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  1. In my case, I cannot disable it, it is blurred out, it says there is no compatible GPU.
  2. When it crashes on a Mac it usually opens a windows with a lot of information about the crash. This includes not only a call stack, but a lot of other information that might b helpful to the developer. You can look at the rtf file in the first entry here which is my crash report.
  3. Oh, this happens with the frequency separation directly. However it is a 50MP image. But I will upload the macro as well ... I hope that worked, the file looks so awfully small.
  4. Supplemental: This happens with a filter radius >42. It seems to work for 42 and as soon as I use a radius 43 it crashes.
  5. AP crashes reproducibly when attempting a frequency separation. I usually do this from inside a macro that implements a widge filter. Interestingly the preview works, but as soon as I apply the macro it crashes. It also crashes when using the frequency separation directly. System info inside crash report: Crash report, Callstack etc is attached. CallStack_etc.rtf
  6. Thanks, the first one comes close!
  7. When I use layer blend modes, I can chose from a list of modes ... that is nothing new. Is there a description available, of what those modes actually do??? And I do not mean this mode lightens up etc. I want a more mathematical view like: For the sake of explaining lets assume we are talking about RGB colors, so rgba values. The function F_Mx is the function for blend mode Mx, it takes the pixels color values C_b(P)=(r_b, g_b, b_b, a_b) which is the color value of the pixel below the current layer and C_c(P)=(r_c, g_c, b_c, a_c) which is the color value of the pixel in the current layer, i.e. F_Mx(C_b(P),C_c(P)) = <insert formula here> This would help me very very very much, to wrap my mind around it, the blend mode names are in itself not explanatory enough (and yes, I am in the Asperger spectrum). Cheers, Frank
  8. Broicher

    Affinity Photo for MacOS - 1.7.0

    Wait! The Update from 1.6 to 1.7 was available via the Apple App Store and - I assume this - is free?!?! I bought it yesterday via the Serif page, because I was notified that the update was available. I also purchased the update for Designer. Does that mean I just threw 90€ out of the window or was this legit. UPDATE: I reported this to Serif and they will refund my direct purchase. You guys are the best! Thank you very much!!!
  9. I kept the old plugins folder from Google that was in the Default Folder, but replaced the NIK Collection by the new one. Now the old plugins start the new tools, works fine on my Mac. The new tools did not seem to be able to be installed into a directory of my liking, but only as plugins for specific apps (none of which I have). Edit: No, sorry, you are completely correct. I have the same effect ... now looking into it.
  10. Is there any update on the status? I think the suggestion that GJN made is pretty good (adding a second ring that shows the maximum extension of the brush effect). Cheers Frank
  11. Hi all, I am really annoyed by this. I am using a standard blurry brush for painting in mask layers for instance, but when I try to apply the effects at the edges of areas this effect is really getting in my way. The attached image shows the effect of painting with a soft circular brush on a white layer. The brush itself is seen as the circle in the image which lies inside of the effect it produces. I cannot imagine that it is really intended to be this way. Is there any way of limiting the effect to the inside of the brush cursor, so that one can anticipate the actual brush effect? Cheers Frank
  12. Hi all, I have a licensed Affinity Photo on my MacBook Pro and I am planning on replacing the MBP by a newer one and maybe selling the older one. Is it enough to simply detach the whole MBP from my Apple-ID and thus void the license or do I have to take further actions in order to make the license from that MBP available again to me? Kind regards Frank
  13. I evaluated Pixelmator when it first came out and I still have it on my iMac but I barely use it. It is - I must admit - a software that is quite beautiful. It also offers a lot of functionalities and is as a editing software certainly good, but IMHO it bring you only 90% of the way and is lacking some of the more important features that I usually need like frequency separation or wavelet transformations. Last time I checked it, the liquify capabilities did not convince me, but it could be, that they have gotten better with some of the updates. I was looking for a replacement of GIMP and did not find it in Pixelmator and I only used it to tweak the colors in my pictures, because it has some nice tools for that. Now I completely switched from GIMP to Affinity Photo and there is no need for either of them anymore. Cheers, Frank
  14. I bought Pixelmatr myself. It is a very beautifully designed piece of software, no doubt, and it works fine, but I never really switched to Pixelmator and kept using GIMP simply because there were some really important things that I could only do with GIMP and not with Pixelmator (like wavelet transformation or the less sophisticated frequency separation). Once I tried and then very quickly bought AP, I never went back to GIMP again and do not really feel the need to open Pixelmator. Cheers Frank

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