Jump to content
You must now use your email address to sign in [click for more info] ×


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Is there a way to persist the settings in the Print dialog? It's tedious to have to set things like "fit type" "color profile" and "rendering intent" every time I want to print. And if I forget one, I lose a print.
  2. While I'm respectful of the awesome complexity of something like Affinity Photo, I will say that the problem the OP describes is one that I've encountered as well - and it's not confined to Affinity, it comes up in other big applications. I go to Help to find out how to do something - it describes how to use the So-And-So tool - but I'm unable to find that tool in the UI. Sometimes it's not even currently in the visible UI - for example, maybe it's not in a default toolbar. The Help doesn't tell you where it's hiding- and I think this is because in a big application you typically have way too many options for how toolbars are configured and what's in them...
  3. I use Capture One, and their Export is truly a model of logic, simplicity and easily discoverable functionality. It does what photographers need and want, no more, no less.
  4. It's excellent software, I'm really impressed, especially considering the price. It's made me forget all about Photoshop Elements. I actually don't have a lot of complaints, I'd have to say that Export is at the top of that list right now.
  5. Seems like Serif originally aimed Affinity at designers, not photographers, but hey... it's called Affinity "Photo" so presumably they want us on board. And workflow is king. They've tried to up their raw processing game, but really, they're starting from far behind, and most of us already have that covered with other software. We need Affinity to do things that we can't do in something like Capture One. So my wish would be for them to go slow on raw processing and put more effort into supporting photographers' workflow - and Export would be a major target for that effort.
  6. I'm just a photographer, not a designer, so Affinity Designer is vast overkill for me. But I'm using AP, the core functionality, very productively; it's great. The one thing that I don't like, as a photographer, is AP's Export function. It's too limiting; it doesn't save my settings, it just does one export at a time. Typically, I want to export 2 or 3 versions at different sizes and locations. I'm so tired of pounding in my dimensions, and hunting around with File Explorer, 2 or 3 times, on every export. It's sooo simple in Capture One, for example; create any number of export profiles that specify size, sharpening, destination etc., then when you export, just check the profiles you want used. Done. Yes, I know about Affinity's Export Persona. It's a rare piece of software that can make me cry, but I think tears were rolling as a gave up after an hour of floundering around in slices, layers, Batch Builder, Export Presets, and 100 other options I don't need. I don't even know what a "slice" is. This is just way, way too complicated for a photographer trying to get JPGs of a photo. I've posted on this before - but is there anything new in the pipeline? Some new way to do multiple jpg exports that doesn't lead down a rabbit hole of complexity?
  7. Yes this drives me nuts too. Really, really wish they'd add this.
  8. Aha - so there' a "Flood Selection" tool. That could be the answer.
  9. Not getting this. Flood fill doesn't create a selection, and just replacing a solid blue sky with a different solid color isn't really "sky replacement". How do you get from flood fill, to a mask for the sky?
  10. I'm not big on sky replacement - I think it's a vice. But in this case, I have a totally empty sky, and a totally synthetic image composition, so I'd like to try putting in a few clouds. And it seems like AP just has nothing in its tool box to facilitate sky replacement in complex situations. While I don't want AP to start adding bogus "AI" features, the difficulty of selecting a blue sky really surprises me. Surely, I'm missing something here.
  11. v_kyr, I didn't realize "select by sampled color" had a tolerance slider that can be used to refine the selection. I tried this and at first, thought it would be enough on its own. I select a layer for one of the birds, "select by sampled color", adjust the tolerance and get a nice tight selection around the bird. But the selection doesn't work like it should. First off, I apparently can't Refine it. So I just hit Delete and at first it looks like the blue on that layer is gone, but I find it's not completely removed, as if all those "selected" pixels weren't really selected, or some sort of transparency is in effect. Attached screen capture shows what I'm left with after the Delete. This is useless. I tried using the Eraser to wipe out everything in the selection. And what I found out is that the dashed border showing the "selection" is really only approximate, because I lost some of the bird that way. Some pixels inside that border aren't really "selected" and some outside of the border are. So, I had to be careful with the Eraser. But even with the Eraser set at 100% I found that multiple passes were necessary to completely remove the pixels. IMHO "Select Sampled Color" is just a mess. AP needs a proper tool for selecting by color range.
  12. Yes, tweaking the tolerance on flood fill is a good idea, I'll try it. Still wish there was a direct way to select by color range.
  13. Here's an image I'm working on: a composite of several shots of a bird in flight. They've all been processed identically but of course as I followed the bird and took shots, the sky varied slightly. Each photo is on a separate layer. Now I need to get a uniform sky behind all the birds. Yes, I could outline each one with the Selection Brush tool, refine the selection and cut out the bird, but that could be tedious; feathers are tough. Obviously I'd like to select by a color range - get all those blues at once - but If I remember right, AP doesn't have an easy, direct way to do that. Does it? Or can anyone suggest another clever way to select all these similar blues and either delete those pixels, or force them to a common color?
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.