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  1. If it is just the cataloguing facility you're missing, try Adobe Bridge. It's free and as far as I can see it reads all adjustments I made with LR before unsubscribing. You can rate, color code, add keywords, etc. Just no access to any adjustments.
  2. If you're asking about the lasso tool, yes, look for Free Hand Selection Tool. Once selected, in the top bar, you'll see the 'magnetic' option.
  3. I know, I didn't say you were not right. My apologies once again.
  4. AFFINITY PHOTO. Ctrl click is not working as it is supposed to on a mask. It selects both layers, not the mask I'm selecting. While it can be solved but changing trackpad preferences to double tap to right click, or using Cmd + J or Cmd + C to copy or duplicate, Ctrl click should equally work. Short clip.mp4
  5. You are getting upset and responding without reading my posts. Sorry if I annoyed you.
  6. Thanks. I did google it. See my Edit above, made before you posted. I'll see how to report this as a bug. Thanks again and have a great weekend.
  7. “The misbehaviour happens on my Mac if I do ctrl-click instead of right click on the thumbnail.” Oh, then I’m doing it wrong!! I’m doing Ctrl click. How do I just right click on a mouse pad in my laptop ? I rarely use right click and thought ctrl click was the way to bring up that right click menu. Thank you so much. EDIT: I changed my track preferences to double tap to right click and this works. However, I still believe it is a bug. Ctrl click is another way of right-clicking on Mac. It should work with both, double tap or Ctrl click.
  8. While trying to copy a mask on MacOs (High Sierra), right clicking on the mask thumbnail and selecting copy and/or duplicate, makes a copy of the Layer + mask. Yet, if I use Cmd J or Cmd C, a copy of just the mask is made. What am I doing wrong please? Or is this a known bug? Thanks Short clip.mp4
  9. Very useful for cut outs, please add a way to decontaminate colors in selections, as well as an option to remove white/black matte. These are very useful options to remove halos around selections. Defringe, whether Colors or Live Filter, doesn't do anything on masks. The manual alternatives off painting the halo off the mask is very time consuming.
  10. There's no closing an app command in Mac. It's quitting an app. You close a document and quit an app. Sorry to have misused "closed". I thought it was clear by pointing to Affinity > Quit and Cmd Q. Thanks for the explanation on the dot. I haven't touched my dock system preferences since 2008. Didn't know that is now option. I have it set to show open applications. I tend to stick to old habits.
  11. I disagree that that how Mac works. When you see the dot under the icon in the dock, like with other open Apps. it means the App is open, but if you close the app, dot goes away. You need to do Affinity Photo > Quit (last option) or Cmd Q
  12. While waiting for Affinity to develop a Lightroom like app (DAM plus quick edits than don't require layers nor saving huge files to be able to make changes later), I finally settled for the free Adobe Bridge. I've tested numerous trial versions of other LR like or only DAM software, paid for a few of those, and concluded that no other affordable app produces such an excellent RAW conversion as Bridge, plus rating, labelling, stacking, etc. Super easy for fast culling.
  13. Sorry, I didn't explain myself properly. You said " If it’s showing in the Layers studio as ‘Pixel’, export it (without background) to PNG format and then use the Place command to import it: the imported copy will show as an ‘Image’ layer," I was trying to apply Styles to an image I imported from Photos. Any image I try is a Pixel Layer (whether I duplicate, rasterize layer, etc., always is a pixel layer.) You mentioned that Styles don't work in pixel layers, to export it to PNG and then place it back. That works, just like you said, but sounds like a cumbersome workaround. Isn't there any other way to covert a pixel layer to an image layer to apply styles? I have several Styles but mentioned the rainbow because it's such an obvious one that would show immediately if it is applied. By the way, one of the first three default styles (sunset, rainbow or metal) do anything in a pixel layer or any of my imported styles. Yet, Onyx, Glass and Salmon seem to work. Reason I'm asking again for another way of converting to an image layer if necessary it's because the Image Style macros work great, so I figured in those macros there must be a step to do the conversion pixels to image layer, then record my own macros with some styles I downloaded which are great.
  14. Thanks. Dragging an image from Apple Photos to Affinity Desktop creates an image layer. Isn't there any simpler method of converting a pixel layer to image layer, or otherwise applying Styles, than converting a jpeg to png and then importing using Place in Affinity iPad?
  15. I've used before Image Styles in iPad. (iPad Pro). I'm now attempting to use a style but it's un responsible. Maybe I forgot how to use it. I open image, go to FX, Styles and pick the Rainbow default style which is very obvious. Nothing happened, whether I tap on the icon or the name of the style. Holding down the icon opens up a fly out window to remove or rename. I tried with background layer and just in case with a pixel layer on top. Even tried with a different image. I closed the app, reset my iPad, and still no results. Is there anything I'm missing on how to apply a style to an image using iPad Affinity? (Same image imported from Photos no issues in applying an image style with desktop version.) Thanks