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  1. One more "small" thing" I made an RGB selection of the whole composite, then I thought "Hmm, I need to add more contrast in to the mask to make gray almost black"... Then I tried adding a curve to the mask just like I've been doing for 15 years in PS CC, to adjust the mask, but I don't think it is possible in Affinity Photo? Am I right? In thats the case, I request this function too In Photoshop I was using CTRL+M or CMD+M on layer masks to edit the mask itself, it was extremely useful to make better selections and controlled adjustments. Best regards, Aleksander
  2. Hello DEVs First off, thanks again for great software, I've been sending ~250 portraits through it since I bought it, and I love how the application just simply replaced Photoshop Over to my "needs".. I really need some features from PS days, and I hope you guys see why. "Apply Image" in Affinity Photo is not alike PS CC's version of it. I used to use this often to grab an RGB, R, G or B. CMYK or C, M, Y, K or even LAB L, A or B from a layer, a document or a file on the disk, then "apply" it as a mask - inverted or not - on to the selected mask, usually in normal or luminosity mode. I even use it for blending K channel from a dublicate CMYK document in to actual documents RGB composite to enhance faint details which is almost lost. I also use it to mix one of the RGB channels from same document in to the worst channel to enhance the details and remove noise (usually B channel), its called luminosity blending, check out Lee Varis and Dan Margulis photoshop videos. I don't see this is possible in Affinity Photo with the current "apply image", and I wish I had the same blending options in it like default layers so it will be easy to fix a "bad" channel in a image Check video below in this post. I also wish I could set one of the info readouts to a default readout, LAB for example, because I use this more often than RGB or anything else. Left side could be document format. I can change to LAB right now, but it doesnt stick to next image. I love to be able to save my own defaults than white and gra. Every single time I use this I have to go and manually set left one to black and right to white anyway because I rarly use this on other things than masks. It is really annoying After pushing through those 250 portraits since I bought Affinity, I'm really getting tired to recheck "current and below", I never retouch on background or main pixel layers and wouldn't suggest anyone to do it either. Make a new layer then use the healing brush with "current and below" is the safest way to use it anyway, so could it be possible to have persistent settings on these as-well? Check next 5 minutes to see what I mean of luminosity blending: Thats all for now Best regards, Aleksander
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    Thanks for your data, I'll set aside 1 hour on Friday to make same measurements - as long as no clients "need" more images. Best regards, Aleksander
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    Fantastic results man, I'll be happy to see a screencast while you do this Anyway, it might be down to what you're used to, or I in other words. I've been using (and still using) CaptureOne V12 Pro (since V6), and I find the lack of the RAW converter or "tone mapper" to be a challenge for me. I might have to sit down some days and just force me throug it, but I hope thats now how the developers want us to adapt to it (?). Regarding the alignment, the images is always misalinged on my side despite I check "align images". Did you have to do something special to get them aligned? I always get the rear hilltop top to be "ghostlike", double hilltops where one is semi-transparent. Regarding the time, I saw GamersNexus yesterday state that some graphics applications like GHz rather than more cores - like the Adobe apps. I got AMD with multiple cores, 12 actually, could that be the reason? Mine is running 3.9 GHz. I know Intel ones run above 4 GHz easily. Video is not coming today, it's been over my head with work. Portraits for christmas cards, family shoots etc. I'm not complaining, but I don't have the time today to record my problem. In 20 minutes a new client arrives, then rest of the day off with GF I hope you can put aside some time to make a short video of the stacking above, I would appreciate a lot Best regards, Aleksander
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    Yeah, thats the problem. It can last for 5 seconds every time, and it happends a couple times pr image.
