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  1. HI all, I was wondering if there is a certain procedure to uninstall V1 of Affinity Trinity. I'm referring to some deactivation or something similar. Thanks a lot for your help! G:
  2. HI, I have found this topic very interesting, because I am facing this problem. Personally I solved with a little workaround. Starting from a RGB BW image, then creating a CMYK image with similar M and K channels. Better than nothing…
  3. Hi all, I hope to find you all well. As you may read in the subject field, I'm having some doubt about astrostack. It happens that the same raws images stacked in that way shows like a monochrome image, while developed in RAW editor show perfect color. It is me or there is something that doesn't work? Thanks for your help! G:
  4. Hi Adam, How are you? I am sorry but I didn't have any mail from you/Affinity until today. Is for that reason that I wrote here. Not to be rude, but simply I would like to know if there are some reason for this delay. Beg my pardon if in the post above I have been very direct. Probably the whole thing took the wrong way. Thanks a lot. G:
  5. Hi Affinity… I hope you will read these lines this time. SO, quickly the story: 03/12/2020 I ordered 3 workbooks 28/12/2020 I hade Photo and Designer Silence since now Last week I wrote an email asking if there were problems … no reply from you, being ignored is not a great feelings, especially from a customer point of view! Today 19/01/2021 no signals from the space where the last workbook is lost. So I'm asking politely news about order REMOVED, because one item never arrived to destination. Just to be sincere and direct: I would like to have my book… or refund me, but please don't go on ignoring a simple question. Thanks. G:
  6. Hi, same problem here, ordered the three workbooks from Italy the 3rd of december 2020, 2 (Designer and Photo) arrived in 5*6 day,Publisher is still missing in action. I wrote an e-mail to Affinity Customer care just to have some info about it. I haven't any answer, nor an automatic reply justo to know that my mail has arrived to someone inbox. However cash was taken in no time... So I'm asking here: Someone knows who or what should I ask to have some info? (Seem that speaking with Pope is easier than having that info...) If someone on Affinity Planet is interested into this topic, order n. BNWHGLT30G
  7. Same way I found… but global colors have the same meaning like Illustrator? These differences are bizarre.
  8. Other thing is overprint I'm experimenti a 50%K Titel tex over a Yellow Background. Can't put it on overprint unless to apply a "Multiply" effect. It sounds weird to me… however, it works…
  9. OK, I did some test: All what you suggested is true and has a certain sense. But most of all, it works and that's it. It is not so linear, because the Assign/Convert is counterintuitive, as well as the lock on the color slider palette. However, knowing what to do make easy to adapt. Hope that in the near future Affinity will smooth that particular. Color management is fundamental nowadays! Thanks again for your precious help, it makes things clear!
  10. Woah, thanks, that's an answer! I will test every single solution you provide me. I'm gonna understand it better. Sure that the process is not so linear and logic as it should be. Can't understand why… Thanks again Lagarto!
  11. Hi Folks, I'm trying to understand where I make a mistake: I create a CMYK doc with Fogra 39 profile, I place in the layout some RGB images, some texts, colored and 100K and a couple of boxes filled with other colors. When I export them I try to change the ICC to Fogra 29 or SWOP. I expect images to have different CMYK values... and it happens. However this changes also the vector boxes and text, so "Numbers" aren't preserved. Worst of all, also the 100%K comes on CMYK values. I tested some different setup, but when I change profile, numbers aren't preserved at all. Strange. Cannot find a way out of this. Someone could be so kind to explain me what I am doing wrong and how to fix it? Thanks a lot! G:
  12. Hi Forumer, how are you? Hope to find you all healthy and safe in this period. A quick question that is taking a lot of efforts lately. I have an image and this image should be on a pantone color background. How to do it to have a correct print made by CMYK+Pantone? In Photoshop I used to add a channel and that's it… in AP I'm struggling to find a way out. But it is probably me. I searched on google without results, maybe you have some resources about it. Thanks a lot, I appreciate. G:
