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    Toolbox not saving with ptg file

    I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem. I created several custom toolboxes that have become part of my regular workflow. I love that toolboxes can be saved with the image file, but lately, it has stopped working. I would love to hear of any solutions or rumors of solutions. :-)

    P.S. Hi to any from the old days who might recall me. I'm still alive and painting in ArtRage.
    Be well,

    "Teach, Learn, Thrive"~DM


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    Hi Fashmir!

    Most times I have no problems with it. The toolbox opens with the image it belongs to, just as it should. But some time ago I had some images opened and worked on one of them for a little longer. And after I closed ArtRage and restartet it, one of the other images opened with the wrong toolbox. So I opened the right toolbox, saved the image and everything was fine again. Possibly a bug. I don't remember that verry well, so I can't give closer informations. I also remember that sometimes images open without any tollboxes, even I created one for them. But it wasn't a bigger problem for me so far. As I remarked repeatedly, ArtRage doesn't remember the path where the image files and the toolboxes are stored (except for the "Recent Files"-Function). That makes it needlessly complicated, because you have to search for the right folder to find the toolboxes. And maybe this is also one reason for the problem.

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    Hi David, how could we forget you! Good to see you around here again

    To your question though, I have no problems saving Toolboxes with paintings, works every time for me.
    But…
    I find there are problems with Toolboxes when working on multiple paintings in AR6.1.1
    Example:
    Painting A has a Toolbox saved with it from a previous session. It loads correctly when the painting is opened.
    Now I open painting B. It has a different Toolbox saved with it and it too loads correctly.
    Switch back to painting A and now painting A’s Toolbox has been replaced with painting B’s Toolbox.
    If painting A's toolbox is re-loaded, when I go back to painting B it now has painting A's Toolbox! And so on...
    I’m pretty sure Toolboxes are supposed to be painting specific and not Global!
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    Thanks @Somerset and @markw! I work with multiple files open all the time now. I bet that is the weak spot. Do you guys get much interaction from Ambient Design here on the forums anymore? I've been away from the forums more than I prefer, but not away from ArtRage. I still use it as one of the flagship tools in my kit for the PC. Thanks again.
    Be well,

    "Teach, Learn, Thrive"~DM


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    Sadly we don’t tend to see Ambient staff on the forums so much these days, though I think they do keep an eye on the forums still.
    I must confess that I had thought to report this lack of Toolboxes “sticking” when working on multiple files before, but as it's not a huge part of my workflow, it keeps slipping my mind!
    I shall make amends and pen an email to support forthwith before I forget again!
    Maker Of Replica Macoys

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    ~ macOS 10.14.6 ~ 4 Core i7 3.1GHz CPU ~ 16GB RAM ~ Wacom Intuos4 M

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