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Hello everybody, 


I am desperatly trying to edit a normal vector .psd file (no smart object) . Unfortunately erveytime I open the file, I get an ugly bitmap image. The different layers appears correctly, but I am not able to get a pixelfree image (=vector image).

I already tried to take .ai copy of the file, unfortunately it didn´t worked out neither.

How can I load a.psd vector file without any quality loss? Any clue someone?


Thanks in advance! 

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Hi Sr. Picasso,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Without seeing the file is difficult to guess what's going on. Are you trying to open/import the file in Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo? Affinity Photo does rasterise document's view on screen, so vector objects will appear pixelated if you zoom in, however they are still vector objects - if you scale them up they don't lose quality. Affinity Designer renders them on screen as vectors so they never get pixelated no matter if you zoom them in or not.

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18 minutes ago, Sr. Picasso said:

I am using Affinity Photo. I would surely have to use Afinity Designer to get the "real" vector file open...

In either app the vector objects remain vector objects. It is just that in Affinity Photo, they are displayed in rasterized form.

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