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  1. A rather unexpected bad surprise for me on this! I was dismayed (after the facts) to see the huge file produced by Affinity Photo. I performed a search, didn't get an answer... Has no one raised questions about this so far? I did nothing weird or special that I am aware of, processed a Fujifilm X-Pro1 raw file to the best of my liking as I usually do with ACR. If nothing more than that, I stop there and just keep the raw and the XMP sidecar, about 26MB (for the example given). If I need to keep a PSD for whatever reason, I open Photoshop. If only for editing there, when finished I save as PSD: 96MB or so with only one layer. It can become much more when adding layers, or convert to smart object before launching a NIK plugin for instance, but that´s not the issue here. My grief is about what usually is ´only´ a 96MB PSD file (almost 4x the raw´s size already!). So I processed a sample first in ACR. I did not need to open it in Photoshop, but for the sake of the comparison I did. Ended with a 96MB file as expected. I then launched Affinity Photo with the intention to produce more or less the same result. I ended with a 218MB (!) AFPHOTO file. I didn't see anything special at all. So I did nothing else, exported the same as PSD to see what that would give. Shocking result there: 293MB file for the single one background layer!!! Just to make sure (I don´t know what could be hidden), I tried flattening before export, no change; also merge visible layer, same result as well. In fact, I suppose these did nothing a all, rightfully so. I have about 25,000 photographs, the vast majority only saved as raw + sidecar. That takes about 600GB on a 2TB external HD right now. There also is a 3TB TimeMachine for them and my internal HD... So I was thinking: if I need to organise more than 8 times the current diskspace used for the images alone (or worse), the comparison with Photoshop becomes quite a bit different, on the expenses involved alone. Imagine: for the same comfort and setup as I have now, I would need at least 16TB. Not to mention another even larger system for TimeMachine as well! :blink: I wonder, are the developers aware of this? If so, also working on it? I am now a bit afraid of comparing a picture from a 38MB raw file (my other current camera, an older DSLR).
  2. I've made some simple edits of a 17.9 MP JPEG using a few layers. When I save the file in the Affinity Photo format, the file is 225 MB, which is more than 10 times the size of the original RAW file. Is there a way to optimize this? With files this large I can't justify the disk space. Please advise.
  3. I'm new to affinity designer, I have a question regarding the PNG file size. When exporting the artwork to PNG 24 file, the size of the file is big and the artwork quality looks great. But, when exporting to PNG 8 file, the size is small and the artwork quality is not the same as I created. So my question is, is there any way to export the smaller file size PNG file without losing any quality? Thank you
  4. I just purchased the iPad app and it appears that the most basic of filters is delayed in applying or not at all. Is it the app or my ipad?
  5. Hello. I have Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for the PC. Awesome programs. I am interested in purchasing Affinity Photo for the Ipad. I have an Ipad Pro 512 Gig, latest update. I will have images that are at least 9000 X 9000 pixels, which may have four layers or more. Will Affinity Photo for the Ipad manage these files? What would be the largest size in pixels that my Ipad Pro can manage? Many thanks for your assistance and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Seeya.
  6. Hello guys I need your help understanding an issue I’m having regarding file size. I’ve noticed that my files are getting very large. I don’t save history with the files and I know that Affinity uses incremental saving, and reduces file size after some time, or so I read. I’m using version 1.6.7 To reduce the file size to it’s minimum, I’m doing this: Open the large file COPY all the layers Go to FILE>NEW FROM CLIPBOARD SAVE the new file Size reductions are very significant, ranging from 2% to 91%. Let me give you an extreme example: Original file: 72,7 Mb (3 layers) Save as: 61,3 Mb (same 3 layers) Copy layers to new file: 6,30 Mb (same 3 layers) The problem is that doing this procedure to an hundred files, is very tedious and time consuming, so I’m wondering if I’m missing something, and if anybody else had a similar issue. Also I would be interested in knowing if anyone has created a macro to reduce file size. Thanks PS: I know that storage space is cheap, but I’m interested in using as less space as possible
  7. Hello, confusion reigns. I am importing jpeg images from Olympus 16meg micro 4/3 camera to iPad using SD card adaptor and wirelessly using Cascable. When I view file size in iPad Photos using the app EXIF Wizard Pro it tell me they are about 2meg. In iPad files it tell me same file size 2meg. When I open these same JPEGs in Affinity and then export them the file size is 9meg, this is the file size I would expect. I have tried this with both raw and jpeg imports and jpeg only imports. Am I getting confused with thumbnail images and full resolution images when I query the file size? As mentioned I am getting 2meg file size in both Iphoto and in Files. is the image size being artificially increased when it is put into Affinity. is the app only giving me the size of the thumbnail and Affinity automatically open full resolution image? any thoughts greatly appreciated. David
