Open all photos in Affinity Photo

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sjmcnz
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Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by sjmcnz »

Hi Guys - I want to be able to open all photos, jpegs,Canon RAW etc... in Affinity Photo. How do I do this? Currently only opnes Affinity Photos in that programme. Thanks
Hert
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by Hert »

First of all, a warm welcome to the forum.

Are you using Affinity 1 then in the Preferences->Other Settings->External Applications you can add Affinity1 as an external application.

The new Affinity2 is different because Affinity2 is no longer a standard installed application, but is now a Windows Store App. A Windows Store App runs inside its own sandbox and you cannot select it as a application. The way to do it is to create a batch file.

Copy/paste the batch below to a text editor (Notepad) and save it as (eg) Affinity2.bat
Then select this saved batch file in Preferences -> Other Settings -> External Applications.

Code: Select all

@echo off
set Params=
:loop
  set Params=%Params% %1
  shift
  if not "%~1"=="" goto loop

start /b affinityphoto2.exe %Params%
exit
Does that help?
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dpaine
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by dpaine »

Thanks, Hert. I know I would have bumped into this change soon, so it's nice to get it resolved before I have a future panic situation.
sjmcnz
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by sjmcnz »

Thanks Hert but it doesn't work for me - PS7 will open affinity files in version 2, no problem. Still not able to open CR3, JPEG etc... in Affinity though...
Hert
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by Hert »

Did you add Affinity as an external application?

If so:
1. Select the thumbnail(s) for the file to open in your external application
2. Click the Affinity icon in the upper right above the thumbnail

Does that help?

As an alternative, you can also drag thumbs to the external application icon in Psu (the same one above the thumbs) to open the files in the application
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sjmcnz
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by sjmcnz »

Got it to work, thanks so much
MarqsM
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by MarqsM »

Luckily, under heavy backlash from users, Affinity confirmed that they would release standard MSI installers for all v2 apps - including Affinity Photo 2. This means that we would be able to install them as regular Windows apps which would eliminate all these silly problems.

Observe this thread on official Affinity support forum:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... available/
jack208
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by jack208 »

Just an update on Affinity Photo v1.

No all v1 are MSI apps. It depends on where you buy v1 from. Serif sold them thru two channels - their own webstore (MSI) and Microsoft Store (msapp). I bought mine thru MS Store so my ver is the MS App version and when I was trying out another DAM which also has the ability to launch 3rd party image editor, my copy of v1 Affinity Photo cannot be launched direct from that DAM.
jack208
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by jack208 »

MarqsM wrote: 24 Nov 22 10:33 Observe this thread on official Affinity support forum:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... available/
That thread has no update since first post and there's no link for the MSI installer. So I presume Serif is not ready yet with the installer? Or is this something we need to request separately from Serif?

I've their v2 Affinity Photo now and would want to link that to PSU, preferably not using the Batch approach outlined above. :)
HCS
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by HCS »

jack208 wrote: 14 Dec 22 2:49
MarqsM wrote: 24 Nov 22 10:33 Observe this thread on official Affinity support forum:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... available/
That thread has no update since first post and there's no link for the MSI installer. So I presume Serif is not ready yet with the installer? Or is this something we need to request separately from Serif?

I've their v2 Affinity Photo now and would want to link that to PSU, preferably not using the Batch approach outlined above. :)
It seems the employee who posted that thread is now no longer employed. There is another thread that has a download for a small launcher app called AFLauncher. I've downloaded and copied it somewhere (probably in an exe file what the batch file does as mentioned by Hert) and it works in my early testing.
fbungarz
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by fbungarz »

I do like Affinity and have been thinking about getting v2, but if they only sell it as MS App... no way!
on any multi-user PC they apps are a really HUGE pain.
MarqsM
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

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jack208 wrote: 14 Dec 22 2:49
MarqsM wrote: 24 Nov 22 10:33 Observe this thread on official Affinity support forum:
https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index. ... available/
That thread has no update since first post and there's no link for the MSI installer. So I presume Serif is not ready yet with the installer? Or is this something we need to request separately from Serif?

I've their v2 Affinity Photo now and would want to link that to PSU, preferably not using the Batch approach outlined above. :)
It has no update since there is yet no MSI installer from Affinity to release. They have written that (for whatever reason) they cannot simply redo the MSIX 2.0.0. version of the app in the form of an MSI installer - they need to release a new version. So, the MSI installer should come with the first update to 2.0.1. or whichever version that would be.
Bethcee
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by Bethcee »

Visited Affinity today. A post from the developers stated their planned pre-Christmas release for the MSI installer has been delayed as it failed in testing. No MSI until the New Year.
jj95
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by jj95 »

Hello all

The solution proposed by Hert with the batch file is working for me.

I purchased the Affinity app (AP2) using classical process (not through Microsoft store), but installation was whatever done in a Microsoft Store way.

So I faced this problem for the declaration of AP2 as external tool in PS.

After contact to PS support, they indicated me that thread in the forum.

I built that batch file as Hert was proposing, and it works !

AP2 : version 2.3

Thanks !
MarqsM
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Re: Open all photos in Affinity Photo

Post by MarqsM »

jj95 wrote: 05 Dec 23 11:08 Hello all

The solution proposed by Hert with the batch file is working for me.

I purchased the Affinity app (AP2) using classical process (not through Microsoft store), but installation was whatever done in a Microsoft Store way.

So I faced this problem for the declaration of AP2 as external tool in PS.

After contact to PS support, they indicated me that thread in the forum.

I built that batch file as Hert was proposing, and it works !

AP2 : version 2.3

Thanks !
Please note that since last year the Affinity team has released the classic MSI installers for all v2 apps (that is, Photo, Publisher and Designer) that will behave like any other Windows app (and like v1 Affinity apps). This means that any batch files or other workarounds are no longer needed.

You can download them from your Affinity account. You will have to reinstall the apps, though.
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