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  1. Another missing feature whose absence is felt. I've got some old raw pictures of my artworks that I can't edit in Capture One. Straightening in LR/ACR/Photoshop was the easiest process, but I don't want to rely on Adobe anymore. Straightening in Photo is unnecessary articulated. Too many steps to get it right and get the right proportions. I feel like being back to Photoshop 7. A crop tool/transform improvement would be very welcomed.
  2. I've been very surprised discovering that Photo is missing such a basic feature. This is not the only aspect where it's lacking the flexibility of Photoshop in very basic operations. I don't want it to be a simple PS clone, but there are things that should be a standard. When you're used to work fast because the app allows you to do it, and suddenly you find yourself decades back, mmm... Fifty points from Gryffindor.
  3. If someone is interested I've created a Macro to make the process faster. After execution, you only need to pick the color from the appropriate area with the Color picker tool (I haven't been able to integrate this in the Macro) and set Solid color layer visibility back. Color Cast Removal.afmacro
  4. Thank you! I was looking exactly to reproduce that tutorial. I was pretty sure that I could obtain the same result inverting the sampled color and applying another blending option, but as a novice in Affinity Photo I wasn't able to invert only the fill layer. I don't know why adding an adjustment as a child has no effect on fill layers. Grouping was the key. For everyone else looking for color cast removal, the only missing part from the tutorial was to reproduce the behavior of the B slider in PS to bring back clipped details. If I'm not missing something (I can't exclude it), you cannot do it directly on Photo 'cause it uses an HSL method instead of the HSB. Raising the L (Lightness) value to the top brings the color to white, cancelling the effect. In HSB instead, raising the B (Brightness) value to the top, brightens the color to the maximum value allowed by hue and saturation. To keep it short, if you add and HSL adjustment between the Fill layer and the Invert adjustment and check the HSV (which is the same as HSB) option, you can use the Luminosity shift as the B slider in Photoshop color panel. Raise it to 100% and you're good to go.
  5. This is my first message so hi everybody. I want to leave Photoshop for Affinity Photo. As for my needs a screen resolution setting is required. As a painter I use to study and prepare my works through photo manipulation. So I have to check them at the actual size (where actual should mean the print size, but since I am the "printer", it's the drawing/painting size). I also use actual size to take some measurements directly on the screen so I can quickly report them on paper. As such a true, accurate actual size is very important for me. Affinity Photo actual size is anything but actual, 'cause without a pixel density value (which changes from screen to screen) it can't be calculated. Instead actual size is really accurate in Photoshop. Nothing fancy. It's just that it takes into account both image print resolution (the document own PPI value) and screen pixel density (you set it on preferences as you can see from the attached image) to calculate the right zoom factor and rulers scale.. There are some workarounds you can apply in Affinity photo: 1) You can set the image PPI resolution to that of the screen and view the image at 100%. This way rulers will be ok, but you have to resample the image to make it respect the sought-after size. (Absolutely no way!) 2) You can do some math (or empirical tests) to find the right PPI setting that will show the correct size for actual size without resampling. This way you'll see the image at the right size but rulers will be out of scale. 3) You can do some math (or empirical tests) to find the proper zoom factor leaving the image unaltered. This way both actual size and the rulers will be ok, but basically you're doing manually what Photoshop does automatically and the annoying thing is that this way you cannot use the shortcut for actual size. You have to re-set that zoom value manually every time you need it. With such a simple setting like screen resolution, Affinity Photo could calculate it automatically and give an accurate on-screen representation. Sorry for the length. This is not my language and I hope I made myself clear.
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