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  1. First: Affinit Designer is really great - thanks to the Affinity team! (Former-time Corel user, then Inkscape, now switched to Affinity due to CMYK and better color management) My request: I often use Save-As to generate numbered versions of files (as backups, and so that when I discuss them with a client, we can refer to which version we are talking about). In the Save As dialog, it appears that AD defaults to the folder where I last saved anything. This is very tricky when working on files that lie in different folders. To me, the current behaviour is somehow unexpected, and I often accidentially store files in the wrong project's folder. The same happens when exporting, to PDF for instance. I can imagine that people might want to always export all PDFs to a certain folder no matter where the curent file is, so maybe we should also consider this use-case. My suggestion is: 1.) Save As: Default to the folder where the current file lies. 2.) Export (pdf etc, but also for palettes): Default to the folder where I last exported the respective file type when the current document was open. (Maybe its not a good idea to store file paths in documents (like the export paths necessary for 2.). For me, it would be ok if this only works for the last, say, 30 files I worked on, so it could be stored somewhere in the application options storage, not in the document files.) Would this cover all use-cases? Best, Philipp
  2. Hi developer team, please check the (unlisted) video, everything explained there. When I say backup copy, I mean recovery file. Both have been there and for that I didn't lose any work. I can not reproduce it this happens coincidentally. There is one pattern: only on first start of AP. After crash and 2nd start, the problem is gone until next reboot of Mac. Something completely different, I ask this each post here in the forum: When will get Effects/Gaussian Blur be enabled for masks? When will we get a Fill slider additionally to the Opacity slider. When will be an indicator added, showing the layer has Blend Options applied? Compliments: the Affinity implementation is far better to use as he flimsy Blend-if sliders of Photoshop. Version 1.10.5, additional purchased on Serif homepage instead of AppStore. Reason: Photoshop add-ons such as Topaz Denoise do not work with AppStore version of Affinity Photo. Once I got told here in the forum because AppStore apps have to run sandboxed. Cheers and Happy Halloween, Roland
  3. I have a document that is a 1920x1080 px presentation that has 89 slides, all images that I have used are linked, except for some simple vector icons. Those shouldn't add up to over a couple Mb. I have some, but only very few layer adjustments and only one slide that is masked with a pixel layer. The file is 384 Mb when I do a Save As. But, if I do a regular save after moving a detached Masterpage text frame, the file becomes 511 Mb. Undo history is set to 256 steps, but I only did one adjustment, so what could be causing this major file inflation? My 200 page Indesign file that contains many more images and way more text is just 100 Mb, so I don't really understand why Affinity uses this many resources.
  4. Affinity is a Superb and Affordable program which I use all the time. I'm grateful that it exists and I recommend it to everyone. Whenever I choose Save As or even more important File Export Save As, I end up in my Windows Default Save location (Drive and Folder), which I never want, so I end up wasting a lot of time browsing to the correct folder. Almost always this is the location from which the file was loaded. I looked but I was not able to find any way to set this in the Preferences. It would be extremely useful to allow the user to be able to enable such a feature: Save As and Export Save As to use the Source Folder of the File. Thanks, Dan
  5. Hi, When you choose to "Save As" for a new document, Affinity Photo defaults to ".afphoto", its native file format. If I wish to "Save As" to a different format, I have to "Export" instead. There may be numerous reasons why this is the default way Affinity Photo works, but it is really annoying. Why can't we choose which method to "Save As" when we, select "Save As", without having to resort to exporting instead? Users complained about this in Gimp for many years. As an artist I save the largest majority of my images, like many do I expect as .jpg, or .png. perhaps even .PSD to be compatible with other people. Occasionally I will use .aphoto, but I have to consider future archival options too. Other software doesn't open .afphoto files either, at least, not yet. Instinctively you head over to "Save As", intending to save your work, then think, "Damn!" and then have to cancel, then select the "Export" option from the menu instead. You might say that I'll get used to it eventually, but I've been using Affinity Photo since it came out and I still fall into the trap. I know that Affinity Photo's native file format is best for Affinity Photo, so it includes all your Adjustments etc, but can't we have the choice? Just a drop down menu like other software like Photoshop where Affinity chooses by default it's propitiatory format, but allows you to select an alternative if necessary? The "Export" option is so unnecessary, not just for me, but everyone I've talked to who uses Affinity Photo. Can we have the option please? Even if it's a option to tick in the Preferences? Thanks, Jay.
