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  • Birthday 06/12/1948

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    Powell Butte, Oregon, USA
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    Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Snowshoeing, Photography (obviously) and most things outdoors

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  1. harry - took a look at the will pearson link.. Point made!! Impressed at no loss detail at full magnification. I would not have thought that to be the case. Thank you
  2. I am very curious as to why you would need to stitch together over 500 shots for one pano? It would seem to me that there would be a very high loss of detail rather than more detail as each shot tried to overcome the last in the detail area - or, am I missing a point here? I can surely see a pano of 15 - 20 shots doing well, but when you get into the hundreds to would seem to be offsetting??
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    Stella - I found the best way (for me) to do this is spend the better part of a day, depend ending on your internet speed, downloading all the resource files from Https://affin.co/XXXX. I set up a new folder, in and external HDD, naming it for the workbook and then saved all the project files in that folder under subfolders with each projects name. Hope this will help you.
  4. Thanks for the help. After trying, unsuccessfully, many times to do this, resizing would still not work - until I figured out that I had to uncheck the layer for the astronaut. Once done, the box and handles showed up and all went well from there. Cheers - happy New Year!
  5. I have been using the workbook to better understand AP. So far so good, until I got to the "Discovery" chapter and was working to resize the astronaut and element photos to fit into the background (page 428). For the life of me, I cannot find where you resize the image. I see resizing for documents, but not images. Where do I find this? Thanks and I feel pretty dumb right about now ):
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    I have to say "thank you" to Serif for publishing tis workbook. It is well done, laid out with good examples and workflows. Some chapters do leave you searching about a bit for the exact task being worked, but I am not complaining as it has opened new doors for me and shown me how to do things I only got frustrated with before. It is and will be a good reference book for themes I get "wrapped up in my shorts" trying to get a task done and cant recall exact steps to take to get the end result I am after. Thanks!
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    Received shipment notification my Affinity Workbook yesterday saying it had been "dispatched" Don't know from where? Amazon?? No way to track shipment so don't know if it is coming USPS, UPS, FedEx, pigeon?? On the other hand, thanks to Adam for help earlier verifying order was in place and should expect notification to come soon as books were being shipped to distributor. It would be nice if there was some sort of tracker involved. Obviously, Logistics is not core to Serif, so expectation of book is very high! Hopefully, future items will be rolled out in a better (perceived) fashion. Now waiting to see who shows up with the book and when. Happy to say that when I got back home today the mail (post) had delivered my workbook!! Very happy to get it and just an initial look says it is worth the price and the wait. Will have to read through the book starting tonight then take on some of the projects included. Thanks Serif!!
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    I see, on the Amazon website that the workbook, in English, will be available 15 December. Does that mean those who ordered earlier, will be having their books shipped before 15 Dec since Amazon is also doing the distribution, or will Amazon just receive a truckload of books and then they begin fulfilling based on order dates? This whole order process has become one of life's mysteries, to me.
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    I had ordered, the English version, in November also. After not hearing anything for a few days I contacted Affinity with my order number asking the same question: is there a problem, when will it ship, and will I be advised of shipment. About a day or two later. received an e-mail back stating that the book was sold out and was in the process of being resupplied. Apparently, Amazon is the direction agent and they are showing out of print. I was told that "it would be a few days. This was on 02 December. It was interesting that, at the point in time I received an e-mail announcing the workbook, the english version was sold out when I ordered it on 11/30. Either there was unanticipated demand or the print run was very small. Guess all I / we can do is wait and see when this (finally) becomes available. Hopefully, it is as good as stated.
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    Just got the e-mail this morning and ordered my workbook. It looks impressive and (maybe) more than I was asking for, but this is great! I like AP, but not living on it every day has made it a bit frustrating to do more than basic things. I am hoping this will change that and open new doors for me. Thanks for finally coming through with this book.
  11. This NEF to DMG happens on PS Elements. I have been holding off on spending more money for a DAM, awaiting Affinity's response and using this, but am not happy with it at all. I really don't want to have to spend several hundred more dollars for some software, and then Affinity releases their DAM, which would work seamlessly with AP. Sort of the rock and a hard place right now, decision wise. I just wish AP would put a stake in the ground and say, this is when the DAM will be released. Wishful thinking, I guess. On the other side, If I do decide to go somewhere else, I am only out $50 USD and would consider it a "lesson learned". Right now, the ball is in AP's court, and in my mind, they need to make a verbal commit to end users that this is going to appear on such and such date, rather than "sometime in 2017" which is pretty much over unless we get an early Xmas gift.
  12. I'm sitting here on the fence to as to what to do. I'd like to have something that dovetails nicely with AP for a DAM application, but it seems to be one of those things thats coming, soon, but don't hold your breath. I really do not want to get locked into a subscription program such as what Adobe offers now with Lightroom. and did not wan to have to go through all the research to try to pick a "winner" that would work with RAW NEF and JPEG files. One of he reasons I don't like some of the adobe apps is that they do a quick change from NEF to DMG and only show a non picture file for the raw image. I was and continue to hope for AP to come out with a DAM that is (almost) transparent in use for users, but this seems to be asking a lot as Serif is branching out to other aspects of software and maybe resource is now too thin to nail down dates as to when things will be available; example - tutorial that has been handed about as being almost ready. Maybe it's just me?? I like AP, but get frustrated having to work across various platforms to get a photo imported to work with.
  13. Thanks for the update as I look forward to getting this manual for use.
  14. I went back and looked at the date of my original question regarding when would a user manual be available for Photo. The date was October, 2016. Here we are, a year later and what has been developed and published - Affinity Designer workbook, which is a program developed and released after Photo. We keep hearing that "there is one coming". When, I have no idea, but as much as I like Photo, I am beginning to think that I am going to go back to CS, or Lightroom, etc, which has good documentation. I think the Affinity team puts together an excellent piece of software, but are very weak on delivering after the fact documentation. Videos are OK, but maybe I am not the brightest bulb in the pack as often, the videos don't pull together what I am trying to figure out. Why a piece of support documentation cannot be developed jointly with the software is beyond me. I think all (we) are asking for is a good PDF file / manual that can be updated rather than a hardcopy that is almost obsolete before printing is complete. Thanks for listening, and hopefully someone will get off the mark and release a written tutorial as has been asked for by many.
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    Affinity Photo pdf manual for your enjoyment.

    Excellent job - appreciate all the time it took for you to get this put together!
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