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  1. Hi DWright, any progress on enabling thumbnails in the 'Browse' window showing .afphoto files in ios13 (my post above)? I can't believe this is a difficult fix, and I'm really missing this functionality. Many thanks, Piro
  2. Reason it's so important to me is that once things get complicated with the photocollages I'm making (and they do get very complicated, with very large files, and numerous layers and 'duplicate' images) there is a tendency for AP slow up and/or to crash. (It may be that the program is more stable with iOS 13?) The only reliable way of not losing work when things get to this stage is by saving a copy, closing AP completely (including any files saved to 'internal' memory), then reopening the file afresh from Files. Don't want to sound too negative though, as AP for iPad is a fantastic program which has made the previously impossible possible!
  3. Ah ha. That is indeed true. (I tried saving the files to Cloud, but they are displayed in exactly the same way as when stored on the iPad, and can't be opened by clicking). So I now know, at last, that I can open the saved files if they are stored in the Cloud, as long as this is done from within within Affinity Photo. BUT the files are still displayed without their thumbnail images when accessed in this way! AND I don't want to store files in the Cloud! I still find it unbelievable that the issue which I raised so long ago has not been resolved.
  4. Thank you summersara! At last someone has answered my question - it's taken three months+ to get an answer to this question which I first asked way back in May. I still can't believe how unintuitive this 'solution' is. It's still very annoying that you can't see the thumbprints.
  5. I meant to say the Files folder. I can't believe more people aren't having this problem. Everything worked perfectly with iOS 12. Opening the Files Folder 'On My iPad', I see the Affinity Photo folder. Clicking on this opens the .afphoto files within. But unlike with iOS 12, there is no thumbnail, and the files cannot be opened by clicking on them.
  6. Hi All Having just installed iOS 13.1, I'm having the same problem I had when trying the beta version. I cannot open .afphoto files stored in Documents on the iPad 12.9. The files seem to be there (including the name and size) in Documents, but not their thumbnail images. Clicking on the file has no effect. With the previous iOS, the thumbnails were displayed, and clicking on them opened the file in Affinity Photo. I can save new .afphoto files to Documents in iOS 13.1, but again, cannot open them. Any ideas? This is really frustrating. Many thanks
  7. I'm not going to try it unless/until I'm absolutely certain that I can open and close .afphoto files ... anyone out there with experience of this?
  8. I gave up in the end (no response to my queries of 2 July) and re-installed ios12. Shame because 13 is a vast improvement in so many respects - just completely unreliable and unusable (in my case) with Affinity Photo.
  9. Same issue when working on a new document/photo, then saving a copy - whether to the cloud or to iPad. The 'copy' cannot be opened by clicking on the file in 'Documents'. All files already open on the Affinity Photo Desktop (and saved to the AP memory?) open and close fine. But if I can't access current .afphoto files, or save to Documents, I'm going to have to revert to ios12. Am I missing something here? Is there any way of opening AP files stored as 'documents' (either on the iPad or in the Cloud) from within AP itself?
  10. Works fine, except that I can't seem to open my stored .afphoto files from the 'Documents' app. The names are there, together with the correct file size information, but there is no thumbprint image - and clicking on the name of the file has no effect (in ios12 this automatically opened the file in Affinity Photo). Also for some reason the files are in an 'Affinity Designer' folder, not Affinity Photo as previously. Any ideas?
  11. OK can you remind me of details of how/where to submit crashed files, and I'll send in when it happens again (sorry if this info is available and I've missed it)
  12. Hi Gabe What normally happens is that the program closes. Then on reopening, the document can be selected from the AP opening screen, but the last session of editing has not been automatically saved. So all I have to re-do the work, or (assuming I've saved to the iPad documents folder as described in my post) open my latest saved version. Of course this is far from ideal, as I'm having to save every five minutes or so, and this can take a while. Some operations seem to produce result in crashes more than others. I may be wrong, but collages that contain a lot of duplicates of objects (each saved to individual layers) seem particularly vulnerable, when I'm working on that object/layer (re-sizing, moving, etc). Many thanks Peter
  13. Hi All I’m new to Affinity Photo for iPad, and new on this forum, so apologies for length and if I’m missing something obvious (I’ve never previously used this type of software). I'm really enjoying exploring the creative potential of AP with the 12.9 inch iPad Pro (2018) with Apple Pencil 2. For those of us exploring the art/photography interface, the combination of AP on iPad with Pencil is a game-changer. I've had no difficulties at all with relatively simple photo editing (file sizes of around 130 mb with several layers). However, I'm also experimenting with quite complex photo collages, some containing as many as 50 layers and resulting in file sizes typically of 800 mb, and in one instance 1.5 gb (some of the layers involve freestyle brushwork). The collages are made by adding and rasterising photos to a background scene using the ‘place’ function, then the Selection persona to add parts of of the new photo to the collage. My experience over the last couple of weeks is that once such collages reach a certain size/complexity, the file becomes corrupted somehow and AP crashes. This usually occurs after re-sizing or moving objects, or some other type of re-working. I've found that the only way to avoid losing work when this begins to happen is to regularly press the Document button and choose 'save a copy'. Selecting 'save' on the subsequent screen enables the file to be saved to the iPad's Documents folder. Then if the program crashes again before a further copy is made in this way, the saved file provides a clean restore point (the 'current' buggy version of the file has to be closed without saving in order for the saved file to be opened directly from iPad Documents). As forum members have noted elsewhere, other ‘saving’ methods (pressing the 'back' button when in the document, or selecting 'save' from the thumbnail in the AP opening screen) appear to be ineffective. So while I think Affinity Photo for iPad is great value and I’m having fun with the program, it’s far from perfect. Some thoughts/questions: Is the ‘bugginess’ something we just have to put up with and work round? Are the problems likely to be addressed in future updates? Is the Mac version of AP more stable/reliable, and can it be used in conjunction with AP for iPad in a way that avoids crashing (though I don’t want to lose the benefit of the Pencil with iPad)?

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