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ON1 Photo RAW with Affinity Photo, best workflow???

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Affinity Photo is now my main photo editing software.

I also like to use ON1 Photo RAW 2017 for some features,
especially the PHOTO FILE MANAGEMENT system. ( or Digital Asset Management )

Whenever I tell ON1 Photo RAW 2017 to edit the image in affinity photo, it opens the image in affinity photo brilliantly.  However, I am having trouble understanding what happens when I exit Affinity Photo to go back to ON1 Photo RAW 2017.   How can I keep the original and the edited file on the same folder in a way that makes sense?  Since ON1 Photo RAW 2017 doesn't recognize .afphoto format, it won't display it in the ON1 Photo RAW 2017 file browser/organizer.

Is anyone here using this same combination?  What is your workflow like when working from one of these apps to the other?  Especially when keeping everything non-destructive.



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35 minutes ago, mikerofoto said:

I use Luminar not On1 but saving your file as .tiff with layers is what I do with AP so I can always go back to modify if needed. 

Hi Mike,

That's actually a super idea.  I will give it a go and see how it goes.


thanks for the reply 

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your images will be bigger if you save them as .tiff

Nik software don't read NEF or RAW file so .tiff was a good alternative for me, personally it doesn't bother me, for what it cost today for a portable hard drive or an ssd harddrive as backup.

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Hi AffinityAppMan,

Are you still struggling with this scenario or have you mastered it or gone a different way?

I have both apps and use them together. Maybe I could give you some help?

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