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I am trying to export an .afphoto file as layered for an (adobe user) client. I understand that .tif is not an option for me so I tried using the PSD. However, when I export the file seem to reduce in size significantly. I've attached a screenshot so you can see the file size comparison. Original file size is 26MB, export size is around 4MB.

Is there some setting I am missing so I can give my client an editable layered PSD file?


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.afphoto files are Affinity's own file format which will invariably be much bigger than the final exported file (png, jpg, psd, etc) and as such will not reflect what file size you will see on the export dialogue screen.

If you are unsure if your exported PSD file has exported correctly, you can simply open it with Affinity Photo to check that the layers are preserved.  Bear in mind though that exported text layers will not be re-editable when exporting to PSD format, either in Affinity Photo or say, Photoshop.

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Hi Carl,

Thanks for the reply. I did a check on the exported file. It seems like it merged the "adjustment layers" into one layer. Making the file un editable for other programs.

I guess, what I am really asking is how can I get my Affinity Photo edited images into a file still editable for Adobe Photoshop. The significant file size drop indicates it removed some parts of the file.

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