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Posts posted by DonatoF

  1. At the moment, you have two choices to produce large tiffs:

    1) use the 1.5 beta, abandoning the 1.4.2 version and hope you don't run into any issues

    2) do all your work in 1.4.2 and save the .afphoto file, open the .afphoto file in the 1.5 beta and export the tiff from there.  


    I'm using the second as my current workflow, making sure to work on a duplicate of the .afphoto file or not make any changes to it in the beta.  I will say the betas are pretty stable, and you may not run into issues.

  2. See this topic:



    Basically, a change in the Mac OS broke the way AP was exporting tiffs, they fixed it in the 1.5 beta but not (yet?) in the production Apple Store version.  I really wish they would release a fix for the production version since 1.5 will be in beta for a while and I prefer to use the production version rather than beta.

  3. R C-R

    If you mean the Affinity produced tiff, it opens normally in Affinity, not black.  In Preview (and quick look) it is black, Tonality Pro is unable to open it at all ( "It may be damaged or use a file format that program doesn’t recognize."). However, DxO Optics Pro is able to open it ok.  Breaks my general monochrome workflow, which is usually develop the RAW in Dxo OP, export color 16 bit tiff, general tweaks in Affinity Photo, export as color 16 bit tiff, monochrome conversion in Tonality, then export to jpeg or whatever.  Not as much of an issue with images I keep in color, usually save the .afphoto file and just export jpegs.  Actually that lead me to a work-around - if I open the Affinity photo created tiff in DxO OP, then re-export it as a tiff, I then have one that behaves normally. Just have to remember to not apply any preset in DxO.  Kind of clumsy, but will work for now.

  4. Just to further expand on what MBd said, it can get confusing as to what exactly is being concealed/revealed - in the example above, painting in black on the adjustment layer mask conceals the black and white adjustment, painting in white reveals the adjustment.  So the net effect is that painting in black conceals the adjustment but reveals the underlying color.  Painting with white reveals the adjustment, hiding the color. 

  5. Various way to do this, the easiest is to just add a live black and white adjustment layer, set the black and white settings to your liking. Then, since the adjustment layer has a built-in mask, just select the adjustment layer and use the eraser tool on it where you want the underlying color to show through.  Instead of the eraser, you can also use the paint brush tool with black to erase, and white to add the adjustment back in.

  6. hmm, just as an additional data point, my DxO OP 9 recognizes and opens both .tif and .tiff files regardless of the setting of that menu item. I do get the "?" icon sometimes for them like in your screen capture, but if I wait a while it loads a preview eventually and will open the file.  Have you checked the DxO forums for any issue in OP 10?  But I agree, you should be able to create whichever extension fits your workflow better.  

  7. Mike- was just in Dxo OP 9, and under the Preferences>Process menu, there is a dropdown to select the the tif or tiff extension you wish to use, not sure if that helps.  Also, at least DxO OP 9 seems to open .tiff files fine - maybe they changed that in 10, but see if changing the pref helps.

  8. James - Thanks for the tip on editing the adjustment layer mask, I wasn't aware of that and had been creating a separate mask when I could have used the built-in.  One thing I do notice is that if you create a new mask layer you have the "refine mask", "edit mask", and "release mask" commands available via the contextual (right-click) menu, while the built-in one for the adjustment layer doesn't have them.  Ah - just found that at least "refine mask" is available under the main layer menu for the adjustment layer built-in mask, just not under the contextual menu. In this instance "release mask" may not be applicable, but "edit mask" still could be.

  9. Hi Simon, an excellent start and a big service to new users of Photo and image processing.  Obviously a huge challenge to present just enough information without being overwhelming.  A few suggestions:


    In the first video, you must have the "splash" screen (the one with samples to download) turned off, new users might find that confusing because they will see that screen first.

    Also in first video, a brief mention of the Personas, so in case they accidentally click on another one they will know to go back to the Photo Persona. 


    For color balancing, I think beginners might find the "white balance" adjustment easier than the "colour balance" or "channel mixer", especially using the white balance picker.  Or, even easier, the Auto White Balance filter.


    Not sure which video, but it would be a good idea to include how to save or export the changes.


    Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing these.


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