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  1. I’m having an issue with placing Olympus ORF and Nikon NEF files, not so with CR2 or Jpeg (as long as the jpeg is not from Apple Photos and wasn’t originally shot with Olympus). I tried both with version 1.7.2 as well as with beta version If I try to Place an ORF file from Apple Photos, it tells me it’s ready to be placed but it’s nowhere to be found, in or outside the canvas. Same happens when placing from Apple Photos an edited jpeg which has assets attached (the original ORF file). If I try an ORF file from iCloud, it doesn’t do anything, doesn’t even attempt to load. (Files open fine otherwise in a separate document, just placing is the issue.) NEF files (albeit these are old from a 3200 model work but are placed with a black thick border on top and bottom of the photo. CR2 files from an old Canon 60d and jpegs from iPhone or exported first as jpeg work just fine. I don’t believe I’m doing anything wrong, and never had an issue composting with my ORF files in previous versions. Any ideas ? Thanks. PS posting from iPad couldn’t figure out how to removed first try to upload a clip that failed. Second clip works A9AF7EA9-40BD-428A-A487-C48A7D36FC6E.MP4 94DD500D-DF5B-4484-8231-EA335DC5F551.MOV
  2. Anyone else using Olympus having this issue? Thanks
  3. Silvia

    LUTs .cube on iPad AP

    Any news on this issue? I'm testing AP beta and isn't solved in their latest GM version.
  4. Help section says it can read .cube LUTs. I can choose a .look or a .3dl but the .cube are grayed out. Any solution to this? Thanks
  5. Update. In addition to having this issue with RAW photos from Olympus em-5ii, same thing happens with photos from em-10i
  6. Thanks, stokerg. The Olympus, which is what I've been shooting for several years now, is OM-D EM-5 mark ii.
  7. Silvia

    LUTs .cube on iPad AP

    I have an iPad Pro 12.9, 2nd gen (2017), running whatever the latest update to IOs is. I keep my files in iCloud Drive. It sounds like you can see them in Dropbox. I'll try changing to Dropbox and a hard reset, just in case it solves the issue for me. But indeed is very strange that your iPad can read them, whereas this other member, Dave Gamble, and I cannot.
  8. Silvia

    LUTs .cube on iPad AP

    Thanks! Hope they resolve it soon. Most of my LUTs are .cube
  9. Upper right corner of the brush studio (not the icon to add brushes) but right below it. I'm using the Mac version and it doesn't do anything for me. Looking for a way to display only the thumbnail and not the brush strokes. I guess this is not yet possible. But curious of what that icon is for.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I know, I didn't say you were not right. My apologies once again.
  15. You are getting upset and responding without reading my posts. Sorry if I annoyed you.
  16. 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.
  17. “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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Silvia

    Asset manager for photos

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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?

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