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I don’t know how difficult it is to make it possible to save PSD files with editable text layers instead of rasterizing them. This is the one feature that keeps me from doing my design work totally on my iPad without Photoshop. I have a client that needs the ability to edit the text before it goes to print because of data that is not available when I’m working on the job (ie product catalog numbers). So my current workflow is I do all of the design layout, drawing, photo editing on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil, then export as a PSD, and then add all the text layers in Photoshop on my laptop. Of course there may not be a high demand for this feature.

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I see in settings you can elect to import psd text as text rather than pixel but don't know if this effects exporting as well. 


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB iOS 12.4. Affinity Photo 1.7.2.153 Affinity Design 1.7.2.6 Publisher for iPad ?

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Yeah that feature works great. I can open a PSD file and edit the text with no problem. Before the latest update I used AnyFont to install the missing fonts on my iPad. I haven't tried the new install font feature in Affinity. Thanks for your reply!

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8 hours ago, DM1 said:

I see in settings you can elect to import psd text as text rather than pixel but don't know if this effects exporting as well. 

 

The Affinity apps can only import PSD text. When you export to PSD format, any text is rasterized (and therefore rendered uneditable).

 

2 hours ago, mrgstudio said:

Before the latest update I used AnyFont to install the missing fonts on my iPad. I haven't tried the new install font feature in Affinity.

 

The new font installation feature works very well, with a lot fewer steps than you need in AnyFont.


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.1.404 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.1.143 • Designer for iPad 1.7.1.1 • iOS 12.4 (iPad Air 2)

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Bump, editable text on export should be a priority to help studios migrate.
I'm still forced to use Photoshop in many situations because I have to pass open files to team members who prefer Photoshop because the text is rasterised and they would no longer be able to contribute to the project otherwise.

This is an issue with the desktop versions as well.

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+1 please this is such a requirement for me. Recently purchased AD and was unaware of this, in hindsight I may not have bought it if I had known as Photoshop is still a large part of mine, the companies and our clients workflows. I was gutted.

Was hoping it would of been in the latest version but no joy, any news of when / if it will be coming? Thanks. 

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+1 Had to re-subscribe to Photoshop because I acquired a client who needed psd files with editable text. I'd jumped completely off the Adobe plan almost 3 years ago. Now, when I'm working on his projects I miss my Affinity workflow between Photo and Designer for adding Call-outs and other graphics to photos. Studio Link looks to improve this workflow even more ... and now, arrowheads ... Arrrgh! And then to add to my frustration I'm playing with Procreate and it's newly added text feature and see that it exports psd files with editable text (but, alas, it has no real vector tools or full feature photo editing but ... editable text ...yes). I love the 1.7 release, and look forward to using the Studio Link buttons and other features just rolled out on my work for most of my other clients. But please save me the subscription and pain of having to switch to working with Photoshop's rudimentary vector tools next year by making editable text available in psd exports as quickly as possible across all platforms.Yes, your pricing is such that after jumping off the Adobe subscription I could afford to put both of your apps on all three of my devices. 

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OMG. Our nonprofit has been using Affinity Photo since it came out. But now I have to send publicity packets with text-editable psd files to dozens of people outside of our org. Seriously? I have to re-subscribe to Photoshop to do this? No. Just not okay!!! Please fix this! 

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Like already support staff mentioned, implementing interoperability with Adobe is hard task.
And Serif had almost no income from existing Photo users for more than 4 years.
I suppose Serif should charge upgrade fee to implement those thing quickly.
Free upgrade is spoiling speed of the development.
I'm glad to pay upgrade fee.

Look at the development history of PhotoPlus which is the ancestor of Affinity Photo.
Serif has been releasing major upgrade every 1-1.5 years and that has been paid upgrade.
Offering free upgrade for many years is unhealthy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serif_PhotoPlus

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I am sure just with the release of Publisher, 1.7 for the entire suite, that running a cost related release with any of the products just after I bunch of us bought publisher may raise eyebrows.
This is an eco-system not a stand-alone app so they're probably have an upgrade fee when the make the big v2 jump and there will be a lot more than just PSD text edibility.

And I'm sure many of us will repurchase the entire suite every few years without blinking twice, given how reliable and open they are about support. I feel like they know what they're doing.

Although you sparked an interesting thought, modular feature expansions might be really cool.
On one-hand you can finance specific feature development, which actually sounds fantastic, but if this ever came to the detriment of the users and the suite performance, functionality and growth it could have a slippery side.
For example, I use Blender quite a lot, and the add-on market is actually quite amazing, and I'm sure a lot of people would like It if most software had the same approach. At the same time I would throw a fit if I felt like every feature is another micro-transaction.

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