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Hi everyone,

so here are some trials i had to make to see workflowperformans in Architectural Companys , when they have to exchange Affinity Data with external Companys that still use Photoshop.

I poste this in the hope, that there will ways to improve this in the future... 

Our Architectural Company with about 500 Architects is heavely  involved in international Competitions. In the Progress of a Competition we often have to exchange Documents with external Companys for example with the Greenplaner who on they´re own make greeplans but most time use Photoshop. So i had to look for the workflow and had to see how it fits..

1. As told from affinity, embedded and linked embedded Objects get rasterised,

2. Embedded objects coming from affinnity Photo will be exported as Rasterised too.

3. this one is fine. Layereffects are translated nice to layereffects in Photoshop.

4. Workflow of architects heavily depends up on CAD Programms..  so Layer and setups for plans first get drawn and changed (and changed very often) inside of the cad Applications like Autocad, ore Revit ..  and they get Printed / Plotted as PDF files ore as eps files..      /    then they will be imported to Photoshop as embeded  AND LINKED files, so changes in the Cad file can be reprinted very fast, and Photoshop automatically will notice the change..      Affinity still has got embeded files that manualy can be pointed to the changed CAD Printed pdf ore eps files. this is a little bit slower but it works.

Now !   when exporting the embedded Eps or Pdf tiles and exporting them to Photoshop, which in case of Architectural workflow with Greenplaners for example sometimes has to be done, the embedded Vektorfile format gets Translated to Pixellayer to... 

This for our workflow realy is bad, because we loose the workflowadvantages of embedded files (with layer effects) for example, we get very big filesizes...  and for most, the bad antialiasing seams of the vectorelements in the embedded pdf files of Affinity photo will get translated to gaps in the rasterised psd layers...  So you have to scale up the dpi of your plan befor exporting it furthermore.. which is even slower...

 

So maybe maybe   as i hope very much , affinity will find a way to solve the export of pdf and other vektorelements so workflow will get better ... 

I will post a pdf file showing my tests and the results at the bottom of this post..  

comparison import and export PSD to Affinity and back.pdf

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