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  1. Smittie

    Lensfun Fun

    Hi Dan, This would be a major improvement for me. One more suggestion. Is it possible to define pre-setups. Know I have to scroll a list twice (for camera and lens). For example I have got 4 lenses and 1 camera. It would be nice if i could reduce a personal list to those items. Thanks Jan Willem
  2. Smittie

    Lensfun Fun

    I have got the same problems as above. I can not determine where it goes wrong. There could be several reasons: I have got a Canon 760D camera. If I use my sigma 105mm macro lens the name of the lens is stored as only “105 mm” in the EXIF file. Not as “Sigma 105mm etc”. Is the metadata wrongly given by the lens or is it wrongly stored by the camera or is there another reason I also have a Canon 50mm 1.8 STM lens. I cannot find that lens in the list of Lensfun but I can find the same without STM. The same with an Tamron lens and also with another sigma lens. Etc. In the end Affinity is not recognising nearly any of my lenses and that is annoying. Only an old canonEF S18-200mm that a do not use any more is recognised. How does affinity look for the match between the database and the metadata? Is that the model name? That could be risky I think or is there another link between them? Is it an idea that an user can choose manually a lens out of a list (new feature)? Of course is the users own “risk” that he/she chooses the wrong one but that would be visible. greetings
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    I also have got issues with the performance like MBD. This is my iMac: Modelnaam: iMac Modelaanduiding: iMac15,1 Processornaam: Intel Core i5 Processorsnelheid: 3,5 GHz Aantal processors: 1 Totale aantal cores: 4 L2-cache (per core): 256 KB L3-cache: 6 MB Geheugen: 8 GB Opstart-ROM-versie: IM151.0207.B06 SMC-versie (systeem): 2.22f16 Screen 5K Retina Even if I use one layer the performance can be very, very slow. I add a link with an example video. If I paint the single layer mask the performance is pretty ok. But if I alt-click on the layer and start painting you will see the CPU activity (left in the corner) increasing to the limit and the actions are lacking behind. You will see it will take some time for Affinity to catch up and it takes even longer for the CPU to return to normal. The file I am using is a Canon CR2 file, but I get the same results with a simple jpg file. In the end Affinity will eventually crash and I am pretty sure it is related. The performance is getting worse and worse over time before it crashes. The only way to avoid it is closing the program down after editing some pictures and start it up again. I tried different settings in preferences, I restarted the application with the ctrl option and I even reinstalled Affinity. If I use multiple levels the program becomes very slow. link to the video: https://goo.gl/photos/whSxir7JY1fedaYFA. (This video was directly made after a restart of Affinity) I hope you can make any sense out of it. At least more than I do. Kind regards Jan Willem
  4. I experienced a little bit in AP and I tried the following: I made a group with two adjustment layers, a gaussian blur filter and a mask (see example). As you can see the black in the mask is hide the three layers. I was very happy. This is what I wanted. Then I changed the blur filter for a twirl filter just to see what happens. The mask has no effect on the twirl filter. So is there a difference between the live filters here? :( Edit: it looks like that the twirl filter is changing the mask, but in case of the blur filter that did not happen. The blur filter was still only applying to the whole background picture. Edit 2: the live filters must be above the adjustment filters otherwise i will not work example 2.tiff example.tiff
  5. Hi all, I am no working on AP for a couple of weeks: my compliments to the team. Also my compliments to all who are answering the multiple questions on this forum with patience. This my first question and I hope it make sense. I have the following question: is it possible to use one mask for multiple (adjustment/live filter) layers. If it is possible then all the layers effects would be affected directly when I make a change to that mask. I know one solution: make a copy of the background layer en nest the mask and the layers under the copy (when working with one picture) or use "merge visible" (if the situation is already more complex). These methods are not the best because if you edit the original you will have to recopy the background and move the layers and the mask again under the new copy and delete the old. The reason I'm asking this is the following: i have got multiple pictures/projects where a want to use the same effects on only a selection of the picture but not always the same selection. A copy/paste of the layers with a empty mask to the top of the original layer(s) and direct masking with the brush would be very convenient. I have also looked at exporting and importing LUT, but the disadvantage is that you can not adjust the layers anymore. Thanx in advance Smittie
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