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  1. Hi Lee, many thanks for reply. Good to hear, it's already addressed to developers.
  2. Hi guys Please watch the 1 minute video. What am I doing wrong? I have no clue. Please aware this is a Group in a Group. Switching Passthrough to Normal also has no effect. All replies appreciated. Video: Grouped Adjustment Layers having no effect
  3. Ooops, I didn't try outside the frequency separation group myself. Outside it is OK. But...: I always make all colour corrections inside the frequency separation group this is a very effective workflow and keeps details intact. Normally I make no group in group, but the eyes I wanted to have separated. Just for fast switching the layer ON/OFF to compare before/after. Besides: missing Cmd+, (command + comma) of Photoshop for this and the Cmd+R for free canvas rotation. However, for that, the rotation dial of Wacom tablet works perfect with AP, not so with Ps.
  4. Thanks! - And because the file size question is not replied specifically, I assume, it's "sufficient" for 256'000² = 62'500'000'000 pixel. 62.5 Gigapixel resp. 61.03515625 Gibipixel (256000^2/(2^30)), isn't it? Greetings
  5. Hi guys Designer and Photo create a special folder on iCould Drive, Publisher don't. For consistency reasons it would be nice if this could be added, also I am hardly utilising this feature with Designer and Photo. Cheers, Roland
  6. Emojis do not show up in Artistic Text. I tried with Helvetica, which is a Unicode font and should work for that, shouldn't it? However, I also tried with the Emoji font itself and also the "Pictographs" from macOS "Show Emoji & Symbols", the pictographs are partially showing up correct but not all of them. Please see attached video. All the best, Roland Affinity_Designer_171_Emoji_Artistic_Text.mov
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    Emoji not showing up in Text

    Thanks for reply. Phew, this is strange, because in e.g. FCPX titles you may use Emojis without any problem. And please don't misunderstand the shortcut hint in the video. I just wanted to mention to you, this is the shortcut I am using to get that Emoji box popping up to select one of the Emojis, it has nothing to do with the bug report (which is in this case no longer one) itself nor with Designer. However, you are not alone, Ps CC 2019 neither can Enjoy the upcoming weekend! Cheers, Roland
  8. Hi guys I have export presets like the one below. If I am on the road, I work on an MBP, back at home, I move everything to the iMac. But it is somehow impossible to handle the presets easily. I tried everything I found on the forum, but nothing really helped and transferring complete files from ~/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner/Data/Library/Application Support is definitely a no go solution, because I have no control on specific presets. I tried the following by Teminal, but the file I found looks pretty much like a binary file, instead of XML or so, and for that even no ASCII based copy&paste is possible $ pwd /Users/myusername/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinitydesigner/Data/Library/Application Support $ find . -exec grep Druckladen {} \; -print 2> /dev/null Binary file ./user/file_export_options.dat matches ./user/file_export_options.dat $ $ $ cat ./user/file_export_options.dat ?KSPOEF?smtIPOEF+emaNJPG 95% Bilinear1pOxEpJOE_ROE__OE1PCCI)PImE)tMmE1ttaMABGRDloc_????????*pmsR*mFxytlQ_)gorP)hP2E+emaNJPG 90% Bilinear1pOxEpJOE1PCCI)PImE)tMmE1ttaM*pmsR*mFxytlQZ)gorP)hP2E+emaN Druckladen1pOxEdPOE_VOE__OE1PCCI)PImE)tMmE1ttaM*pmsR)rCxT)sdsi idad |@)gepjytlQU)drui ipdr??@*oPaR)tcsi*pmoC*pSoC*oFmE)FbuS)vdAA)topS)BPvO)MrPI)delB)BCMP)MRMP)MCMP)IPMP$ $ Please add some easy to handle solution plus a cloud based data exchange/synchronisation 10000000 thanks in advance, Roland
  9. If I work on a jpg, generated by PTgui Pro, the metadata necessary for correct 360° pano posting into e.g. Facebook are killed Affinity Photo when exporting to JPG. The "Embed Metadata" option in the "More" button has been checked of course. FYC: Photoshop remains them intact.
  10. Roland Rick

