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Import Photoshop Presets (and Illustrator Presets)

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I’ve searched through existing posts (see short list below) but it’s not clearly stated if those requests have been added to the development list or out of consideration.  (They don’t appear to be reflected in the roadmap unless I’m missing a reference.)  


Is it possible to get clarification as to whether Affinity has plans to support:


Ability to import Photoshop and Illustrator 'Preset' files / styles:

  • Most Important:
    • Gradients:  .grd  file extension
    • Styles:  .asl  file extension
    • Patterns: .pat  file extension
      • Including preset pattern fills (related post by someone else is referenced below)
  • Moderately important but could live without:
    • Color Swatches:  .aco  file extension
    • Custom Shapes:  .csh  file extension

I have a huge library of the above (gradients, styles, and patterns in particular) that I'd rather not lose (or have to recreate) by switching to Affinity Designer.


Somewhat-related forum posts:  

Thank you for any clarification you can provide.




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I would like to see this feature also but by the lack of communication here from a mod or staff that worries me. I have a huge collection of styles etc, this may be a deal breaker for me until you guys can get an import for all of them.

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Hi all,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Sorry the delay replying to your questions.

I believe it's a little to soon to start looking into these. There's still basic functionality/features (see our roadmaps) that must be implemented first before we can think in new features. Some of those formats refer to features that aren't even implemented/supported yet (vector patterns). So while some may appear in the future they are not a priority at this point.

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