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    conrad2k got a reaction from ReO2 in fujifilm color presets/lens correction   
    It would be great to have Fuji’s legendary film simulations: Arcos, Provia, Velevia, Astia, etc. built into AP.  I have found on LUT’s for Fuji film simulations on the web that can be imported into AP.  Here’s a link: https://blog.sowerby.me/fuji-film-simulation-profiles/
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    conrad2k got a reaction from Alfred in Dodge/Burn tool question   
    Don’t know why I couldn’t find that!  Thanks
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    conrad2k reacted to Alfred in Dodge/Burn tool question   
    From the built-in Help:
     
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    conrad2k reacted to Andrew Tang in Amazon Drive does not show up   
    I took a quick look into this and it's because we open files in-place now as opposed to just importing it. This requires apps like Amazon Drive to fully support the Files app which it hasn't yet. Both DropBox, and Google Drive do, OneDrive will show up but doesn't really support the full functionality of Files. Unfortunately, this requires Amazon to update their app.
     
    I will probably put in an Import from iCloud as an extra option somewhere but you still can't export into Amazon Drive until Amazon update their app. As far as I can see there's no way to actually put files into Amazon Drive from the Files app, no paste option nor will drag-drop work.
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    conrad2k reacted to Chris B in Amazon Drive does not show up   
    Hi Gary,

    I'm going to correct myself here. So it looks like it is possible to have Amazon Drive show up, however, I've noticed that in build 68 it does show up in Affinity. In build 69 it does not show in Affinity. It looks like we've changed/broken something between these builds. I'll have a chat with dev and see what may have gone wrong. Sorry about this. 
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    conrad2k got a reaction from Silvia in Affinity Photo for macOS - 1.6.7   
    Thanks for the improvements to shadow/highlight recovery.  I tried it on a shot of Half Dome in Yosemite.  Not a great shot, but the most underexposed shot in a bracketed set.  In full disclosure after being successful with shadows/highlights, I gave it a touch of tone mapping.


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    conrad2k got a reaction from donka in Affinity Ipad version is not worth the money   
    Just a couple of observations.
     
    This is a $20 licensed app, not part of a $10/month subscription scheme.
     
    It does a lot more than LR in pixel editing, but doesn't catalog your images like LR does. That may be a future Affinity catalog app.
     
    It is what it intended to be, albeit with some 1st release bugs. Before we get into whether it's too buggy for release, remember the first release of every new version of Microsoft windows - bugs and headaches galore!
     
    The app runs on an iPad. If you expect all the speed of Affinity Photo running on an iMac or powerful Windows PC, get the $50 version for a computer.
     
    So far this app does an incredible amount of stuff that the desktop version does, with a lot fewer hardware resources. Pretty amazing when you think about it running on an iPad Air 2. I had expected it to require the newest iPad Pro.
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    conrad2k got a reaction from velarde in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.7, Beta 1 [expired] )   
    There so many great things about Affinity Photo, but I am still not loving the Shadow recovery in the 1.6.7 (Beta 1).  I normally shoot a Fuji X-T2 and no matter how I process an image, the shadow recovery is now were near as well done as in Lightroom or On1 RAW 2018.  The process is better on images from my Nikon d610, but still needs work.  I recommend that you look at On1 RAW 2018.  It has sliders for highlights, midtones, and shadows within their Develop Module.  
     
    I know you are working on it, and appreciate that, but it is confusing to to have shadow/highlight in so many places (Develop, Filters, Adjustments, and Live Filters).
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    conrad2k reacted to Ulysses in Fujifilm GFX 50S images support?   
    floruklein, this is slightly off our primary topic, but you mention that AP is giving you perfect color rendering for your Fuji files. Could you visit links below to download the full-size JPEG as well as the .RAF file, and let me know how close you come with the raw file to reproducing the color of the camera's JPEG. Thanks!
     
