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Offline mcasan

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When I browse a folder of raw images, PM shows we a preview thumbnail.   When it comes to an image processed in Affinity Photo, no preview is presented.   MacOS Finder does show a preview of the Affinity Photo images.    If Finder can, PM should be able to do so.

Can we get an update so that PM will show a preview thumbnail for Affinity Photo images in the same way it does for raw files, TIF files and others?

I am one of many who have left Adobe CC for Affinity Photo.

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Re: preview thumbnail for Affinity Photo images ending in .afphoto
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 04:05:14 pm »
When can PM be able to view afphoto files.

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Re: preview thumbnail for Affinity Photo images ending in .afphoto
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 10:19:27 am »
It is not likely that PM will ever be able to view afphoto files unless the file format is publicly documented or the developers provide a library to render them.  The reason macOS can provide a preview is because the developers created and installed a QuickLook plugin for the Finder.

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Re: preview thumbnail for Affinity Photo images ending in .afphoto
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 04:38:46 am »
@macasan,
Just curious, what is the benefit of using .afphoto files? they seem to be enormous. +200Mb

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Re: preview thumbnail for Affinity Photo images ending in .afphoto
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2018, 12:35:52 pm »
Kirk, this is a feature I am eagerly hoping for as well. Is there a way, you guys can take advantage of the finder plug-in to display an aphoto file thumbnail in PM?
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Re: preview thumbnail for Affinity Photo images ending in .afphoto
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2018, 06:42:40 pm »
Tilmann,

Kirk, this is a feature I am eagerly hoping for as well. Is there a way, you guys can take advantage of the finder plug-in to display an aphoto file thumbnail in PM?

That may be possible if we could make the plug-in think it was being run by the Finder.  I have no idea how feasible that is though.

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