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why the detour via the export window?

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As a Photoshop changer I still have problems with the cumbersome save / export detour after one year. Why does AP only save its own format? If I open and edit a JPG, TIF or similar, I want to save it in the same format again. I don't think I'll ever get used to having to do the whole thing every time through the huge Export window. This is absurd and time consuming, why so cumbersome?
So why can't I save a file (without layers) the way I opened it? Please change that!

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You can. If you edit a jpeg or tiff and do not add layers or effects then Save will save in the same place and as the same filetype. With more complex editing, you need to export. Where you draw the line is unclear however. I only discovered this by accident. It does not seem to be well-documented.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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2 minutes ago, John Rostron said:

...With more complex editing, you need to export. Where you draw the line is unclear however...

Even with layers, I prefer the route PhotoLine takes if I do a save As or an export:

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So here I took an existing PL document and am doing a Save As (but the behavior is the same if I have never saved an image and I have used any type of layer on). Yep, there's a dialog to press Yes or Cancel on. But it is still quicker. And before I close the document, I can still add layers, change layer effects and/or adjustment layers and doing a plain Save saves in the format I used to Save As or Export. (Up until closing the document. Then it becomes a potentially flattened image like in the case of a PNG or JPG. TIFF will retain layers.)


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

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3 hours ago, John Rostron said:

It does not seem to be well-documented.

https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/pages/ShareSavePrint/save.html

If you have only made modifications that are supported by an image file type (for example, a JPG or PNG), then using the Save function will simply save over the top of the current file.


Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367, Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367, Affinity Publisher Beta. Affinity Store.
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Habit is a wild animal. I wish I could save other file formats under save as too. I hope I understand this double (for me) unusual approach sometime ;)

Just an idea: Maybe it would be possible to overwrite the 'save as' function with 'Export'?

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52 minutes ago, tersmuse said:

Maybe it would be possible to overwrite the 'save as' function with 'Export'?

 


Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367, Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367, Affinity Publisher Beta. Affinity Store.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, Build 18362.145.
Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.

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16 hours ago, Pšenda said:

https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/pages/ShareSavePrint/save.html

If you have only made modifications that are supported by an image file type (for example, a JPG or PNG), then using the Save function will simply save over the top of the current file.

That is what I had assumed. Thanks for the pointer to the help documentation.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.7 and Designer 1.7, (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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