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On a Mac - transferring styles and saved cropping settings

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Affinity Photo 7 - Upgraded to 7 in Mojave. Now how do I transfer all my styles and cropping setting. It's a shame that this isn't considered when upgrading the Photo software. 

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You can export your styles using the “Hamburger” (three horizontal lines) menu of the Styles Panel. For the cropping ratios and dimensions use the “Cog Wheel” button on the context toolbar of the Crop Tool, then again the “Hamburger” menu to access the Preset Manager:)

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Oh, but you will have to do this before updating the software to a new version. I would believe that user settings should survive an update. If they didn’t do so on your system, I would try using Time Machine to get back to the previous version and follow the steps outlined above. Hmm. :(

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6 hours ago, A_B_C said:

I would believe that user settings should survive an update.

Yes, they should, and normally do. There seems to have been a problem with the update to 1.7 for some users.

 


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Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.464 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.4464 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.458 Beta

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9 hours ago, A_B_C said:

I would believe that user settings should survive an update.

Some users expected the settings in the 1.7 customer beta to automatically be applied to the update of the 1.6.x retail version to 1.7.x, but that apparently was never intended, perhaps because so much of the 'under the hood' stuff was changed for 1.7 that it was considered impractical to do so, impossible for the sandboxed versions (because they are two different apps), would have delayed the launch of the retail update too much, or whatever.

But they definitely should survive an update from 1.7.0 to 1.7.1, & that did not happen for more than a few users.


Affinity Photo 1.7.2, Affinity Designer 1.7.2, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.153 & Affinity Designer 1.7.2.6 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.3.1

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10 minutes ago, R C-R said:

Some users expected the settings in the 1.7 customer beta to automatically be applied to the update of the 1.6.x retail version to 1.7.x, but that apparently was never intended,

No, the beta settings have never been shared with the retail versions, in either direction, and that is definitely working as intended by Serif.

But yes, retail to retail, the settings should always survive. I had read of issues from 1.6 to 1.7.0, but I hadn't noticed that 1.7.0 to 1.7.1 had also shown problems.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.464 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.4464 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.2.458 Beta

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