Jump to content
You must now use your email address to sign in [click for more info] ×

Affinity Photo v2 .exe file location


Recommended Posts

Good day all. Could someone please tell me where the exe file for AP v2 is located? As I have been doing successfully for years with AP v1, I would like to launch the v2 app from Photo Supreme v7 DAM, but the app needs the location of the .exe file, and search as I might I cannot find it. Grateful for any help.

Many thanks. Andrew Turner

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Help! I'm having the same problem as Andrew. I use Faststone Image Viewer. It needs an EXE file locations to be able "launch" image editor apps. Where's to exe for Photo 2 ...

Regards Bruce  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's weird. Although I bought the apps directly from Serif, the app is a native Windows app. The same as from the store. It means, it's installed in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ It also means, it's hidden from the user.

I suppose it's much easier to maintain 3 Win apps instead of 6. 

But another thing. Where are the new assets installed? I have red somewhere, they're common for all three applications. Where are they? Hidden too?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There's a FAQ about that: 

However, you may find it necessary to create a small .bat file and have the .bat file invoke the app execution alias. Perhaps something like this:

start /b affinityphoto2.exe %1
exit

 

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.1.2, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.1.2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, GarryP said:

Welcome to the forums Bruce.

I would change your forum name to something other than your email address if I were you (to stop ‘spam bots’ getting hold of it).

Is it possible to change the forum name? I have been trying to do it for some time and can't find the option...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, saikat said:

Is it possible to change the forum name? I have been trying to do it for some time and can't find the option...

Click on the ‘user menu’ at the top-right of any forum page and choose “Account Settings” from the menu, then go to the Display Name section and click on the “Change” link. (I don't think you can do this many times, or often.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Staff
16 minutes ago, Stepaan said:

But another thing. Where are the new assets installed? I have red somewhere, they're common for all three applications. Where are they? Hidden too?

These are found here, through Windows Run (Windows Key + R)

%userprofile%\.affinity\Common\2.0

I hope this helps :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

There's a FAQ about that: 

However, you may find it necessary to create a small .bat file and have the .bat file invoke the app execution alias. Perhaps something like this:

start /b affinityphoto2beta.exe %1
exit

 

Thank you for pointing to the right direction. 
I generally like to install all the apps on D drive (Windows) - does this mean, you can't choose any location other than the default location any more?
What about the same computers with 2- accounts (windows) can both use the app?

Also, does anyone know the installation size for the suite?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, saikat said:

I generally like to install all the apps on D drive (Windows) - does this mean, you can't choose any location other than the default location any more?

In Windows Settings, Apps, you should have an option to Move the application to a different drive. I'm away from the PC at the moment so I can't provide any more details.

 

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.1.2, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.1.2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Staff
1 minute ago, saikat said:

I generally like to install all the apps on D drive (Windows) - does this mean, you can't choose any location other than the default location any more?

When first installing, this has to be done to the OS drive, however following installation you can then move the app to your D drive, following the steps here -

2 minutes ago, saikat said:

What about the same computers with 2- accounts (windows) can both use the app?

Provided both computers are owned or personally controlled by the license holder, you can install the app on both devices under one license. More info on the Affinity V2 license can be found here -

https://affinity.serif.com/licence/

4 minutes ago, saikat said:

Also, does anyone know the installation size for the suite?

The install sizes of the apps will show in each application window during installation, this is around 1GB per app, 3GBs in total :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really appreciate the help so far. However, I'm afraid I am not a tech expert - (at 80 yrs the grey cells are fading). I have found and opened C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ but apparently I need superpowers to enter the hallowed cabinet. I fiddled around a bit and found a way in, but all the tick boxes required to change my permissions are greyed out; using administrator privileges did not help. Is there any other way to access the AP v2 .exe file(s)?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, aaturner said:

Really appreciate the help so far. However, I'm afraid I am not a tech expert - (at 80 yrs the grey cells are fading). I have found and opened C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ but apparently I need superpowers to enter the hallowed cabinet. I fiddled around a bit and found a way in, but all the tick boxes required to change my permissions are greyed out; using administrator privileges did not help. Is there any other way to access the AP v2 .exe file(s)?

Yes. There are Windows native apps. They are usually installed via the Microsoft Store. Serif somehow made the Windows native application, which can be installed externally. But all restrictions apply too. Hence you can't access the content of that folder.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

40 minutes ago, aaturner said:

Phooey, that ruins my workflow using my DAM as a gateway. Hope that Affinity:Serif can provide a solution before too long. Lessons learned: don't be an early adopter - more haste, less speed. My fingers are firmly crossed for a prompt solution, Serif!!

You should be able to access Photo 2 from another application using a .bat file. I named mine LaunchPhoto2.bat and it contains the following text:


start /b affinityphoto2.exe %1
exit

 

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.1.2, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.1.2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

36 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

You should be able to access Photo 2 from another application using a .bat file. I named mine LaunchPhoto2.bat and it contains the following text:


start /b affinityphoto2.exe %1
exit

 

This is so confusing for me. I did as you said, as shown. I go to Exposure and Export and try to find the bat file but, of course, it doesn't show up because it's not an EXE. Am I doing this wrong? Thanks!

2022-11-09 1665 Screenshot.jpg

2022-11-09 1664 Screenshot.jpg

2022-11-09 1666 Screenshot.jpg

I like turtles!

Windows 11

Sony A7iii

Sony A7riii

Sony A7Rii

Sony RX10 Mkiii

Canon G5x

Mavic Mini drone

A partridge

A pear tree (occupied)

www.philrosephoto.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Dan C said:

There's an issue our team are investigating regarding accessing the .EXEs at this time, we hope to have more information soon - our apologies for any inconveniences in the meantime.

Do you have a sense of how long that will take? Thanks!

I like turtles!

Windows 11

Sony A7iii

Sony A7riii

Sony A7Rii

Sony RX10 Mkiii

Canon G5x

Mavic Mini drone

A partridge

A pear tree (occupied)

www.philrosephoto.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, Dan C said:

Not at this time, though we'll be sure to update our users ASAP.

OK. It seems nuts that something as basic and fundamental as this would be left out. There must be a lot of people like me who want to work their images up in a RAW image editor or a DAM program and throw them over to AP. Please let the devs know that we're all sobbing over here!

Thanks,

Phil

I like turtles!

Windows 11

Sony A7iii

Sony A7riii

Sony A7Rii

Sony RX10 Mkiii

Canon G5x

Mavic Mini drone

A partridge

A pear tree (occupied)

www.philrosephoto.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Staff

I can confirm that this should be possible, and our QA team were able to access this .exe during the internal beta phase - however between the testing of this feature and release it appears that something has changed internally which is stopping users from accessing the .exe as they should be able to currently.

We're investigating further at this time, you may also want to try the steps at the following thread, where Walts .bat file has helped one user to launch the Affinity apps from an external app:

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, Dan C said:

where Walts .bat file has helped one user to launch the Affinity apps from an external app:

Apparently an additional issue is that some applications (such as the one Phil is using) don't allow the user to specify a .bat file, only a .exe file.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.1.2, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.1.2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.