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Howard Worf

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  1. Thanks for the replies. Just after I'd posted my original comment I decided to create a simple macro to export a full sized jpg to the source folder. First step failure - export file menu cannot record 'export item'. I've given up even trying for now. Maybe a list of the things macro recording can do would be useful? I'm going to take the suggestion to look at the resources forum. Thanks again for the input.
  2. I've just decided to ditch the Adobe tax and get properly to grips with Affinity. There are so many things about it I really really like, but the macro function seems to be a hangover from the old Photoplus days - in that everything I try to record ends up with a 'can't do that' message, for example, right mouse click on layer (nothing happens), selecting multiple layers, or the killer, trying to move a layer in the stack or in to a group. It's OK for really simple stuff that only takes a few moments to do manually anyway, but that's it. Until it can actually record most of what I am doing I can't really use it. Are there any plans to make this tool more usable?
  3. The colour range selection tool in the old Photoplus range of editors was really useful. It seems to have been replaced by an extremely limited alternative(s) in Affinity. The choices are select reds, greens, or blues with no tolerance adjustment, or select sampled colour which although it has a tolerance slider is also next to unusable because only one sample can be selected. This really is a major step backwards, and I humbly suggest that a decent colour range tool is implemented/reinstated ASAP. I can get a similar selection in Affinity using the selection brush, but it takes a lot longer. Unless, of course, I am missing something really obvious, which would not be the first time. First picture is from the current version of Adobe PS, the second from Photoplus X8, both very quickly done.
  4. Thanks. I used that method to create a keyboard shortcut of 'd' which is, of course, what it should have been in the first place.
  5. No, I can't. I have to change the HSL sliders individually for both to get black and white back. Also, some photos open with 'no entry' signs in both circles and when I change them to black/white the image goes black and white too. Most odd.
  6. The title say it all - this simply does not work on my PC - is it a MAC only feature? Or is it turned off somewhere - either through my own ham fisted stupidity or something else?
  7. Didn't know it was an option. It works, thanks for that. But don't see why we can't have destructive cropping as the default. I can count the number of times I want an non destructive crop on the fingers of one foot.
  8. To be honest the absence of destructive cropping is often the reason I will us PS instead of Affinity - I use 3rd party plugins. In order to apply to the cropped image I have to export the cropped image and then reopen it in Affinity. To use the vernacular this is a pain in the posterior. Why can we not have a simple choice when cropping to go for destructive or non destructive crop - seems such a simple fix . .
  9. I am trying to colour match two images - but I cannot work out how to have both images on the screen at the dame time - the reference image, and the one I want to match. Any ideas?
  10. Yesterday I came to do my first crop in Affinity Photo only to find that there is no destructive crop option. ​​I think this is a serious omission. I had to save my image 16 bit image as jpg and then open the newly save degraded image before I could use a Topaz plugin because the plugin imports the whole canvas, not the cropped image. Saving as a .tif didn't work, as the canvas remained the same uncropped size. I don't know if non destructive cropping as the ONLY option is a good idea in Designer, but frankly it's a poor implementation decision as the only possibility in a Photo editor.
  11. I agree with the above comments. I was cropping some images to 1:1 for a composite image. Setting the crop ratio to 1:1 on a image in portrait mode is OK, albeit that it is possible to crop an area outside of the original image which is weird to say the least. Setting the ratio to 1:1 on a landscape mode image is a disaster. So it seems that the cropping guide is set to the width of the image, not to the longest side. Furthermore the crops do not crop the canvas, so if I then copy my 'cropped' image onto another canvas it is no longer cropped. Have to admit I gave up and restarted the composite in Photoshop. This is pretty much a deal breaker - need fixing asap.
  12. Just went to do my first canvas resize and find there is no percentage option, which means getting a calculator out. Unless I've missed something?
  13. Rather, are there any plans to add export templates? I use these in ACDsee Ultimate (yep, switched from Lightroom, had enough of the flakiness introduced with every update). It's then easy to export for the purpose you want - ie resizing for websites, adding custom names and so on.
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