  8. File size matters ! I use designer for web-design. As long as you work with pure vector and text, designer is a quite handy tool (despite some annoying bugs). But as soon, as you place images (typical workflow for webdesign) in your layout, it becomes really inconvenient. The filesize of the layout document EXPLODES and becomes really unpredictable. The size of a designer layout document becomes far bigger than the sum file sizes of the placed original compressed JPG or PNG images. I read somewhere in the forums, designer and photo store placed bitmaps uncompressed with the layout file - to speed up document loading? However, in my opinion this behaviour is not practicable. Some people may say: disk space is cheap, so why be so miserly? But first of all, all documents have to be backuped. And when it comes to data transfer it's a big difference if i can send e.g. a 20 MB file as email attachment or have to upload a huge 200 MB file to some document cloud. Filesize also means waste of time and other resources. We know the problem of Photoshop local smart objects. But PS stores/attaches the underlying bitmap data in it's original compressed format (JPG, TIFF, PNG etc.) and only points to it when rerendering an instace. I guess this is the correct method. If i have to transform the smart object instance later (e.g. design changes by customer), PS can allways rely on the original high resolution pixel data. But the PS document size increases only for the amount of the rendered instance layer + original bitmap attachment. It's even possible, to edit the smart object in place (isolation mode) and reduce the original bitmap resolution (destructive scale) without touching the instance position and size. In essence the filesize of the whole PS document is far smaller than a comparable AD document and approximately predictable. In essence: placed/imported images should either NOT be stored within the document. OR if stored within the document, then in it's original file format and compression. Placed images should not blow up the overall document size in the way they do now. Designer workaround - the rasterize dilema The only way i found to minimize document filesize is, to rasterize placed images, so they become a local pixel layer. This reduces overall filesize but the result is stil unpredictable. Sometimes the document becomes soon very small after rasterizing a high resolution image layer and saving the document again. Sometimes it becomes even bigger - later it becomes smaller again. So it seems, that redundant pixel data is not cleaned up at every save procedure? The bad thing: the document becomes smaller at the end, but now i loose everey connection between the bitmap layer and the orginal placed image. AND i loose every layer effects! I even don't know what was the original scaled size of my old bitmap. If i have to do design changes lateron (we all know our customers...) i have to spend extra time to search the orginal image, place it in its actual size, rebuild layer effects (hopefully made some notes in the layer label). After that extra work i can do the actual design changes. Much, much extra time spent! To prevent this, next time i leave the original image in the document and have - yes a huge file again :-( Another impractical point of rasterizing is the lack of control over pixel density. I'm talking about real count of pixels in the bitmap NOT the relative dpi (document settings). There is an ellipsis beneath the menu item "Layer -> Rasterize..." that meant to show an additional settings dialogue before rasterization is done. But there are no raster options to set. The document dpi has no effect on how the layer is rendered - to say how many pixels are created from the layer. And the rasterized quality is only moderate - seems to be 72dpi with method bilinear? There should be precise settings for the rasterize command: - absolute resolution: means, how many pixels are rendered per inch/cm (presets or explicit manual setting). - relative dpi (relevant for print) - render method: there should be an option for high quality rasterization of layers - e.g. bicubic andd so on. Simply compare this to the slice settings in the export persona.
  9. Hey, I have been working a few times with files with lots of images. I sometimes don't want to compress them before I am sure of how big they will be in the layout, so I add them in original resolution. Once I am done with the placement, I would like to rasterize them. But when I select multiple images and click "rasterize", only a single one of them is rasterized. It would seem logical to me that the operation applies to the entire selection. Alternatively would be a option "rasterize all images". This way, once you have all images the size you want them, you can rasterize them all in one click and drastically reduce the file size. Greets!
