I am working in Painter 2021 (MacOS) on a file called FOOBAR.PSD. In my directory I also have FOOBAR.RIF. I choose "Save As..." to save my loaded FOOBAR.PSD file as "FOOBAR.RIF" (Painter Format). Painter will give me a warning that I am going to overwrite FOOBAR.RIF.
When I check, FOOBAR.RIF has not been saved and the original FOOBAR.RIF is still there. I can verify it has not changed.
The only way to reliably Save As... is to delete the target FOOBAR.RIF file and choose Save As... for it.
I first noticed this going the other way, with a .RIF I tried to Save As a PSD.
**PLEASE** fix this, as Save As... is an important feature for interoperating with other programs.
it might be an issue with mac os security settings, I never use riff files so can't really comment on that, but there're a couple possible ideas thrown here:
I'm not sure if corel has updated their suggestions for painter 2021 and the latest mac os specifically.
I can save and overwrite my custom brush category to the same directory as the files above, so I doubt that it is a security issue.
I'll tag Stephen because I really don't know what might be going on otherwise, hopefully you'll receive some alternate suggestions from him,
Thanks, ipetcats. If I have a technical bug report is it ok for me to tag him, too? I am an app developer so I try to keep the noise down but I feel it could be more than just an inconvenience for my use case.
feel free to either report it in private (corel painter is on facebook, and they have a support facility on the website), or tag him for a questionably expedited response.
painter's code is horrifyingly supported overall so you can't really add any negative jush to the ocean of the bitter cumulative disappointment this board alone has aggregated over the years...