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  1. The problem with Affinity Photo quitting a batch process without an error still exists. The first macro makes a copy of the background layer and names it to "Color Efex Pro 4 - ". The second macro simply creates a new pixel layer and names it "Cleanup Layer". Both macros only have two steps. I attached copies of these macros to the original report above. I have run these macros successfully for many months. There was something changed in 1.7.0.367 that caused this situation to start occurring. The test that I just ran was to try running those macros in a batch process on 5 files. After the first two photos AP quit without giving an error message. As stated before the process will stop after 2 or 3 files are processed. I have tested this with and without parallel processing checked and get the same results. Please, before anyone tells me to combine the two macros, understand that I have a series of individual macros from which I will pick two or three to combine depending on what I am going to be doing with a particular photo. Thanks,
  2. Thanks for testing Carl. Hope you and your dog had a pleasant morning. Marvin "Butch" Reinhart
  3. I have done it with and without Parallel Processing on. Additionally, after I posted my initial problem I went back and looked at the size of the files created by the batch process. The size of the file created when the macros were run as a part of the batch process the size of the AP file created was 450MB. When I opened the same .tiff file and ran the two macros manually the size of the AP file created was 173MB. So, there is definitely something taking place in the batch process of running these two macros that is in error. Appreciate your info on the reason the Edit was greyed out. Should have realized that. Thanks Marvin "Butch" Reinhart
  4. I have two macros that I will run in a batch process against .tiff files to get ready for processing in Affinity Photo. The first macro makes a copy of the background layer and names it to "Color Efex Pro 4 - ". The second macro simply creates a new pixel layer and names it "Cleanup Layer". Both macros only have two steps. In AP 1.7.0.367 when I select say 12 files to run in the batch process and execute these two macros only 2 or 3 (it is not consistent in the number if will process) then the batch process will end without error and AP will shutdown. On restarting AP there is no indication that any sort of error has taken place. That is the mail problem. The second problem is that in the Library panel the option to Edit a macro is greyed out. I found this when I was going to open the macro to look at the code. The options to Delete Macro or Rename Macro are active but the Edit Macro is greyed out. I have attached an export of Editing Macros - Marvin.afmacros for your use in testing. In this library category the two files I am call in the batch process are "Create Layer for Color Efex Pro 4" and "Create Cleanup Layer". I call them in that order. These macros have been running for about a year without any difficulty in Batch processing batches containing as many as 40 .tiff files. The error I have described above is happening when I try a batch of only 12 files. Running Windows 10 with latest updates. Thank you Marvin "Butch" Reinhart Editing Macros - Marvin.afmacros
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    Meta Data Missing Beta 1.7.0.284

    Ran into a problem testing on the Mac laptop. I downloaded and installed the Mac beta. However, every time I opened the .tif file in Affinity Photo Beta the application would simply shutdown without a message. So, what I ran the test using the latest released version of Affinity Photo for the Mac and got the same results as I got yesterday with the Windows beta version. I have uploaded the files from the Mac test. I used the same raw file used in the Windows test but just changed the name of the file to start with the word Mac and followed the same steps I followed under Windows. I have removed the beta copy of Affinity Photo from my Mac laptop. Hope this help. Peace Marvin
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    Meta Data Missing Beta 1.7.0.284

