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  1. I've been exporting 16 bit TIFFs from DxO PhotoLab to Affinity Photo for 3 years and I have never seen this problem.
  2. For years I have had excellent results following the guidelines in the following tutorial about using the unsharp filter in Photoshop, the procedure is essentially the same for Affinity Photo. https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/how-to-sharpen-images-in-photoshop-with-unsharp-mask/
  3. My previous answer up above from last night wasn't quite right. After modifying a file if I do a File Save As, you're right, I can only save the file in .afphoto format and the folder defaults to the original folder, just like you said. However I actually never do that. Instead I always do a File > Export and choose one of the many image formats (but .afphoto is not one of them) and the folder is always the same folder I had last exported to whether it's the original folder or a different one. Then I'll save the original image back to its original folder. Apologies for the misleading info last night.
  4. I'm on Windows 10 and it works the same way for me as Old Bruce said.
  5. If you first select the hand tool (h) and next you select the move tool (v) then afterwards repeatedly pressing either h or v will toggle between the hand and move tools. At least that's the way it works on my Windows computer.
  6. Rich this is just a follow up comment regarding what you said up above about only being able to find a DAM (Bridge for you) that will automatically stack image sets together. I've been using IMatch for years, and if you configure it to use file relations it will also automatically stack image sets too. You have to confirm the stacking to do it but it works great. IMatch is not free however but it has top notch support and I've been very happy with it as my DAM since 2006.
  7. Another is the Save History with Document option only works with the .afphoto format, not the TIF format.
  8. A few weeks ago I purchased the Nik 4 collection from DxO and the attached image shows how I had to configure Affinity Photo (for Windows) to use every Nik module. Note the plug-ins folders I'm using are not the same as what you are showing. Also I had to enable the "Allow unknown plug-ins to be used" option so the Nik modules in the bin folder would work. Now all Nik modules work great from Affinity Photo.
  9. Thank you Walt, the help page you sent a link to does indeed state what you just said. However the help page that came up when I pressed F1 on my keyboard opened the local help page which does not say a locked layer can still be edited (see attached screenshot). Apparently the help pages I've been using are out of date. Anyway, thanks again now I understand.
  10. It's been my understanding that locking a layer in Affinity Photo should prevent that layer from being modified. However using the current version 1.10 locking a layer does not seem to do anything at all, I can still make changes to it. Am I missing something?
  11. Thanks Walt. When I open a 16 bit TIF in Affinity Photo, do some editing, adding layers and such, when I go to File > Save I am prompted. But not to flatten the image, I'm prompted as to whether I want to save the TIF with layers or not. I always choose yes and the tif is saved with layers. And like you said if instead I go to File > Save as, then I can only save the tif as an afphoto file. But I never do that with my current workflow so that's never been an issue. If I need to do a file save as in that situation I'd do a file export as TIF command then give it any name I want. I guess I'm still confused why the OP isn't able to do this.
  12. I'm not the one who posted the original question but I'm confused by both Walt's and Old Bruce's answers. When I open a 16 bit TIF in photo and edit it adding one ore more layers including adjustment layers, I have no problem saving my edits, layers and all, to the original tif with its original name. Or I can SAVE AS to save it with all layers included but with a different file name. I've been doing this ever since I started using Affinity Photo over 2 years ago and I've never had a problem. Obviously I'm missing something because I don't see a problem doing what the OP wants to do or why it doesn't work for him the way it works for me.
  13. I'm afraid I can't give you a good answer to that question Phil, I'm a former Photoshop user so it was fairly easy for me to get up to speed when I made the change. But when I have had questions the Affinity Photo help pages gave me the answers I needed.
  14. You can customize the tools shown in Affinity Photo to add the text tools you want. With the Windows version of Affinity Photo it's Menu > View > Customize Tools. You can also customize the toolbar that's across the top of the screen in a similar manner.
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