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  1. Well, here we are at v1.6.6 and into Feb 2018 -- still no sticky prefs/settings. Really a bummer. When we process 500-1,000 pics a day, really causes a lot of extra keystrokes/clicks/time/work. Love AP overall, but this seems like such a minor, minor thing to fix. And I do recall someone from Affinity promising that it was going to be fixed/added in v1.6. Sadly, our clients end up paying for the extra time/work. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE -- again! Please fix this for all of us who really use your great app! While it might seem like an insignificant thing, it is a HUGE thing when you do a lot of repetitive work in the app.
  2. I agree on this. We were promised sticky settings for a wide variety of things in 1.6, but did not get them. Still cannot have settings for cropping, output presets, tool hardness, color swatches, etc., etc. stay/stick. EACH of us have prefs for many of these things based on our type of work and work flow, yet we waste time constantly having to reset things all over the place. And just trying to remember some of the settings each time is almost impossible, so we end up with varying settings each time we have to rest what is the "default". And so many of the defaults simply make no sense. Photo cropping is most often constrained to the original ratio and most want a darkened surround to preview the crop. Yet we cannot set that as a default! And color swatches for many, many people should have a default of colors, not greys. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! Let people set their own prefs for these things by making them sticky like in most all other apps. We need to be able to set things for our workflow and be able to quit the app and still keep our most used settings. We were promised this here in this forum by Affinity and I am very disappointed that we did not get it.
  3. No, installed just fine for me. (macOS 10.12.6)
  4. I have the same question: How can I buy a gift copy of the Windoze version for someone? Really hoping there is a solution as I would like this young person to be able to get started with this software.
  5. Currently in AP when you try to close a window/file that hasn't been saved, it gives you a pop-up to Save, etc. However, it does not then complete the Close of the window/file. You have to do a new Close command. Normal behavior in all other apps is the do the Save, then complete the close. Really slows down a workflow as is.
  6. SOLVED! Stumbled across the Layer/New Live Filter/Depth of Field Filter. This is, essentially, the typical and common blur vignette, but also has the option for the "Tiny Town"/Tilt-Shift effect. IMPORTANT: Took me a while to figure out why I was getting a white border around my picture after applying the filter. Apparently you need to check the Preserve Alpha option in the adjustment pane. Not covered in the Help, but found a reference to it in the forum.
  7. These are two that I found for AP. Affinity Photo_2017-03-24-163508_TRAC.crash Affinity Photo_2017-04-01-112908_TRAC.crash
  8. On MacOS, not really an issue. And don't have the issue with any other media production, etc. software. The cpu usage is shown as being A-Photo only, nothing else using much.
  9. Not been able to isolate any specific set of conditions. Typically I will have 4-8 photos open in tabs (24 megapixel), but all sitting idle in the background. None are in the Tone Mapping or Developing persona, all being in the Photo Persona. All files have been saved. Wasn't hogging cpu when I left AP, but starts while I'm working in something else (but not immediately after leaving AP). App isn't hung, so can quit it normally. But have to quit it to get it to stop hogging the cpu.
  10. Yes, having processed several hundred pics recently, some needing cropping, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE! Seems the default should be constrain to original and darken in the first place! A real pain to have to switch it every time. Just more steps in the workflow.
  11. Yes, and routinely do so.
  12. Aha! Solved! Yes, for some strange reason, with the upgrade the Presets pane had become floating instead of docked. Didn't want to dock too easily, either. But once docked, solved the issue. It is odd that the upgrade would have caused it to undock. Had started and quit AP many, many times, and have run batches of a couple hundred photos per session, all with the pane docked and everything working fine. But after doing the update, that's when it had the issue (came undocked). Just glad it's solved! Now back to work! Thanks.
  13. Yes, very familiar with these type of drop-downs. Use them in a lot of different apps. In playing with it right now, it appears that if the single click is off target by a couple pixels, it won't stay down (perhaps the target area is too small??). If I am extremely careful in picking the exact center of the arrow, then it stays down each click. This is using the Opacity slider. Using the Corner Radius slider, I get the same results — exact center, no problem. A pixel or two off center and it shows but won't stay down. In the end, it appears it may just be that the target click areas for the drop-down arrows are simply a bit too small, thereby requiring an exact hit in order to make the dropdown stay down. As a media producer, I do this exact same thing all day long in a wide variety of apps and the only ones that give me this issue are AP and AD, so not a lack of understanding or proficiency in how these drop-downs work.
  14. A variable could be that I routinely have 6 or so tabs/files open at a time, but that shouldn't be making a difference.
  15. I have been getting a few crashes on HDR merges, but only once in a while. Merging 3 Nikon RAW files. But doesn't seem related to any particular sets, just happens once in a while. A-Photo 1.5.2 crashes after the initial dialogue box is clicked to begin the process. Normally do 40-60 sets in a batch and will typically get 1 crash during that batch.