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I just spent over an hour on a design. AD crashed as I was saving and the recovery file had NONE of my edits! It only shows the original file.


The original file was a jpeg, and I was using it as a guide to draw something. On save, I tried to navigate to a part of my file structure, and the app crashed. And this was not a complex design.


So furious.

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Please forgive this somewhat off-topic post, but regarding Affinity getting crash reports, I have enabled both "Send diagnostic & usage data to Apple" and "Share crash data with app developers" in my System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Diagnostics & Usage.


Very occasionally AD or AP has crashed so I wonder if Apple is sending my (or any other user's) crash reports to Affinity.

Affinity Photo 1.7.1, Affinity Designer 1.7.1, Affinity Publisher 1.7.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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I had this issue.

It's very tempting to choose 'Save file with history' and I did so. After couple of days of working with the same file, the history apparently became overloaded. The file was slow to open and AD crashed frequently As soon as I disabled 'Save with history', saved the file, closed and opened it again, the problem stopped. Everything works smoothly.

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This looks like a (known) bug in OSX.  I think we've seen this before with the Save Panel causing crashes.


Someone will take a look at it and see if there is anything we can do.  We will also report it to Apple.

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