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Affinity Photo PSD Export Detail Export vs. Editable Export

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Hi there,

what is the difference between detail-export and editable-export for PSD-files in Affinity Photo and which is the format Photoshop would produce automatically?

 

Thank you :)

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I don't see a "detail-export" for PSD in Photo. I see PSD (Preserve Accuracy) and PSD (Preserve Editability) as Presets in the Export Persona. And in the More... dialog various attributes can be set to Preserve Accuracy or Preserve Editability when exporting to PSD.

If that's what you're talking about, then the More... panel will show details of the affected attributes (for each Preset, or those you can set manually) of the exported file, and the Photo Help describes the difference between the settings as:
 

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  • Strategies—set the way to export specific project attributes. Select from the pop-up menu.
    • Preserve accuracy—the listed attribute will be rasterized to preserve its intended design.
    • Preserve editability—the listed attribute will be exported with its original settings to allow for easy editing.

I would guess that Photoshop probably doesn't have something equivalent in terms of options. It's producing its own native file format and it will understand whatever it chooses to produce. Thus, for Photoshop producing and using PSD files there probably is no difference between accuracy and editability.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.531 Beta

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Yeah, that's what I mean. Sorry, I don't use the English-version, so I'd to guess the English-title :)

 

Ok, this confuses me much more, because before I start this thread I build a new file in Photo with a vector and a bitmap object in it and exported it into two PSD files. One with preserve accuracy and one with preserve editability, but in both cases it looks the same, vector stays as vector and bitmap as bitmap. 

Why it is like it is? And which I should choose for the highest compatibility workflow with other programs which needs PSD to work (interchange with Affinity Photo via PSD files)?  

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Thanks for confirming we were looking at the same thing :)

I'll have to let someone else try to answer the question about the difference, as I don't know any more than the Help said.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.531 Beta

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