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Make "Import PSD text as text..." turned on by default.

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When I started using Affinity products first, I thought it's not possible to import PSD file and edit the texts. However, I searched on Google and came to know that it's quite possible by turning on "Import PSD text as text rather than bitmap" option on the Preferences.

It'd be great if we see this option turned on by default on the upcoming updates :) What do you think friends?

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With the option off, your rasterized text will appear visually more like the original, I think. With it off, you'll be able to edit the text but its appearance and layout may not exactly match the original.

Personally, I think I prefer it as it is now, preserving the visual fidelity of the original by default.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.518 Beta

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11 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Personally, I think I prefer it as it is now, preserving the visual fidelity of the original by default.

What if the font in the PSD is not installed on your system? The visual fidelity is gone plus you can't change the font anymore.

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13 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

What if the font in the PSD is not installed on your system? The visual fidelity is gone plus you can't change the font anymore.

If true, that's a good point. (I can't test, not having any PSD files.)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.518 Beta

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I'm glad this was here, as we replaced Photoshop with Affinity Publisher for 6 end users who simply need to modify text in Photoshop files weekly from the design team, but don't need the full Adobe suite. To save money we replaced Ps with Publisher a couple of weeks ago. A team member and I (IT support) just spent close to an hour trying to figure out why he couldn't edit text in the PSD file (I could on my system, but I've had all Affinity apps for a while and had apparently set the preference long ago) and ran into this when I searched the forums. Just saved us having to re-buy Photoshop for 6 users...some sort of warning would be nice, or an option on open (like missing fonts), even though maybe text editable-by-default isn't the right answer.

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