Increment & Save:
Cmd + Option + Shift + S (Mac)
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S (Windows)

After Effects Project File Extension:

00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:19  Save Original After Effects Project File
00:39  Project Folder on Hard Drive (Desktop)
00:50  AE Project File Extension (.aep)
01:13  Increment & Save vs. File…Save As
01:31  Increment & Save Version (#2)
01:53  Increment & Save Version (#3)
02:05  Increment & Save Version (#4)
02:14  Increment & Save = File…Save
02:48  Close all Projects
02:59  Open AE Project Files by Version #
03:18  Project File Size

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)


How To Use Increment & Save in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

  1. Create a new Composition
  2. Add Footage such as image or video
  3. Go to File…Save As and save original in Project Folder
  4. Make changes to AE Project
  5. Go to File…Increment & Save
  6. Repeat by making changes to Project
  7. Select File…Increment & Save and After Effects will save in background and auto-add version numbers

How To Open Versions

  1. Go to Project Folder where original AE Project was saved
  2. Double-click on any .aep file to open version in After Effects


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