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One of the sources I use supplies images in PNG, EPS, PSD and SVG format.

 

What is the best format for importing images into Affinity Designer drawings?


Regards, Binc

 

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It will depend on how the files were created & what each of the formats contain, but in general I think SVG is likely to be the most useful for preserving vector shapes & the layer hierarchy. 


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Yes, a lot of your success will be based on the quality of output in those formats from the software that your supplier used - it's worth trying PSD or SVG if you're interested in keeping layer/vector information, or just PNG if you only need an image that looks right but is not editable...

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Thank you all for the replies!

 

The aim was indeed to retain vector/layer data so that the imported images integrate and become an integral part of the whole design - SVG and PSD seem to work best.

 

Cheers :)


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