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Raw Photo import and storage in Affinity

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I was an Aperture user and now use Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lr imported all the work I did in Aperture. Can I now import these raw files into Affinity? If yes, where are they stored? I could not find any information regarding file infrastructure in Affinity. Finally, is there a tutorial discussing photo file management in this apparently excellent photo application?

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You can open RAW files in any supported RAW format in Affinity Photo but they will not be stored anywhere unless & until you save or export the opened file with the app. Like with any other new file save, you will be presented with the standard save dialog, which gives you a choice of where you want to save the file.


Important: Note that currently developing a RAW file in AP is a destructive process, meaning you cannot "undo" or "redevelop" the file later once it has been saved in the native .afphoto format. For this reason it is advisable to make a copy of the original RAW format file as a backup.


There are no photo management features in AP. There are plans to release a companion DAM (digital asset management) app later but we do not know when that will happen.

Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
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