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Hi !

I've been stuck all day because the app keeps crashing. I do repeat patterns in 2.000 px x 2.000 px format. Once it's done, I save it as a png and insert it into a new document of a larger size, usually 11.000 px x 11.000 px. I place the image and duplicate it to make the repeat pattern. A few days ago, it kept crashing anytime I wanted to place a photo... And since then it's gotten worse and worse... now the app crashes anytime I try to export a png file as well. At first, it only crashed once I clicked on "share" or during the exporting process, without finally saving the file I tried to export into my photo roll. Now it even crashes when I try to select the artboard. The ipad is updated, the app too, I restarted my Ipad. I don't know what to do anymore. Please help.

Ipad Pro 9.7 Inch, Software Version 15.5 (29F77) Model No 3A864B/A

Affinity Designer Version 1.10.5, Build 1.10.21

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Hi @Sophie_Aquarelleand Welcome to the Forums,

I know you mention you've restarted the iPad but could you try a Forced Restart as outlined on this link: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/145410-faq-how-to-force-restart-your-ipad/

If that doesn't help, can you try saving the file and attaching it here?  To save the file see this link: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/ipad/video/272724251/

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On 6/11/2022 at 2:13 AM, Sophie_Aquarelle said:

I've been stuck all day because the app keeps crashing.

Your file size is generating a 450 mega pixel png image! I doubt that the iPad can handle that file size.

I set the output to 10000px and generated an output in a few seconds. Try that 🙂.




IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 15.3 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.10.5 Affinity Design 1.10.5

Official Online iPad Help documents (multi-lingual) here: https://affinity.help/

PDF Help files available here:

Affinity Photo 1.9.2-help.pdf 

Affinity Designer Help File 1.9.7.pdf

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