    I just uploaded the files from Windows 10. I am setting up my Mac laptop and will make sure I use the same versions of the PhotoLab 2 and Affinity Photo to run the same test on the same Nikon .NEF file. The only change I'll make is to change the name of the files to include the word "Mac" in the file name. Thanks Peace Marvin
  7. Camera: Nikon D7100 Operating System: Windows 10 with latest updates MetaData (Camera and Lens info) missing after Export from AP Beta 1.7.0.284. Here are the steps I am following: 1. Rate photos using Nikon's Software ViewNX-2. All meta data readable and correct displayed from .NEF file in software. 2. Edit and create .tiff file using PhotoLab 2. All meta data readable and correctly displayed from .NEF file in software. 3. Edit in Affinity Photo in example used just the HSL filter. All meta data readable and correctly displayed from the .tiff file on the EXIF tab of AP. 4. Export from Affinity Photo and create .jpg file. Steps used to check work: 5. Open .jpg file in Nikon's Software ViewNX-2. No camera or lens meta data displayed. 6. Open .jpg file in PhotoLab 2. Camera data and settings displayed correct but no lens meta data displayed. 7. Open .jpg file in Affinity Photo. All meta data readable and correctly displayed from the .jpg file on the EXIF tab of AP. It appears the camera and lens data is not being deleted because Affinity Photo can see it fine. But, other software is unable to see the camera and lens information. I noticed this problem in the released version today too. What got me to checking was the place where I upload files for sale (clickasnap.com) was not longer displaying my lens information. I reported the problem to them thinking it was something on their end in reading the exif data correctly. However, when today I checked the forum and saw the persons note about the Nikon D7200 meta data I thought I would run these checks to see if the problem might be on my end. I believe something might have changed in the last full release. If you need the .NEF, .TIFF, .JPG, and Affinity Photo project file to confirm this I can upload them. Hope this information helps. Peace Marvin
  8. Camera: Nikon D7100 Operating System: Windows 10 with latest updates MetaData (Camera and Lens info) missing after Export from AP Beta 1.7.0.284. Here are the steps I am following: 1. Rate photos using Nikon's Software ViewNX-2. All meta data readable and correct displayed from .NEF file in software. 2. Edit and create .tiff file using PhotoLab 2. All meta data readable and correctly displayed from .NEF file in software. 3. Edit in Affinity Photo in example used just the HSL filter. All meta data readable and correctly displayed from the .tiff file on the EXIF tab of AP. 4. Export from Affinity Photo and create .jpg file. Steps used to check work: 5. Open .jpg file in Nikon's Software ViewNX-2. No camera or lens meta data displayed. 6. Open .jpg file in PhotoLab 2. Camera data and settings displayed correct but no lens meta data displayed. 7. Open .jpg file in Affinity Photo. All meta data readable and correctly displayed from the .jpg file on the EXIF tab of AP. It appears the camera and lens data is not being deleted because Affinity Photo can see it fine. But, other software is unable to see the camera and lens information. I noticed this problem in the released version today too. What got me to checking was the place where I upload files for sale (clickasnap.com) was not longer displaying my lens information. I reported the problem to them thinking it was something on their end in reading the exif data correctly. However, when today I checked the forum and saw the persons note about the Nikon D7200 meta data I thought I would run these checks to see if the problem might be on my end. I believe something might have changed in the last full release. If you need the .NEF, .TIFF, .JPG, and Affinity Photo project file to confirm this I can upload them. Hope this information helps. Peace Marvin
  9. Thanks for the update @dominik . I am still waiting to hear from DxO support. I imagine they are pretty busy. Butch
  10. @dominik yes the plugins look ok on my 1920x1080 screen running in demo mode both as a plugin and when I ran HDR Efx Pro,.
  11. Waiting to hear from DxO support on this issue dominik and will be sure to post when i get an answer. DxO support has been very good in the past about resolving issues. Everything except Veviza 2 works ok in the demo mode. So, I really think the activation situation can be addressed by them. Butch
  12. Downloaded the trial version and with the exception of Viveza 2 everything worked acceptably that I could see. Viveza 2 showed a heavy pink color cast and there were no changes I could make to the document color format that would correct the situation. However, since I was more interested in the other parts of the Nik Collection I went ahead and bought it. But, when I tried to activate any of the Nik products it failed with the message that I was not connected to the internet. I then tried to run one of the products standalone which worked just fine but again it failed when I tried to activate. Last night I submitted a trouble report with DxO and when they respond I'll post here how it worked out. Running Windows 10 latest updates. Butch Situation Resolved with not being able to activate DxO Nik Collection running on Windows 10. @dominik Got the response from DxO Monday, June 11, 2018 I heard from DxO Support a shot time ago. They resolved my problem of not being able to activate my copy of DxO Nik Collection running on Windows 10 with latest updates. These are the steps they had me follow: 1. Uninstall DxO Nik Collection 2. Go to the folder C:\ProgramData\DxO Labs\Licenses 3. Delete the two files nik2018demo.lic and nik2018.lic (you may only find one) In my case the file that was there was nik2018demo.lic 4. Reinstall DxO Nik Collection Following those steps I was able to activate my paid copy of DxO Nik Collection and run plugins in Affinity Photo. I hope this may be of help to others. Dxo Support was very prompt in working with this. I submitted my support ticket on Thursday. I started a dialog on Saturday and the situation was resolved on Monday. Given the support folks were responding to a new release I was very pleased with their support. Butch
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    Saving to Google Drive not working

    Have experienced the same thing. Also using iPad Pro 10.5" with Apple Pencil and iOS 11.2
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    Watermark to a Photo Batch

    I have not done this with a watermark but I do run batch processes that execute macros. I think these would be the steps you could take: 1. Create a macro for your watermark text and placement. 2. Run a Batch process that executes the macro you created for your watermark. When you run a Batch Job you can indicate: 1. Which files to include in the batch, 2. What file types you want to save. 3. Where you want to save your output file. 4. What macro do you want to run. If you go to the link posted below to the Official Affinity Photo (Desktop) Video Tutorials you will find a tutorial on how to create text, creating macros and batch processing. The tutorials on all subjects are excellent. I am just a user of Affinity Photo and not a tech person on this site. The area where you placed your question (Resources) is for resources being made available. I think this is problem a better area in the forums for asking a question and getting a response from tech but I just can't think of it off hand. If you look at the titles of the various areas of the forum you may get other thoughts. EDIT: Just found the area on these forums for asking questions. The name of the area is Questions. Hope this helps. Peace
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