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  1. befehr

    Coffee cup with spoon

    Thanks retrograde. It is all "vector" in that it was done all in Designer in the Draw persona, but I am a bit of a purist and if I exported it to a vector format (like eps or svg) I am sure a lot of elements would be rasterized since I used the Gaussian Blur fx tool quite a bit.
  2. Just to be clear up front, it's not that I want Publisher to open properly, it's that I want to reassign Designer as the default to Designer and Illustrator files. 1. Right click and selecting Designer as the application works as expected. Note that this does not change the default program. 2. Not sure what you are asking. 3. I don't care if handoff works, it's just that Publisher comes up as default app instead of Designer. If this is due to Publisher being beta I can either deal with it for now or uninstall if it become necessary.
  3. Issue 1: Some Affinity Designer files default open in Affinity Photo. Also, for some files, the icon associated with a Designer file show the Photo icon. Issue 2: Adobe Illustrator files are associated with Affinity Publisher. Trying to change the association creates the error " {file name} can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer." Issue 3: While working on an Affinity Designer file on my MacBook Pro, the Handoff icon on my iMac shows Affinity Publisher. I have attached some screenshots. Thanks in advance. -Bill
  4. befehr

    Coffee cup with spoon

    Thanks Dan C.
  5. befehr

    Coffee cup with spoon

    Thanks GarryP.
  6. befehr

    Coffee cup with spoon

    I was afraid someone was going to ask this. Lol I worked on it off and on for about three days, whenever I needed a break doing my “real” work. Thanks Gabriel
  7. befehr

    Coffee cup with spoon

    Thanks to Serif I officially pulled the plug on Adobe.
  8. There are no “incremental “ rollbacks but sorry, Apple Photo DOES retain adjustment and can be changed at any time. It’s the same process as Lightroom, On1, etc, a separate file is stored with, or associated to, the original image.
  9. If I understand correctly, if I edit an image within Apple Photos with Affinity Photo, regardless of the method (edit with or develop), all changes are saved back to Photos as a JPEG. The original RAW file is untouched and can be recovered at any time. However, unlike a DAM program including Apple Photos, or an independently saved file like Affinity or Photoshop, Affinity Photo does not save the development settings within Apple Photos. This means that I cannot go back later and remove or change certain adjustments. Not retaining adjustments (including layers) is a problem in my workflow. It doesn't look like Affinity Photo will integrate with Apple Photos as well as I had hoped. For now, and/or until Affinity comes up with a DAM of its own, or possibly a replacement for Lightroom, I will have to continue to use On1 and Affinity on occasion. Apple Photos will continue as a DAM for final out images.
  10. I could just say "Cool, thanks" and except that things will be OK. But I am just a little to paranoid for that so.... ...in summary: 1) Right click > Edit With Affinity Photo (or Image > Edit With > Affinity Photo) allows me to edit the RAW file in Affinity Photo Develope Mode and save it back to the Photos DB in the same way that Apple Photo save back the edited RAW file within its own application. 1a) Continuing to edit with AP in Edit mode and saving the photo (flattened) back into the DB creates a TIFF file? I am not seeing, or cannot find, a TIFF in the DB after saving. What I do see however is a JPEG in the AP file's title (see attached image), but I do not see that in the DB either, so where are these being saved? Just so you know, to search the DB I do one of two thing. Use Spotlight Search and/or with the Photos Library file Right-click > Show Package Contents, and search within that content. 2) Edit (extensions) > Affinity Develop saves the image back to the Photos DB in the same way that Apple Photo saves back the edited RAW file within its application. Note that I can still export the original NEF file from the DB, of course ________ Backstory: The wife and I just got back from Banff for a vacation. I initially saved all file to my iPad, and when I got home, I downloaded everything to my iMac to develop in On1. I kept finding myself going back and forth between Apple Photos, Affinity, and On1 depending on what I was trying to do with each photo. I now, of course, have multiple copies of the same image, which I will clean up later. What I found was that Apple Photos might be the best DAM, for me, if I can smoothly and reliably integrate Affinity Photo into the workflow and not have my DB and iCloud get out of hand. I have a 2TB hard drive with 2TB of iCloud storage. So far photos has only taken up 288GB, so I have a way to go. I also back up to an external drive via time machine and to Amazon Prime.
  11. How/where/what format does AP save edited RAW images from Apple Photos database? This includes both photos editing as an extension and using the Image > Edit with command. My concerns are the ever-increasing size of my local Apple Photos database and the syncing to other devices in the Cloud, and of course the Cloud size requirements. Based on this information I hope to calculate my photo storage growth needs then determine if it can be sustained "as is" or if I'll need to find another solution. Thanks
  12. @HuniSenpai very useful information. Thank you.
  13. Thanks, Walt. I'll consider this and see if I can output comparable images without too much extra effort. Time is money. :-)