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Roland Rick

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  • Birthday 04/14/1964

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    Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Photo Composition, Mountain Bike, Outdoor Filming and Photo Shooting, Offering Taylor Made Mountain Bike Vacation, MTB Driving Instructor

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  1. Hi guys, Bevel & Emboss is cut of by live filter layer perspective. Didn't test anything else, didn't test on pixel layer. - Please see video: Effects + Live Filter Layer issue.mov
  2. Loaded uncompressed tif from Capture One 22 Copied layer by Cmd+J applied a Tone Map Pressed Cmd-S and clicked Button [Save as] in dialog box in the save as dialog box , I tried to change filename by double clicking in to filename line crash, spinning wheel/beachball of death No chance to get out without "Force quit…" Please see also the video
  3. I loaded a pdf and try to improve the content for better readability. The text of the first FrameText field wraps perfectly around the image, no such wrapping in any other FrameText field. Also not of new ones generated. FYC: Because it's loaded from an existing pdf, there is of course no Master Page Where is that checker hidden I can't find to enable text wrapping? Please find the .afpub also attached, please: for your eyes only, not public. Vorhalt von Heinrich Wohlmeyer an die Bundesregierung 34p.afpub
  4. Hi @Chris B, hey, no problem, important is the feedback is reported to developers.
  5. I am working on a huge 360º pano. Using "Edit/Inpait" for closing the drone hole, something went wrong and the task is now running for over half an hour, doing kinda nothing (no fan noise fully equipped MBP16/2019). It is not possible to [Esc] this without kill -9 (Force quit) Affinity Photo. Unfortunately always doing like so, you never know if some GB of cache or whatever used on SSD will remain forever als garbage on the disk, wasting valuable disk space. Where is the [Esc] or [Cancel] button??? To me, this is a bug, at least an ugly design flaw: Cheers, Roland
  6. Hi Meb, thanks. Do I understand correct, you suggest to authorise access to / (root)? - I've been working for 15 yrs als Unix sysadmin and that workflow makes me nightmares. I tried also the DxO page you suggested and I got (copy & paste of the link you posted below https://help-nikcollection4.dxo.com/install_activate): (This forum editor urgently needs the ability to resize images 😆) This plugin thing turns out to be a "crackling nut". - (I have no clue how to translate this into English. In German it's "Knacknuss", an artificial word, put together of "knack/crack" and "Nuss/nut" - Because some nuts suppose to be cracked only very hard, the meaning is a problem hard to be solved).
  7. Hi @MEB, many thanks for your reply. Well, thanks in advance for contacting Topaz, I am already very curious what's their reply. FYC: Luminar e.g. has a special menu entry to install/reinstall the plugins into Photoshop and puts it into (text continues below image, btw: is there a possibility to resize the images in this forum editor?) this folder... …I restarted, it's there but it also does no longer start that plugin. I also have the Nik 4 collection, but I couldn't figure out where its plugins are installed to. Couldn't find any plugin folder for Nik 4. Once this has been working afai can remember, so the Topaz ones. Both now don't. Is that problem possibly caused by MacOS Big Sur or Catalina? Not sure, but I think that problems started with Catalina or even Mojave, but to be honest, I can't remember and I am also no longer able to figure it out, because I updated all my Macs to Big Sur. I hope with the lines above I could help a tiny little bit to find the cause of the problem. Thanks for all our help, Roland
  8. OK, thanks for reply. I truly hope one day will there be a solution.
  9. Hi @MEB, totally Ok to reply here. Wouldn't it make more sense, your developers contact Topaz directly? If there are some questions to discuss, I'm only the "water carrier" (as we say in German) between two parties which could solve a things 1000x much more efficient by talking directly together. It makes no sense me doing this, and the risk of forwarding false information (in both directions) is far too high. Do I understand your reply correct, no plugin ever will run on any software installed by AppStore, is that like so? That automatically leads to the next question: Can I exchange my Mac Affinity (I have all of them, Photo, Designer, Publisher) Software to a Serif Homepage downloadable version? Afai get it, that should solve the problem.
  10. Hi @fde101, thanks for reply and the diglloyd article. Well, I see, there are a lot of things to do for developers until this HIF/HEIF/HIC/HEIC higgledy-piggledy gets untangled. Capture One, Lightroom: none of them can handle the Sony HIF files. So, at the moment, this format is kinda useless until you edit with Image Edge Desktop … wait ... and at the moment trying this, I just realise, even Sony's own viewer and editing software can not handle it prior to install an add-on 🙈 https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/app/heifext/download/index.php - what a mess. Side note: MacOS Big Sur 11.5.2 can display it, but the fan starts making noise Conclusion: that format out of the a1 and 7sm3 as well as FX3 (for those 3 models, download is offered on the link above) is kinda useless until I can use it directly in developing software used normally.
  11. Hi @Dan C, Topaz Denoise AI can open easily 16 bit by the plugin if it's started by photoshop. It also opens directly (not the plugin, the app) without any problems e.g. DNG, all in 16 bit. On a Mac, the plugin simply does not start.
  12. Hi @Dan C, thanks for reply. Aehm… if I open a .HEIC made with the iPhone 11 Pro, that opens directly, without even touching the RAW developer engine... Is HIC/HEIC/HIF/HEIF (however, should be all the same) supposed to be a RAW format? FYC: On the a1, I can set it to 4:2:0 or 4:2:2, that's not possible on the iPhone.
  13. Hi guys, trying to open Sony a1 HIF files end up in this error message,"The file type is not supported.":
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