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  1. Thanks firstdefence! Appreciate your help but that doesn't really achieve what I want - which is the situation in my third image, where I have two separate closed curves on the same layer. I'm just trying to find out if it's possible to carry on drawing on the same layer with the pen tool after closing the first curve. Cheers, H
  2. Hi, I'm on Photo 1.6.6, Mac OS 10.13.3. Just wondering - is there a trick to using the pen tool to draw multiple curves on the same layer? I draw the first curve, and I get image one (stroked to make it a bit clearer). What I'd like to to do is continue drawing on the same layer, to create a second curve. But as soon as I start to draw, Photo creates a second curve layer (image 2). I know that I can now select both layers, pull down the Layers menu and Choose Geometry... Add... (giving me image 3). This gives me what I want to achieve, but I wondered if it was possible to continue to draw additional curves without having to combine the layers afterwards. Thanks H
  3. Hi MEB and thanks for your response, I'm sorry - I have since cleared user data and this appears to have fixed the issue. I didn't save the exported file so there's nothing useful I can upload. If it happens again I'll repost. Best, h_d
  4. Hi, This happens when I apply the Detect Edges filter to any image which has been developed from raw but not exported. Shot on a Panasonic GX-7, original file format .RW2. AP 1.6.6, OSX 10.13. I open an image, develop it (it doesn't seem to matter if I make adjustments or not), then run Detect Edges. Weirdness results. Cheers and happy Crimbo. H
  5. Hi, There's a difference in Affinity Photo between saving and exporting. Suppose you launch Affinity Photo and use it to Open a picture using the file browser dialog, (which also displays the Apple media browser of images within Apple Photos - and iPhoto if you're still using it). When you edit the image (say a file called Pic1.jpg) using Affinity Photo, and then Save or Save As... it will save an Affinity-only version of the file called Pic1.afphoto, which retains all the extra information about non-destructive editing changes, adjustments, layers, saved selections, clipping masks etc etc etc. This file can only be opened and viewed using Affinity Photo, and the adjustments will still be accessible. But if you want to use the edited image for another purpose (email, graphics program, web, iPhoto, Apple Photos...) then you have to Export it from Affinity Photo in a more generic format such as .jpg, .tiff, .png. Exported files can be viewed, opened and edited on Macs and PCs using standard software and imported into Apple Photos and iPhoto. When you export the image, your original Pic1.jpg stays where it was when you opened it and remains unchanged. This is why opening and editing a picture using Affinity Photo via the Apple media browser doesn't update the original in Apple Photos. You can't do a "round trip", as it's sometimes called. It doesn't matter where you keep your iPhoto or Apple Photos library, or how big your external hard disk is - the same principles apply: If you want get an edited version of the picture into Apple Photos, or iPhoto, then you Open, edit and Export using Affinity Photo. This gives you a flattened copy (.jpg, .tiff, png...), in the folder of your choice, that you can then Import into Apple Photos or iPhoto, or send in an email, or upload to a web server. Photoshop can save and edit in different formats. But even in Photoshop, if you try to save a document with layers, clipping masks, vector objects etc as a .jpg or .eps, you will still be forced to save it as a flattened copy, which is the same principle as Affinity Photo's Export. Cheers, H_D
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