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  1. Ok, it's Sept. 2020 and unfortunately this still doesn't seem to be working 3 years later. Regardless of whether or not this worked in-house when originally implemented, it's a temporary workflow that should not rely on unknown iOS file app processes that can and do change without notice. I've tried to get a folder to covert to a package using the description in the help files several times from my MacBook Pro and there is no conversion happening, it's still a folder. I'd love to see a real solution to be able to edit OCIO / ACES files in AP on iOS. @Lee D Is there any new progress on this or are there new tricks to get this to convert? Has anyone been able to get this to work? Thanks / Travis
  2. I'm not exactly sure how to recreate this issue and it may be an artifact of Affinity crashing while working on this document, but either way I'm not able to create a new artboard in this document that was started without initially adding an artboard via the document creation dialog. When clicking on the artboard tool the tool bar options are greyed out and if I attempt to draw out an artboard I get the following error message: "Artboards cannot be added to a document with multiple pages or master pages." As far as I know pages and or master pages are not capabilities available in Designer. Is there some mix up here with Publisher (which is not installed on my machine)? As mentioned, I haven't been able to recreate this issue as new documents seem to work as expected whether I create the artboard on document initialization or after. Attached is the error message, the tool states and the Designer document. no-artboards.afdesign
  3. @Dan C and @Blende21 thanks for the updates. I appreciate it! Looking forward to this feature in iOS.
  4. Attempting to print either via the keyboard shortcut or the File menu causes Designer to immediately crash repeatedly. I'm running v1.8.3.641 on Windows 10 x64 (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) and also just attempted to repair Designer via the most recent installer with no luck. Please let me know if you need any further information. Best / Travis
  5. Hi @Dan C, I'm currently looking to set up my photographic workflow on my iPad using Affinity Photo and was researching how I could color calibrate my iPad display. Is this functionality discussed in this thread implemented currently and if not, is it currently being planned for implementation? Thanks in advance! Travis
  6. Hi, I'm currently trying to achieve the same thing here in April of 2020 and it seems it's still not yet possible, or I can't for the life of me figure it out. I want to make a 1024 x 1024 PNG image with an alpha area in a particular position. If I export the layer with the area I want to keep and I specify in the export dialog that I want to export the selected layer without the background it works as expected (I get a PNG that's transparent except for the area my selected layer occupied), however, the image is now cropped to the area of the selection and is no longer 1024. Ultimately I want to keep my image 1024 so that when I map it in the 3D app I'm using I don't have to guess at the correct scaling and positioning of the image as the 3D app is assuming it to be a square format. I've played with every combination I can think of in the Layers and Channels menus, but I can't seem to achieve what I'm looking for. In Photoshop I can create a 1024x1024 canvas add a layer with the graphic I want, position it how I want, delete the background layer and export with transparency which gives still gives me a 1024x1024 image. Is this possible in Affinity without the use of a third party app? Thanks in advance! -------------------------------------------- Edit: I think I figured out how to do this using the Export Persona. If you select the layer you want to be opaque and then create a slice for that layer, you can expand the slice to take up the entire canvas and when you export that slice it will retain the scale of the canvas and layers / layer position and alpha out the background. I'm happy to see that this is possible for my workflow as I would prefer to us AP vs PS. It would be great and so much easier however if there were an option in the regular export dialog Area pull-down to export 'Selection without background full canvas' or something to that effect.. Maybe it's a checkbox below the dialog 'Export full canvas size'. Please let me know if there's a more efficient way of doing this. Thx!
  7. ThiThis isn't the best solution as Photoshop is an expensive plugin in this case, but I open the file through EXR/IO in PS, have it auto generate the alpha masks from the cryptomatte and then I re-save it as an EXR that I then open in Affinity. This gives me perfect masks without having to do crude color selects in AP. Of course this functionality is a must have for AP. Hopefully they'll get around to building it in sooner than later. @James Ritson I'm sure the AP team already has this on the to-do list, but I thought I'd copy you just in case. Best / Travis
  8. Hi Lee, Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay in mine. James came to the rescue and showed me the gamma trick with the Live Procedural Texture tool https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/102122-aces-exr-challenge/&tab=comments#comment-549916, which worked out well enough for my needs. The other side of the equation is getting the rendering engines to fully support this.. It's early days, but it's getting there. Best / Travis
  9. Oh James Brilliant man! I believe this is the magic button I was looking for! I honestly would have never thought to use the procedural texture to modify gamma and couldn't figure out how to get around the Levels gamma limit of 2. Now I have a new tool to play with and am super happy to be using the wider gamut of ACES. I'm certain that the difference is due to moving from 32 to 8 bit, but otherwise the outcome is well within the acceptable range. Thanks as well for putting together your workflow bundle. I'll say that both the bundle and the procedural texture gamma trick would be great quick tip videos for the community. One quick question if you have the time. If you were working on an ACEScg file and you wanted to save it out to a wider gamut than sRGB for fine art printing. Would you output to Rec.2020 via an OCIO adjustment layer and then convert to something like Adobe RGB through Document Convert / Format (8 bit)? Or given that it's already a linear file, will setting the output to out_srgb allow you to convert to AdobeRGB and take advantage of that wider space? I'm still getting my head around linear files and how they can be converted as traditionally if the image was in sRGB, you could convert it to AdobeRGB, but there would be no advantage as it wouldn't add any more color information. Again, thanks for your help here, it's much appreciated! Challenge won! Travis
  10. Sounds official anyways.. Can ANYONE take one of the ACEScg Golden Images https://github.com/ampas/aces-dev/tree/master/images ( SonyF35.StillLife.exr ) and save it out from Photo as an sRGB JPG or TIFF and match the EXR as it's displayed in the OCIO Display Transform (It should also match the golden image reference 'SonyF35.StillLife_ODT.Academy.sRGB_100nits_dim.tiff') ? Theoretically this should be a SIMPLE challenge and maybe I'm just dumb as a post and I'm missing the magic button right under my nose. If so, please put me out of my misery! Travis
  11. I'd like to add to this that I'm noticing the 32-bit Preview settings are also not updating properly when only using one image. I just changed the profile assignment for my image while viewing it through the ICC Display Transform, then I undid the change, but the image did not update to the correct look until I toggled the display transform settings (clicked on OCIO, then back to ICC). Thanks
  12. Thanks Chris, glad you’re able to reproduce it on your end. Let me know if you need any further info from me. I appreciate the help!
