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  1. So what? What does the job of the person have to do with Affinity supporting a file format? Here's the facts; there are tens of thousands perhaps millions of Photoshop users, photographers and otherwise who have created layered TIFFs. Affinity Photo supports layered PSDs, it can support layered TIFFs and thanks to the efforts of customers and Affinity, we're told this will happen. That only adds to the product and migration from Adobe users to Affinity Photo. It's as simple as that! YOU don't like layered TIFFs? Don't use them. As to the proprietary format AFTER importing either flat or layered PSD or TIFF from Affinity, that has nothing to do with the feature request that thankfully, Affinity has decided to follow. I applaud them for treating PSD and TIFF upon import as equal citizens. I'm done.
  2. Layered TIFFs are supported when a company wishes to support them! Further, there's a lot of users working with layered TIFF's instead of layered PSD's. Affinity Photo accesses one, not the other. So if they want Adobe customers to come over to the fold, they should (and they say they can and will) support layered TIFFs. IT ISN'T IMPOSSIBLE! Which is exactly why layered TIFF's should be supported! The big deal is there's lots of layered TIFFs from Adobe Photoshop out there, I have thousands as do others. Having to batch convert to PSD isn't going to sell Ex-Adobe users to Affinity Photo if they can as they say they can do, support layered TIFFs. Photoshop isn't the only app that can read layered TIFFs. Here's a taste of the why's: http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=18965.msg134830#msg134830
  3. Exactly and why TIFF and PSD should be treated equally. More app's can handle TIFF, that's one advantage. Adobe migration pretty much requires both formats be treated equally.
  4. That's all I've asked for (thanks). Treat a layered TIFF from Photoshop as a first class citizen as you do PSD. After that, time to move forward with that data in your product.
  5. Of course it's the same data and hence why we need support in this product. The differences are TIFF is an openly documented format, PSD really isn't. There are far, far more products that can access a TIFF (flattened or otherwise) than PSD. PSD provides zero advantages to most users over TIFF (now if you want to get into compatibility with other Adobe products like InDesign, that's a tad different). We of course need support for layered TIFFs as much, perhaps more than layered PSDs. As Jeff Schewe writes, if the Photoshop team had a say, PSD would go the way of the dodo bird. Let's put it this way: If Affinity fully supported layered TIFFs but not PSD, I don't think it would be as big a deal as the other way around. Better yet, support the two the same way with the same functionality.
  6. http://www.digitaldog.net/files/TiffvsPSD.pdf http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=18965.msg134830#msg134830
  7. Toggling blend modes from layers updates a preview on the fly, where as in Photoshop, you have to select the blend mode and wait for an update. I think how Affinity updates as you move from blend mode to blend mode is better.
  8. It's actually Lightness, not luminance FWIW. Luminance (Luminosity) is a measure of the total radiant energy from a body. It has nothing to do with what a human perceives.
  9. Speaking of Lab output values, I wonder which approach is 'correct' and make sense in terms of clipping to -128. Case in point is Green 255 in ProPhoto RGB. It is an 'illegal' imaginary color. In both Photoshop and Affinity Photo, it's shown as an aStar of -128. In Adobe's Lightroom, it's not clipped, it is shown as -187.7 (the decimal values CAN be useful, more later if you so desire). Which is correct and more useful to the end user? I personally prefer how Lightroom provides a value that doesn't clip to the +/- 128 value, it tells us this isn't a color!
  10. Here's one that suggest it does: http://www.kolor.com/wiki-en/action/view/Autopano_-_FAQ_-_Using_the_software What graphical formats are supported in output of Autopano Pro and Autopano Giga? Autopano Giga can export your stitched images in the following formats: • JPG/JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) • HDR Radiance (.hdr) • PNG (.png) • PSD/PSB including the layers (.psd, .psb) • TIFF including the layers (.tiff, .tif)
  11. Impressive. Even Lightroom doesn't support PSB which is kind of shocking. Let me see what I can find out about other layered TIFF support products. I do have to be somewhat politically careful if you read between the lines. IF layered TIFF support is possible and documented some place, I'll do my best to get you more information.
  12. According to an Adobe Photoshop engineer I spoke with, more programs can read the layers in PSDs than can read the layers in TIFFs but the later is possible and has been done. If there are specific questions or issues you have, I'd be happy to attempt to get them cleared up. This engineer made it pretty clear there are app's that can read layered TIFFs so it isn't impossible. Since you've found how how to read layered PSD's, it seems possible to do the same with TIFFs. Do you want to? :) The bit about paying was licensing for PSD support which this engineer told me isn't the case (any more?). I'm under the impression at one time, those who wanted to read and write PSD's needed to license this from Adobe. In any case, it appears if this engineer is correct (and he's up there on the team), you can read and write layered TIFFs. It's quite amazing how you've been able to handle layered PSDs! I'll refrain from asking about PSB. Considering the migration from Adobe for reasons we don't need to get into, if Affinity Photo could support layered TIFFs, the better chance you'll land former Photoshop customers! Many of us do not want to use PSD for reasons we can go into if you wish. If you can supported Layered TIFFs, you'll get more customers.
  13. Will these be ICC profiles, DNG profiles, both? TIA. I see support for DNG (THANK YOU!), be nice if I could use DNG profiles I built using the X-rite Passport software.
  14. I see the same missing profiles which begs a question: does this product support DNG camera profiles? I'm opening DNG's and have said profiles built, it would be nice to use them here.
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