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  1. Does anyone have an idea whether the maximum pixel width and height has changed for V2 files? I believe it was 577,000px for 1.7/1.8?? Also, I'm interested in knowing about some of the other limitations (or capabilities if you'd like to look at it that way) that .afphoto files have... How many layers, history saves, etc. I've looked around on the internet, and the Affinity site for this info, but don't seem to have found it. If you could point me to where Serif have this info, I'd be grateful. Thanks.
  2. Hi, I made an account specifically to request this as it's a very important feature to me, and currently the only thing tying me to Adobe. I work with 3d models and textures a lot. As such, I spend a lot of time creating and editing files in the .dds file format. Too much time to go out and externally convert the files each time I want to make a change. Photoshop doesn't have native support for this file format either but there are a couple of plugins that allow the usage of it. Namely the one from intel and two from nvidia. I know affinity photo does have photoshop plugin support but everything that I've seen points to Affinity Photo not supporting these specific plugins so I was wondering. Would it be at all possible for .dds support to be added at some point, and if not natively. Would it be possible to get any of these plugins to work. Ultimately I like the look of Affinity photo but I just cant use it without this file format being available unfortunately.
  3. Hi, We were many to ask the DDS support (import/export) mostly export and no new format support. This without counting only MSIX. We are many too to block spy functions in Windows. If Serif continue to ignore customers and lick GAFAM's boots (to be polite) I'll switch to an alternative and I won't be the only one.
  4. DDS file Export Request for PC. May I suggest you add export to DDS file - DirectDraw Surface (DDS), to your program. Many People use this type of file in gaming to place textures on models / objects. If this is already in the program please let me know and where it is located to export. Thank You.
  5. Hello guys! is it possible to export project (vector) into OBJ file format instead of SVG so work can be done with ease on Apps like Blender, cinema 4D etc. Possible ? Planed ?
  6. For manipulation with image file metadata (reading, editing), the great application ExifTool is widely used, which is also used by the APhoto application itself. On the ExifTool forum, I asked for additional support for Affinity file formats, see https://exiftool.org/forum/index.php?topic=8151.msg65450#msg65450 However, since it is a proprietary/undocumented format, it will be difficult to complete it. Therefore, I am asking the Affinity developer/designer to support this request, and to provide information regarding the metadata, which would then be available and usable in ExifTool, from which the APhoto application itself could also benefit. Thank you
  7. Hi, I'm the developer of a renowned DAM software for Windows. I also use the awesome Affinity Designer personally. My software supports over 100 file formats so far. I would like to add extended support for files created with Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo to my software. Is there any documentation available for the .afdesign and .afphoto file formats? I'm especially interested in ways to render a suitable preview / thumbnail of your files, and in reading and writing metadata.
  8. Hi. We work with SVG files, and I'd prefer not to know that the .afdesign file format even exists for a variety of reasons. For example, to save an edited SVG file, here are the steps I've found: Click on File. Click on Export. Click on Export again. Click on Save. Click on Yes to overwrite. Attempt to close the file. Click on No to avoid saving the afdesign format. Here are the keystrokes: Alt-F, E, Enter, Enter, Enter, Ctrl-W, N I'd typically expect: Ctrl-S, Ctrl-W Since these SVG files may be edited and deployed by other users using a variety of design tools, whatever extra information exists in the .afdesign format is irrelevant. Whenever I receive an SVG to edit, that extra information obviously won't be in the file. I may be missing something. How do I save an SVG as an SVG by default? Not export, save. Is there a setting somewhere? Many thanks, David.
  9. Hello guys Am I the only one who actually needs the PDF/X-1a:2001 format instead of the available PDF/X-1a:2003? I'm sending these files to an online printing service and they accept only PDF/X-1a:2001 in order do skip their revision fee. Is there a way around this? A future feature update? Thanks (sorry if this is a duplicate post - searched but didn't find anything)
  10. Is the format specification being disclosed to the public? If not, please disclose it. It's important for 3rd party developers to join Affinity eco system I think. Please don't restrict the access to it like evil Adobe. Inconvenient psd/ai/indd only environment in graphic design industry is caused by them.
  11. Dear Serif and the Affinity Photo dev team... THANK YOU SO MUCH! I fired up the Customer Beta that I keep installed along side my regular release of AP. Imagine my surprise when I checked the export options and saw .TGA as an export option! I'll be running around work tomorrow like a lunatic informing every single artist about this! Additionally, There's going to be more than a few of our tech supervisors that are going to be excited as well. I'm hoping studio management gets around to upgrading to Affinity Photo before the end of the week!
  12. Hi, I am a bit surprised that Affinity Phone native format is a lot larger than RAW files (x10!). It would be great if a good lossless compression could be included to save some disc space...
  13. Is it possible to get Windows Explorer to display thumb nail picture of an "afphoto" file? Can I export pictures in DNG?
  14. Hello, I have questions, things that are not clear to me yet 1/ From what I understand even though the file extensions are different for Photo and Designer one can still use a same file in both environments and switch back and forth ? So it is really a unique format ? Seems on can even create Artboards in Designer that then become accessible in Photo.. It's a bit mind-boggling thinking of a truly common format and cannot find much on it in tutorials.. 2/ I understand that when an image in placed in an Affinity, a copy is embedded*.. it retains its original dimensions (pixel and definition). However when one resizes the image there seems to be no way to know how much in % the image is now compared to its original form. As long as one makes the embedded image smaller then fine, no problem, but what if you enlarge it.. would be good to see 110% etc in info... upon export to pdf for print will that image have lower dpi than that of the file ? T H A N K S PS: *Also is there no way to just link an external image into a file ? Any link to existing tutorials concerning raster file management is welcome ! :0)
  15. All my other photo software uses TIF as the file extension for Tagged Image File Format image files. I am curious why TIFF was used by Affinity. It makes my file lists look ragged and will probably interfere with sorting lists.