  10. Dear all, I would like to compress my massive amount of JPGs in order to save some space and when I just opened up a picture in order to try out the amount of compression that would not yet show too much in the quality the following thing surprised me: The original JPG is about 4.4 MB big. If I go straight to "Export" (really don't do anything in between) and want to export it at 100% it is suddenly 9.43 MB when using Affinity Photo. When using Photo Plus X8 the "new" picture is about 8.0 MB. So it more than doubles in size just by opening in a programme and exporting it in the original format, the original resolution and at the original quality? Is it correct to assume that this is somehow because of the Resampling Method? Kind of like: I didn't do anything but the programme actually did quite a lot? And if I cannot export without resampling: Can anyone recommend a combination of Resampling Method and quality level that one the one hand don't lover the perceived quality too much but on the other hand put a good dent in the file size? Thank you very much in advance, Dreamer
  11. Dear Affinity, I purchased your photo software this week and I am in awe of the quality of your product and your tutorials. I cannot believe that I was lucky enough to stumble upon Affinity Software. Thank you so very much. My question is: I am considering purchasing the new Nikon D850 and if I do, will Affinity Photo be able to handle the rather large files that the D850 generates? Thank you again, and you have a great product. John Shyer, California US
  12. Hey, I am fairly new to Designer and I never worked with illustrator. I've been working on some drawings with multiple artboards. I've put in several images (backgrounds, textures, etc) into vector drawings. Now I've noticed the file is 650 MB. Could anyone give some ideas to keep the file size under control? - Are images maintained within the document at full resolution, even when shrunken to a tiny size, or do they get compressed? So should I compress them before adding them into designer? - Is there a way to clean out a designer file? For instance to see which pixel layers are heaviest? - How to work with embedded file versus standard layer? What's really the difference? - How to work with multiple instances of same clipped images (textures)? How do you guys manage this? Thanks!
  13. I have create a new document in AF 1.6.1.93 by loading a 71 megabyte RGB/16 tiff file. Saving this to an afphoto file created a 71,5 megabyte afphoto file. It has a single layer. Then I heavily cropped the image to a small fraction of the original size. I made sure to right-click on the pixel layer and choose Rasterize to remove any leftover pixel area from the crop. Document -> Unclip canvas does not change my image. I saved the afphoto file again. I don't have history saving enabled. My expectation is the file size going way down to below 1 MB. But it is still 71,8 MB, even bigger than what I have started with. The remaining huge file size must be a bug.
  14. There's something that has been bothering me from the very moment I started using Affinity Photo: The calculation of the estimated file size in the export dialogue. If I want to export a multi layered project this calculation renders the whole program unresponsive until the approximate file size has finally been determined. And every successive change of the export settings causes Affinity Photo to recalculate the file size and the program becomes unresponsive once more. The described issue is very annoying and also unnecessary to me as I don't see the point in calculating such an estimation. I've got enough experience to know that a jpg with a certain quality setting is going to be of a certain size. Is it possible to optimize the corresponding algorithm so the waiting time can be eliminated? Or maybe you can implement a switch which let's the user turn this feature on or off which would also improve the situation for all those who don't need this estimation. Thanks in advance for looking into it.
  15. I am watching a video from ShutterStock on rejected photos. The host recommends downsizing if the image if it is slightly soft in focus, when zoomed to 100%. Is there a feature to reduce the file size to a target size? For example, I want a 5mb file size. Is there an option to enter the target file size, instead of export, change the number of pixels and wait for the calculated expected file size? Thank you. I am working with version 1.5.2. I can’t update because I purchased the software under a different AppleID, and had it deleted to avoid confusion between the different accounts. (Yeah, I know, I was careless).
  16. Not necessarily a bug, but pretty strange. I edited a photo on Photo for iPad, and the file size is 25.4M, which is really abnormal for .afphoto files. So I edited the same photo on Mac, added the same adjustment layers to it, the file size is just 4.3M. (Original Photo 4M) I'm not sure if you're aware this, but I kinda curious about the cause.
  17. Hello Affinity Support and Team! I'm having some trouble diagnosing a couple problems I'm having on the saving and export ends of using Affinity Photo. When I open a high resolution RAW file (.NEF from Nikon) in AP, it opens up the Develop persona, of which I click "Develop" with no edits--and have turned all auto processing from the assistant off so it doesn't affect the image. When I save the file as is with no additional changes, the file size of the Affinity photo file is over ten times the high resolution file size. (See attached screen shots.) Is this normal? I'm also having trouble with the exports (JPEG best) of my photos retaining the same quality as what I see on my screen from AP. For starters, the exports look noisier/grainier than what's in the AP window, and the colors are a little off as well (though the colors aren't as noticeable as the noise). Is this normal as well, or is this a bug I'm experiencing? I've reviewed your exporting tutorials, and unfortunately they were not able to assist, even in copying the suggested workflows. Any help will be greatly appreciated in figuring out what's happening and how to best move forward with AP. Thanks! Computer Specs: iMac 24" (early 2009) OSX 10.11.6 (can't upgrade to Sierra or later due to hardware incompatibility) 2.66 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB DDR3 RAM AP Version: 1.5.2
  18. I am currently evaluating AP. I am curious as to what is happening when I open an existing jpg file and save it as a native .afphoto file? Original file: 5472 x 3648 x 24b JPEG 19495.0 KB AFPhoto file: 512 x 341 x 32b AFPHOTO 19708.3 KB I noticed the weird difference in file size while going through my files in a photo manager program. The AFPhoto comes up, but it's extremely smaller in viewing size (not physical size). I figured out that if I want to use the photo in presentation programs (Word, Powerpoint, etc.) I have to open the file back up in AF and export it as a JPG or a TIFF, which resumes the file to its original viewing size (5472 x 3648) I only ask, because this wasn't mentioned in the OPEN/SAVE tutorial. That, and when viewing in anything other than AF, zooming in on the file produces extreme pixelation.
