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Affinity Photo - Can't export my cropped PDF


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I uploaded a PDF into Affinity PHoto. I cropped it, and Affinity gives me a warning saying "This document does not allow exporting." 

I also can't save or save as (greyed out). Am I missing something? I'm sure I've done this before, with no issues.

TIA!

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Sounds like you're using a PDF file that has restrictions, but before you used unrestricted files.

-- Walt

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11 minutes ago, locomoco said:

I don't think anything has changed....

You said you cropped it. That is a change.

Also, what is the source of the file? Does it contain copyrighted material?

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Nope. No copyrighted material. Yes, I was able to crop it, but not save or export. 

For now, I've gotten around this by converting my PDF into a JPG in a different program, and then I'm able to crop, save, and/or export the JPG using Affinity Photo. 

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44 minutes ago, locomoco said:

That particular PDF file won't let me export as ANY file. 

If you could share the PDF with us we could try to tell you more about what's happening. Otherwise we're just guessing.

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
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 1.10.6 (.1665) and 2.0.0 / Affinity Designer 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.0 / Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.0
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.1.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.6 and 2.0.2 / Affinity Designer 1.10.6 and 2.0.2 / Affinity Publisher 2.0.2

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I've only seen "This document does not allow exporting" when a Locked document is loaded
However, APhoto can be used to bust copy protection on pdfs and also aphoto files so keep on clicking and you'll get there.
I found this recently pursuing a daft idea about putting images on the web as password protected pdfs so that they couldn't be nicked but it's so easy to get past the password that I abandoned the idea.
I think it's a shame that APhoto can do this but hey ho, maybe the mods can report this as an undesirable feature

RabbitLocked.jpg

RabbitUnlocked.pdf

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2 hours ago, David in Яuislip said:

... so keep on clicking and you'll get there.

I am curious about what you say to keep clicking on, but maybe it isn't such a good idea to mention whatever it is in a public forum?

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3 hours ago, David in Яuislip said:

but it's so easy to get past the password that I abandoned the idea.

Bypassing PDF passwords is very simple, and there are many ways of doing it if you just do a search for them on the Internet.

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Home, version 21H2 (22000.613) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
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 1.10.6 (.1665) and 2.0.0 / Affinity Designer 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.0 / Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.0
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.1.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.6 and 2.0.2 / Affinity Designer 1.10.6 and 2.0.2 / Affinity Publisher 2.0.2

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