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  1. i should add (if I wasn't clear in my last posting) about the different bit depths, the 16 bit NEF RAW files go through AP fine, and are exported as the 300dpi (both TIFF and JPEG) they were imported as. If that gives some sort of clue to the solution...
  2. Have uploaded the RAW file. Settings for export: TIFF: Preset RGB 8-bit Resample: Bilinear Area: whole doc JPEG: Preset Best quality Resample: bilinear Quality: 100 even after resizing doc to 300dpi inside AP, it still exports as 76dpi... Tried to change colour profile to Adobe 1998, but still same result...
  3. Thanks, I saw your respons. As I was checking my RAW file data, I notice that the older versions of DNGs come out as 12 bit, slightly less old as 14 bit. The (for me) newer NEFs are 16 bit. AP seeems to handle either 8 or 16 bits only. Could the issue be related to this at all? That at import, AP converts a 12 or 14 bit image to 8, but at the same time changes the resolution? It still doesn't give any answer to why AP refuses to EXPORT the files in 300dpi. Just trying to think here.....(and failing). I'll upload the file to your link shortly.
  4. I don't feel totally happy with uploading my RAW file to an open page (that's my original, and I am selling my pictures). If you have a closed page/upload I can send to? However, I am quite sure the issue isn't within the RAW file, it is in the export process within AP. Or even, why does AP change the resolution when the image is going through the software editing process, because that is what seems to be happening. Can I also ask you (since you are staff and know the software indepthly) why - or where, if I've missed it - I can't control, or even see, the resolution of an image within AP during exporting (just as I can see the pixel dimensions)? To compare with Photoshop; there, I can go into the document format and it will clearly state what ppi the image has, and it certainly won't change until I do so myself. In AP, it's just the dialogue box 'resize document'. But fact is, I even tried that; I resized the image under 'resize document' to 300dpi, and then exported, it still came out as 72dpi! I read in the help section as well, and it seems there should, at least in theory, be a possibility to make your own presets. weirdly, that options does not include the ability to set dpi.
  5. Here's a tiff I made of the original RAW file. So, originally, this image was 2592x3872 px, 300ppi (even if AP suggests the pixel dimensions are 2616x3896, but it's still pretty close). I have double checked the original RAW file in Photoshop, and it's definitely 300ppi. TEST2.tiff
  6. Unchecked metadata but it doesn't change anything. An image that clearly is 300dpi when imported, comes out as a 72dpi tiff when exported. I can see no chances for me to change any tiff settings. And, why this is now different to how the first images were (see first posting for any additional persn who reads this) is a total mystery.
  7. Ok, I don't think I have changed that, but I'll check and see if there is a difference. Thanks for quick reply!
  8. I just tried the 'resize document' to test, but although I change the image to 300dpi, the then saved tiff file is still 72!! Where can I control the tiff & jpeg export settings? In the 'save as' dialogue box there is no mentioning of what dpi (or ppi) is actualy being saved, as far as I can see.
  9. I have worked with a few images (RAW from the start) in AP, imported as 300ppi (I open them via Bridge "open with Affinity photo", so do not go via "new" document within Affinity), and when the first few had been edited and done AP saved these (as tiffs and jpegs), correctly as 300ppi. However, the last two - imported as above, in RAW, 300ppi when edited and saved, AP now converts to 72ppi, WITHOUT me having changed the save settings! Why? I can't even find any preference setting where I can correct this, or decide this myself. Only the "higest quality" - but I want it in highest quality 300 ppi, NOT "highest quality" 72ppi. Have I managed to change this setting without knowing or is it something in AP? Would really appreciate someone's input. And please don't suggest I "resize" (where AP seems to be using a software enlargement (yeak!). I want, I need, the 300ppi image I load to go steadily through the whole process continuously being 300ppi.
  10. Sorry for late response, the software is Affinity Publisher
  11. I saw that in the advanced dialogue box for pdf print there is an option to click "layers". Excellent, if it had worked... Perhaps this is a Beta version thing and it's not fully implemented, but I didn't even get crop marks on my alleged print ready pdf... Anyone share same issue?
  12. If one cares about the end typographic level, there is a serious issue, as far as I can see, with the drop caps feature in Publisher. The top of a drop cap should align with the tops of capital letters on the first line next to it. I haven’t tested every single font of mine, but most come in on various distances lower than that. Other than your standard Arial, only two fonts, Caslon and Bodoni are acceptable. I would not use the drop cap function until fixed. There is also a possibility to align the drop cap to the left, which works fine on some fonts/letters, however not at all on others… Other design software offer a possibility to fix this manually by adding a word space before the drop cap, then giving it a minus distance (as first line indent). But Affinity only offers the possibility to make the indent wider. This is one of the professionals’ trade tricks, but we need them
  13. Ok, thanks, that is an option I haven't seen (this info panel was not visible, or didn't 'pop up' as it did when in photo). It might be what i am looking for. I'll check it
  14. That is not a picker. A picker is a tool which reads the exact RGB value where ever ju point it. To achieve a neutral grey, you want these three figures to be as close as the can be. But sometimes, in a pic with several light sources or a mix of tungsten and daylight for instance, you might not be able to achieve that, or you might want to set that aside slightly in a controled way. The WB tool you refer to does not do this. It is quite good in setting the white balance by pointing to one point, in one single image, but it is 'blind'. If you have a second or a series of images which were taken in the same environment, but with a slight difference in shadow or angle, but you want to give them a feeling of being closer to each other in temperture, or in strength/shadow too, than the photo opportunity gave you, then you really want to know the exact RGB figures. It's also a fast way to correct weird colour in images. This function exists in the photo persona, but it is more important in the raw editing. So if it only should be in one place, it whould be in the 'develop'. However, it would be even nicer if it could be in both.
  15. Hi, I have a similar request. We want a picker in the raw mode (aka "develop"). Just "eyeing" white balance isn't sufficient (anything from display settings to changing ambient light over the day, and weather outside, will change a human eye's perception of colour of an image on a screen), and you are in real trouble when you have several images taken in similar, but not exact, light, and without a grey card. Also, in PS, I can bring up say 10 similar images, set the white balance, clarity, contrast etc for one of them and then use that image as the "mother" image and in 2 secs change the rest of the 9 in exactly the same way - all in raw so that the raw files are once and for all edited and can be used for different purposes and outputs without having to redo the whole thing again. In Affinity, there is a picker in editing ("photo") mode, but still no way to batch process the settings. The batch editing in Affinity has quite a way to go to match PS I'm afraid.
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