  19. I'm trying to find a quick and efficient way to save modified .jpg photos by overwriting the original file. I understand that the save command does that but the file size increases to 3-4 times the original size every time I do that. I haven't got 'save with history' turned on so why this unreasonable increase in file size? Is there a way to overwrite the original file by pressing a single shortcut without ending up with an unreasonably large file?
  20. I use Designer for personal projects on Mac without any issues and Designer at work on a 2 month old, Windows 10 PC. The PC has 8 gb RAM and an Intel Core i5 @ 3.20GHz. A task I have to perform at least 3 times a week in drawing shapes on top of a placed bitmap image. The images is already compressed and usually aprox 30 to 50 mb itself. After I place the image, every action causes Designer to freeze or run incredibly slow. The Designer files end up in the 200 to 350 mb range. I'm trying to find out if the freezing and lag is a product of my PC or Designer. Any ideas? Also, why is the Designer file size so incredibly large?
  21. Hey Guys, great software!! But why does Affinity photo always opens up files in pixels size? It is very annoying to change from pixel to centimeter or inches all the time and all over again! The next point is when I change to file size, lets say because I scanned a photo with 3200 dpi, I want to change it to 300 dpi to print out, everything looks correct after changing but the file does´t remember???? do you have any solution?
  22. Hi, I'm really excited to join the Affinity community! I''ve been a Photoshop user for quite some time and have developed some habits I'd like to replicate in Affinity if possible. I've listed some of them below. Hopefully it's not too overwhelming... - I like the ALT+RMB shortcut so resize the brush in PS (left/right) AND adjust the pressure (up/down). Can it be setup in the preferences? - I can't seem to find a file size in the export Persona: did I miss it? I like the CTRL+Z unlimited undo: is it really unlimited or is there a max number of undo steps? That would be all for now I guess! Thanks a lot for reading until now! Have a nice day! Nicolas
  23. Hi everybody, I'm currently working on a little booklet with Designer. I know, it's not the software for booklets, but I'm not fun of Scribus, and I don't have a licence for Indesign... and I'm waiting for Serif to publish their publisher software solution. So here's my problem, the booklet is full of images (it's a little comic book) and having 30 pages more or less, the file size raised the 315 MB! Which means an average of 2 GB of RAM used right after opening the project. Only some of the images are embedded as the Assistant has rasterized them when I've used Pixel Persona to blur some areas. But I can edit the original files and re-import them as external, no problem. Anyway, the project file size is still huge. Any suggestion on how to reduce it? Any best practice for working with big files in Designer? Consider that: format is A5 all the images have a dimension that grants an average of 200dpi (shorter side is 1080px) All images are masked in order to stay inside the comic layout so they could be cropped a bit Here an image to make all this a bit more clear. In one picture you'll see that the image is masked Thanks
  24. JSN

    Tiff Export

    So I create a document 900 mm x 900 mm at 300 dpi in Affinity. when i come to export to tiff and send it to printer the file size is tiny like 5 mb. I other software the same process creates a file over 200 mb what is going wrong i have had this problem for many months an unable to use affinity which i payed for. Using 1.5.4 j
  25. Hello friends, Is there a way to see live the file size of the currently edited document (like Photoshop)? This information is very helpful, especially when working with many Filters and Layers. Perhaps you could somehow integrate the information into the lower right corner of the AP / AD program. It would also be useful to switch between the current document size and the memory usage by clicking on the information field. PS: This Info function I know from different CAD, Compositig and Video Editing programs "of the higher class". Greeting ChristAlix
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