    Full-resolution JPEG (23.6 MB)
    .RAF file (116.3 MB)
     
    Turning up the saturation and vibrance for the balloon is easy, but maintaining the subtle color gradations in the blue sky is a bit tougher for me here. 

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    conrad2k got a reaction from Maxxxworld in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.6.7, Beta 1 [expired] )   
    Hi @Justin!  Here are some samples. 
    -RAF with no adjustments. I chose a photo that clearly had been shot with deep shadows.  It was actually part of a bracket set of five; 
    -Current version of AP with shadows opened up to 100%.  The muddy shadows are so very obvious and detail is completely lost; 
    -Beta 1 to 100%. A great improvement, but a good deal of work will be needed in addition to opening up the shadows to make the image pop.  Still some detail lost in shadows, but the clouds retain a great degree of contrast, which is good.; and
    -For a comparison I included a sample from On1 RAW 2018 at 100%. The image pops a lot more.  There is work to be done, but it is an easier starting point from my perspective.  The On1 result was very comparable to the result in Lightroom 6.  




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    conrad2k reacted to shojtsy in Pulling shadows problem   
    I am also very much interested in getting a fix for this. I can't replace LR without a working shadows/highlights adjustment. Happy to see that others are also noticing the issue.
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    conrad2k got a reaction from shojtsy in Pulling shadows problem   
    The newest release leaves this problem unaddressed.
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    conrad2k got a reaction from rainwilds in Lightroom Replacement / or "Bridge" addition   
    There is growing interest in this since Adobe announced that LR 6 would be the last version with a perpetual license and that they would stop issuing updates to it this year.  MacPhun (Skylum) announced a forthcoming (2108) DAM to accompany their Luminar product.  ON1 RAW 2017 already has a DAM but it’s really a beta product  ON1 RAW 2018 looks like it will actually be a useful product.  AlienSkin’s Exposure X3 has a DAM/developer, as does Picktorial, ACDSee, etc. Then there is Capture One Pro 10 on the high end.  It seems like the competition is growing and the window of opportunity is closing.  Once the former LR 6 users settle on an alternative DAM with a perpetual license, inertia will probably keep them with the product that they choose.  Once you go through the effort of migrating a catalog, it’s hard to think about doing it again!  I would love to see Serif jump in with a DAM that plays well with AP before it’s too late!
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    conrad2k reacted to Xcel in Curves Dialogue Eyedroppers   
    One feature that I really miss on migrating from Photoshop to Affinity Photo is the Black, Grey and White eyedroppers in the curve dialogue. I have a large collection of Kodacolor negatives and many have faded to a greater or lesser extent and the tend to produce scans with a heavy green cast. The PS eyedroppers correct this very effectively.
     
    I note that the latest version of Apple's Photo includes this feature. Is it possible to add this to AP?
     
    Thanks
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    conrad2k got a reaction from rainwilds in Lightroom Replacement / or "Bridge" addition   
    There is growing interest in this since Adobe announced that LR 6 would be the last version with a perpetual license and that they would stop issuing updates to it this year.  MacPhun (Skylum) announced a forthcoming (2108) DAM to accompany their Luminar product.  ON1 RAW 2017 already has a DAM but it’s really a beta product  ON1 RAW 2018 looks like it will actually be a useful product.  AlienSkin’s Exposure X3 has a DAM/developer, as does Picktorial, ACDSee, etc. Then there is Capture One Pro 10 on the high end.  It seems like the competition is growing and the window of opportunity is closing.  Once the former LR 6 users settle on an alternative DAM with a perpetual license, inertia will probably keep them with the product that they choose.  Once you go through the effort of migrating a catalog, it’s hard to think about doing it again!  I would love to see Serif jump in with a DAM that plays well with AP before it’s too late!
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    conrad2k reacted to Hofnaar in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    I think a "We" stands for a bunch of people here in the forum and out there on the net.
     
