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Having completed the export chart to settings for JPEG. I hit the export button and the save screen comes up with Affinity files only. No JPEG. Where am I going wrong? I have tried saving to Affinity first and then to JPEG with no sucess.

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For other readers the solution is not to "save" but to "Export"

 

Patrick, I don't think you understand what the original poster meant. :)  Here is what happens for me.

 

Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo for windows

 

1. I want to save my document as something other than an Affinity file, so I choose Export and choose a file type like jpeg (or any other file type).

2. Choose export at the bottom of the dialog box.

3. At the bottom of the save as dialog box the only option for file type is Affinity files. I would expect it to say jpeg since this is what I originally chose as file type to export as. It       does still save it as a jpeg, but it says it is saving as Affinity file.

I think this is a bug in both programs.


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At the bottom of the save as dialog box the only option for file type is Affinity files. I would expect it to say jpeg since this is what I originally chose as file type to export as.

 

It does specify the correct filename extension, but it's expressed as 'Affinity Files (*.jpg)' instead of 'JPEG File (*.jpg)' or even 'JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)'. The plural ('Files' instead of 'File') seems a little odd, too, given that you're only exporting a single file.


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I've assumed in this situation that "Affinity Files" simply means "formats workable in AP (or AD)". 

 

It's an accurate statement, and it isn't a problem given that the file is saved in the format I want anyway.


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I've assumed in this situation that "Affinity Files" simply means "formats workable in AP (or AD)". 

 

It's an accurate statement, and it isn't a problem given that the file is saved in the format I want anyway.

 

It's a confusing statement, as evidenced by the existence of this thread! I think it would be clearer if 'Affinity Files' only referred to the native *.af* formats.


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It's a confusing statement, as evidenced by the existence of this thread! I think it would be clearer if 'Affinity Files' only referred to the native *.af* formats.

 

Apparently not that confusing, Alfred - this is the first post on the topic that I've seen, and the OP figured it out too.


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It's a confusing statement, as evidenced by the existence of this thread! 

 

Not that confusing, apparently - this is the first post I've seen on the subject, and the OP figured it out too.

 

I think it would be clearer if 'Affinity Files' only referred to the native *.af* formats.

 

Dunno: I don't think it's unclear that if you select (say) the tiff export option, you get a tiff.

 

(No idea what I did to end up with two posts!)


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Dunno: I don't think it's unclear that if you select (say) the tiff export option, you get a tiff.

 

If you select the TIFF option, it's clear (after the fact!) that you get a TIFF. What's unclear is the the Save As dialog says 'Affinity Files (*.tiff)' instead of expressing it as 'Tagged Image File Format (*.tiff)'.

 

Why is Affinity claiming ownership, anyway? My image files aren't Affinity files, they're IrfanView files (by which I mean that if I hover over a *.tiff file in an Explorer window it tells me that the item type is 'IrfanView TIF File', indicating that a double-click will open the file in IrfanView because I've set that as my default image viewer).


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Apparently not that confusing, Alfred - this is the first post on the topic that I've seen, and the OP figured it out too.

 

There have been a few posts in the past where users have obviously been confused with this

 

There is simply no reason for the words "Affinity Files" to be in that particular export dialogue box, it should just say *.jpg, *.tiff or whatever format the user has selected.

 

By adding the words "Affinity Files" it looks like you are about to save in some form of proprietary Affinity file format

 

Mucho confusion the first time you encounter it


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It does specify the correct filename extension, but it's expressed as 'Affinity Files (*.jpg)' instead of 'JPEG File (*.jpg)' or even 'JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)'. The plural ('Files' instead of 'File') seems a little odd, too, given that you're only exporting a single file.

When I do export it says nothing but "Affinity Files" in the save as dialog. It shows no filename type. See screenshot below.

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When I do export it says nothing but "Affinity Files" in the save as dialog. It shows no filename type. See screenshot below.

 

Open an Explorer window, go to the View tab and put a tick in the 'File name extensions' checkbox.


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Open an Explorer window, go to the View tab and put a tick in the 'File name extensions' checkbox.

Thanks Alfred,

 

I wasn't aware that "File name extensions" checkbox even existed. You were a big help on that.


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You're very welcome, BobsDaubs. Hiding file name extensions for known file types has always been the default setting in Windows, for reasons best known to Microsoft! (It's great for spreading malware, since you can make a file look to the unwary as though its name is 'PrettyPicture.jpg' when its real name is 'PrettyPicture.jpg.exe'. Not nice if you double-click to open it, expecting to be able to admire a pretty picture.)


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Mucho confusion the first time you encounter it

 

Agreed - the first time.

 

But is anyone still confused after the first time?

 

That's kinda my point. I agree that it's not ideal, but is it a problem?

 

I mean - really?

 

Isn't it obvious enough that "Affinity Files" in this context simply means "Files Affinity can process"?

 

It's not that different to calling an RTF file a Word document. It's not exactly right, but nobody's going to melt down trying to figure it out..!

 

;)


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