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    emmrecs01 reacted to Fotero in Colour Profiles In Affinity Designer And Photo   
    I don't know is my answer matches your question.  I think the display calibration is for you to see the "real" color, brightness and contrast of the file you are processing. So, you are watching the file as it really is.  Formerly when I was processing a photo but it was too dark, I just increased the brightness of the monitor.  Basically I was faking because the monitor brightness and the real brightness of the file are two different things.
     
    The printer calibration is to adjust for the variations in the paper, ink combination particular to a given printer.  You need both.
     
    As far as the edit -> preferences. It is NOT refereeing  to the display profile but to the color space. If you are using Windows 10, the Operating system is already taking care of that.  If you go to Display Setting in Windows 10, find Display Setting ->Advance->color management. Once there find and select the flavor (in this case, your custom color profile). Windows 10 will use this for all programs, not only for Photo. When you turn-off the computer, Windows 10 will automatically select this profile.
     
    I was using, up to 3 days ago, a Dell U2410 which is pre-calibrated monitor.  Very inexpensive,  but it is a real photo monitor which is 98% compliant with the sRGB specs.  This is an old monitor that I bought about 5 years ago. Superb and does not need the x-rite munki. Alas, it dies as I was installing a new computer. I need to shell out 286.00 dollars for the new model. This new version is cheaper that the U2410 but more modern.  Also, this time around, I am going to connect it to the computer using and HDMI cable for the sake of clarity and fine detail.
     
    You don't say what computer or OS are you using.  If you are using Windows 8.1.  This is a mess. Windows 10 is more in line with color management.  If you are using Windows 7, it worked for me.  Unfortunately is too old.
     
    Finally, If I insulted you with this simple answer, please, forgive me. And, if you have any other question, do not hesitate to post it.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to mac_heibu in Colour Profiles In Affinity Designer And Photo   
    Never set a document to your monitor profile!
    The monitor profile compensates the divergences of your individual monitor’s colours from the expected colours. Baking this profile into your document means, that no other monitor can display your document correctly, and – more crucial – every colour conversion, for example for printing purposes will be wrong!
    That means:
    • Your image has a sRGB profile
    • Colormanagement exactly knows the numerical divergences of the sRGB colours to your monitor’s colours and corrects the actual colour rendering according to your monitor’s shortcomings. The image itself remains untouched, as it should be.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to anon1 in Colour Profiles In Affinity Designer And Photo   
    well
    all other conversions are not actually wrong 
    they are still as accurate as possible 
     
    you may just loose data because your monitor color space is most likely smaller than the one you came from and smaller than the one you convert into afterwards 
     
    still - your point is correct after all 
     
    cheers 
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Chris B in 64 Bit PS Plugins   
    http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/ is the page which lists the latest available information on plugins and AP.
     
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Keith Reeder in Correction needed to list of plugins for AP Windows,specifically NeatImage   
    http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/plugins-support/ is the page which leads to the list of plugins tested with and deemed "compatible",  "not compatible" or "untested" with AP for either Windows or MAC.
     
    Having just checked this again on my own computer I'd like to draw MEB's attention to the fact that ABSoft's "NeatImage 8" DOES work in AP for Windows, both release and latest beta versions.  I know this is a very popular plugin for the removal of image noise; perhaps would-be purchasers of AP might be somewhat hesitant to commit to the software if they are regular users of NeatImage? 
     
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Affinity Photo Interface Language mix & Aero dependencey   
    Pots and Kettles?
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Alfred in Affinity Photo Interface Language mix & Aero dependencey   
    If you're so concerned about spelling, why have you misspelled "dependency" in the thread title and "which" and "permanent" in the message body? :P
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from R C-R in File Format Specification   
    Ditto here.
     
    Your view, not supported here, I think, since thumbnails are visible in Windows 10 Explorer
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from MattP in Minimum Adobe CS Version   
    I am by no means an expert in this area but I strongly suspect that what you are asking is impossible to answer.  Although AD is an extremely capable "alternative" to Illustrator and AP to Photoshop, I believe there has been no attempt to make either of them "directly equal" to any specific version of their Adobe competitors.
     