    So yes, the question is important for many users incl. myself.
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    conrad2k reacted to Five Photos in Affinity, we need clarification: are you or aren’t you working on a DAM?   
    Hey guys,
     
    We desperately need some clarification. For the past two years it was mentioned several times here in these forums that you are working on a DAM. However, we haven’t really seen an update on that topic in the past weeks and months. And in your Twitter feed you mentioned a couple of times now that you are currently not developing a DAM. So which is true?
     
    With the recent changes from Adobe with their Lightroom software and with Apple still not improving Photos really, it would be a great time to put a great DAM out there right now. Many, many photographers are looking for a new solution to this old and essential problem. Also, MacPhun just announced a DAM for their Luminar app. 
     
    In any case, we just need to know if we should wait for a DAM to be released by you guys or if we should look for other alternatives. Thank you!
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    conrad2k reacted to marcoborghesi in Affinity Photo and new Files.app   
    Hi everyone. This is not. Bug but can I suggest, and hope everyone will like this, to change the option of copy a photo from files.app to open in to avoid the creation of a new file every time.
    M
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    conrad2k got a reaction from ReO2 in fujifilm color presets/lens correction   
    It would be great to have Fuji’s legendary film simulations: Arcos, Provia, Velevia, Astia, etc. built into AP.  I have found on LUT’s for Fuji film simulations on the web that can be imported into AP.  Here’s a link: https://blog.sowerby.me/fuji-film-simulation-profiles/
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    conrad2k reacted to R C-R in I am ready to pull the plug on LR   
    I think you are quite mistaken about what the majority of users expect. If anything, it is that they expect to pay for upgrades every few years if they want to get the new features marketing departments tout as "must haves." However, more than anything else, I believe most want the choice to upgrade or not, if or when they think it is worth it to them.
     
    Basically, it is that Adobe's CC subscription model puts strict & extensive restrictions on the use of their products, & that Adobe even reserves the right to disable the software remotely at any time if they think users are or are about to (!!) violate any of the TOS. Most CC users don't even seem to know what the TOS include, or that they need to read three or more densely worded legal documents very carefully just to know what they have agreed to.
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    conrad2k reacted to Chris_K in Incorrect Fujifilm X-T2 image size in EXIF data   
    Hi conrad2k
     
    This is a known issue. it is showing the dimensions for the preview jpg instead of the RAW file. Hopefully the team will be able to fix this  soon
     
    Cheers 
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    conrad2k reacted to Fixx in Auto-align images/layers AFTER import?   
    I also wished some considerable time ago that it would be nice to keep panorama images separate in layers.... autoalign but no merge.
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    conrad2k got a reaction from AndreSilva in No suporte for Fuji rafs?   
    AndreSilva,
     
    I have no problem with RAFs from the Fujifilm XT1 or X-T2. MEB is correct that it cannot handle Compressed RAFs until Apple update iOS to deal with them. Try changing it to uncompressed under the IQ menu-> Raw Recording on your camera. Take a couple of test shots and bring them into Affinity. It should work fine.
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    conrad2k got a reaction from Jixxtifs in Chance to WIN an iPad Pro and Pencil!   
    Congrats on your great success on initial product launch!  Keep up the good work.  I love the way you listen to users and keep your licensing practices reasonable.  Adobe, watch your back, Affinity is coming up fast!
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    conrad2k got a reaction from donka in Affinity Ipad version is not worth the money   
    Just a couple of observations.
     
    This is a $20 licensed app, not part of a $10/month subscription scheme.
     
    It does a lot more than LR in pixel editing, but doesn't catalog your images like LR does. That may be a future Affinity catalog app.
     
    It is what it intended to be, albeit with some 1st release bugs. Before we get into whether it's too buggy for release, remember the first release of every new version of Microsoft windows - bugs and headaches galore!
     
    The app runs on an iPad. If you expect all the speed of Affinity Photo running on an iMac or powerful Windows PC, get the $50 version for a computer.
     
    So far this app does an incredible amount of stuff that the desktop version does, with a lot fewer hardware resources. Pretty amazing when you think about it running on an iPad Air 2. I had expected it to require the newest iPad Pro.
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