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  1. I'm referring to the post that Callum sent me to in his answer to my O.P. And I've tried the solution posted by -S-
  2. actually you can see HERE that the result I've obtained is still not as it should be, even after duplicating the Mask layer like 5 times! Edges are still visible and the fading effect is way to present in the image. I just can't find a way to tweak this as it should. ( I'm talking about that container image.)
  3. Hello Callum, thx for your reply. I've tried several of them and came closest to what I want with drawing rectangle, dragging rectangle layer over image thumbnail to make it a mask, apply Gaussian Blur FX set to 100% to obtain most smooth edges. But.. I discovered I had to duplicate the mask layer at least 5 times to make sure the edges were really transparent, which makes me feel I'm doing something wrong. Could you perhaps help me out?
  4. I am trying to create a transparent edge to an image on all four sides, ideally the same width of transparence for all four sides. What is the best looking way to achieve this? I've found a description from another member on another post but that just won't do it, didn't work or, well, I couldn't do it. If you explain, please consider I'm a noob and provide step by step instructions. Or some quick "Loom" screen capture / video would be awesome too. Help is much appreciated! Thierry
  5. From a wedding photographer's point of view: Haven't had the time to scroll through all posts here but for me, being a professional wedding photographer and having to go through thousands of images every week of the year: Some integrated intelligent batch file renaming option, wether at import or export. Culling: a fast way to go through several thousands of images and select which to keep and which to reject. Even LR is too slow at this (image load time, sharply) and i have to revert to Photo Mechanic to be able to do this quickly. Import presets and the ability to create custom (import) presets. The ability to apply lens corrections and to apply them automatically. 100% support for Fujifilms DNG's which LR still doesn't seem to master despite the booooming success of Fuji's X series APS-C camera's. The ability to do batch editing or sync edits across a chosen range of images and the ability to choose exactly which edits are to be synced across that range of images. Export presets and the ability to create custom (export) presets. The ability, among those presets, to export to Compressed small size DNGs. The ability to save the edits only (XML) for a large amount of images. On LR these are the .xmp files which can be saved separately from the image files, which makes it very easy to send your edits only along with Compressed DNG's to a colleague or other party who could then finalize your edits. A way to adapt the UI to the type of job you are doing and the ability to save different UI presets. Call them Persona if you want. I'm just not interested in having waaay too many options available that will only clutter my screen and slowdown my workflow. As someone else already mentioned: Take everything compositing to Affinity Photo. Leave Affinity DAM without. And ensure a seamless back and forth interoperability between both. The ability to chose to further edit an image in a compositing tool such as Affinity Photo only when needed though. I only very rarely use Photoshop as most of the edits i need are available inside LR. "Edit in...." would then offer the user the choice in which software he wishes to further edit the image. Edits inside the other software (such as PS or Affinity Photo) would then be saved / synced to the DAM when returning to the DAM. Some thorough and well thought interoperability or portability of files between the several Serif / Affinity software packages would be awesome. Clever backup and recovery options... The lack of support of any of the above features would have an enormous (negative) impact on my workflow (and i'm sure it's the same for most wedding photographers...) and would make a DAM pretty useless for any serious wedding photographer.
  6. From a wedding photographer's point of view: Haven't had the time to scroll through all posts here but for me, being a professional wedding photographer and having to go through thousands of images every week of the year: Some integrated intelligent batch file renaming option, wether at import or export. Culling: a fast way to go through several thousands of images and select which to keep and which to reject. Even LR is too slow at this (image load time, sharply) and i have to revert to Photo Mechanic to be able to do this quickly. Import presets and the ability to create custom (import) presets. The ability to apply lens corrections and to apply them automatically. 100% support for Fujifilms DNG's which LR still doesn't seem to master despite the booooming success of Fuji's X series APS-C camera's. The ability to do batch editing or sync edits across a chosen range of images and the ability to choose exactly which edits are to be synced across that range of images. Export presets and the ability to create custom (export) presets. The ability, among those presets, to export to Compressed small size DNGs. The ability to save the edits only (XML) for a large amount of images. On LR these are the .xmp files which can be saved separately from the image files, which makes it very easy to send your edits only along with Compressed DNG's to a colleague or other party who could then finalize your edits. A way to adapt the UI to the type of job you are doing and the ability to save different UI presets. Call them Persona if you want. I'm just not interested in having waaay too many options available that will only clutter my screen and slowdown my workflow. As someone else already mentioned: Take everything compositing to Affinity Photo. Leave Affinity DAM without. And ensure a seamless back and forth interoperability between both. The ability to chose to further edit an image in a compositing tool such as Affinity Photo only when needed though. I only very rarely use Photoshop as most of the edits i need are available inside LR. "Edit in...." would then offer the user the choice in which software he wishes to further edit the image. Edits inside the other software (such as PS or Affinity Photo) would then be saved / synced to the DAM when returning to the DAM. Some thorough and well thought interoperability or portability of files between the several Serif / Affinity software packages would be awesome. Clever backup and recovery options... The lack of support of any of the above features would have an enormous (negative) impact on my workflow (and i'm sure it's the same for most wedding photographers...) and would make a DAM pretty useless for any serious wedding photographer.
  7. Hi MEB, thx for getting back to me. I think that's what i always did so far, i started of from Custom Ratio actually as none of the existing presets was matching the dimensions i needed. Now, i've tried again following each of your steps, one by one, and it seems i succeeded :) What happened a lot is that it created a preset based on the dimensions it was already into, instead of the dimensions i wanted to achieve and had entered in the width & height boxes. HOWEVER, i also think i get where a lot of the confusion comes from. Apparently i can't get to delete any of the presets i've ever created. So as long as these remain there, it'll be though to test it out and to understand wether what i wanted to achieve actually worked. So how do i delete these? Please provide step by step instructions. Thank you. It's a shame the tool is so confusing, really. The Photoshop crop tool is so simple to use, even the Lightroom one i can do with, but this is really the only thing or tool about Affinity Photo that makes me frown and irritates me again and again. It's even gotten so far i downloaded the "Photocrop PRO" app from the App Store as it's still waaaay easier and quicker for me to do it that way - outside of Affinity Photo. And that shouldn't be the case really, as i simply love Affinity Photo for everything else it offers and the way it does things. Sorry, had to say it. It's a forum actually and definitely meant to be constructive. Hope u understand.
  8. Hi, i'm using version 1.4.1. of AP, but still having this same problem with saving and/or deleting cropping presets. It just works completely erratically and makes the crop tool useless for me as i need to crop a LOT of images to predefined dimensions or aspect ratios for use in websites. I love the app, really, but fast and precise cropping at predefined aspect ratios is 80% of what i use it for and thus this bug makes the AP useless for me. Can you please provide some insight as to when we can expect this to be fixed?? Feedback would be much appreciated.
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