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  1. Hello, I've recently finished an iPad app that I would love to turn into a plugin. Are there any resources for a "simple" way to get started with a plugin that would work in Affinity Photo. I think my best bet is to create a desktop app ( easy enough ) and then have the plugin mechanism launch that. It seems that Photoshop plugin creation is quite obscure, information wise, specially when wanting to simply share image data with a standalone application. Thank you.
  2. Hello, On the iPad, I have click twice to enter a forum thread. I'm assuming that there is a roll over that gets activated on the first click. I believe there is a simple CSS branching that can be done to disable the rollover for touch devices. Thanks!
  3. Do you have plans to create your own plugin system? PS plugin development makes my head spin, and I wonder if a more modern app likes yours could expose a better system to new programmers.
  4. Did you ever have a chance to revisit this? I have officially left Photoshop behind, but I'm still left without a good 8-bit to 16-bit back down to 8-bit workflow. It would be great if we could choose to dither when moving from a 16bit image down to an 8bit one. It really does wonders for editing with gradients.
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    Multiple displays

    I'm going to join in on this thread, since it's a similar "not respecting menu bar problem" To reproduce: 1. Have a two monitor setup. Have the mac showing just ONE menu bar ( I think it's the separate spaces setting ) 2. Have the main affinity interface in separated mode on the main monitor. The one with the menu bar. 3. Create a new view and move this one to the second monitor. ( I work with this view as my overall, and all the detail work in the main monitor with all the tools ) 4. Every time I export or save, the second view is the one that gets focus. So any future open, save or export dialogs appear on the second monitor instead of the working one. I'm getting used to constantly re-tapping the original view before doing any OS work, but it's definitely a problem for fast workflows.
  6. I'm going to tag along on this thread and ask how to invert a mask? I often select the easiest object, and then usually invert the mask to work with it. I can't find a way to do this with the IOS app.
  7. Adding my voice to the need for proper color profiles to be used for each monitor. I have to be very careful as to what is my main monitor during launch, otherwise I can easily end up editing with the wrong colors on screen. Currently, only the main monitor's profile is used ( the one with the menu bar in settings ) regardless of which monitor the document window is on . It defeats the whole purpose of having calibrated screens. Thank you.
  8. I had already posted about this and had given up on affinity due to this. I'm back again to re-report it as I'm trying to get back to using it. The problem is not WHERE affinity is before an image is open. The problem is that Affinity photo only respects the color profile of the MAIN monitor. The one with the "menu bar" when you look at them in "monitor settings". Please someone submit as a bug report that affinity needs to support monitor profiles on more than one monitor. Right now, only the main monitor's profile is used. Thank you, Andres
  9. I won't mind if you ask, as long as we can choose it as an option! ;-) Out of curiosity. I can't imagine when one wouldn't want this. Can you explain to me when it would be a bad thing? I've yet to have the reverse problem with photoshop. I've never gone down from 16-bit to 8-bit and wished it hadn't dithered. Thank you!
  10. I'm not sure I understand. I shoot a lot of art against seamless paper for books, but we don't go for the flat color look. That just looks fake. So, instead we do a lot more dramatic lighting. This, in turn brings out imperfections in the seamless, which need to be fixed with gradients. We work in 16 bit files so that we get smooth interpolation on the gradients when dropping down to 8-bit. Been doing this in photoshop forever. This is the type of work where the speed of Affinity would be great, but not when the 8-bit resulting file has visible steps. Does that make sense as a use case?
  11. Since Affinity is so good at acknowledging these reports, I'm just wondering if someone looked at this? I'm hoping it's an easy fix. Thank you, Andres
  12. Hello, I keep wishing I could dump photoshop and start using affinity, but every time I do a test to make sure affinity can be used for the job, I'm hitting roadblocks. This time, I noticed that it does a worse job than photoshop when converting a heavy manipulated image from 16bit to 8bit. In my attached example, I started with a 16 bit image that had a gradient curve applied to it. In photoshop, when converted to 16bit, the gradient is smoothed out and no steps can be seen. When converting the exact same image in Affinity, you can clearly see the gradient steps. Almost as if the gradient had been applied to the 8bit image instead of a 16 bit one. My second image adds some curves to bring out the flaws in the image, in case the first example is too subtle for some monitors. ( Photoshop at the top, affinity at the bottom ) Note that both programs show the image about the same at 16 bit. Is it maybe how you dither down to 8bit ( or maybe don't dither ) Thank you Andres
  13. I'd love the ability to have a full screen preview of my working document on a secondary monitor. This way, one can work in one monitor, while always checking the "big picture" on another. Currently one can separate all the UI in AP, then create a new view and drag that to monitor 2. This is not ideal because it has to be done for each image and it negates the use of the nice cohesive interface. In Photoshop, I can do this by just separating the navigation panel, moving it to the second monitor, and enlarging it. AP's nav panel does not up its resolution one doing this. In Lightroom, this is built in as a feature, where the second monitor always shows a full sized preview. Thank you, Andres
  14. OSX El Capitan Steps: 1. Have two color corrected screens, each with it's proper profile assigned. 2. Go to settings and give monitor 1 the menu bar - making it the main monitor. 3. Launch Affinity Photo. 4. Open a photo document ( in my case I used a document with Adobe RGB color space ) 5. If on the main monitor, the colors will be accurate. 6. Move the entire AP interface over to monitor two - or create a new view, separate the interface and move view 2 to monitor 2. 7. The color on monitor 2 view is wrong. It still uses monitor 1's color profile. 8. Quit affinity photo. 9. Go back to settings - make monitor 2 the main monitor by moving over the menu bar. 10. Repeat steps 3 through 7. The same thing happens but with the monitor's reversed. Basically, the main's monitor color profile is the only one being used. Thank you. Andres
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