    Since the image you posted clearly allows Affinity Designer format files as acceptable I really don't understand that section asking for "Minimum Adobe CS version".  I think you need to ask graphicriver why they "need" this information.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from alain958 in Affinity Photo Customer Beta - 1.5.1.46   
    I thought this new Beta would check that the full release version of Photo is installed and then allow its own installation to continue, as happened with the Customer Beta(s) of Designer.
     
    But no, apparently I must dig around in my emails OR open my Affinity account page in order to find my product key.  Is that correct?
     
    If so, why?
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from NikollOr in [APh] Cropping of rotated/straightened image, crop marks to not be outside image boundaries   
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30168-cropping-staying-within-the-boundaries-of-the-image/ is the post that first refers to this.
     
    As explained there, the necessity to make at least four additional move-and-click actions, one for each "edge", could be avoided if the crop marks always "automatically" stayed within the boundaries of the image.
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    emmrecs01 reacted to TonyB in Affinity Photo 1.5 has launched!   
    For more information about the launch and how to buy go here. 
     
    Here's a recap of the new features in Photo 1.5, along with tutorial videos which will accompany the features...
      Focus Merge Support   Focus merging allows you to generate a detailed composite image from a number of images focused at differing lengths. Use File -> New Focus Merge to get started.   Video tutorials: Focus Merging Focus Merge Retouching Focus Merging Bracketed Images   HDR Merge Support   HDR merging lets you create a deep, unbounded 32-bit image from a number of exposure bracketed source images. Use File -> New HDR Merge to get started.   Video tutorials: HDR: Merging and Tone Mapping HDR: Tone Map Presets HDR: Panoramas HDR: Preprocessing HDR: Advanced Editing HDR: Ghosts Removal   New 32bit RGB Editing Mode   Photo now offers a full compositing / editing environment for 32bit unbounded images.   Video tutorials: HDR: 32-bit Editing   32bit Develop   Photo can now Develop RAW files directly into a 32bit document - so all highlights / shadows are preserved and recoverable at any time.   Video tutorials: 32-bit Raw Development   OCIO (OpenColorIO) Support   Photo now support end-to-end OCIO colour workflows.   Video tutorials: OpenColorIO Setup OpenColorIO Adjustment   Tone Mapping Persona   Full tone mapping Persona for both HDR and LDR images. This is obviously best used with an image merged by HDR merge - although you can use it on any image.   Video tutorials: Regular Tone Mapping   OpenEXR / HDR (Radiance) / 32bit TIFF Import / Export   Photo can now import and export .hdr (Radiance, RGBE) and .exr (OpenEXR) images. It correctly deals with 0-alpha cases (as per the OpenEXR spec) and generally operates in linear space. It support multi-layer EXR files and offers control (through Preferences) over alpha association and premultiplication.   Video tutorials: OpenEXR Multichannel Import/Export OpenEXR Import Options   Macros   Using the View -> Studio -> Macro and View -> Studio -> Library menu items, you can access new panels which will allow you to record actions, save them, then play them back later. You can also store them in a handy gallery.   Video tutorials: Macros Macros: Equations   Batch Processing   Using File -> New Batch job, you can queue up processing on a large number of files. You can resize, convert format and apply any number of macros to each file. The batch processing happens in the background - so you can continue working whilst the jobs are processed.   Video tutorials: Batch Processing   Live Projections   Photo 1.5 contains a new mechanism which allows you to edit an image in different spatial domains - we currently support the “Equirectangular” domain (360 pano - Ricoh Theta, etc.). You can use all tools when editing - and you can convert back once you have edited. This is especially useful for cleaning up stitching artefacts, or artefacts at the zenith / nadir of the image. Use the options in Layer -> Live Projection to get started.   Video tutorials: 360 Live Editing 360 Advanced Editing 360 Retouching 360 Multiple Views Live Perspective Projection    Improved Pixel Tool   The pixel tool is improved in 1.5 - you can hold shift when dragging to constrain the direction of painting (sorry we did not get this working sooner!). You can also select what happens when you hold Alt and drag - erase to transparent, erase to background colour, or erase to whatever the nominated snapshot / history location is (like in the Clone tool).   New “Pixel Art” Document Resizing   Photo now contains an alternative way to resize a document - using well known pixel-art resampling algorithms. If you work with pixel art and want to use this feature, it’s located under the Document menu.   