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Affinity Photo crashes on launch when opening large TGA file

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I'm a user of the whole affinity suite and I haven't come across any bug until now. I'm trying to open a TGA file that has a resolution of 9600 x 11035 px (72 DPI, 11 MB), but no matter which method I use to open it, A. Photo closes immediately. It seems to be related to the format, as in PNG it opens fine without any issues. But I really need to have them in TGA as that is the format I use to save my renders from Blender, to avoid gradient banding issues. Any assistance would be really appreciated.

Thank you

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Hey Aotuhm, welcome to the Affinity Forums

Can you upload the TGA to this private Dropbox folder so I can take a look? I imagine the crash is coming from the alpha channel but I'd like to see it to confirm.


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On 8/8/2020 at 8:19 AM, Marpo said:

Hello, i have the same problem with opening TGA file size of aproximately 200MB . It is exist some solution? Thank You

The workaround is to remove the Alpha channel and resave but the bug has not been fixed yet I'm afraid

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