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15 minutes ago, ajkinchin said:

Any update on this guys?

we have a brilliant piece of software, handicapped by having to import to photos or in my case uploading to my WD cloud then importing.

That’s not true if you have the right equipment and the right version of iPadOS... 

I drag&drop pictures directly from Files app to Affinity Photo from my SD-card (connected to my iPad Pro - Lightning to SD adapter)...

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It doesnt work on my ipad and mine is 100% up to date.  I am pointing to when you wish to open a Raw file you cannot yet do it from the opening screen as an option. You can only load from photos or a cloud drive. We should be able to load directly from a disc drive or sdcard...

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32 minutes ago, ajkinchin said:

It doesnt work on my ipad and mine is 100% up to date.  I am pointing to when you wish to open a Raw file you cannot yet do it from the opening screen as an option. You can only load from photos or a cloud drive. We should be able to load directly from a disc drive or sdcard...

Perhaps you have right here if you wants to reach the thumbdrive/USB-drive/memorycard directly inside Affinity Photo on iPad, but, why not use the other way around that works?

Put the Files app in Slide-Over mode and then drag&drop your files, including RAW-files directly into Affinity Photo... Easy...

It can be Apple that is the reason for this shortcoming just now (to not reach the external drives into certain apps) and not Affinitys fault... And, I don't see any problem to use the way that's works here... You can even drag&drop multiply picturefiles into Affinity Photo, not one by one when trying to do the same into the Affinity Photo app itself...

Files app into Affinity Photo iPad....png

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Not really practical when dealing with hundreds of images in the field. I actually got it to work from within my iPad files as you suggested, but not from the sd card. Actually having asked Apple they reckon that it is the way Affinity is written, as I can access files directly from my sd card and 4TB hard drive in Filterstorm and Lightroom as I would on a laptop. There are also a number of forum entries from people having the same issue. As I indicated Apple made a great leap forward when allowing IPadOS access to remote drives/hard drives as it makes the IPad as good as a laptop. With this enabled I could use my pad instead of my macbook pro.

You have been kind in offering support, thanks. Just need Serif to sort out the file handling routine so that we don't have to drag and drop or import into photos. Its like having a F1 car (Affinity) with a tractor engine. You will get there but slowly!

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On 12/27/2019 at 6:15 PM, ajkinchin said:

Not really practical when dealing with hundreds of images in the field. I actually got it to work from within my iPad files as you suggested, but not from the sd card. Actually having asked Apple they reckon that it is the way Affinity is written, as I can access files directly from my sd card and 4TB hard drive in Filterstorm and Lightroom as I would on a laptop. There are also a number of forum entries from people having the same issue. As I indicated Apple made a great leap forward when allowing IPadOS access to remote drives/hard drives as it makes the IPad as good as a laptop. With this enabled I could use my pad instead of my macbook pro.

You have been kind in offering support, thanks. Just need Serif to sort out the file handling routine so that we don't have to drag and drop or import into photos. Its like having a F1 car (Affinity) with a tractor engine. You will get there but slowly!

I don’t get it, for me it all works, I can load RAW-files directly into Affinity Photo from the camera or SD-card, but, I do it the way we have done that on desktop for 20-25 years now; Drag’n’Drop from a filemanager (Files in this case), so, I don’t see the problem here, whatssoever...

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It's also unclear to me what steps are involved, at least when selecting multiple files from my SD card. If I select the SD card in Files, I can use Select, click on a number of images, but then what do I do? I cannot drag them directly to Photo, as the drag only moves the one file out of all the ones I selected, i.e., the multiple selection goes away. I can copy the multiple selections to the Affinity Photo folder on the iPad using Files, but they don't automatically show up in Photo -- I have to drag them one-by-one to Photo, still not a good solution.

So what are you doing differently? Please explain all your steps.

I still think it would be a good idea for Serif to add direct import from the SD card on the iPad. With the new iPadOS, apps do have access to external storage like SD cards. Adobe proved that by offering direct imports from SD cards into Lightroom Mobile with their latest version.

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On 1/6/2020 at 10:36 PM, drkosiur said:

It's also unclear to me what steps are involved, at least when selecting multiple files from my SD card. If I select the SD card in Files, I can use Select, click on a number of images, but then what do I do? I cannot drag them directly to Photo, as the drag only moves the one file out of all the ones I selected, i.e., the multiple selection goes away. I can copy the multiple selections to the Affinity Photo folder on the iPad using Files, but they don't automatically show up in Photo -- I have to drag them one-by-one to Photo, still not a good solution.

So what are you doing differently? Please explain all your steps.

I still think it would be a good idea for Serif to add direct import from the SD card on the iPad. With the new iPadOS, apps do have access to external storage like SD cards. Adobe proved that by offering direct imports from SD cards into Lightroom Mobile with their latest version.

When you select multiply files, the technic is to not hesitate when moving them to the Affinity window...

It must be a steady fast fingernmove...

see screenmovie...

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I cannot get a screen like yours (iPad Pro, iPadOS 13.3) when reviewing the images on my sd card. I never see that "cloud download" icon, for instance. See attached screenshot. I can select a number of images, but when I try to drag those to Affinity Photo, only the one that I can my finger on transfers. We're obviously doing something different with the sd card that's attached to our ipads.

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17 hours ago, drkosiur said:

I cannot get a screen like yours (iPad Pro, iPadOS 13.3) when reviewing the images on my sd card. I never see that "cloud download" icon, for instance. See attached screenshot. I can select a number of images, but when I try to drag those to Affinity Photo, only the one that I can my finger on transfers. We're obviously doing something different with the sd card that's attached to our ipads.

IMG_0145.thumb.PNG.694d7da419f085293f334c84dc02e7ee.PNG

 

Forget the cloud download icon, I was showing the wrong sceenshot video, but, when doing this just now again it working with the SD-card as well...

I mark the files I want to import to Affinity Photo and then just drag&drop them onto the Affinity Photo windows...

I upload an video later that show this... Good luck to try this again, because it should work for you also...

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OK, one more question.  What do I need to do to get a list of images on the SD card, like you showed, instead of the grid that I've been getting so far?

 

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On 1/15/2020 at 12:52 AM, dkosiur said:

OK, one more question.  What do I need to do to get a list of images on the SD card, like you showed, instead of the grid that I've been getting so far?

 

If you scroll the Files app to the first file and then flick the finger another time as you would scroll the window up you will be presented with this view:

 

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