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Hi guys,

 

first of all a big Thank you - I am a huge fan of Affinity Design and use it for all my projects. In general the usability is great and it is a pleasure to work with.

 

But there is this tiny detail that has bitten me so many times that I at least wanted you to know :) 

 

The thing is: AD obviously remembers the last directory that I have saved or exported to. In general this is very helpful because when saving or exporting repeatedly from the same file, it is very likely that I intend to do that into the same directory.

 

BUT...

 

I often start my work by opening a recent file and saving this under a new name (e.g. "mydesign_02"...). And when I do, I usually want this copy to go into the same directory as the original file, not some other projects export folder from yesterday.

I cannot count how many times I have done "Save as", then worked in the copy, then closed AD, only to notice that the file is not, in fact, in the same folder as the original. So I have to start AD again, open some file, select "Save as" and check which folder it is saving to, then find my copy and move it to its intended location. Pretty annoying :)

 

I assume that this is not very easily fixed, but I still wanted to let you know :) I have a feeling that these kinds of usability details are exactly what you're trying to get right, so maybe you will come up with something smart ;)

 

Thanks again, best,

Ole.

 

 

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Actually, Affinity seems to remember only the last directory accessed, so for example if you have two files open, Save As will default to the directory of the file last opened for either of them. If you then change to any other directory that becomes the default for the next Save As, Open, or Export, & so on. Even if you just open a file & close it without saving, its directory becomes the default.

 

There have been feature requests for better behavior but so far that has not been implemented.


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