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I haven't purchased Affinity yet, because I'm looking for a program that can handle PSD files, and most importantly smart objects. I only use Photoshop for this and i wish to switch to another program. Could Affinity work for me? 

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Hi jeniberry,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Currently (as of v1.7) Affinity apps don't support PSD's smart objects. They are rasterised (flattened) on import and appear as a regular pixel layer in Affinity. There may be improvements for the upcoming v1.8 though. Keep an eye on it.

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Yes please allow Smart Object support! As it is, all my Mock-ups are unusable... this should be a MAJOR feature and make many people convert to Affinity Photo from Photoshop.

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+1 for smart objects...I get thrown all kinds of files from different sources and some people are using smart objects/vector smart objects heavily...at present I have to jump back into PS/Ai...unless anyone knows a workaround???  :(

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12 hours ago, Sean255 said:

unless anyone knows a workaround?

Hi @Sean255 and welcome to the forums!

 The latest customer beta of Affinity Photo (version 1.8.0.164, for macOS) adds PSD smart object import support. I don't think this feature has been rolled out to the PC beta yet.

I'm not in a position to test it myself, and I would guess it's a work in progress, but it might be worth a try... You can run the beta in parallel with your installed version, it doesn't replace it.

Cheers,

H

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1 hour ago, h_d said:

 The latest customer beta of Affinity Photo (version 1.8.0.164, for macOS) adds PSD smart object import support. I don't think this feature has been rolled out to the PC beta yet.

I'm not in a position to test it myself, and I would guess it's a work in progress, but it might be worth a try...

The Mac 164 beta includes an "Import PSD smart objects where possible" option in Preferences > General that must be enabled for this feature to work. I have done only very limited testing with a few PSD template files downloaded from the web (like with the second iPad Pro mockup item here), but it seems to work more or less OK -- smart objects are imported as embedded documents & can be edited in the usual way via the contextual menu "Edit Document" button.

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On 2/13/2020 at 10:36 AM, R C-R said:

The Mac 164 beta includes an "Import PSD smart objects where possible" option in Preferences > General that must be enabled for this feature to work. I have done only very limited testing with a few PSD template files downloaded from the web (like with the second iPad Pro mockup item here), but it seems to work more or less OK -- smart objects are imported as embedded documents & can be edited in the usual way via the contextual menu "Edit Document" button.

“Edit document” button??? I can’t see this option on the iPad, other than importing smart objects, I can’t see anything that can be done with them that 1.7 can’t do???

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1 hour ago, Dan freeman said:

I can’t see this option on the iPad

Hi @Dan freeman, this is the Affinity on Desktop forum and we're talking specifically about the current macOS beta of Affinity Photo. I don't know if it's been rolled out to the iPad version yet.

Cheers,

H

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1 hour ago, Widestone said:

This option is available also in the newest PC beta 1.8.0..555

Where do you see it listed as supported? I can find no mention of "smart objects" in the list of fixes on the download page.

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