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Hi everyone,

I have imported a "DarkMode.clr" palette/swatch into affinity photo and would like to export / save it as 'DarkMode.afpalette". Whenever I export the palette/swatch, it automatically exports it as a .clr file, as opposed to .afpalette.

Could someone please explain how I save it as an Affinity specific palette/swatch file.

(macOS Catalina)

Thank you all in advance.

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34 minutes ago, Richard S. said:

Could someone please explain how I save it as an Affinity specific palette/swatch file.

When in the Swatches panel with the palette you wish to export visible, left click on the icon in the upper right corner and select Export Palette.

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Then a Save window should open with .afpalette as the default.

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This resulted in a file Greys.afpalette being created on my desktop.

iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) with macOS Sierra

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Hi,

The save dialogue I see has no file extension added - it just displays the name. When I add .afpalette and then save the file - it saves as DarkMode.afpalette.clr

I just did a test - irrelevant of wether I load in a .afpalette swatch, or a .clr swatch - the export option only saves as .clr???

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22 minutes ago, Richard S. said:

The save dialogue I see has no file extension added

Strange, I'm running Sierra.  But I wouldn't think that would change.  I've tried AD, beta AD, and APh all with the same results .afpalette is the default provided.  Sorry I can't help.

iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) with macOS Sierra

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No worries - thank you for trying to help - it's much appreciated.

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On 11/7/2020 at 4:54 PM, Richard S. said:

I have imported a "DarkMode.clr" palette/swatch into affinity photo and would like to export / save it as 'DarkMode.afpalette". Whenever I export the palette/swatch, it automatically exports it as a .clr file, as opposed to .afpalette.

 

It looks like we store/import the palettes in the format they created and then when exporting, that format is kept.  The same can be seen with the System Palette, that will want to export as a .clr file and not an afpalette file.  I'm not aware of a way to change this, so unless anyone knows of a method this would make for a good Feature Request or being able to export clr palettes as afpalettes :) 

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I'vealso  just done a test with various .clr files in AfPhoto. They all export as plain . afpalette files. (iMac, Mojave)

Have you tried to simply delete the .clr part from the file extension so that you're left with an afpalette file ?

Give it a go and then try if the palette still works normally, e.g. import it again to see if it works.
In any case, make sure you have the " Show all file extensions" option in the Finder>Prefs > Advanced ticked.

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11 minutes ago, catlover said:

I'vealso  just done a test with various .clr files in AfPhoto. They all export as plain . afpalette files. (iMac, Mojave)

Did you have them installed as Document, Application, or System palettes in Affinity?

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You might try as a System palette, in case that's the issue.

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