Right now I use Export to Appliaction to send the inage to Epson Print Layout printing program.
However, I now wish to add at least one other program, another editing program but cannot see anything in PL that allows me to add such additional external programs…in this Affinity Photo 2 which hides the location of the .exe file from searching but I cand find it by other methods and then copy& paste as needed.
So two questions:-
can I add extra extrernal applications, if so how is it done?
If there is a there a way can I do by copying in the “path” to it?
Thanks, yes I know but, it seems as far as I can see, that you can only have a single external program not multiple ones and as I said because the way to find it is using OS system search you cannot add Affinity Photo 2 as Serif in their wisdom have used the MS .msix APP installation method and you cannot find the .exe by using Windows search.
I and many others hope that Serif will fix this latter oddity ?
But I hope there is way in PL add further external programs rather than be limited to just one !
You can find the path using Task Manager. Open the Processes tab, find Affinity Photo 2 (that needs to be running), expand and select the Affinity Photo 2 executable, right-click and select Open file location. The you have the path in Explorer if you right-click and open Properties for example. (In two pieces at least, the Location directory and executable name.)
The problem with this is likely that it looks to be version-specific and will probably break with every update. Don’t know how applications that want a path are supposed to deal with this, but from what I’ve read this is how apps from the Microsoft store are installed.
The only way of runing any program in the Apps folder is to remove the security on that folder. I am told there have been nasties in the wild that caused MS to tighten the secrity so I have been told its not really a good idea. Pl is one of the programs that only exportys to EXE if they changed just that its esy to make a bat and run from that. But is a mess Affinity have created.
There are also executables under %HOME%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps I see. Maybe these are intended to be what other apps reference, but I’m just guessing it will run direcly from there but it will not run via PL or other programs I have tried. I don’t understand why but I expext its the programs lack rights?
Certainly seems like a big omission for Serif to change the installation like this and not provide a solution for use as an external editor.
Does anyone know where the Affinity v2 release notes are? I’ve been searching, but haven’t found them. You’d think Serif would at least mention the issue there unless they’re clueless themselves. Or write as lousy release notes as DxO.