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  1. It was the Separated Mode problem; one click and all is well again. I don't recall going there, but Separated Mode was checked. It had to be a poltergeist. Where are the Ghost Busters when you need them? Thank you all, for your help!!
  2. I was working on a photo this afternoon and quit at the end of the session. When I went back this evening the screen was weird. How do I get back to the default screen?
  3. Thank you, I'll give it a try.
  4. Let's assume that I have 2 copies of the same image. I will call one image "clone 1" and the second image "clone 2". I would like to be able to place both images into AP such that clone 1 is on the left side of the screen and clone 2 is on the right side. My goal is while doing a dodge and burn on clone 1, I can look at clone 2 and, by comparing the difference between the two images gauge my D&B progress. I do not want to do this with a split screen because I want to be able to see both images at once and not have to move a slider back and forth.
  5. Thank you. Will you please point me to a tutorial that discusses the "certain filters".
  6. I am doing Dodge & Burn with 50% gray scale mask. Carl Surry did an excellent tutorial fro this process based on translating a PS tutorial. Other achieving the 50% gray scale, the PS tutorial is fine and Carl did a very good job showing how to get the gray scale with AP. In the PS tutorial, the author showed a split screen; the gray scale mask (he called this a "visualization layer") next to the Pixel image. How can I get the same side by side view in AP?
  7. The Serif reaction that just saw did NOT address the issue I raised. OK, I surrender!!!
  8. John, In response to your comment that perhaps Serif doesn't regularly monitor the forum, I would have hoped that a moderator would listen and provide feed back to Serif. Well, since that does not seem to be happening, does anybody have a suggestion for a way to get Serif to respond?
  9. Wonderful, other people want to see it split-up too. Has anybody seen a response from Serif that indicates that they are going to make it happen or is it only on our wish list?
  10. Thanks for your support. Hopefully we will it happen in our lifetime
  11. You guys are number one on several levels, your products are great, your tutorials are among the best, and you are continuing to expand your product line, keep it up. However, as you increase your product line, the "desktop forum" is becoming cluttered. For example, when I have a question, I am forced to wade through inquiries regarding Publisher, Designer, and Photo (thank you for separating iPad and Beta). I realize that Serif has intentionally created products that are are inter-related and have much in common, however from a user ease of use prospective, I think that the time has come to have a separate forum for each product line.
  12. Thank you, I have recently seen references to use FS in order to remove wires from complex/cluttered backgrounds. With complex backgrounds, such as wires passing behind or in front of bare tree branches, Inpainting does a fairly good job as long as you do not view it at 100%. I want to evaluate FS as an alternative to Inpainting.
  13. I went the direction that you are going, replace Acrobat with something else. PDFelement turned out to be a fairly good replacement for Acrobat Pro 10. That was the good news, the bad news is that their (Wondershare) customer support is amateurish at best. They reply to your requests BUT they never seem to answer the question you ask. It may be a language problem, they are a Shanghai company.
  14. There are numerous tutorials on how to use Frequency Separation to tweak portrait photography. Will somebody point me to a tutorial that describes how to use Frequency Separation to remove wires from a landscape photo?
  15. Big_Stan

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    Thank you.