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Share function of Affinity Photo

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What happens when you finish working on an image and you click on Share (for instance to Photo app)? Does Affinity flatten the image as a jpg? Sometimes, I don't need to save the image by using Save or Save as and I just want to add it to the Photo app on my Mac. But I wonder what does Affinity actually do with the image and can you control how the image is "shared"?

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What happens when you finish working on an image and you click on Share (for instance to Photo app)? Does Affinity flatten the image as a jpg? Sometimes, I don't need to save the image by using Save or Save as and I just want to add it to the Photo app on my Mac. But I wonder what does Affinity actually do with the image and can you control how the image is "shared"?

 

A very good question, I too would be interested in knowing the answer.

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Hi,

 

The 'Share' ability is an OS-specific feature that we've added support for, so we are serving up a 100% size version of the image as a transparent uncompressed representation and the OS makes the decision of how to store it. I suspect that for Photos it may be deciding to save it to a JPG at a certain quality so if you'd been doing something with vectors then you'd be losing some fidelity and transparency - but if you were editing a photo that came from Photos in the first place, it may appear to be a very appropriate way to put data back into Photos? I would usually just export manually so I had control of the settings and then import into Photos - but I can imagine the option does have a time and a place :)

 

Thanks,

Matt

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