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  1. Thank you for the feedback, Jon.
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    Saturation Masks - a simple method

    As noted in the original post, these macros don’t work in version 1.6.x because of a bug in the Selective Color adjustment. The macros DO work in versions 1.7.x and they were created in the 1.7 beta. As far as I know, there was a change in file format between 1.6 and 1.7, and this seems to apply to ancillary files like .afmacros. Although you can “choose” them when importing macros into the iOS version (which is a version 1.6 app), they don’t show up, presumably because the file format is incompatible.
  3. My pleasure. Actually, it’s mighty impressive that your other software package WAS able to create the panorama. However, given its name, my best guess is that it is super-optimized toward that one task! Maybe not a fair comparison, but that’s an impressive merge, given how little data the adjacent images share.
  4. Your 5 individual photos have almost NO overlap. I was able to make a panorama out of them by manually placing them next to each other - certainly not the right way to do this. But to expect Affinity to create a panorama with only about 5% or less overlap just isn’t realistic. Ideally, your photos ought to have at least 20-30% overlap.
  5. Using the latest beta (1.7.0.257) on iMac running MacOS 10.13.6. I have a user-created category in Assets, with 2 sub-categories. I do not have anything in the "Default" category. Both of the subcategories in the user-created category were collapsed (using the triangle at the left of the Subcategory name). I cannot re-expand the subcategories, nor will the "hamburger" menu on either of the subcategories respond to a click. I can import a new category, but this newly imported category is likewise unresponsive.
  6. I wouldn’t swear to it, but I don’t think so.
  7. You’ll want to show the Info panel, and put two “samplers” on your image - one on the standard color and one on the averaged blur area. Set both samplers to show RGB values (in the Info panel) and then adjust until the values are where you want them to be.
  8. Take a look at this YouTube video from PIXimperfect. Although it uses Photoshop, the trchnique can be done in Affinity as well https://youtu.be/Wvr8LCSuFjE
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    Posing daughter

    I agree. The original needed some serious editing to color, saturation, and so forth; you did a nice job. As a further suggestion, I think the post-edit image still has a magenta cast to it. I would also bring up the shadows a little. I downloaded your edited image and (i) brought down the Magenta saturation using an HSL adjustment; and (ii) applied the Shadows and Highlights filter to lighten up the shadows. This is my result:
  10. Focal length is the one addition to the EXIF summary that I think is needed.
  11. My pleasure. Sometimes you have to know a feature is there in order to find it!
  12. Gradients made on a Pixel layer are destructive, and cannot be edited later. Gradients made to a Vector object are non-destructive, and can edited later. Try drawing a Rectangle with no stroke and no fill, and then put a Gradient into it; you can adjust the gradient at any time.
  13. With your Curve layer selected in the Layers panel, activate the Pen tool and you should see the “Selection” option in the Context toolbar. Choose this to turn your curve into a selection. (Be aware that you will no longer have the curve, itself; duplicate the curve to keep both the curve AND the selection.)
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    Halftone Bugs (build 109)

    Thanks for the follow-up. Sorry I missed your updated post while I was uploading the video.
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    Halftone Bugs (build 109)

    No, MEB, they weren't: ScreenFlow.mp4
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