Video tutorials: Pixel Art Resize    New “Accumulation” Brush Dynamics   Many users have asked for “Opacity Jitter”. For us, opacity is a constant thing and will remain constant. However, we have added a new property to brushes - “Accumulation” - which should allow you to get what you need         Text Styles   Affinity Photo now has the same Text Styles support as Designer - it’s all shared code so it should work right out of the box         New Marquee Modes (Polygonal, Magnetic)   Photo now has 3 modes for the freehand selection tool - Freehand, Polygonal and Magnetic.   Video tutorials: Freehand Selection Tool   Even more RAW cameras supported   Over 70 new RAW cameras are supported.   Improved Metadata Mining   Our detection of RAW / JPEG / etc. metadata has been upgraded and some serious bugs have been fixed.   Massive Improvements to Export Persona   Our Export Persona has seen huge upgrades in this cycle - you now have total control of exactly what resolution sets get exported. You can also use our handy batch export builders to quickly generate content for external consumption - ie. Xcode .assets - even Spline compatible metadata can be generated!   Layered TIFF Interop   Users have constantly asked us to support “Layered TIFF”. Layered TIFF is not a thing. TIFF with embedded data is a thing - and I’m happy to report that we now import embedded PSD / Affinity data and can write TIFF with embedded Affinity data.   Halftone Filter   We have a marvellous new halftone pattern filter in 1.5 - it can approximate monochrome, colour, circular and line halftones.   Video tutorials: Halftone Scanlines Effect   Improved Apply Image Filter   Users can how use the current layer as the source for Apply Image - or drag any layer from the layers tab into the dialog to use that as thr source. We also offer handy equations in the filter to control how channels are transferred - in an arbitrary colour source.   Video tutorials: Apply Image Apply Image: Equations   Improved Select Sampled Colour Filter   You can now select by intensity in the select sampled colour tool.   Equations Filter   A new Equations Distortion filter allows users to create custom spatial filters.   Video tutorials: Equations filter Macros: Equations   Dust & Scratches Filter   Many user have asked us for a “Dust & Scratches” filter - so we have made one. It’s extremely useful for removing sporadic small defects in images. Please let us know if it works for you.   Video tutorials: Dust & Scratches Filter    “Edit in Affinity Photo” Photos extension   This is something which we didn’t think we could do - a Photos extension for Mac OS 10.9 and above which simply allows you to use the full Photo app to edit your images - and stores the changes you have made as a layered document.   New Colour Picker Tool   After literally thousands of requests, we have implemented a dedicated picker tool for colours.   New Clone Sources Panel   We now have a new studio panel which allows you to store up an unlimited number of global sources for the Clone / Healing brush - it even works across multiple documents.   Video tutorials: Clone Sources Clone Sources: Texture Creation   Direct PSD Write-Back   One of the most requested features - direct write-back to PSD. A number of 3rd party DAM applications will happily deal in PSD - but until now, Photo required you to File -> Export for PSD. No longer! You can now just hit File -> Save! You will need to turn this on - in File -> Preferences - please read the warning there carefully!   Video tutorials: Direct PSD write-back (round tripping)   No Thumbnails Option   This is more a Designer feature, but I promised it some time ago so here it is - you can choose (in Preferences) not to write out a thumbnail with your documents. This has the advantage of making your documents use less space - but obviously you won’t get Finder thumbnails, etc.   Improved Vectorscope   Our old HSL vectorscope is no more - replaced by a vastly more appropriate Rec.709 YUV scope with an improved graticule         Improved Photoshop Plugin Support   We have found a significant bug with our plugin code - it has been fixed       :) We are now finding the majority of plugins work properly.   Multi-monitor Colour Profile Support   Sorry it took so long to get this fixed - we now can profile different on different monitors.   Adjustment Performance Improvements   Found and fixed a simple issue which made changing adjustment parameters appear to be slow. Fixed.   Automatic Lens Corrections   Automatic lens corrections (distortion and vignetting) are now supported for a wide array of lens profiles. This option is available in the Develop Assistant (enabled by default).   Video tutorials: Automatic Lens Corrections  
    Improved RAW Colour Handling
     
    The way colour operations are handled in the Develop persona has been improved - the difference is most noticeable in images with intense, saturated colours (think low light photography with lots of artificial lighting).
     
