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Thread: Exporting layers to desktop ArtRage? Will this be coming?

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    Exporting layers to desktop ArtRage? Will this be coming?

    I finally was able to buy the desktop version and was elated but my happiness crashed realizing that, despite what I thought prior, I cannot import the layered version of my iPad work.

    Are they working on this by chance?

    It would mean the world to me to have this option. I am a professional artist and my ArtRage work is used on products. The lack of the layer export takes much of the functionality out of the iPad version.

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    You can transfer layered ArtRage files between the current iPad and desktop versions via iTunes file sharing.

    To get the ArtRage painting file ( PTG ) from your iPad, dock your iPad, open iTunes and go to your iPads 'Apps' tab. Under 'File Sharing', click ArtRage and you'll see a listing of all your painting files which you saved to your gallery on the iPad. These can be dragged to your computer and opened in the desktop version ( File -> Open, or just double clicking the painting file )

    If you're having any problems with this, let us know what desktop version you're using and how you're loading the files and we'll be happy to help.
    Dave
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    I have the latest version of ArtRage on my iPad.

    I just purchased the Mac Desktop Pro version of ArtRage.

    It will import via ptg file and also via email png but it does not preserve the layers.

    I need the layers to adjust branches and create companion art work to the original.

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    Sorry, I did not clarify what I am doing to import.

    As you stated above I connect my iPad, open apps, file sharing. I then download my layered file to my computer.

    I then launch ArtRage On my Mac. I go to Import and find the layered file and bring it in.

    I open layers and it is flat- only one compressed layer.

    This is very likely something obvious I am doing wrong. Please- you have my permission to make me look stupid and enlighten me.

    I love ArtRage

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    Are you using File > Import Image File to open .ptg files? If so, the file information is merged into a single layer image. To open a .ptg file, and retain it's layer information (and other data, like wet paint), you should use File > Open Painting.
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    Or just double click the file... It will open in all layers.
    Susan Murtaugh satisfied user (ArtRage)
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    Wow!

    That was easier yet!

    Thanks guys!

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