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  1. It looks like this bug / anomaly comes and goes with different versions. Perhaps affinity need to have a series of test images that are opened during the quality control process, to make sure the bug doesn’t creep back in to a new release. I’ve also recently had problems with 16 bit Tif grayscale images having severe banding issues. I hope Affinity can concentrate more effort on quality control, because as a pro app that needs to be consistent with all releases.
  2. Hi All, I appreciate you guys looking into this. Most of it, I'll admit, is over my head. I've never really understood colour profiles or know which ones I should be choosing. Is the poor banding issue, colour casting and apparent low bit depth display of 16 bit images, something I should report as a bug ? Or do you think Affinity already know about it, and have it on their top do list ? 🙂
  3. OK, I discovered something. If I select Document > Convert Format / ICC Profile And switch RGB/16 to RGB/32 Everything smoothes out. If I then switch back to RGB/16 everything remains smooth, although there is still a bit of banding when I use a brush, but not as bad. Perhaps it's better to work in RGB/32 and possibly switch it back to RGB/16 when finished editing.
  4. Thanks for checking that Lagarto, I respect Anon2's answer, he's probably right about the 10 bit stuff, but something else doesn't seem right to me. Affinity is supposed to be a pro photo editing product, I think it must be a bug or something. I can imagine Photoshop possibly doing a better job at showing gradients, but not Microsoft Paint Pot, on a very cheap PC, using a very poor 8 year old monitor.
  5. Thanks Anon2, It seems to look ok in Photoshop CS6 and even in Pixelmator, surely this can't be as good as it gets in Affinity Photo ? It makes editing greyscale images very hit and miss. I even tried it in Microsoft Paint on a PC and it worked a lot better, even on a really cheap monitor. Is there a way to improve things or am I stuck with it if I use Affinity Photo ?
  6. I'm outputting separate layers from Cinema 4D to composite within Affinity Photo. The images are RGB/16 and look perfectly fine when opened in Apple Preview. However when I open them in Affinity Photo I get very bad banding, especially if I then use the brush tool. Is there something I can do to stop this happening. I've attached an example file here. Affinity Banding Test_specular.tif The screenshots show what I'm seeing with Apple Preview, and Affinity Photo. On Affinity it's most noticeable at the edges. If you use a white brush with the flow / hardness / opacity settings turned down you can see the banding in real time, as if it's an 8 bit image or something. I think the image is 16 bit as it show that in the Info Panel (Studio). Have I got something set incorrectly ? What would I need to do to stop the image banding like this. Many Thanks Gary
  7. Serif: FEATURE REQUEST Please consider this my request to have an option in the settings to bring back the Title Bar, and locate the tools below it. Thanks 😊
  8. Fde101, Ah, thanks, that makes sense. I guess if laptop users did need more space they could switch to full screen mode. I’ll make a request to have the option added.
  9. Fde101, Ah, so it’s something Apple did in their OS 😏. Although a lot of the apps I use within Mojave still retain a clear area at the top of the window to allow it to be moved. As GUI design experts that pioneered a window based interface, I’m surprised Apple don’t understand the purpose / importance of that bar, they seem to be one of the worse culprits for filling it with tools etc (Safari).
  10. Markw, The default location of an open documents ’Title’ is now displayed in the centre of the Toolbar as you have found. i’m not so much worried about the title word itself. It’s more to do with the 1cm (ish) strip that should be present at the top of each window, I think it’s traditionally been called a title bar. It seems that you have the opposite problem, moving a window around when you are trying to use tools. I think I have a solution: Please Affinity separate the toolbar and title bar and don’t try to merge them together, or at least have an option in the preferences so those who prefer keeping a separate title bar, can re-introduce it. 🙂
  11. Hi Pšenda, thanks for the link, that’s a good tip to know if my toolbar ever vanishes. I can actually see tools on the screen, the problem is the position of them, they seem to be located where the title bar once was, making it very difficult to move the App window around the screen if it needs to be moved. (See picture on right) I was just wondering if there is a way to get the (empty) title bar back at the very top of the window ? (See picture on left). 🙂
  12. On the Mac version, can I ask what's happened to the Title bar along the top of all Affinity Apps ? Has it now become the tool bar ? I'm hoping there's a way to get the title bar back as an option, as I find it really difficult to move the app windows around now. Loving the apps and still not missing Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign 🙂
  13. I think Carl123 is right.... Beta 1.7 seems to solve the issue :-) Thanks Carl, Thanks everyone who's checked my post, and thanks Affinity for anticipating my problem and fixing it in the next release :-)
  14. Thanks Both, It would be good if Affinity could tweak things so that APh opens things the same as other software, when a file doesn't have a colour profile. The original image came from a Multi-Pass output from Cinema 4D (with photoshop layers). So it has separate Shadows, Reflections, Diffusion layers that I can adjust Post-Render. I notice on Cinema4D that the Regular (single Layer) Image has the option for an Image Colour Profile (which is set to sRGB IEC61966-2.1) and the Multi-Pass doesn't. Possibly because it contains lots of different layers (including some greyscale layers) that make up the final image ? In Photoshop, the result of the Multi-Pass image looks the same as the Regular File, in APh it doesn't. Most of the images I work on are Multi-Passes, so they kind of need to work in the same way as opening them in Photoshop, Graphic Converter, Preview and probably many other apps. Not least because if a client sends me an image without a profile that looks the same on their computer and most other apps, If I edit and return a darker image after it's been in APh, they'll want to know what the problem is. Thanks Carl123... I'll give Beta 1.7 a try, I hope it's something they are looking into. :-)
  15. Hi Lee, Thanks for your quick reply, Couldn't find a way to send an attachment via PM :-) Here is a small Tiff image I've saved directly from Photoshop. If opened in Photoshop, Cinema 4D's Picture Viewer (just to try different software) or even Mac's standard Preview app, the image is a lot brighter than when opened in Affinity Photo. I'm just wondering if I've got an import setting set incorrectly. Best Regards Gary Sample Tiff Image from Photoshop.tif
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