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  1. In the latest version of Photoshop CC under Preferences > Technology Previews there is an item called - Enable Preserve Details 2.0 Upscale. The results I have so far seen from this new upscaling algorithm have been pretty impressive. Is a similar one for Affinity Photo in the works?
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    Exporting issues Affinity Photo

    MEB... Appreciate the response. It would nice to see performance improved in this area. Still a big fan of all you do! -SiP
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    Exporting issues Affinity Photo

    I am seeing this same issue with a particular file with 1.5.2. This is by no means a complicated file so I have no idea why it won't export. My first real disappointment with Photo. I have posted more info and a link to download the file at http://scottinpollock.us/affinity-photo.html
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    Export to svg looks dreadful

    Thanks MEB... Nice to hear it has already been addressed. I suppose I should snag the beta.
  5. I have a Designer document designed completely in Designer, with text and a shape, with a logo graphic (also done in designer) that is embedded. In Designer, all elements display razor sharp at any magnification, but as an exported svg, the embedded logo looks blurry and fuzzy, while the text and shape are razor sharp. Why? How to fix? Thanks, -SiP
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    Apple Photos + Affinity

    Possibly, or just more dumbed down opacity Apple is famous for. With that said, it was never an issue for me with raw files in iPhoto... of course they weren't modified. In any event, the above described workflow works fine (for me). I do like the fact that Photos, when "copy to library" is turned off in prefs, is smart enough to import by reference when the target is a directory, and imports to the library when it's an SD card.
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    Apple Photos + Affinity

    And another thing they removed (maddeningly so), is "Show in Finder". Now you have to export a copy of the file, but only if they are stored in the PhotosLibrary. If they are imported "By Reference", Photos will provide a "Show Referenced FIle In Finder" option. And there is the issue with the Media Browser in AP with respect to raw files; it will only open the default jpg conversions that Photos creates (not the raw file they were rendered from). Since most of my shoots are raw, this is my workflow for managing the keepers... 1.) I'll import shoots into Photos. If they're for a client, I export low rez jpgs, and upload them to a shared album in Google Photos. Then the client can pick the ones they like best for development. After ascertaining the keepers, I export them Raw to a new folder on an external drive I use for photos, or to a client folder. 2.) Then I delete those photos from Photos, and reimport them "by reference" from the aforementioned folder(s). This leaves them in place, and just renders a jpg in Photos for cataloging purposes. None of the pics that I "keep" end up being stored in the Photos App's library. They're all in appropriately named folders, and simply referenced in Photos. Depending on the nature of the picts (Vacation photos for instance), I'll skip the initial Photos import to the Library, copy the SD card's content straight to a folder on one of my drives, and then import them to Photos by reference. If old captures are to be archived (a state where I will rarely access them going forward), I'll even delete their referenced images from Photos (I can always import them again if I need to down the road). Hope this gives you some additional ideas. Photos has the ability to create Smart Albums for display of photos stored in the app's library (local), and the ones that are imported by reference, so it is easy to keep that aspect of the workflow well managed.
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    Apple Photos + Affinity

    I consider myself a semi-pro. The photos I sell are predominately for the websites I design. As an ex-Aperture user, I am using Apple Photos to organize. I then export raws to Affinity to develop, and sweeten. Sold/developed Photos are stored in client folders. This works fine for me... but if I sold hundreds of photos/month and wanted to save various versions of each, it would get very tedious very quickly. So it really depends on your workflow and volume. While I hate to point anyone to huge corporate juggernauts like Adobe, if you work with a lot of photos it may be the best thing. Of course you could wait it out with Aperture or Photos until Serif has their catalog management app out the door... have no idea when that may be though.
  9. I just started a couple of new projects in both Photo and Designer, and it just occured to me that I had not reviewed these incredible titles in the M.A.S, nor expressed my utter appreciation to the powers that be for finally having this level of graphic design without having to rent Adobe's bloatware. Each time I get started on something I am more and more impressed with what you have achieved. I hope you sell millions of licenses and get rich (but not so rich you slow down your amazing development of these products ;) ). Would love to see a WYSIWYG web design tool for the Mac, integrated with these two beaut's! Thanks!
  10. I think I pretty much tried them all, but the above sample used lanczos 3 separable.
  11. Thanks. I was prepared for that when I first saw this... but why does the text look so good? (I figured I had to have been missing something with pen tool-created objects)
  12. This png export is from an all vector file. The lines and text look great, but the arcs (pen tool created) are awfully pixelated. How can I get smoother exports? Thanks!
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    History isn't saved?

    Which I, for one, am thankful for.
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    File Association Whack-A-Mole

    Good to hear. Never seen such a minor bug cause so much frustration. (c;
  15. Hey there... Ever since installing Designer, I am seeing the file associations between Photo and Designer regularly swapping. I have reset LaunchServices, and set the associations in Get Info... and applied to all (numerous times), but the fact remains, I currently have no idea at any given moment whether a double clicked .afphoto file will launch Photo or Designer (same with .afdesigner files). Any idea why I am having this issue only with these two apps? Thanks, -SiP
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