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  1. #A Severely hungover #B Sadness/compassion due to increasing global nationalism #C Constipation! #D None of the above
  2. The third (empty chrysalis) image is quite surreal! ... definitely one for the book
  3. At that time I'll be well and truly in the land of nod—3.15am (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Presumably the event keynote will be recorded and uploaded? (YouTube?)
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    Affinity illustrations and experiments

    The wet weather illustrations ... stunning!
  5. The 'free' NIK plugins work as expected in Partha's GIMP builds (ie including Viveza correct colour). Partha's builds include the appropriate .py files. However only 1x image as far as I'm aware can be opened in HDR. (Similar to APh?—I don't shoot HDR). I have no idea re the updated NIK versions.
  6. ... Except some of us were 'quick off the mark' and paid Google US$150.00!
  7. All YouTube videos (plus a truck load of other stuff) can be downloaded via JDownloader2 On Windows right click the file you want to download ...'Copy Link Address' The first 'Copy Link Address' when launching the app (each time) may have to be initiated. If so click bottom left 'Add New Links' and click the the url that'll open in a window. All further links after that are all good to go JDownloader is safe ... Open Source, Free, No Charge ... etc Edit: Only use my above link—ie .org ... the official source [there are aseholes with a .com from what I've read that may have other intentions]
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    Headshot Edit

    The hairspray drys so it's kinda semi permanent
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    Headshot Edit

    Back in the day (film) for female studio portraits/headshots I quite often used a lens UV filter lightly sprayed with hairspray (for a flattering soft glow) ... Magic!
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    Wollaton Hall

    I prefer the image with the blurred foreground branches. Those shapes reinforce the shapes/form of the branches/leaves of the tall tree right side as well as the vertical lines of the building. In all the image is dynamic (energetic, lively, vigorous) compared to the second one.
  11. It's not so much a 'bad phone camera' ... more so a lack of understanding of the tricks food photographers use! Have a look here and here Your image (zucchini?) looks unappealing because, in the photo, it looks over cooked—mushy and lacking in colour. The trick here would be to photograph it raw (or very slightly cooked). This way the colour, texture etc would be retained. Spraying the veg and adding steam (how to—pointed out in the links) would create an illusion of a freshly cooked dish. Bon appetit!
  12. Yes, all valid comments. However, this thread is about DAM/Image Viewer(s) that can read Affinity files. Until Serif release a DAM/Image Viewer, XnViewMP is (currently) as far as I'm aware the only 3rd party app that can read Affinity files. IMHO I can't see the relevance mentioning apps that can't read .affinity
  13. Unfortunately Digikam doesn't appear to be able to read .afphoto files (nor PSD). Perhaps there's something in settings I've missed? As far as I'm aware XnViewMP is currently the only 3rd party app that can read .afphoto (and .afdesign). I agree with you 110% regarding darktable (also quite suitable for non RAW as well—tiff, jpeg etc). These recent graffiti images are primarily edited in darktable—RAW, Fuji X-Pro2. (Best viewed on a darkish background)
  14. Once again to the point of ad nauseam ... ! XnViewMP
  15. Hello @nmccamy This thread
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    Make it a little different...

    @m-b Just had a look at your images via your link. You have a well developed versatile eye! Very nice work
  17. On behalf of @CreativApartheid ... XnViewMP most certainly does! Although admittedly currently both .afphoto and .afdesign can only be viewed at low rez in full screen view ...as per screen shots
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    Surreal Beach Dream

    Real easy! All you have to do is copy your finished image, scale down, and place it into the mirror ball ... however, you know that Brilliant work! I'm impressed
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    Surreal Beach Dream

    Oh, I really like this! The crown for me, so to speak, would be to have the mirrored ball, also mirrored ... ie showing the mirror within the mirrored ball. Make sense?
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    Miraculous Organic

    Stunning! and ... I have a huge prog-rock collection built up over many years (now on digital) ... If a/any member of this forum is looking for something from their past PM me! Hopefully I'll have it