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File extension of macros (1.9.1.952)

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Today I tried to import a few macros into the stable version which I created with the above mentioned beta version. When I opened the dialogue to import the macros none of them where showing up even though I was in the correct folder to which the macros were exported. I took a closer look and realized that both versions (beta and stable) export macros with the file extension .afmacro while for importing macros they expect files with the extension .afmacros (with "s" at the end). Is this behavior on purpose? Or is it a bug/ an oversight?

It gets even worse: Renaming the files to .afmacros does not fix the issue. It does let you select the files (contrary to files with the extension .afmacro which do not even show up in the dialogue) but trying to import them leads to an error message "Unexpected Macros Format". So it's currently impossible to import macros into Affinity Photo that were previously exported.

P.S. I'd love to attach a screenshot but the forum still gives me an error message "-200" when I try to ☹️

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Each release exports an individual macro from the Macro panel in an .afmacro (singular) file, and macro categories in .afmacros (plural) files from the Library panel.

Each panel can import the files it exported.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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Ah, now I've got it. Silly me 😉 Thanks for clarifying. The thread can be closed.

P.S. Please fix the forum, not being able to upload screenshots is less than ideal if one is trying to document issues in a beta version.

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28 minutes ago, altae said:

P.S. Please fix the forum, not being able to upload screenshots is less than ideal if one is trying to document issues in a beta version

That's been a problem for awhile, that Serif doesn't seem to be able to fix. Several different errors happen, seemingly at random. (It's not their forum software, by the way.)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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8 minutes ago, altae said:

But it's in their best interest to fix it (or get it fixed).

I think you probably get an error if the image is too large (I often attach screenshots without issue, but normally crop them to a smaller size).

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The screenshot I tried to upload is 117 KB in size and the resolution is 1918 x 1156 pixel. How can this be too large?

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1 hour ago, altae said:

The screenshot I tried to upload is 117 KB in size and the resolution is 1918 x 1156 pixel. How can this be too large?

Which error did you get when you tried?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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2 hours ago, altae said:

The screenshot I tried to upload is 117 KB in size and the resolution is 1918 x 1156 pixel. How can this be too large?

You could try zipping the file when that happens. It often helps, though it's more work for both you and the forum readers. Or sometimes just post without the attachment, come back later, and edit the post to add it.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1005 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.2.1035 and 1.9.2.1024 Beta

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