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I am curious to know if there are many of you experienced AP users that begin your RAW image editing in the DEVELOP persona ... and often find no need to go any further into the software for additional enhancements.

Also: Wouldn't it be useful if whilst in the DEVELOP persona - it'd be possible to have the ability to SAVE an image "under development" without having to hit the DEVELOP button and as a result of having to stop at some point for whatever reason, thereby lose your steps up to the point where you have to stop? In other words - edit an image in develop up to a point, then stop right where you are and save it ... then come back tomorrow and pick up right where you left off, with everything in place? 

If this is already possible, please enlighten me and accept my apology for entirely missing how to do that.

MGBJAY

 

 

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In APh the Develop persona (the RAW file converter module) so far isn't really designed the way to store any made adjustments on a RAW file in such a RAW develop reusable only manner, it doesn't store any sidecar format files with all applied RAW file manipulations. And since it doesn't create or has the ability to store any to an RAW image made develop steps into an associated sidecar file, you can't reuse and continue in the same manner as, let's say with other RAW converters, where you leaved on it's RAW develop module. In APh you can only take it over to the Photo persona (module) in order then to store it's actual state as a APh file, or abort the whole develop process.

So actually AFAIK the only way to reuse any made so far manipluations on the Develop Persona side are probably presets, which can be seen as a sort of workaround to the missing sidecar file handling. Meaning, you do the RAW image manipulations and before abandon you store the whole so far made steps as a preset, next time you reopen the RAW and reapply the preset, trying this way to continue where you stopped before on developing a RAW file.


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Another workaround would be to develop the RAW file then save it as a .tiff or an .afphoto file in the Photo persona. You can later load this file and move back to the Develop persona by clicking the Develop icon at the top left. 

Not a perfect solution, but it should work.

John


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36 minutes ago, John Rostron said:

Another workaround would be to develop the RAW file then save it as a .tiff or an .afphoto file in the Photo persona. You can later load this file and move back to the Develop persona by clicking the Develop icon at the top left. 

Not a perfect solution, but it should work.

Would probably work even better if one sets the Assistant Manager (Develop Assistant) to output in RGB (32-bit HDR), and one's 32-bit RGB color preference (Preferences, Color) to a wide-range linear gamut (Adobe RGB, perhaps). That way the TIFF and/or .afphoto file won't lose as much information during the development procss.


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