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This is how Photos in High Sierra handles external editors (and it's not that great) #1
sddawson's picture
by sddawson
August 11, 2017 - 4:50am
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by sddawson
August 11, 2017 - 5:09am

I’ve installed the High Sierra beta, just to see how the new “open with” functionality of Photos works. Essentially, the photo is passed in a folder, and Photos monitors for it to be updated. A jpg is passed as a jpg, but a raw file is passed as a tiff. I tested this by opening edits in Preview and Picktorial. Interestingly, if you re-edit a raw file, it is then passed as a jpg. I would have though it could have been maintained as a tiff in Photos.

So a little better, I suppose. But a history of edits is not maintained between edit session in any way.

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by pondball
September 27, 2017 - 1:45pm

Are there no settings that you can change to keep it as a tiff if you wanted?

If you don't have a solution you don't have a problem!

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by sddawson
September 27, 2017 - 9:51pm

None that I’m aware of. 

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by Ingmar
September 30, 2017 - 4:30am

At least a little step forward. Still a long way to go, Apple.

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by Ben
October 8, 2017 - 7:27pm

But a history of edits is not maintained between edit session in any way.

This is something I just discovered. Very annoying.

I don’t understand the difference between the old ‘extensions’ functionality and this new ‘open with’? They appear to do the exact same thing.

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by sddawson
October 9, 2017 - 3:18am

Not much, except that the extension facility used to pass RAW files as JPEGs (I think).

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