    Video tutorials:
    Raw Colour Quality     This update also includes literally hundreds of fixes and small improvements, some of which are listed below:   - User control over two pass rendering on Retina devices. - PSD import / export improvements. - PDF import / export improvements. - Snapping improvements - candidate-free snapping, gaps-and-spans (Alt key in Move Tool), so much more! - Performance and stability improvements for macOS Sierra.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from NikollOr in [APh] Cropping of rotated/straightened image, crop marks to not be outside image boundaries   
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30168-cropping-staying-within-the-boundaries-of-the-image/ is the post that first refers to this.
     
    As explained there, the necessity to make at least four additional move-and-click actions, one for each "edge", could be avoided if the crop marks always "automatically" stayed within the boundaries of the image.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Chris B in How to update ?   
    In my experience, there is no need to uninstall the old beta; the new one simply replaces it, and retains any settings you have customised in the older version.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from NikollOr in [APh] Cropping of rotated/straightened image, crop marks to not be outside image boundaries   
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30168-cropping-staying-within-the-boundaries-of-the-image/ is the post that first refers to this.
     
    As explained there, the necessity to make at least four additional move-and-click actions, one for each "edge", could be avoided if the crop marks always "automatically" stayed within the boundaries of the image.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from AiDon in Cropping & staying within the boundaries of the Image   
    I have created a post about this in the Feature Requests section of this forum; the thread is https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30443-photo-cropping-of-rotatedstraightened-image-crop-marks-to-not-be-outside-image-boundaries/
     
    Perhaps posters here and others who think this would be a great improvement, might like to add their voices to this request by posting their agreement to that thread?
     
    Jeff
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from NikollOr in [APh] Cropping of rotated/straightened image, crop marks to not be outside image boundaries   
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30168-cropping-staying-within-the-boundaries-of-the-image/ is the post that first refers to this.
     
    As explained there, the necessity to make at least four additional move-and-click actions, one for each "edge", could be avoided if the crop marks always "automatically" stayed within the boundaries of the image.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from AiDon in Cropping & staying within the boundaries of the Image   
    I would fully support this question.  If this change is not intended to be implemented I will post it as a feature request.
     
    Admittedly, it is not exactly very much additional work to manually move the boundaries to sit within the image, but it is at least four extra mouse click-and-drags, one for each "side", to achieve what could be "automatic", I think.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from AiDon in RAW Conversion - Soft & Darker Colors   
    Yes, I see something similar.
     
    Attached is an image opened in Canon's own Digital Photo Professional:

     
    This is the same image when opened in latest beta of Photo:

     
    There is a noticeable difference, even to my old eyes!
     
     
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Gasman in Is there a media browser anywhere?   
    So, is this one area, at least, where the Windows and Mac versions are NOT to have comparable features?
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from AiDon in Cropping & staying within the boundaries of the Image   
    I would fully support this question.  If this change is not intended to be implemented I will post it as a feature request.
     
    Admittedly, it is not exactly very much additional work to manually move the boundaries to sit within the image, but it is at least four extra mouse click-and-drags, one for each "side", to achieve what could be "automatic", I think.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Chris B in How to update ?   
    In my experience, there is no need to uninstall the old beta; the new one simply replaces it, and retains any settings you have customised in the older version.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Brushes in full version not showing in beta   
    @Mark.
     
    Should the copying also include the "raster_brushes.propcol"?
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    emmrecs01 reacted to Pauls in No option to print 6" x 4" ?   
    Just to let you know we're looking into this - Borderless doesn't appear to be working correctly and we'll look into getting the supported paper sizes for the printer rather than a default list.
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    emmrecs01 got a reaction from Alfred in Windows Beta introduction video   
    Why is this such a problem for you?
     
    As Mark says, he has replied to you in the Designer forum and explained why Aero is needed for the Affinity range.  As I understand it that is not going to change.
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