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Gerrit Velthuis

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  1. Braver, there would be no venting if there was (just a glimpse of) any reciprocity.
  2. Earlio, your patient reactions were one of the reasons I kept hanging on, but now I decided not to spend more of my energy, time and good mood to AP. I admire your patience; mine is gone. Wish you all the best
  3. Since I bought a new iMac (febr. 2019), I'm using Affinity Photo (I didn't like the cloud-based version of Photoshop). In the meantime, I've stumbled into so many unsolved bugs, erratic behavior and (worst of all) no solutions, or even reasonable comments from Serif, that I decided to download the free test-version of Adobe Photoshop and . . . . what a relief. Everything runs like clockwork; consistent, responsive and solid. OK, it's 4 times the price, but 10 times worth it. Sorry Serif, I liked you're initiative, but it's not a matter of smart programming alone to bring a competing program to the market. Dealing with customers is an important part of the "look and feel" of a product. And on that part you've got a long way to go. I'm heading back to "Adobe's nest".
  4. Hi, MEB, Hi Earlio. Earlio, I read the whole thread you started somewhere in 2018 (I think). I did turn-off Metal in the prefs, which resulted in a better performance. Was just wondering if Serif had tackled the issue. Like you I stepped into APh as an alternative for Adobe PS (I have been using it since its first appearance around 1990). AP gives impressive performance for the price, but the overall impression still isn't very consistent and sometimes even rather buggy. There's lots of issues, for example: APh won't close a file after saving and keeps asking if I want to save; a file is closed but an empty grey window stays behind; every now and then the app crashes (not often, but still); the graph issue in Levels. There is no consistency in keystrokes to confirm actions (Enter sometimes doesn't work where expected). I'm not a heavy user, so I tend to be rather forgiving (considering the price), but I agree with you that the way these bugs are treated (and the way Serif communicates about the subjects) doesn't generate much confidence for the future of the program. MEB, I attached my specs
  5. Still having the same problem Mojave 10.14.6 and AP 4.7.2. Very annoying Is there any "working on it" going on ?
  6. Looks like, this solved the problem . . . thanks Gabriel
  7. I have the latest graphics drivers; they are included in every system-update on the Mac. Besides that . . . AP is the only app that shows this behavior.
  8. Every now and then (cannot reproduce it) the content of a window in AP gets minimized in the upper left corner. See attachment Zooming in/out shows the real content for a short moment and then it pops back into the corner. Saving , closing and reopening shows the normal version, but after a zoom action it pops back into the upper left corner. Anyone familiar with this behavior ?
  9. I downloaded the demo from the Affinity website and later on payed for a registration at Serif (Europe).
  10. I tried the beta, Gabriel, but that shows the same behavior. AP is in the root Applications folder
  11. Hello Gabriel, I sent you my screen recording . . . . any solution yet ??
  12. Here you are . . . . Photos_<>AP.mov
  13. OK, this could be great. I tried (had to activate all the AP extensions first) . . . . Retouch, Develop, Miniature etc. all work fine, but "Edit in Affinity Photo" gives the error msg on the bottom of the screen :"Affinity Photo could not be launched. Please press cancel".
  14. You're right in saying that; the problem doesn't occur with whatever files I open and save otherwise. But I can't find out what you mean with the procedure you suggest. On my Mac there is no "More" when I click on the "Edit" button in the top-right corner. There are two ways, I can make the connection between Photos and AP: right-click in the image and choose "Edit with . . ." > Affinity Photo. The other one: choose "Edit with . . ." > Affinity Photo under "Image" in the menu bar of Photos. Both lead to the same error I described before (no saving of the edited image)
  15. OK, Gabriel, you seem to be sure about that. I don't know any app. that let's you interfere with the saving process (btw with any process, unless there is a dialog with a cancel button). Yes, back in the 80's there were some that let you stop processes with cmd-point (.) or cmd-esc. I remember protests when these options were gradually left out. But it's not worth arguing . . . thanks for the support.
  16. OK, Gabriel, maybe no bug, but I don't think I know any program that acts that way. On the contrary; it sometimes happenes that a (too quick) keystroke cannot be turned back, when you wish it could (f.i. when the initiated process takes a very long time). It means a serious disadvantage in terms of speed and workflow.
  17. Ok, thanks for now Gabriel. I have to go back to work again, this took me hours and there are deadlines to be made
  18. Looks like hitting cmd W before AP confirms that saving has finished cancels the saving process and leaves the file unaffected.
  19. Confirmation: Did the whole procedure again, but now on some 20 images together. All works fine, as long as all the actions are performed slowly and clearly separated from each other. Of course I could get used to that, but it slows down the workflow considerably. The only weird thing that still happens is, that when going to the menubar, to select some item, AP flips through all the open files and brings one of the others to front.
  20. Th final procedure was done with 1.6
  21. Ok, here it is. Explanation: What I did was: 1. (screen AP 1.6) changing the proportions of 5 images from Fotos (must have gone something wrong some years ago). Selected them > chose "Edit with . . . " > AP Change to other screen and edited / saved all of them. When I go back to Fotos, AP crashes (the crashreporter dialog is visible) > click OK In Fotos the two selected images are still unchanged, the other ones are OK. 2. (screen AP 1.7) Repeated the whole operation again in 1.7 (this time without rotating) > none of the images are changed. In 1.7 no crashes 3. (no movie) Repeated the same actions, but now one by one image > again the two middle images stay unaffected. But then . . . . . the same actions on the middle images but now slowly > all OK. I get the impression that clicking on "Save flattened" and immediately after that give the keystroke cmd-W stops the saving progress. It is very well possible that the crashing problems I wrote about earlier, are caused by mouse- and keystroke actions performed quick after each other. A way of doing that never caused problems in Photoshop. PS reminds all the successive actions and performs them one-by-one (even if they take tens of seconds). screen_AP_1.6.mov screen_AP_1.7.mov
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