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I'm exploring under the hood of APhoto and wondered if anyone knew of a way (or utility) that would convert Photoshop Actions to APhoto Macros. I have a huge amount of time (and money in some cases) in Photoshop actions, so I I'd like to move them if possible.

 

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This is really a general Affinity Photo question, not a Photo beta question, but I’m pretty sure the answer is that it’s not possible and it’s unlikely to become so in the near future (if ever).


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Hm.. i thougt about this and i think it will never be possible because the steps in photoshop are different than in AP. Other functions, other pathes, filters which may be needed are in different directories and so on. Maybe one time it will be possible to open them in AP and to edit them so that they run with AP but then no function must be included that AP doesn`t know.


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11 hours ago, Clatyon King said:

...convert Photoshop Actions to APhoto Macros...

NO, not yet and also not in the near future. - Adobe's action format is specified and more and less defined, there are tools for converting these into scripts (see for example the Tonton Pixel site) and vis-versa. In contrast the Affinity macro implementation is as proprietary as their file system, further the actual Affinity macro implementation is also not on par with what PS offers in terms of overall functionality and features here. So these both Actions and Macros differ a lot here, add to that for the Affinity side no specs, no docus, no real dev API, no scripting support etc. So the later is a pretty a closed environment, much more closed and sealed off than Adobe PS here.

 

 


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If your Photoshop action performs a sequence of specific commands, for each of which there is an Affinity equivalent, then it may well be possible to create an Affinity Photo macro to perform the same function. If not, it might still be possible to create an AP macro to achieve the same end result by a different route. 

However, as has been mentioned above, there is no direct equivalence in many functions. It is just a matter of try it and see!

John


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