  13. Hi, same here… just opened another thread on this.
  14. Hi all, got some problem updating. As you may see in the screenshot in attachment, something dureing updating AD went worng. Cannot figure what, because Photo and Publisher did it without problems. Maybe it is only me or maybe not… however, if you have any hint/solution to fix it. I would appreciate. Thanks guys! G:
  15. +1 again on this function. I hoped tha1.8 had it... but not, it doesn't show up. Only a useless "import pages" that can be used in a certain way, but the document become heavier than planet earth. So, Affinity, you are near to perfection, just another little step... maybe with update 1.8.2
  16. It is almost a year that I have introduced Affinty suite in my entire workflow. Affinity Photo has become the standard. This image has been created with Starry Landscape Stacker (lately my win box with Sequator has some probs due to Microsoft updates… bah) and edited in AP. 30 shots of the sky and foreground stacked together, one shot at lower iso for the foreground and one with some light painting for the lake. And a couple of mugs of hot coffee just to defreeze my… well I guess you understand Thanks for your precious time! G:
  17. OK Adam, my 2 cent: Luminosity masks (ab)used nowadays are totally useless for astrophotography. In the video you poster are used mainly to flatten color discrepancies due to sensore noise (hot pixels, light pollution, lens colo problems and everything you can immagine). I think (and I use) only 2 software: Sequator for stacking and Affinity photo for editing. For the rest it is only advanced editing and a little bit of technique while shooting. For the foreground it worth to do some shots and stack them in AP to reduce the noise. You could also experiment HDR with bracketing shooting. For the sky, I use sequator to stack together al least 40/50 shots using the most popular camera settings (speaking about shutterspeed, ISO and aperture). Last but not least, instead of luminosity masks, I prefer using channel selections, some tricks that a certain Dan Margulis developed for Photoshop but you can apply them to AP without problems.
  18. Hi GarryP! Sure I've tested those settings… and it doesn't work. But the problem I see it isn't only in Sequator, but in also in the other software similar to Sequator. Creating Tiffs from Adobe software, everything works well. For that reason I cannot understand why, (using raw file in Sequator doesn't work quite good, personally the best results achieved was with 16bit tiffs, due to a noise reduction that AP perform far far better than ACR et simila) Thanks for you help and time, I appreciate! G:
  19. Hi Callum! It was the first thing that I've done, but nope, no results. I've also downloaded XNConvert to resave the tiff files. No results. Resave them in GIMP too… same as above. Resaving in Photoshop resolve everything, but in that way it doesn't have sense, do you agree? (Beware, Sequator works on WIN, for Mac there is Starry Landscaper) Thanks for your time and help! G:
  20. Hi Affnity, Hi Forumers! I (ab)use Affinity Photo to edit my astrophoto, I find Affinity Photo a great piece of software! However I'm facing a problem that I can't solve: the tiff files out of AP don't work in any star stacking software. I tested Sequator, Starry landscaper, Deep sky star stacker, Iris and Siril. All report the message "unable to read files". Strange, because with jpgs everything flows. I wrote some line to the developers and that is the answer I had: "TIFF is not fully standardized. Although they are called TIFF, some formats or fields may be incompatible. Sequator uses the most popular TIFF library, but there may be still some proprietary fields the library can not recognize." Any hint, idea, suggestion you could provide? Thanks a lot for your help! G:
  21. Hi all, Here the result of a long night chasing the last milky way for this year. It is a stack of 42 shots edited in Affinity photo with develop persona, plus other 2 for the foreground and the person (that's me!) shooting light to the universe. Sky has been stacked in sequator software, than the compositing has been done in AP, with all the fine tune required. 2 little problem found: - developing raw one by one it takes a long time; a method to apply raw settings to the entire group would be very usefull - TIFF exported from AP have something wrong. I faced several errors with them and I don't know why. It seems something well known… (using JPG everything went smooth, but I lost the 16 bit and you know, jpg… bah…) However, here the final result. Hope you like it. Have a great week end, see ya! G:
  22. Hi, I'm Gianni from Italy! in the last 7 months I'm gaining skill on Affinity Photo and I'm starting to introduce it in my workflow. Under certain aspects I have to tell that it has more power than the well known counterpart. The only things that i miss are: -apply the same settings to multiple raw files during development (it may sound a little bit odd, but it is useful in astrophotography with other software to stack photos to reduce noise. Develop profile aren't fast enough to do all the job done in a bunch of seconds - I speak to process an average of 40/60 pictures) - channel selection method. (the way you do it in AP is not so intuitive, may you could simplify it). Thanks a lot for the time you'll spend reading this. Have a peaceful day. G:
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