  6. Hello friends, I placed a layered APh file into another file that's a comp. I edited the embedded APh file several times, so my original embedded doc as saved on disk is outdated. I now want to save out the embedded file as it's own file back to disk. When I go to edit the embedded document, Save As… is grayed out. What's the best way to save my file back to disk?
  7. I am new to this software and can't find information on how to save files as other types, like png, tiff, jpg, etc First, respectfully, When I purchase a product and cannot find the information needed in order to use it for my purposes; I really do NOT expect to have to wait an indefinite period of time hoping that someone may by chance see my query In a forum somewhere and have the time to answer me. That said, here is my question: .I and can't find information on how to save files as other types, like png, tiff, jpg, etc Does anyone have a method to do this? I wanted to save an image I cropped in Affinity Photo, but could only save as affinity file.. seafoam_n_palmsIMG_6497.afphoto
  8. It would be very useful to be able to save also the different sources used in the Focus Merge function, to be able to make the often necessary corrections (halos, alignment errors, ..) in multiple work sessions because it may not be possible to complete the work at the same time.
  9. Hi all, Is there a way in the dialogs for Export and even Save As...to have the filename show the extension? It just shows the filename, and I like to see the extension on all file saves I do on programs. Is there a way when you save as or export say...a TIFF file that on the save dialog where it shows the directory, etc..that at the top the filename ends with the .tiff extension in the dialog? I've tried looking in AP preferences, but I don't see anything like a toggle to show extensions.... Thank you in advance, cayenne
  10. Hey guys, I worked all morning on a file that was based solely visually on a PDF. After one hour I saved the file and worked on it for another 2 hours. I just wanted to adapt the name of the reference PDF, searched for it in the Save As dialog and selected the file to avoid typing the file name manually (admittedly, I didn't double check, it was supposed to quickly save the file, but yeah I should've known better). I closed the document and left for lunch. When I came back I got an error message trying to open the file because it appeared to be saved in an unknown file format. Specifically as a file that was edited in Publisher but apparently saved as a PDF – when the file was saved, the suffix was also incorporated! Why doesn't the user get an error message or at least a warning dialog? How is it even possible that I could continue working for 2 hours in a seemingly corrupt document and didn't get a single hint of incompatibility due to wrong/double suffixes? Not even when occasionally quick saving (Ctrl + S)! But … luckily I remembered the solution from experience during my "Adobe-era" that by changing the suffix (usually hidden in Windows) manually you can sometimes get the file back to work. Adobe itself has found a solution: when selecting an existing file, somehow only the actual file name (everything preceding the .suffix) is inherited. Nonetheless I think this should be considered a bug! Cheers MrDoodlezz
  11. https://youtu.be/YqrDl8k8tTg Is their a youbrew code for inserting YouTube video links ? Regards Rob
  12. I want Affinity Photo to allow an auto generated file name extension to the original file name at save as. Currently we have an auto generation at save as: <original file name>.afphoto I would like: <original file name><automated file name extension>.afphoto Note i would prefer the option for the user to set the automated file name extension otherwise a short tag is suitable. This would then transfer to exported files as the automated file name will now be part of the original .afphoto file name. This is of significant value to me in how i search and retrieve files on Windows through multi tiered folders. Further, i do not feel confident i will remember 100% of the time to name the files correctly during naming a file at save as (small disability and human error!). Many thanks in advance
  13. The current aproach of File -> Save as is the worst... It's like GIMP's very annoying feature. Save as should allow to save all known formats - JPG, PNG, TIFF, etc. So there are hundreds of forum posts regarding the save as and export commands, it's still not the best way, instead it's the most annoying ever. Save as should allow the user to save the file in whichever format he wants. When data loss may occur a warning dialog is good enough. By saving a document as means changing the working file name and changing the working file path. Export should save a file to another place, but the app should not change the working file and the working path. Forcing users to do it in a cumbersome way to "save as" their work is highly annoying. Practically Affinity Photo is useless for me right now. Anyway, who uses such a software for professional purposes is completely aware of the file format limitations! Please open any other software and see how it's working: - "Save" saves the currently opened document. If was not saved before, invokes the "Save as..." dialog. - "Save As" offers a list of known file formats to save the document. After saving, the file name/path is updated. Here, if the chosen format does not supports all extra data, a warning is enough. After saving the app sould keep all the extra data (layers, etc). After saving, a "file saved flag" should be set to not bug the user upon exiting the app that the file wasnt saved. - "Export" offers a list of known file formats to save the document. After exporting, the file name/path is NOT updated, the "file saved flag" isn't altered. The above workflow is the best. Implementing another way only annoys the user and renders the software unusable.
