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  1. I am sorry to hear of your issues with Affinity Photo - it is truly an excellent piece of software and continues to improve, without a subscription model. I have put off installing Big Sur after the many issues experienced on my MacBook Pro 15 inch post the Catalina update. I have updated to 1.9, but not yet installed Big Sur - you do not mention of you have installed the OS update. There seems to be some issues with the 2017 models and the way Affinity Photo works, the last time (after installing OS14 Catalina) I had to go back to Photoshop for some months due to the extreme loss o
  2. Serif Are Very Slow to Respond to This Type of Issue. I am sorry to hear that you have a big issue with Affinity products, it is not unusual for developers to have some issues, but despite numerous reports to Serif of these problems, it took 5 months for it to be fixed. My experience is that these issues take 2 or 3 update versions to be error free, and even then there are often some issues. Having had several poor experiences with Serif on the upgrade to Cataline, I decided to await for the 3rd update before upgrading to Big Sur, as I rely on Affinity Photo for my work. I was for
  3. I have been helping out a friend with AP, and was trying (somewhat desperately) to explain how Curves and Blend Ranges work, eventually I made the two attached graphics. I hope that they will assist, and if anyone has ideas on how to improve (or correct) the Helper Images, please contribute.
  4. Hi Leigh, I am delighted to report that I have not had an issue with Affinity Photo and File Preferences since giving Full Disk Access. Thank you, I am now again using Affinity Photo as my Photo Editor of choice. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. The journey has been long and arduous, but have now finally reached the destination. Earlio
  5. Dave, Excellent piece of work. I thought I understood Blend Modes, but his has opened my eyes to many more possibilities. Thank you for sharing. Earl
  6. Hi Leigh, Thank you for the reply and the work you have put in with the log file. I had given access to Full Disk Access previously, but along the line, with several reloads of AP, and two complete clean installs of Catalina, I had forgotten to do so with the latest install iteration. I have done so now, completed a restart, and will report if this helps. I have been avoiding using AP due to the issues, except in a few cases, and had taken to immediately saving any file loaded to AP (after RAW conversion), and setting up the Autosave to every 30 seconds, to try to get around th
  7. Hi Leigh, Attached. is the text file. Thanks, Earlio Affinity Photo Console Report.txt
  8. Hi Leigh, Thank you for the response. I now have the Console up and running, and I am awaiting an open or save failure, it is intermittent, and will report when the issue occurs again. I appreciate the help, as I really (REALLY) would like to end my connection with Adobe.
  9. Hi Leigh, I had completed this previously, and should have responded and thanked you for the suggestion. Apologies. Although I would consider myself quite familiar with the Mac, I have not had recourse to the Console previously, and I admit to being at a bit of a loss as to where / what I should be looking for. I did the whole Console, searched (in all the various categories / headings) for Affinity: Sandbox: Font - found no issues with fonts, but got the attached report, which would seem to point to another issue. Earlio Console Affiinty Photo.pdf
  10. OK, so after my work dried up a bit I decided to take the bull by the horns: Reformatted Macintosh HD Downloaded Catalina and Updated Did not use Backup so install is clean and complete Downloaded Affinity Photo & Tested - Working OK Downloaded Apps I use - each time testing Affinity Photo works - all OK I have not loaded any further fonts - all at Mac default state Total 12 hours work, including waiting for each app to download, test that app, test AP For a week, Affinity Photo worked OK, then today the same damn permissions issues recurred.
  11. The title says it all... There are numerous posts on this issue. I wanted to get this on the feature requests, so that we might get some action.
  12. Thank you all for your suggestions. I have finally solved the issue with (once again) a fresh, clean install of Catalina (after reformatting the disk) and installed nothing but Affinity Photo. Ran the app, and all seemed to work OK, so continued to load all of the other apps I had installed previously, one by one, testing Affinity Photo after each loaded. That seems to have worked, and I have not had a permissions issue since. The response from Serif was not particularly helpful: You could try the suggestions in this FAQ article, if you haven't already as it's something we
  13. I also do not understand why the tool sizes are so small, I get by OK with my MacBook Pro, but with the two monitor set up, I also have the same issue. My experience with Serif so far is that the pressure for a UI change has to be pretty big before they are prepared to change anything. Complaints on the forum seem to get some attention, but not enough to get action from Serif. I would suggest that anyone who wishes for this change to add to the Feature Requests section. https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/forum/52-feature-requests-suggestions/ If there are enough of us pus
  14. Hi v-kyr & Blende21, Many thanks for your posts. I am using the latest versions. I have asked Serif if there is any way to obtain the direct download after having paid for the dysfunctional (as far as I am concerned) Mac App Store version. I will respond when I have a reply. I am bogged down with work, now due to the issues and trying to solve this problem. I am working, once again with Photoshop while I try to get this sorted, and have some catching up to do, so will give Affinity Photo a rest for the time being. The last time I had issues which prevented me from us
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