  16. Hi, I have an issue with saving a copy of a file from the iPad version to be edited on the Mac version of Affinity Photo. From the iPad version I use "Save A Copy" and then click save; it does not seem to matter if I select "Save history". I then save it to a location on my iCloud Drive. When I try to open it on my Mac I have the following error message, "Failed to open document, The file includes features from a later versions of Affinity. (See Attachment) Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might try? My iPad is a: iPad Pro 10.5-inch 2017 OS - iOS 11 Running Affinity Photo version 1.6.4 My Mac is a: MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 w/8GB Ram OS - 10.12.6 Running Affinity Photo version 1.5.2 Thank you!
  17. On the Mac, I opened an image in Apple Photos, then used the extensions to open in Affinity Photo. I did a whole bunch of stuff making layers and adjustments and masks. I knew I could save back to Apple Photos as a flattened image, but after I was working on it I realized that I'd like to keep the .afphoto file. I couldn't figure out how to do that. Is it not possible (if approached in the order I describe) or did I miss a button? Save As was greyed out. I know that if I opened Affinity Photo first, and then pointed to my media library I could have done it, but curious if the workflow I describe could have worked. It's easier for me to find an image (64K photos) inside Apple Photos first than it is to start the other way around. And while I'm yapping about this, I recreated my workflow using the iPad and the end effect was WAY better than the one I did on the Mac!
  18. hi, I think it could be great if Affinity products embraced open format too. I cannot stress enough the point highlighted below. http://mjtsai.com/blog/2017/03/13/sketchs-open-file-format/ It's pretty obvious that the tools which will provide automation will destroy the traditional ones. I already discussed how not having the eBooks version of the Design Workbook was a mistake in another thread today but if AD miss that boat, I will clearly switch to Sketch because nothing can beat automation productivity.
  19. I'm really enjoying Affinity Photo, but I'm struggling to manage my workflow, going back and forth between AP and other tools. This has me wondering: Do I lose anything if I go from one tool to another working with a layered PSD and never use the AP proprietary format? And if so, is what I lose minor enough to be worth the sacrifice? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
  20. One of the sources I use supplies images in PNG, EPS, PSD and SVG format. What is the best format for importing images into Affinity Designer drawings?
  21. Is thre a way to open a 32-bit exr file, withou applying the alpha channel to all the layers in the file? When opening a rendered file from 3ds max everything in the windows is just transparent pixels.
  22. I have been working on a cover design in Affinity Designer and I was curious as to how publishers like to receive files. Do I send the native Affinity file or a PDF or something else? I ask because the set up is different then it has been in the past. The people writing the book are doing the work in Word instead of a layout program for an example. I would love to know what experiences others have had in this area. When I self published by first book with InDesign (just using a basic laser printer) I would export the interior as a PDF and then print the cover straight out of InDesign. Since the cover is just one page (of course) I figured Affinity could handle that job.
  23. Hi there, I'm trying to export my files in various formats, PNG, PDF and EPS files So far I can only get PNG files. When I select PDF or EPS and export, the file is in PNG again. See attached screenshot showing PDF format selected. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
  24. Hi Affinity team I have two small feature requests that will make Affinity Photo and Designer fit really good into VFX, movie and TVC production. 1. My primary request is import and export in the Open EXR file format. Some of the key features of Open EXR is: High Dynamic range, up to 32 bit float. Multiple channel sets (layers / passes). Multiple compression types, both lossless and lossy. Open EXR is used all around in VFX, movie and TVC production. It is supported by, and the preferred image file format of many tools in VFX production (nuke, maya, modo, mari, fusion, scratch, daVinci resolve, etc. and even AE, but it's really bad implemented in PS). 2. The second request is support for motion picture and TV color spaces. Being able to handle Rec709, cineon (LOG), P3, Rec2020, ACES, etc. correctly in Affinity Photo and Designer would be a huge plus. I'm not a developer, but I think it could be done through the OpenColorIO color management solution, which is also widely adopted by VFX production tools. A still image editor is not the primary tool in the VFX, movie and TVC world. But it is always there as a secondary tool for doing quick fixes, converting images and vector files, developing raw files, etc. These requests I mention are weak points/not supported at all with most other image editors, and I think if Affinity Photo and Designer get's it right, it could be a huge plus, and with the very reasonable price tag I can't see reasons to not choose Affinity Photo and Designer. Cheers /johs
  25. In case you are not familiar with it, Procreate is basically the number one most popular digital raster painting application on iOS. It's a great and fast little program with a very well thought-out UI. It would be cool to be able to open their files up in Affinity Photo on the Desktop. There is currently no application on the Desktop that supports .procreate files natively, so they must currently be exported to PSD on the device, which loses some features like the embedded time-lapse video. PSDs also cannot be re-imported, hence PSD is not suitable for archiving files from Procreate. So being able to open the native files in a desktop app would be great, and it's something many Procreate users have been requesting for years. Thus I imagine you might be able to generate quite a few extra sales among Procreate users. And when the iOS version of Photo is released, Procreate support would of course be even more useful. Ideally, if the Affinity QuickLook plugin would also provide support for viewing .procreate files in Finder and QuickLook, as that would be the absolute icing on the cake. The file format is actually quite simple, it's basically a ZIP file with some plists that describe the structure, then there are the individual raster tiles as separate files, and the embedded time-lapse video. The only potentially difficult thing would be figuring out how to decode the image tiles as they seem to be compressed somehow in recent versions, but I'm sure the people at Procreate would be glad to help with that.
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