  13. Hi, I'm noticing that when switching between 2 documents, Photo briefly flashes the image for the tab I'm switching to at the 'Zoom to fit' size when the size is actually at 100%. If I have two versions of an image open and I'm trying to switch back and forth between to get a sense of the differences this creates a distraction. To reproduce: I'm using 2 1280 x 720 images that I have on two different tabs, both are set to view at 100% and I'm just switching between tabs. Photo will briefly show the image when you switch as though you had zoomed to fit before it shows the image at it's actual zoom level of 100% I'm running Photo on Windows 10. Thanks!
  14. Sorry for posting in the wrong forum. I moved this to Bug Reporting, but can't seem to delete the post here as I'm new. Hi, I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug, but the expected behavior (mine) is that the Display Transform settings would be specific to a document so if I have 2 documents open each using a different display transform (one might be ICC and the other OCIO) and I switch between them the DT settings would respect the document and switch. Additionally I'm noticing that when using the OCIO Display Transform setting if I focus on another app and the back to Photo and I switch between documents, the image will blow out requiring me to switch to another setting (unmanaged or ICC) and then back to OCIO to reset it. I'm running Photo on Windows 10. Thanks!
  15. HI, I'd like to better understand how to best implement an ACES workflow in Photo for 3D still EXR renders. My goal is to be able to work in the expanded colorspace that ACES provides for editing and be able to export my images for print (with an AdobeRGB profile) and web (sRGB). I'm currently using Octane as my render engine which at this time will only render to the sRGB primaries in linear EXR format. ACES is planned for the upcoming release however so I'd like clarification on 2 scenarios. If anyone has deeper insight into this I'd really appreciate the feedback. I watched the Affinity Photo OpenColorIO video (https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/desktop/video/329071149), but trying to apply this process with ACES just added more confusion. @jamesritson this would be a great topic for another video! (also thanks for creating all of the tutorial videos, they're well done and very helpful!) Scenario 1: Converting a linear (sRGB) EXR render to ACEScg for editing and then exporting either an sRGB for screen or an AdobeRGB image for print As far as I understand it, there are three components to this process: Setting your color preferences OCIO config file to the ACES config (I'm using the latest 1.0.3) The 32-bit Preview panel Display Transform The OCIO Adjustment layers For the 32-bit Display Transform, what do I need to set it to in this scenario? With ICC it looks exactly as it did in my IPR in Octane. Following along with the video this would seem to be the right approach, but in the video he's using Filimc Blender which I behaves differently from ACES and I'm wondering in this case if this same approach (ICC display) works properly when converting and editing in ACES. With the 32-bit Preview OCIO Display Transform set to sRGB (view transform) and ACES (device transform) it looks darker and more green. (my screen is calibrated to sRGB), though the exposure adjustment behaves completely differently for OCIO / ACES and is much smoother as I would expect than when the DT is set to ICC. I'm assuming that the green tint is due to the fact that I hadn't added an OCIO adjustment layer. When I add an OCIO Adjustment as Source: lin_srgb, Destination: acescg the tone balances out, but the overall image is darker. I'm assuming that this is the look of the ACES transform on a linear sRGB image, but I'm not certain I'm setting this up correctly. For the OCIO Adjustment layers what would be the correct setup? From what I understand I need one OCIO layer to specify the input source type and destination type which I set as lin_srgb and acescg respectively. Then for the output I would create another OCIO layer and set it to the reverse?.. Source: acescg, Destination: lin_srgb? How would I export to AdobeRGB or another space like ROMM in this scenario? Scenario 2: Opening a linear EXR ACEScg render for editing and then exporting either an sRGB for screen or an AdobeRGB image for print I'm just future proofing here and bloating this post, but assuming that Octane updates this year with an ACEScg render option would I just append an 'acescg' siffix (my_render-acescg.exr) to the file and open it in Photo? Do I need to add an import transform OCIO layer to specify that it's ACEScg or do I just create an out transform layer? Finally 2 last questions: I'm assuming that all of my image adjustment edits will be done between the input transform OCIO layer and the output OCIO layer, please correct me if I'm wrong.. If I open a multi-layer EXR with multiple render passes, do I need to create an OCIO Adjustment layer for each pass layer or will one at the top be enough? Thanks for bearing with the 1000 questions here and I greatly appreciate any insight I can get on setting this all up correctly!
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