  14. In GIMP, when you import/open an image, you can make your edit(s) to said image and then immediately export it in it's original format with a simple hotkey or with two (2) simple clicks (File > Overwrite "example-image.jpg"). You can see this in the image attached. Please implement this feature or tell me how I can do something similar in no more than 2 actions. It GREATLY improves workflows of this nature. Thanks in advance.
  15. I see you can open indesign files etc... but can you save them out as indesign so that I can send over to someone who only has indesign and not Affinity.. I know I can save as PDF's but that's not what I want.
  16. Hi - I added this video to my YouTube channel the other day and thought I would share here with all of you too! :-) A friend of mine asked me to create this video because he purchased some info-graphics on the internet but couldn't figure out how to separate them into different files. In this video I go over how to use the Export Persona in Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo to capture and save specific portions of your images, designs, and illustrations. I show you how to do this in the four most common file formats: JPEG, PNG, EPS, and PDF. It's a simple way to breakout portions of an illustration or design and export just the portion you want - even if the objects are on separate layers within the project. So, if you've captured something from the internet, bought something from a designer, or even photographed something you wanted to use in your art, this video will show you how to quickly capture just the parts you want and save/export them for use in another program, project or design. Thanks so much for watching. Happy Creating. Jen
  17. Hello, in separated mode Affinity Photo and Designer don't take in consideration the "save dialogue window" that comes from top below every palette you have active in that moment. The result is that when anyone is trying to save files, you have to move and relocate the floating palettes and the main toolbar (see the attachment). Would be desirable to have another interaction with the save window, maybe hiding temporarily the palettes (now I do by myself pressing TAB) or pushing on the foreground the dialog window. Other feedback, that could be considered, is to allow more workspaces and the possibility to save them. There are many reasons, useless to explain, in which you need to save two or three workspaces with the disposition of palettes and toolbar you need.
  18. Why iPad version of Affinity saves projects in app instead of icloud drive affinity folder, i guess the ipad version should link it main screen to affiniy photo folder in icloud file app, if i update from ipad i can use same on mac, but in this case i have to export project to icloud drive in order to use it on mac, and if i forget to export then i cant open that project on mac, same as if i export that project in icloud and edit it on mac then i want to do something on ipad with same file then ill have to open from icloud and that copies to ipad version but not updating the icloud version, with this practice the more i import the more copies ill get on ipad version, which is quiet waste of space.
  19. When working on file that is read-only, it would be really useful if hitting CTRL+S (or going to File > Save) would either present an alert saying the file is read only and cannot be saved, or opening the 'Save As...' dialogue box like Photoshop does. I was working on a file the other day for several hours, not realising that it was read-only and that pressing CTRL+S was not saving my work (as there was no feedback to suggest a problem). Then when the app froze and had to be restarted, I was dismayed to see all the changes I had done were lost.
  20. I don't know if this is something that would have to be implemented by Affinity or by Amazon but I would very much like to have the ability to Save an .afphoto file to Amazon Drive in addition to the other cloud services. Dropbox is slow and iCloud is not an option. I want a service to simply store my images; not to control them.
  21. Inconvenient behavior when sending an image to Affinity Photo from an external browser such as ACDSee or ON1's browser module: 1. Choose the image file within a browser 2. Send file to open within Affinity Photo 3. Perform editing in AP 4. Select "Save As" to save your work When you choose "Save As" in AP to save work in a native file, the application opens the "last saved" folder, which is not necessarily the folder where the file resides. This requires navigation to the native folder before implementing Save As. Please change the default behavior in this circumstance to open in the home folder of the file being edited. (That's the way it works when the the file is opened from within AP.)
  22. When I wish to save an image I have finished working on and I want to save it, the only option available to me is with an AFPHOTO file extension. How do I save a file, say, as a TIF, JPG or any other common type of file extension ? "Save As" does not give me any option either. There surely must be a way to do it, what am I doing wrong ?
  23. First time posting, but need to know, have many documents created in Serif Page Publisher and converted to PDF. Affinity accepts these without alterations from what I see. But will it allow me to save changes in PDF format? If not, whilst great functionality, it is not of complete use to me as I create many publications between 100 to 200 pages in PDF format. Will soon want to create publications greater than 200 pages. Will need PDF functionality.
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