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Not sure this is a bug, but I have a file that only has 3 layers:

HSV, Curves, and a vector rectangle. So no pixels. The file is ~4k x 3k and about 13.75 MB.

Sometimes I do this to store the settings for a file but not keep 2 copies of the image data (i.e. I can reimport the original image if I want to redo it).

That seems large for a file which has so little data to store.

Yes? No?

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You still have a snapshot of the original image in the AF file.

Check the snapshot panel and restore the initial snapshot and you will see it.

Deleting the snapshot is easy

Getting the file size to reflect that deletion seems overly unintuitive

 

 


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I seldom use the snapshot functionality, so I probably hit a kbs by accident, unless it is auto-created when the file was opened.

However, I've opened the snapshots panel, deleted the snapshot containing the background image, saved, closed and reopened the file, but the file size has not shrunk.

Thanks.

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12 minutes ago, pixeldroid said:

I seldom use the snapshot functionality, so I probably hit a kbs by accident, unless it is auto-created when the file was opened.

Yes, it is auto-created

13 minutes ago, pixeldroid said:

However, I've opened the snapshots panel, deleted the snapshot containing the background image, saved, closed and reopened the file, but the file size has not shrunk.

You would expect that deleting the snapshot and doing a Save or Save as would result in a smaller file size but it does not in this case.

After deleting the snapshot you need to save and close the document, then reopen the document make a change to it then save it again, only then do you see the reduction in file size.


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It has only happened w/this file. But I've avoided the same process.

Something like this:

  • Open a jpg.
  • Add the color correction layers and a vector layer mask.
  • Save as .afphoto.
  • Move the mask back into an independent layer (so the image is no longer masked).
  • Delete the image.
  • Save.

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So it's a bug.

But FWIW, I'd rather leave it in there and put the dev time into the capability to persistently hide the bounding box and selection rectangle - i.e. hide until unhidden by the user. I find that to be very annoying everytime I use your software.

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