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Cannot see JPG files outside of Affinity Photo

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On MacBook:  I have exported files into JPG and saved in a operate folder.  When I am inside Affinity I can see the photos.  When I am outside, i.e. in Finder I cannot.  Any help appreciated.

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Hi Andrew Belsey,

Welcome to the forums :)

If possible could you try exporting a JPG to your desktop to see if that appears?

Thanks

C

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1 hour ago, Andrew Belsey said:

When I am inside Affinity I can see the photos.  When I am outside, i.e. in Finder I cannot.  Any help appreciated.

Finder provides several different view options, which can be set on a per window basis. One of them is to show icon previews or not. If that is not enabled for a particular Finder window, you will just see the generic JPEG document icon for that type of file:
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Also, there are cases where you have to kick the finder in the shins to get it to (re)generate thumbnails. There are multiple possible issues behind it so if what RCR suggests isn't your issue, do a web search for "force finder to create thumbnails".

I'm not posting the several alternatives here (the results of the search) because when you read through those posts/threads, it seems to be pretty variable about which approaches work and under what conditions. There will probably be some work involved on your machine to figure out what your particular case is.


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Thanks very much RCR, Brad and Callum.  I can see JPGs otherwise, it is just those created from within Affinity Photo!  Any thoughts?

Andrew

 

 

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1 hour ago, Andrew Belsey said:

I can see JPGs otherwise, it is just those created from within Affinity Photo!  Any thoughts?

To begin with, try the suggestions already made in this topic & let us know the results. Some screenshots would also help.


Affinity Photo 1.7.3, Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Publisher 1.7.3; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
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I think this is the same problem I'm having . I've posted about losing my entire library of raw files and edited jpgs. 

I'm very new to affinity, so layman's terms are needed.

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