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I had the affinity suite before because I got disgusted with Adobe CC but the whole jfif thing drove me insane so I uninstalled it all, bought a new computer and caved in to Adobe and paying the $60 a month. Then I got disgusted with their ridiculous take over of resources on a computer and relying too much on the cloud (F**K THE CLOUD BTW: ALL OF IT) so I just purchased and installed Affinity Photo 2. This pathetic program won't even open or find a jpeg, jfif, or png! But it will find a .psd! Additionally, after restarting the computer, windows still won't give me the option of assigning the default to affinity. It does not even recognize it in my list of programs! Can someone help me or else I'm demanding a refund. Thanks. Oh, and PS, I refuse to f**k with my registry so if that's the only solution, it is total BS and don't bother. I own a media company for 25 years and have sold millions of books which are sold in major chains across the US and Canada. I learned graphic design and layout from pagemaker LOL. I simply cannot believe what BS we must go through these days to open industry standard files and work with them on a commercial level.

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Should usually be a no brainer to open any JPG/PNG/... images with APh 2 just via it's "File -> Open..." menu command. - If that doesn't work correctly under your Win system, then check your APh 2 installment and also see MSIX vs MSI/EXE installers.

☛ Affinity Designer 1.10.6 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.10.6 ◆ Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 ◆ OSX El Capitan
☛ Affinity V2 apps still not installed and thus momentary not in use under MacOS

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Which of the 3 applications are you using to try to open an image file? Either Designer or Photo will do it easily with File > Open, but if you're trying it with Publisher it prefers to open document files, not image files, because it's targeted at working on documents not images.

On windows, when the File Explorer dialog opens, you can just type a file name in the file name box, or type *.jpg and press Enter to restrict the listing to JPG files and override Publisher's preferred selection of document files.

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