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Doren Sorell

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  1. I have this computer setup: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1 GB And I've read and seen that many photographers and videographers use an external SSD drive to edit off of. I'm curious how that works with Affinity Photo, and if it actually makes things smoother and faster, maybe with regards with cache and things like this .... but I am not a techie, nor do I understand what goes on behind the scenes. Everything works quite well, but if I have many layers, like in a composite, which has many images/photos, and maybe live filters, it's starts slowing down a lot. Thus, trying to see if anyone here has used or is using a setup like this. One day, hopefully soon, I'll get a brand new computer. Thanks in advance!
  2. Just like in Photoshop when one clicks on the backslash key (above Return/Enter) to go into a feature, when a Mask is selected, a semi-transparent red overlay gets put over the image and one can actually see/visualize the mask in a non black-and-white way, with that red overlay. I helps so much because one can actually see the image through the mask and can make minute changes with complete manual control just using the Brush Tool. I'd love to see this feature added. Thank you.
  3. Thanks for your response, Walt. But that's not what I meant. I'm sorry if I'm being unclear. I use Refine Mask all the time, especially for selections, etc; but I'm talking just seeing a mask in a semi-transparent red overly where I can brush black and white to fine tune the mask myself, as opposed to the Refine Mask feature (which is wonderful) that uses AI to help refine the mask's edges. Does that make sense? In Photoshop (which I do not miss, by the way; except for this feature: LOL), you click on the backslash key (above Return/Enter) to go into that feature if you're on a Mask, and then one can actually see/visualize the mask in a non black-and-white way, with that red overlay. I helps so much because one can actually see the image through the mask and can make minute changes with complete manual control. Anyhow, it unfortunately seems to not be a feature, thus I'll add it to the Feature Requests forum. Thanks.
  4. I actually saw that and also figured out my own version. I was just hoping Affinity had that feature built in. Darn. Anyone know if it’s been requested?
  5. Thanks for responding. No, I did not mean the Quick Mask feature. That one is about selections. I'm talking about just editing a Mask using the Brush (black and white) to add and subtract to a mask, which I know how to do, and even know how to option+click to see the mask in a B&W overlay. What I'm wanting is the Mask Preview feature, which is usually a semi-transparent red overlay (in Photoshop), to be able to fine tune a mask at the same time as being able to see through the red preview to the actual image. It's about refining the mask with a brush without going into Refine feature. I hope that makes sense. It's a standard feature in Photoshop that was quite handy all the time, and it's the only thing I miss from Ps. Thus, was wondering about it in Affinity. And if does not exist, if it can be added. Thanks.
  6. In Photoshop when you have drawn in a mask, or just have a mask, you can press the backslash key and see a red overlay semi transparent preview of what the mask looks like. Then you can use the brush tool and paint black and white to add or hide to the mask but you have that red overlay preview that helps you visualize. I know in Affinity you can use the alt/option and click on the mask to get the black-and-white visuals of the mask, but I am wanting the red overlay semi transparent preview because I find it so helpful. Does that feature not exist in affinity photo? If not, I would love to request it… Also, if there are any workarounds for now if that feature does not exist that would be greatly appreciated knowledge. Thank you…
  7. @James Ritson ~ First off, you are the reason I chose Affinity Photo (which I love). Your tutorials are fantastic, so thank you for that. Also, thank you for your detailed response. Now it all makes sense. What's good on my end is that I usually don't use more than one or two Live Filters, and it's usually at the end of my workflow, and with only a one or two Live Filters, thus most of the time this will be a non-issue. And if I ever discover I need many of those layers on a project, I will adjust accordingly. Now I'll just save up for a brand new maxed-out computer. LOL... Again, thank you for your detailed and kind reply.
  8. This issue is indeed a problem and has been forwarded to the developers. But thanks for the interest.
  9. @R C-R ~It wasn't about me being "unwilling" -- it was not about my file, and it wasn't about an afphoto file, but TIFFs and PSDs. Thus I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. I got the evidence I needed to show that this is indeed a problem, and that the developers are aware, and now I'll let this go. Sorry for the post-rants on my end. And thanks to all who responded.
  10. @Lee D ~ Yes, I have. Sorry to beat a dead horse like this, but just wanted to see if others were having the same issue, and I've discovered they do, and it's been forwarded to the developers, so I'll let this go for now. Plus, @James Ritson explained it so well in another post that it all makes sense to me. Sorry to all for the annoying posts. Thanks a bunch to all who endured my frustrations.
  11. Already done that with a couple of files. They had the same problem. Thus, trying to see if others come across this with any TIFF or PSD files. Because, I’ve created a few random files, new ones from scratch as well as older ones, and once I add multiple Live Filters, no matter what, the TIFF and PSD files all take a very long time to save. And it shouldn’t; a moderator already told me so. It’s not a corrupt file; it’s all TIFF or PSD files with many Live Filter layers. I’ve been experimenting for days, and it happens every single time when I try to recreate it. Therefore, I thought I’d take a poll and see if others come across this same issue or not. I hope that is clear and makes sense. Thanks in advance to all who participate. I would like to get this resolved ASAP.
  12. I've put up this poll because I am wondering if others are going through this issue: When working with either a TIFF or PSD, if I create a document with multiple Live Filters, 5 and up, it takes a very long time to save, around 5 minutes, as opposed to saving within seconds to maybe a minute. It's very frustrating. Before I complain to the developers, I wanted to see if others can recreate this problem/issue. For those interested, I am on Mac, and this is the first problem I've had with Affinity Photo.
  13. No it does not. After experimenting, I’ve discovered that it’s only TIFFs and PSDs with many Live Filters when this happens. Minutes to save. Anyone else having this issue with saving in TIFF or PSD with at least 4 or 5 Live Filters??? I wish I could take a poll here.
  14. By the way, since this is an obvious problem with TIFFs and PSDs with multiple Live Filter layers, is there anything I can do to speed up the fix? @MEB
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