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  1. To my best knowledge, you cannot assign filters to multiple files. There is no way to select multiple open pictures. What you can do is to add filters to one picture, then you select these filters, copy them into the clipboard and then you select the other pictures one by one and paste the stack of filters. This is quite fast, and you can individually adjust the filters afterwards. If you find a better way, please share it here. Best regards BlauerClaus
  2. Hi guys, This is a workaround tutorial. I have summarized the findings of this discussion thread in a short video tutorial. It shows a way how to make a shape, how to assign a distortion filter, how to adjust the effect within the shape and how to make the effect movable around the picture. However, it also shows the limitations. It is currently not possible to directly associate a shape with a lens effect. Better would be: that we could assign a live filter directly to a shape, that the life filter is moving its position relative to the shape Possibly, the Affinity Photo team ca
  3. I would not recommend to switch the system library for this purpose. It is connected to the iCloud. Switching would merge the photos in the first and second system library. Best regards BlauerClaus
  4. If you want to add a picture in this forum, press this button. Best regards BlauerClaus
  5. Possibly these are stupid questions, but even the help file have not helped me: - Why can we change the black point in the basic settings in the develop persona, but not the white point? - A the same position in the Develop Persona: what is the difference between Exposure and Brightness? Playing around with both sliders show identical changes in the histogram and photo. Best regards BlauerClaus
  6. @rastarr: Can you check whether the media explorer works in Apple Mail (see screenshot) even when the mediathek is in the documents folder? If yes, then it is an AP bug. If not, then it is a MacOS issue --> report it to http://bugreport.apple.com. @Affinity Photo team: when I have multiple Photo libraries, how can I switch between them via the Media Explorer? It seems to open only the system library. Even when I have opened another library with Apple photos, the media explorer still opens the system mediathek only. Best regards BlauerClaus
  7. Maybe the team of Serif can give us a hint. The need of having motion in a photo editor is the real time tuning of the effects. We use that commonly for all standard exposure and shadow effects. You need to see them in real time to make adjustments. Especial the magnification of text requires motion to see which part of the text is magnified. Best regards BlauerClaus
  8. Hi crabtrem, Interesting approach, yes it works, even with the spherical effect. The key drawback of your approach is that the effect is not limited to the shapes border. In your case, the shape must be bigger than the effect, then it looks perfect as in your video. But, when the effect is bigger than the shape, it becomes visible. Look at the attached screenshot. Especially for a magnifier, it is important to limit the magnification effect to the border of the physical magnifier geometry. Use cases of my original questions are: - you want to emphasis a part of a picture, - you wan
  9. Hi guys, I have summarized the finding in a short video tutorial. It shows a way how to make a shape, to assign a distortion filter, how to adjust the effect within the shape and how to make the effect movable around the picture. It also shows the limitations. What I would wish is that we could assign a live filter directly to a shape, that the life filter is moving its position with the shape automatically ​Thanks to crabtrem and barninga for your contributions! Best regards Blauer Claus Tutorial Distortion Effect.mov
  10. The Spherical Filter does it, thank you crabtrem I can move it around. But how can I assign the distortion effect to any shape? A triangle, a rectangle, a star, any self defined shape? This is why I hoped to start with a geometric shape, and then to associate the distortion effect to this shape. Best regards BlauerClaus
  11. @crabtrem: This looks nice, thank you, but unfortunately, this magnifier is static. You cannot move the oval around and the underlying layers follow (as a real magnifier would do). In your picture, when you move the oval, the ladies face will be moved around. This is because you determined the position of the distortion effect in the beginning. I difference to your approach, I would like to apply the distortion filter to the oval, and then this oval becomes a "live magnifier" that you can move around. Is this possible? Best regards BlauerClaus
  12. Is there a way in Affinity Photo to generate this effect: - you have a picture, e.g. of a leave, - you draw a shape, e.g. an ellipse, on top of the first picture, as a second layer (e.g. a magnifier glass) - you assign a live distortion effect to this ellipse, e.g. a wave, sphere, lense distortion etc. (the magnifier effect) - and this effect is then applied to the layers below the shape, but within the frame of the shape? You could design a magnifier glass on top of the leave picture, and while moving this glass around, you see the magnification effect constantly. - Useful to find a
  13. I cannot find the 1.4.2 beta 1 been published at all. Where did you find it? Best regards BlauerClaus
  14. Hi MEB - is there any way to give the zoomed part of the picture any kind of glass effect, lens distortion effect or sheric distrotion effect which simulates the glass distortion? Whenever I apply one of the present effects to the shape or the underlying picture, it is applied to the center of the overall picture, and not in the center of the shape. Ideas? Best regards BlauerClaus
  15. Share to Apple Photos removes the pictures EXIF data. Is there an intention behind this? Best regards BlauerClaus
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