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  1. Hi,

     

    There are a lot of great stuff in 1.5 but still points that I miss from a view of professional and high end image editing and workflow.

     

    Point 1 is real clipping paths. Paths that can be exported with TIFFs, PSDs and JPEGs and will be recognized in Apps like InDesign. A lot of product photography you can download from press centers from all sort of industries including clipping paths for users in press and advertising. I wonder why such an important feature in professional image workflow is still unsupported (or do I miss anything? found nothing on the forum).

     

    Point 2 is better curves handling. I think every high end image editor is using curves all of the time. But there is no way to select channels by shortcut, move curve points with keyboard arrows (it is almost impossible making small moves by mouse), get clipping alert in curves as in levels, clipping alerts for single channels and something that shows better where you are when you moving the whitepoint in curves, maybe a vertical line from the top to the bottom helping bringing the whitepoint close to the histogram.

     

    Another problem is using the picker in curves: If I try to change a point by mouse action on the image it always creates new points on the curve. Although it is very close to a still existing. It would be better if near points would be moved instead of creating a new near beside.

     

    I also miss a picker to set neutral grey in curves.

     

    I also wonder why the white balance picker affects the white balance but not the tint.  

     

    Regards

     

    Markus


  2. No thought about advertising. Just wanted to show that I know what I am talking about. I know the problems with bad and wrong translations from writing about and teaching Photoshop. It is strange that I have to use the term Cyan and Zyan side by side when I have to describe how software works and as Jens described nobody in Germany would say »Selbstdefiniert«.

     

    As I said: The reason I put time in describing my experience about Affinity Photo is help fixing fails and weaknesses. For advertising reason it would be better putting my time in writing books and blog posts and record tutorials.

     

    If my suggestions are not helpful the Affinity Photo team could tell. No problem. Otherwise it would be waste of time and I do not have to much of it.


  3. I did not know where I should put this topic so I have chosen Feature Request.

     

    In the german version of AP Cyan ist translated in Zyan. This might be normally right but it is absolute unusual in publishing, printing, photography branches. We translate Yellow to Gelb but not Cyan to Zyan. It is a little strange to me writing my book about AP when I have to use Cyan für the CMYK colour and Zyan for the AP term.

     

    It is also not usual in the professional branches to translate Inch to Zoll. We always say Pixel per Inch oder Dots per Inch but never Dots per Zoll. It is quite confusing for beginners—not everybody in the german speaking countries knows that Zoll is Inch, though I think most do not know.


  4. The Resize Document dialogue hast to get better. When I open the dialogue, uncheck the interpolation option and change from Pixel to Inch or Centimeter and rise the value of DPI (PPI would be correct) it leads to higher image resolution. If the interpolation option is unchecked Affinity Photo should not change the pixel count in width and hight what ever I do!

    It also is hard to find correct settings for this dialogue. If I change values on DPI and measure in Centimeters instead of Pixel (what would be a normal process for print designers) I have no idea what my changes do to the image resolution. I have to set the measurement back to pixel and have to have in mind what size the image has before to make sure that images are not blown out. It is very important that this dialogue shows the pixel count all the time as well es the values before and after. In Photoshop I can look at the image size in KB/MB to check if it will be reduzed or blown up.

     

    Hope my bad english is good enough to describe what I mean.

     

    PS: I am teaching Photoshop for 12 years now and I know how hard it is for beginners to understand resolution. It is very important that this dialogue is working transparent and correct. It would be best if settings that leads to blown up images signals the user some kind of warning like “blown up images leads to unsharp results”.


  5. Clipping warning in the Photo Persona would be really helpful.

     

    Also a clipping warning for curves as it is now in levels.

     

    Vertical lines for black and white point in the Curves dialogue like in Levels.

     

    Selecting node points on curves by key (+ and – in Photoshop).

     

    Moving nodes on curves by arrow keys.

     

    Selecting channels by shortcut.


  6. Hi markuswaeger,

    Thanks for your report. Ive logged the first issue (size not updating when changing the dpi with resample unchecked), but i'm not able to replicate the second described in the post above.

    Which version of Affinity Photo are you using? The MAS or the Beta?

     

    The latest Beta.

     

    I tested it again. It works when I export (File • Export) as a PSD. But the resolution ist 72ppi (instead of 300ppi) when I am exporting a TIF-File.

     

    Another question on exporting TIFF and PSD: When I export as TIFF I can select to embed Profiles (in the Beta, not in the official version). On default the option is unchecked what makes me wonder. What is the reason for this default setting? 

    When I export as PSD I do not find anything about profiles.

    And another thing: I can not find anything like convert to profile that allows me to convert from a RGB to a CMYK profile.

     

    (I have pasted my answers together)


  7. Another question on exporting TIFF and PSD: When I export as TIFF I can select to embed Profiles (in the Beta, not in the official version). On default the option is unchecked what makes me wonder. What is the reason for this default setting? 

    When I export as PSD I do not find anything about profiles.

    And another thing: I can not find anything like convert to profile that allows me to convert from a RGB to a CMYK profile.


  8. I discovered a second bug with resolution: Changes on DPI would not be saved with files. I changed a JPEG-Image from 300 to 72 DPI (PPI) but when I open it again in AP Resize Document shows 300 PPI again. I resized a Image from 72 to 300 DPI to a smaller size (smaller output size, smaller pixel count) but when I place this image in InDesign or open it in Photoshop it is handled as 72 PPI.

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