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  1. We can blame Affinity, but I tested many Photo programs. None of those I've tested could handle the color chart. Seems that is it design for Adobe. Really amazing that so many users request for it, but only Adobe supports it. I'm searching for methods using ICIO or such. But I do not get it understanding right now. Seems to come from the movies industries with great opportunities. Also missing the lens corrections for the Tamron 24-70 & 70-200 G2 I need to go out to shoot some profile photos to get it in the open lens correction database. However, takes a lot of time to understand all those parts. The tutorials explain how to work with it, which is great but I'm missing the points to get it understanding what it realy does and how I really can work with it rather than downloading some pictures w/o understand why what and how. Having Adobe Elements for the color correction psd. And importing the PSD in Affinity. That seems to work, but this should not be the flow.
  2. I also get very strange spots / stains in my photos using HDR merge. Saw this already more often with real-estate pictures created. I shoot a HDR stack, 1 normal, one 3 stops EV + and one 3 stop EV - At the end I shoot one full flash blasted. (For window pulls) Bit sometimes I want to add them to my HDR. That is not possible, because at that moment it creates very strange spots / strains In the attached picture you'll see the brown strains, which is really not there in any of my original pictures. In other pictures I got stains which showed some oil stain on the wall. However, I've no clue why those are suddenly popping up.
  3. I agree. This way of working is far from what I call fun..
  4. In meantime I invested a lot of time to get the accurate colors using color passport get near the same results like Photoshop. Let me share them here, I hope more of you can benefit from it. At least it is a workaround, which takes a bit more time than Photoshop, but it seems to work. I'm a Nikon photographer, so I explain it for Nikon. But I guess the same applies for Canon and Sony users First you need an option to get your .raw file converted to a .dng file 1) Unfortunately, you cannot create a .dng file from affinity Therefore Download and install the free Adobe Raw to .dng Convertor: https://helpx.adobe.com/nl/photoshop/using/adobe-dng-converter.html Put your color checker files in one map. Open de .dng convertor and start the conversion using the convertor. Do not change any setting into the Raw convertor. Once you have the .dng file, open Color checker tool and create your specific profile. This will generate a .dcp file. 2) Unfortunately, this cannot be used as a profile within Affinity. Because of this, a icc file must be created. A command line converter cam be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dcp2icc/files/ Just run the exe for example: dpc2icc [dcpprofile] eg: dpc2icc Flash_lights.dcp 5200 This will create the icc file. Register / install the icc file in Windows by right click the file and install it Now open your Raw file in Affinity and do nothing. Click "Develop" and go to adjustments. Select soft proof and select the icc profile. This should adjust all colors as close as possible to the correct color balance. A hell of a job, but it works. At least my products shoots match very close now. Hope Affinity sees the need to include the color checker passport option into the software. That would really help.
  5. Also missing this Color checker paspoort option either direct from Affinity or via the DCP. However, many other programs also are missing this (Like DxO) Hope it comes soon. But I could not find it on the roadmap so far. Until now, I have to go via Adobe Elements -> PSD and inport the PSD to Affinity... Most of the time I stick to Adobe for those cases Nevertheless, if there was a good dcp2icc converter then we would have some workaround. But this is also a struggle all the time.
  6. Thanks, This now turned out to work. Problem fixed
  7. The function (live) High pass filter is not working anymore in v No matter how high or low I put the slider, there is no change. This is one of the default functions I for every picture.
  8. Ahw.... this hurts. So many request to get Nik tools working. Now it is acquired by DXO. But we still want to have Vivenza2 working... please ensure it will... It will be continued. But there are competitors stepping in. They will add value here. https://photorumors.com/2017/10/25/breaking-dxo-acquires-nik-collection-from-google-will-continue-development/
  9. Question -> bug -> improvement Within v1.5, opening a RAW image does not not assign the active present. Boring because I made profiles for my Nikon matching the original camera settings. However, when a new raw is loaded, I always have to select another one first and click back on my profile again before it applies those settings. Same is still valid for the Beta versions. I would suggest, or jump back to default when opening a new image or apply the last active preset. The current situation is incorrect: Showing the present as if applied, but it applied the default.
  10. Same here. Windows 10, Ryzen 1800+, Nvidia 105Ti
  11. Looks like this beta is working more stable now. Great :-) I did not work too long with it to say if it is also faster than the previous versions, but on some parts it looks as if there is performance increase noticable. However, I noticed some non-reproducible issues using the gradient tool. 1) 2x application crash 2) 1x Jumps to "mother" layer above during working on the mask 3) Really slows down the machine, sometimes waiting for 30 sec or more before it comes back, No clue what it is doing in the background, all processors are doing nothing and no services are active in the background. (This I also notices many time during high pass filters) General remarks: 1) Why takes saving to a affinity file so long? Compared to export to a PSD, this one is twice to 3 times faster...?! (Yes I know I loose detailed info about filter adjustment settings when saving to PSD, but I guess this mus be converted which also should take time. For Affinity you could direct save it w/o conversion time)
  12. For speed testing I used : Cinebench and saw in speeds tests online that they used Adobe Photoshop for tests. What I did is a photo stacking test and when done just curves, live high pass filter. The PC often shows, "pc is not reacting". So I have to wait until the processing is finished. In my experience, this is nothing faster on any of my PC's I have hardly any noticeable speed difference. If you compare it into eg cinebench, or on Adobe you'll see noticeable rendering difference so there is a serious difference the way they access / use the processor performance.
  13. Working with Layers and brushes is completely messing up now. Used Brushes (light rays). Wanted to see the difference with and w/o. Here i show this is messing up. Only the last merged layer is shown or the brushes, but the original layer w/o the brushes does not appear anymore. :-( -> Real - Estate brochure photography.
  14. Started perfomance testing for langer real estate work. Worked with two machines in parallel: I7 5575 3,6GHz, integrated video card, 8GB Ram AMD Ryzen 7, 1800x 3,6GHz, liquid cooled, Nvidia 1050Ti, 16GB Ram Both running from SSD Sandisk extreme 960GB You would expect a serious faster response from the AMD, because this one can work with up to 16 cores. I hardly found speed differences. The Intel was ofet loaded to almost 100%, the AMD up to 60 percent. I've no clue why this is not going any faster. I guess, Affinity is not optimized to use all processor cores. (limited to 8) which might result in a max 60% load of the AMD. Using all cores would serious increase speed on those newer AMD processors which are especially designed for rendering these kind of thing. Unfortunately Affinty is not getting the max out of it which turns out in no difference between many processors having 8 cores running around 3,5GHz. I think serious performance increase is possible just by enabling the use of more cores.
  15. Wrt a wish on the develop part; (also not solved in Beta v1.6.0.79) The exposure access Up and Down, go by steps of +1 and -1. For photo editing this is quite unusual because many will never under or over exposure with +1 and and -1 steps. Better would be to have at least half exposures steps. (+ 0.15 EV instead of + 1 and - 1) I expect these arrows to be fine adjustments as UX. If possible the up- and down arrows should be possible for each singe increase of decrease step possible. The current arrows for exposure are imo unusable at the moment. Render speed using Graphic cards: I tested the rendering from the video card vs the processor. Tested NVIDIA 940M, MSI AMD R9 380x and Intel integrated IRIS Pro graphics on a I7 5775R core (Gigabye Brick) I hardly see any load added to be added to the graphic cards when images are rendering, processors instead are loaded very high in many case. The rendering on the graphic cards are set. Can you explain when de cards are being used for rendering? I thing some performance improvements can be done here.