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Hello,

 

I can't get my .tif files to work in Affinity.

I have hundreds of .tif files that are multilayer and none of the affinity software can open them correctly.

Is there some feature that has to be turned on or off to get them to work?

They open fine in Photoshop just not any of the Affinity software.

 

Thanks in advance

Fred

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The message speaks for itself - the TIFF file contains proprietary (non-standard) Photoshop data that only Photoshop can process.


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2 hours ago, Pšenda said:

The message speaks for itself - the TIFF file contains proprietary (non-standard) Photoshop data that only Photoshop can process.

Hello,

Thanks for fast reply.

I thought Affinity handled Photoshop files which is why I asked.

Thanks for your help and time.
Fred

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The message does not speak for itself - it is far from clear and consise. 


I gave up using Designer - a "professional" vector drawing program without advanced or semi-advanced vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for. Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can use it. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion.

Further... give up and please hire a professional, educated UX (user experience designer), Serif. Professional software companies used them for decades now. You must too.

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5 hours ago, Grenpara said:

I thought Affinity handled Photoshop files which is why I asked.

Photoshop files (*.PSD) yes, but specific part of *.TIFF files, which Adobe uses to store additional information, probably no.

It would be best to save the data in a standard format - if you want to save information about the layers and the effects applied to them with the image data, then use either PSD or PDF.

Using a TIFF file as a "work files" is not a really good way, and can lead to these problems - some applications may not be able to process these non-standard pieces of data.

 

 


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AP can open simple layered TIF files saved by Photoshop. OP's file probably includes some proprietary Photoshop data which AP cannot process.

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Hey Guys & Gals,

 

Thanks for the fast reply and help.
My problem is the .tif files are purchased alphabets.

SO I do not know enough about PS to change file types.
Must be a reason company made them tif files unlike just .psd files or am I wrong?

 

Thanks in advance

Fred

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Maybe Serif could be interested in these files for closer inspection, so ask a moderator for a private upload link.


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6 hours ago, Grenpara said:

SO I do not know enough about PS to change file types.

Open TIFF files and SaveAs/Export PSD/PDF files. Try, if they PSD/PDF files open in Affinity have every needed information/multilayer. 


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6 hours ago, Grenpara said:

My problem is the .tif files are purchased alphabets.

 

6 hours ago, Grenpara said:

Must be a reason company made them tif files unlike just .psd files or am I wrong?

Maybe so that the purchased images cannot be modified so easily? Why do you actually need to process these images as a multilayer?


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13 hours ago, Pšenda said:

 

Maybe so that the purchased images cannot be modified so easily? Why do you actually need to process these images as a multilayer?

Hello,

I have about 150 or so files all tif.

Each .tif file is a complete alphabet and special symbols.
So each has about 50 layers in each file which is one layer per letter, number and special characters.
Also each file is a special font design.
 

I cant upload due to copywrite plus the size of each file is between 500mb up to about 1.5gb per file.

I did not want to have to use Photoshop for them.

 

I guess I have no choice but use Photoshop.
Thanks

Fred

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13 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Open TIFF files and SaveAs/Export PSD/PDF files. Try, if they PSD/PDF files open in Affinity have every needed information/multilayer. 

Hello,

I will give it a shot and see if it works.

 

Thanks

Fred

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10 hours ago, Grenpara said:

Hello,

I will give it a shot and see if it works.

 

Thanks

Fred

Open with what?

With Photoshop it probably works but do you have a licence?

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On 10/20/2020 at 1:26 AM, Fixx said:

Open with what?

With Photoshop it probably works but do you have a licence?

Hello,

 

Sorry for late reply.

Yes I have license.

Doing the save as .psd massively increases the size of each .tif file  but at least now I can open them in affinity.

 

Thanks for your help.

Fred

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