    360 Pano Metadata killed on export

    Hi Chris, have been super busy. Sorry for delay in reply. Will check it and send one before after within today if not fixed. Will keep you updated. CU, Roland
  11. Hi guys Is there a difference between those two kind of purchases? Do they technically differ? If I purchase from App Store, how to get the "BONUS - RetroSupply Co. Font Collection"? Thanks for help! CU and I am really keen on Publisher (Y), Roland
  12. Hi, many thanks for reply. To "2.", I understand sandboxing as security enhancement. Are there any sacrifices to speed or so in comparison to the Serif Store version (as I understood: this version has no sandboxing). Many thanks for help in advance!
  13. I love the "mask within adjustment layer" of Affinity Photo. Often I add later additional adjustment layers and they should all have the same mask. A picture says more than 1000 words: For that, it should be possible, to extract the mask from it's adjustment layer and become a mask layer of its own. If it's possible: I didn't find it how to to do so... Appreciate any help!
  14. Yes, I know, but it's a few extra steps ;)
  15. Callum, the workflow from carl123 is fine, that's what I was looking for. Searching for such a function in a right click/popup menu, I always forget to check if I can do this by use of the Channels...
  16. Ahhh, thanks, that's the workflow I was looking for. It can be done by Channels, just not directly by right click and finding this in a pop up menu. Thanks for help! I want to do this if I decide to apply the exactly same mask in a later point in time not only to the initial adjustment layer but also to other ones.
  17. Thanks! So, at the moment it would be a good idea not to use this feature but always work with a separate mask. This enable also such things like "Edit mask" etc.
  18. The Artistic Text Tool does not display Emoji characters. Please add this to the ATT, thanks Please see also the attached video, maybe I do something wrong, if so, I appreciate any help and hints. Artistic Text Tool 2018-05-25 09-14-54.mp4 Cheers, Roland
  19. Independent of "Toggle Source Preview" being ON or OFF, an not wanted/needed Source Layer can not be deleted. The complete Focus Merge process must be done again . May be I am interpreting the trash bin in a wrong way, but what else should it be for...? I also tried to drag and drop the unwanted Focus Merge layer (the blue, selected one) into the trash bin, but this didn't help either... Greetings, Roland
  20. Ahhh, OK. So, then it becomes an enhancement request to remove selectively files after focus merging. Chris, can you please move it to an equivalent group? I have no clue how to do that...
  21. Hi Affinity Photo Team I am a hardcore user of the Focus Merging function. In 90% of all tasks, it does an excellent job and I really prefer it even over Zerene and Helicon, because the AP (Affinity Photo) Focus Merging is super convenient to use. But sometimes, the results the "pyramid" alike stacking algorithm, produces halos, where one never will expect it. FYC, to compare, Helicon Focus delivers using the "Method B" directly a much better result: Method C (pyramid) of Helicon delivers similar "halo" results as AP's focus merging. Even if Affinity has - in comparison to Zerene and Helicon - for sure the most convenient and fastest post focus merging edit process, please let me suggest this: Please add a depth map algorithm like Helicon's "Method B" (which should also to be tweaked in "radius" and "smoothing"), and make usage between pyramid and depth map selectable. Loading raw files into Focus Merge always ends up in RGBA/16 - sRGB IEC61966-2.1 colour profile, please make this selectable I normally work with e.g. ProPhoto RGB. Almost spinning wheel of death alike: If raw files are dropped into Focus Merge, switching between source layers in post feels like it takes an infinit amount of time, jpgs are faster but they are only 8 bit, fixed to white balance etc. and no go anyway. I prefer to do all edits post to the focus merging process and not prior to it. For this I need files in 16 bit and/or raw file quality as output of merging process. For post editing only the dial above, it would take hours just because of waiting source layers to be switched. This using a top of the edge iMac 5K. In Focus Merge's post edit process, it should be possible to switch to next/previous source layer by pressing up/down arrow key, independent of "Toggle Source View" is active or not. Now, this is not possible at all. And as I already mentioned: please make source layers switching much much much faster. I uploaded the raw files for you to test into https://drive.google.com/open?id=114J16UPSjvibHkN-Z5Rf1TyU3_SO7zpx FYC: the images in link above are I are quick and dirty check of the cameras Focus Bracketing function, coming with the X-H1 firmware 1.10 yesterday. One set is with the XF16-55 lens the other one with the XF80mm Macro + XF1.4X tele converter. I uploaded also the Helicon "Method B" output for both without any mods. Please do not hesitate to ask, if you have any questions. I'd really appreciate any reply. Best regards, Roland
  22. Roland Rick

    Focus Merge Halos

    Yes, that's exactly where the halos come from. But the point is, they only appear using "pyramid" algorithm (and I am quite sure, AP is using such algorithm or a similar/derivate one). Helicon also makes the same ugly halo using "Method C" (pyramid). But the halo does not occur on usage of depth map algorithm ("Method B" in Helicon). It just seams to be, sometimes pyramid, sometimes depth map does the better job. That is what one of my points listed above are targeting: Serif, please add a depth map algorithm.
  23. Hi guys I sent 200 files to Focus Merge, 1/10 second later I realised there is something missing. Once Focus Merge has started, it is impossible to stop it. Except you brutally kill it... Is this a bug or an enhancement request? Not sure, where to post this... Would be nice, if it will become fixed in one of the next versions. Cheers, Roland
  24. Hi Affinity Team On long duration tasks like Focus Merging - better: on any task requiring more than 30 seconds to work on it - Affinity Photo should activate Sleep Prevention. But it does not. This "pmset -g" is made during a 120 images Focus Merging and the "Affinity Photo" process is missing in the "sleep" line. It should be listed within the brackets. $ pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standby 1 Sleep On Power Button 1 womp 1 halfdim 1 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage powernap 1 gpuswitch 2 autorestart 0 networkoversleep 0 disksleep 10 sleep 5 (sleep prevented by sharingd, backupd) autopoweroffdelay 28800 hibernatemode 0 autopoweroff 0 ttyskeepawake 1 displaysleep 5 tcpkeepalive 1 standbydelay 10800 My current workaround is to estimate how long this will take, multiply this by 2 and prevent Mac going to sleep by "caffeinate" (the t must be followed by a value representing seconds) $ caffeinate -it 7200 $ pmset -g System-wide power settings: Currently in use: standby 1 Sleep On Power Button 1 womp 1 halfdim 1 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage powernap 1 gpuswitch 2 autorestart 0 networkoversleep 0 disksleep 10 sleep 5 (sleep prevented by sharingd, caffeinate) autopoweroffdelay 28800 hibernatemode 0 autopoweroff 0 ttyskeepawake 1 displaysleep 5 tcpkeepalive 1 standbydelay 10800