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Bug - cannot open png or jpeg files in affinity publisher after update

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Hi,

I have just installed a new version of affinity publisher but I cannot open png or jpeg files anu more, the program simply does not see them... I hope it was not the plan, was it?

 

Sincerely,

TK

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How are you attempting to open these files?

I've just tested this on my machine, using the Place Image tool on the left toolbar, selecting the image and then clicking on the previously-opened blank document.  The image is there, in the document, no problem.  (Running the latest beta.)

Jeff


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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Thank you for for the response, emmrecs01. I meant if you try to open via file - > open. I sometimes prefer to open such files separately first to check the doc settings etc and then to place them into a design. But I am not a professional, so maybe it's just me...

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I suspect File>Open is intended to be mainly/solely for existing APub files, though I'm not sure.


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I'm on .157 (latest beta) and I have no problem using File > Open to open files, whether they're Affinity files, or document files, or image files (TIFF, etc.)

filetypes.png.f803c381c886445b40b40ca3c8216813.png

Edit: Hmmm, now I see the same problem. Not sure why I thought it worked earlier. Sorry.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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3 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

I'm on .157 (latest beta) and I have no problem using File > Open to open files, whether they're Affinity files, or document files, or image files (TIFF, etc.)

filetypes.png.f803c381c886445b40b40ca3c8216813.png

 

On Windows 8.0

Cant see jpg or png files (may be others) when using that option

But File > Open still works if you specify the file name.  e.g.  dog.jpg

Or to actually see all the files just manually put    *.*    in the file name field


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Hi TatianKa

It is quite rare that you would start a DTP project from opening an image file, that more something for Photo or possibly Designer so this is intentional, but not uncommon for DTP apps


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On 11/6/2018 at 8:59 AM, Chris_K said:

It is quite rare that you would start a DTP project from opening an image file, that more something for Photo or possibly Designer so this is intentional, but not uncommon for DTP apps

If it is intentional, then the implementation is incomplete. It is still possible to:

  • Use File > Open and in the dialog box, type the name of a .png/.jpg/.tiff file into the filename field. If that file exists, it will be opened even though it is not visible in the file selection list.
  • Drag a .png/.jpg/.tiff file onto the Publisher toolbar, which will open the file.
  • Having done one of the above, File > Open Recent will show the .png/.jpg/.tiff file and allow it to be opened again.

It might be better to allow the files to be opened directly, than to implement this artificial and ineffective restriction :) (though, possibly, the default setting in the Open dialog should be one that will filter them out).


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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Likely, at least in Windows, you can type *.jpg to see that image type in the file area.


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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10 hours ago, MikeW said:

Likely, at least in Windows, you can type *.jpg to see that image type in the file area.

Yes, that works, too. Once you press Enter Windows filters the list to include only matching files, even though Publisher chose not to show them initially.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1809, 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta       / Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.293 Beta    / Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.293 Beta

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