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Running Affinity Photo 1.5.1 on macOS Sierra 10.12.3.  I like to use the Apple Photos extension Edit in Affinity Photo Photo.


Up until now my workflow was to edit in Affinity Photo, save, close, go back to Apple Photos and save again.  


Lately (and constantly) if I try to save in Affinity Photo I get an error (attatched) saying failed to save document.  It is trying to save in ~/Library/Group Containers.  After I select OK not he error, Affinity Photo hangs indefinitely until I force quit and I lose all my work.


It's pretty consistent now so I sure hope you can solve this one. I'm especially concerned because the Affinity Photo tutorial that's poised to be released this week on ScreenCasts Online shows this exact process (back when it worked). 


Allison Sheridan

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Hi Allison


Sorry for the delay in reply. I've been looking into this and so far I have not been able to recreate it I'm afraid. The message suggests that something else is trying to access the file at the same time. I'm guessing the only other thing that might be looking at the file at that point is Apple Photos. Before saving the file could you try closing Apple Photos and see if it now allows you to save at all?


Alternatively are you able to create a new user on your system and try you workflow with that?



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Hello all,


Similar problem here A couple of days ago i installed Filters for Mac in order to use it as Photos extention.


The app as standalone works properly, but when used as Photots extention it freezes when i apply and save the changes. Every single time.


Here is what i tried to do in order to solve the issue:


* move filters to trash and resintall from appstore. No results


* move filters to trash, use recovery option of Sierra, re-install Sierra then install Filters again. Still the same.


* Create a new library on my "system SSD" with ONE picture and try to edit it. Still freezing when saving changes..

    Note : my library is on an external 2TB WD firewire drive, other data is on the internal 1TB drive. System on SSD drive


* now i'm running out of ideas. Photos Extentions configuration seems ok in the preferences menu


* I tried other applications from other companies like "Borders" and it works perfectly as Photos extention.


* Recently i decided to abandon Aperture and as replacement i would really lke to purchase Affinity Photo sofware TO USE AS PHOTOS EXTENTIONS but under these circumstances.... unless i can fix this..


* by the way my Imac is 27" Late 2009 4 GB ram.


Maybe more peopla have the same issue..?


(by the way, thanks for all the info and help you provide!!)




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