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  1. 1) When resizing a document, unselecting “resample” disables the ability to change the physical dimension. It would be nice to autocalculate the DPI change (assuming aspect ratio is locked). 2) In order to do the above, I need to change DPI instead. Since my goal is to get to a specific physical dimension, I can change DPI until the dimensions are as desired. But the dimensions don't update in the pane, I can only see them once I click OK and choose "Resize document" again.
  2. Hi, Here is a collection of observations/requests for focus stacking. 1) Please provide a keyboard shortcut to toggle source preview. In the retouching phase, it can slow things down considerably to move the mouse over to the tiny toggle button to change the view. 2) Similarly, up-down arrows (or similar) to cycle through source images would allow the mouse to stay over the area of interest where the retouching is going on. 3) When changing tools (e.g. from stamp to zoom and back to stamp), the source image pane always reverts to a state where it is scrolled all the way to the top. This is cumbersome when working with large stacks. Please make the state of the pane "sticky." 4) It seems to me that after the initial stacking is done, I can work with the original stacked images but cannot clone from one part of the working image to another, or choose coordinates from which to clone. After I close the image and reopen, I can clone from any coordinates in the working image but no longer have access to the original stacked images. Is this true, or have I missed something? Are there ways to access the alternate sources? I would like to be able to mix and match these operations. Thanks! Peter
  3. I guess it might also depend on the distortion characteristics of the specific lens. As for which workflow is easier, if you are going with an all-manual approach, I agree with you. It can be hard to determine how far to rotate the focus ring between shots, and to get reproducible results. With a good rail, you can control the distance pretty precisely, and use DOF calculations to determine the right amount of inter-shot travel. Having said that, there are camera control tools out there, e.g. DSLR Dashboard, that can automate the focus adjustment, too (I haven't tried that particular feature of DSLR Dashboard).
  4. I use a rail. It works fine. I can't think of any reason why a rail would make things more difficult for the software. Arguably it should be easier, since the optical path through the lens doesn't change. I'm curious to see counter-arguments. I suppose that if you don't have the rail and lens axis aligned well, that might create a problem for the software. Depending on your mounting hardware, this might or might not be something you need to think about.
  5. On Beta 9. Same issue when the starting point is Lightroom.
  6. One more vote (even though I know they aren't counted) for an option to have larger UI elements. IMO it is by far the biggest usability issue with AP.
  7. Regarding the size limit issue... I eventually noticed that same behavior in PS, so must be something underlying in OS. Solved with reboot.
  8. Bumping once in case this was missed.
  9. Bumping once in case it was missed.
  10. Hi --- I never see more than one circle. If I understand the second question correctly: I tried expanding the brush past the point where the circle stopped expanding (~ 100 image px). Then zoomed out a step. The brush size did cover a larger pixel area (~ 150 px). Thanks P
  11. Hi, I would like the ability to control the source area for inpainting. My situation: I do a lot of focus stacking. When one shape occludes another in the scene, the one further from the camera gets washed out because the frame in the stack that has the background feature in focus also has a blurry rendition of the foreground feature superimposed (see center of example image). Inpainting would be a really quick way to clean this up --- if I could tell the tool to only use source material from the background feature (e.g. controlled by selection). Right now it often brings in material from areas that I don't want. Thanks Peter
  12. Hi, I am observing the following right now: (1) [minor] When I change focus from some other app to Photo, the cursor remains the default system cursor (arrow). I can get back to the normal display by moving the cursor outside the image pane and back in. (2) [more annoying] If the brush size is larger than what I estimate to be about 50 screen pixels, I see: a) further increases don't change the circle size so I don't have a way to visualize the brush size (other than hovering and judging the preview, which works better with some tools than others) b) After changing focus as in item (1), moving the cursor out and in no longer restores the image. I only get the arrow. The only way I've found to restore the circle to visibility is to decrease the brush size until it is below the 50-ish screen pixel threshold. c) In fact, if I have the circle display still (i.e. at wrong size after increasing as in (a), then I move the cursor out of and back into the image pane, it changes to the arrow cursor. OSX 10.9.5. Thanks Peter
  13. Hi, In the "Resize Document..." dialog, with resampling disabled, the dimension entry fields are greyed out, even if I choose a unit of distance such as inches or cm. The only way (that I have found) to resize to a specific width or height is to change the resolution, requiring either that I do the calculation ahead of time or that I do it by trial and error. I'd appreciate it if these fields were enabled. Also, IMO the "resample" checkbox should be persistent across invocations of this command, or as second best, should be disabled (the "safer" setting). Thanks Peter
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