The new photoFXlab 1.2 update features the ability to save your project and layers (saved in “pfxl” format). This new saving capability will allow you to save a project in progress, so that you can return to it at a later time to resume edits. It’s also helpful to those that want to keep a layered record of the work done to each image.
Opening Your Files
When you have photoFXlab open (in stand-alone mode) then you will be able to go to File->Open or File ->Recent Files.
If you choose File -> Open it will then open your finder and you can browse through your files. You will be able to open jpegs, tiffs, pngs, and pfxl from photoFXlab (in stand-alone mode).
When you are using photoFXlab as a plug-in (ONLY) you will be able to access your RAW files as well.
You can also use the shortcut keys Cntrl+O (Cmnd+O for Mac) to launch your Open Finder window.
You will also have the option to open one of your eight most recent photos by going to File->Open Recent. Selecting one of those photos will open up the photo in the interface immediately.
If you have a .pfxl file saved, then you will be able to open and edit the layers that you have saved in your layers panel. You will also be able to save your layers with the .pfxl exten- sion when you are using photoFXlab as a plug-in. You will go to File->Save As when you have the program open, and save your file. You will then have to open the program in stand- alone mode to access that .pfxl file with the layers.
Saving Your Files
When you are finished with your project you will have the op- portunity to save your project.
By choosing File->Save your finder window will pop-up with the files original file name. You can then choose to change
or keep the orignial file name, as well as select the file type. You can save as a .tiff, .jpg, .png, or as a .pfxl file. The .pfxl file will be the only file format that will save your layers as a form of non-destructive editing. You an also use the shortcut keys Cntrl+S (Cmnd+S for Mac) to launch your Save Finder window.
By choosing File -> Save As, you will have all of the same op- tions as File->Save, but the file name will be blank, allowing for you to save it as your own unique file name. You can also use the shortcut keys Cntrl+Shift+S (Cmnd+Shift+S for Mac) to launch your Save As Finder window.