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  1. +1 for @VIPStephan's answer Of course a more automated version would be welcome, but I'm quite sure we humans can still use some reasoning also +1 for @Lojza's suggestion that the Beta doesn't expire. It's a big inconvenience moving settings between MAS and Beta Versions; which makes it inevitable that at some point every single beta tester will eventually "retire". And not because of the rough edges, or that he/she wants to stop testing out the software and give feedback: But because there is unnecessary overhead in maintaining the beta-tester status!
  2. That's an interesting resolution Gaal; I couldn't replicate it though! Here's my current state, but the problem persists!
  3. hey, it looks good so far!!! no problems with some jpg and png tested on the 1.6.7 (beta 1) - everything worked I'll keep you posted if something comes up!
  4. this happens not only on the beta version of AP, but also on the MAS versions of both products Affinity Designer 1.6 (MAS) and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (MAS)
  5. hehe, happens to me too! The dialog box that pops up is slightly intimidating and doesn't explain that your problem might be that the MAS version is newer than the beta - after all this time; whenever I read the "A purchased copy of Affinity X must be installed", I still get momentarily shocked ("oh no, what happened to my purchased copy? Did it expire?")
  6. you are right! I tested png and it worked, but after your remark, I tested with jpgs, and trying to open more than 3 jpg files, won't work! Again, three is the magic number - three will work, four won't...
  7. Hi @manu schwendener, Seems that there's been a new released version while I was away! well, I didn't get the chance to test Beta 8, but the new released 1.6.6 on the app store seems to be working fine! -Fotis
  8. FWIW, I'm not a professional photographer so the price point is a concern of mine: For a few weeks now, I've been using DxO OpticsPro 11, since it is free if you download it by the the end of November. The speed and processing quality is rather good (imo much better than ACDSee, Aftershot, Darktable or Apple Photos). While it is not a fully fledged DAM/raw developer in the vains of lightroom, it's been very satisfying as a substitute for the Bridge+Adobe Camera Raw combo. I'm only missing gradient/brush masks, and perspective corrections (that can be found if you buy some plugins or upgrade to the Elite version) but for now I can finally live with that until something better comes out (Perhaps Luminar 2018?) hope this helps somebody!
  9. hi @manu schwendener, so sorry for not getting back to you earlier: unfortunately (or fortunately perhaps) I'm away from my computer - I'll be back by the end of the week and come with some follow up! thank you, -Fotis
  10. I think I have the same issue with beta 11 - and I didn't have this before! I noticed that up to 3 files, they can be opened simultaneously - make them 4+, and you get stuck for eternity!
  11. Loading more than 3 files simultaneously cause the program to stop responding. I first noticed this when I tried opening 12 PGN files (1920x1080x24bit), each around 300kB by dragging them on the AP window. The message "Loading 12 documents" would stay on the title bar forever. Checking the activity monitor, the CPU cores are working intensively (350% CPU usage by AP) but 10minutes later nothing has opened yet. Eventually one has to force quit the program. Opening the files individually (one at a time) works fine; the same files open in milliseconds. Since then I've discovered that I can reproduce this problem with all PNG, and JPG files I've come across and the problem is present even through the File->Open command. The strangest thing is that as long as I select up to three files, there is no problem. Doesn't matter which files! The moment I add one more file to this selection, it doesn't work. There are some rare instances that I will be allowed to open more than 3 files at a time, but this is not something I can reproduce consistently. I got the impression that 4+ files might open if the splash/welcome screen of AP is still displayed(!), or if there are other documents open already in AP, but it doesn't seem to always work - this may be just coincidence. I never had such a problem in any other version of the beta (not sure about beta 5 though since I never really tested it). It seems to be similar to this issue by user @MikeFromMesa even though he was using an older version. I've included 4 PNG files that cause the program to lock on my computer (2011 21.5" iMac - macOS Sierra). I hope this helps! -Fotis
  12. Bug on Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer (tested on latest beta and MAS versions): pressing undo (Cmd+Z) while the File->Export... dialog is active, acts on the document and not the dialog! Moreover after toying with undo, the image exported is inconsistent (it's not the final history state, but some times it's neither the state that the user sees on his/her monitor after the undo operations). Shortcuts such as Cmd+A (on AD) ,Cmd+Shift+Z (on both AP/AD), Cmd+I(on AP) also seem to work where they shouldn't. expected behavior since the export dialog is modal, no keypress while the dialog is active should affect the underlying window. Cmd+Z/Cmd+Shift+Z/Cmd+A should act on the inputboxes of the modal, or do nothing at all. I hope this helps!
  13. Thanks MBd, that's interesting! I must agree that probably Serif has it under control, there is time until the public release of iOS 11 and even then, it remains to be seen how this format affects our lives. Still, it will be interesting to see how (whether) Apple manages where google failed to convince everybody move away from jpeg!