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  1. @Mark Ingram I've contacted Affinity and they got back to me with the PiPL file for you to use, how can I send it over to you? Chema Guerra (lead dev) has also been very forthcoming and said he can help you directly if needed as well.
  2. Sadly, my monitor does not support HDR so I can't use that particular feature yet, I am looking to change to a proper HDR10 one but they're expensive. The proper ones, not gaming half-assed HDR monitors. I also don't put much accent on HDR workflow because it has a ridiculously limited audience, so it's far from a priority right now. However you have something that is just insanely useful for me: OCIO Display Transforms. I can sync up lookdev between Blender or Maya and Photo, that really is crazy useful for me. I think there's a way to do that in PS too but I don't recall ever using it or it wasn't very obvious how to do it. I prefer working in 32-bit EXR as much as possible, so for compositing I use PS and EXR-IO to load a multi-layer EXR, AP for editing because it's easier, faster and can tweak multiple layers at once, then move back to PS with a flattened 32-bit EXR for ArionFX which is essentially Camera Raw for 32-bit but focused on CGI instead of photography, and this is usually my last step in the process. A bit of a faff to constantly switch between apps but it is what it is. I found working with multi-layer EXR very hit-or-miss but in Photoshop there is an extremely useful plugin called Exr-IO which is free, sadly isn't detected by Affinity Photo but what it does is it loads multi-layer EXR and Cryptomatte groups for you, those are extremely useful for compositing. If there's any plugin or functionality I recommend integrating for 32-bit workflows, it's Multi-layer EXR and Cryptomatte support, these are basically essential for my workflow. Multi-layer EXR can always be saved as individual files for each pass and then loaded up in a bunch, which is fine, just less convenient. Cryptomatte is a bit trickier though but still manageable, at least for my requirements. Other times I've had to re-composite lighting, so that means working with premultiplied Alpha 32bit EXRs and composite those on top. Another thing I occasionally do is edit HDRIs and colour-tone them at multiple EVs to get a nicer result than in-camera balance. Even with a proper grey card and MacBeth chart, it still sometimes warrant some tweaking. I hope this helps a bit, It really depends, I have a relatively straight-forward workflow, it's been very reliable in Affinity Photo but if there's anything specific you'd like me to test for you in 32-bit workflow, please do let me know.
  3. Thank you very much for providing some insight, I have sent an email to their support team, they're quite good about it so I am really hoping they will be able to help. Would be a bit strange not to since it benefits everyone involved - Photo expands compatibility, they have a wider market to address and I will be able to finally and permanently uninstall PS :)) Thanks again, I'll keep you posted when I find out more from them.
  4. Hello, just checking in, has there been any progress with looking into this at all? If not, is there anything I can do to force enabling it? Thanks! V
  5. Working fine on my end, sorry to be unhelpful but I can't think of what the problem might be. Maybe Windows Ink is causing some issues or something disabled in your tablet properties?
  6. Hi Mark, Thank you for getting back to me. The plugin is very much made for 32-bit workflow, it even starts complaining that an image is LDR instead of HDR. Is there any kind of information I can give you to help with this? Obviously not today, it's Sunday and I wouldn't want to intrude in your time off But I can confirm the plugin does work with 32-bit images in Photoshop, so if there's anything I can help with, please do let me know. Thanks again
  7. Hello, I've gone through the forum before posting this but can't find an answer. I'm a 3D artist and work with 32-bit EXR constantly. I have a plugin, ArionFX, which is specifically made to work with 32-bit images, I use it in Photoshop all the time but in Photo, it is greyed out unless I change the image from 32-Bit/HDR to 16-bit, which obviously then forfeits the advantages of HDR workflow. I did check and was working with rasterized layers but no joy. Since the plugin does work perfectly well, it opens, processes and applies the effects correctly but simply not available in 32-bit, is this something that you could potentially look into? Frankly it's pretty much the only plugin I ever use and just keeping me from just jumping to Photo full time. If this is something you would be willing to take a look at, please let me know what kind of info you need from my end. Is there anything I can do to force it's availability in 32-bit? Many thanks! V.
  8. Hi there, I tried to search the forums for the right question and this one was the closest I could tack on to, so thank you both for asking and replying. I only have a small clarification to request, if possible: I work in a medium-sized company but I'm the only person who owns a personal license of Affinity Photo and Designer; my understanding is that it is allowed to be used on computers the user owns or controls - so my question is, considering that I am the only one in control of my account and that the software is only accessible through my account but other users could occasionally use the PC (without access to my software), does this qualify as being in control of said terminal? Last thing I want is to throw legal spanners in the company's wheels, I'm actually trying to promote it within the office wherever possible to try and replace some of the competition's products. Thanks again! DQ
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