Just a heads-up. Photolab 6 Elite and Affinity 2 don’t play nicely with each other (through export to app function) in Windows 10. Please direct this to your software development team.
I recently installed Photolab 6 Elite on my WIndows 10 system, everything is going really well. Except when trying to export to the new version of Affinity. The original version of Serifs Affinity (V.1) works flawlessly with all versions of Photolab but the recently released version 2 does not work with Photolabs “export to app” function.
ISSUES WITH LINKING PHOTOLAB 6 TO AFFINITY V.2:
In short, it’s impossible to find the executable using Photolabs folder browser.
Serif has changed the installation of Affinity V.2 in such a way, that using the “export to app” function can’t find it. Browsing through the Program Files directory could find my old Version 1 of the Affinity App, but had NO chance of finding the location for Version 2.
I ultimately found version two of Affinity by using the desktop shortcut path, then copying and pasting the complete file path to the Affinity2 executable into Photolabs external app folder browsing window.
You’d think this would solve the problem… but alas it isn’t so.
Unfortunately, it seems the “WindowsApps” folder within the Program File’s folder is hidden to Photolab. I could NOT see the WindowsApps folder at all in the browsing window of Photolab6.
I didn’t find it in any documentation, but it might be worth adding it somewhere for others who might have the same issue. The correct location for my Affinity executable was:
Can you add the ability to browse hidden folders in Photolab?
SECOND ISSUE: EXPORT TO AFFINITY V.2 FAILS EVEN WHEN AFFINITY V2 EXECUTABLE IS LOCATED.
When I use “Export to App” to send images to the the newly linked Affinity 2…It just fails with “Affinity Photo could not be opened” message.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!