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Hello, this one has caught out more than once :(
If this cannot to set (??) ; it really needs to be "save affinity layers'' as the default, or have the option to set and forget  .
Please! Big please!¬†Please with a kiss¬† --- that might not be a good idea atm; or anytime¬†¬†ūü§£

Working from On1 2020

 

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"Save Affinity layers" would be a bad default, I believe, for most users. Most of us would use .afphoto files when saving proprietary Affinity data, not TIFF format.

Having a way for a user to make it their personal default seems like it could provide a good function, though.

-- Walt

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It makes them much bigger, for one thing, and the layers are not useful to any application except Affinity because they contain data in the Affinity-proprietary format that no one else can understand. If I'm saving a TIFF it's because I want the image, flattened, for use in another program. That other program can't use the data.

Additionally (though I cannot provide details as I've forgotten them), I've found that the layered TIFF that Affinity can create doesn't save quite all of the Affinity data, so it's not completely useful as a replacement for .afphoto files for archival purposes.

-- Walt

   Desktop: new:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090  (old: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970 )
   Laptop:  Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 (19044.1706) 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
    Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.1342) and 1.10.5.1342 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.1342) and 1.10.5.1342 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.10.5 (.1342) and 1.10.5.1282 Beta
 iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 15.6.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

  Affinity Photo 1.10.5 (.280) and 1.10.2 (.266) Beta / Affinity Designer 1.10.5 (.21) and 1.10.3 (.19) Beta 

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Thanks for replies --- optional would be a great fix Walt
LOL ; since when has TIF been 'bad' ? !  :)

The reasons I use Tiff is the image can be viewed in Win10 folders; and Ap tiff are also smaller than PSD for some reason (??) . Tiff works in On1 and Nik; not that I use it much these days . Make life easier .
Just for interest -- I always like to keep layers when working (playing really) and I usually play from an "editing" folder. When I'm happy with the edit, the tiff layers are saved (just incase) , plus a jpg file is saved (Shift+Ctrl+Alt+S) Both files are dragged to their home folder. Eventually ; just the original raw and edited jpg [ whoops -- sorry to use a really bad word :) ] will remain .  After sharing online, I don't have too much use for the photo or most photos when it comes to that . All just for something to do .

Affinity Photo plus On1 2020 is a pretty happy marriage so far while old Lr5 has a rest 
Cheers

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Consider as an alternative setting up an automatic live export in the Export persona and keeping a separate PNG or JPG (or TIFF if really necessary - PNG is much smaller and still recognized by most everything; JPG is lossy but if that is your final output format anyway then you already have it when you are done?) next to your .afphoto file?

That way you have a separate preview file which gets updated automatically as you work, you retain all of the settings by using the native format, and I have generally found that the native format loads and saves much faster than using PSD (or likely TIFF) as trying to work with those formats directly will generally be treated as an import/export behind the scenes every time you try to load or save, meaning that the software is converting the file back and forth every time you try to use it anyway.

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