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    Until video is ready, here is a couple of sets for stacking which I'm not too afaid to share. JottaCloud https://www.jottacloud.com/s/151edd6a29a269d44699eeb494ca1872525
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    Impossible, the interface and PC hang so much that even SnagIt, ShadowPlay and other recording applications stop working and give error message. I have to give another try tomorrow, maybe trying to record with my cellphone or so.. I notice CPU usage is always less than 20% total GPU is always less than 5% when stacking. Doesn't Affinity take advantage of multicore or GPU power when stacking? Disk read/write speed is low as-well, and RAM usage was only 4 of 32 GB. The wacom shortcut works, but I do believe it is ALT+LeftMB+RightMB to enable size and hardness changes Anyway, that was very helpful. I'll also upload the files to a cloud when I'm retrying this again. Aleksander
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    You're welcome. Well, issue is that I can try to move one slider just a bit, and suddenly whole PC freeze without any reason. I have no problems in similar programs, and I had Photoshop some weeks ago, no problem there either. CaptureOne is a very intensive application, even there I have no problem. I'll try to make a video tomorrow if I have time. The freeze I notice is not the kind of "its only a bit slow", but it is actually bogging down the PC completely.. It even interfere with playing a song on Spotify, and thats by just dragging the whitebalance on one regular 24 Megapixel RAW file. I'm only stacking two 24 megapixel RAWs, and that takes a lot of time - sometimes. Tonemapping them is even worse than regular RAW, but that is kind of expected since RAW editor also laggs on one RAW file. I'll try to do this next time I'm in Affinity, thank you. Just check in on the thread tomorrow, I'll try to get that video going to show you my problem. Aleksander
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    Yeah, when using PS CC I used ALT+Right mouse click on my Wacom's thumb button, so I could easily change the hardness and size of the brush. It is very useful when working with dodge and burn on portraits and such - even in general use. I know I can bind brush size to my Wacom buttons, because I do this now in Affinity, but it is not as fluid and intuitive as using the PS CC method.
  10. Hello guys, Thanks for developing this nice application. I have some issues merging stacked images from "new stack" option. I try merge 20 images and it doesn't start doing anything even after 15 minutes, but the RAM usage is over 30 GB, all JPGs only. Force quitting program from task manager is the only way to solve it. The stacking in any of the menu options takes too long in stable or BETA, almost 5 minute just for a simple stack process. I also have issues with Panorama and HDR stacking like in previous stable edition. Aligning HDR brackets will sometime lock to skies and move the landscape, you know how that story ends. The HDR noise reduction removes important details and replace them with big artifacts or just massive blotches of black/nothing. The "tonemapping" function - or your RAW converter - have a long way to go. I get the cringe every time I need to go in there, and the results I get can easily get better surpassed by cellphone apps. It feels like I'm pushing a JPG every time I'm in that converter and not a RAW file, the details instantly clip to black using "black point" setting, but you did some magic with the latest "highlight" and "shadow" slider, it feels better. Worst part is the crazy lagg I get from pushing any of the sliders, mouse and system freeze for seconds before slider jumps to "next" spot, even freeze my Spotify playing. This is a 12 core Threadripper 4 GHz with 32 GB RAM, 1080 Ti and NVMe SSDs, so it should be able to handle a basic RAW converter, I got CaptureOne Pro v11 and no problem there with a lot more tools and stuff. I don't find any way to tune the Panorama merge function like in PtGui, I wish it had more options like that program. I don't know if it is possible to tweek the perspective after the merge, but there should be more features while having the image as layers, thats when you got the most power to fix things. There is one function I miss from PS CC and I hope you can add similar function, because this is invaluable when using a Wacom tablet like I do. Just FYI, I replace mouse buttons on my pen, so this works great for me: In brush tool (PS CC), hold (Left Alt), Hold (Right mouse click), move mouse up and down to change size of any brush tool. Move mouse side to side to change the hardness. Don't take the critic too hard, I know you're not Adobe and I probably won't get any of the things I'm asking for, but I hope you guys spend more time on the features above. The stacking features and RAW converter/tonemapping should really be top priority for you to fix. I just left Adobe but I feel forced to go buy PtGui because this stacking you got going on never works for me. Best regards Aleksander
  11. Hello, I'm a Affinity beginner, so I need some assistance please. Is there any way to do median or mean filtering as I could before in Photoshop with stacked layers in a smart object? I'm talking about doing things like this: https://theuijunkie.com/delete-tourists-photos/ I have a project coming up and I need to shoot a busy street, but I want to apply same technique as above. Is it possible to make a "long exposure" using series of images with same exposure, almost like some iOS apps do now utilizing movie clips to blur between frames to make one single long exposure image. Thanks Aleksander
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    Crap, then I have to wait months. I hope there will be a sale again soon then.
  13. Hello guys Probably stupid question, but here I go: Is it possible to try latest 1.6.5 version with a couple days? I had trial back in 1.6.4 or 1.6.something, but it looks like performance have been improved since. I wish I could test it because Adobe really get on my nerves lately. Aleksander