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  1. DXO have just announced an interesting update to Nik Collection. Does it work with AP2?
  2. Update: I was still struggling to get the "open with..." function in Daminion to work for all 3 Affinity apps. This is because of the menu structure within Daminion. I have no doubt it could be done with cooperation from Daminion. However, I decided that the simplest way was to use the launcher app described earlier in this thread. It worked, but in a rather strange way that I will not bore you with. This would open any of the Affinity files in the Photo 2 app (I am not sure how well this would work with a complex affinity publisher file). One could then use the studio function to switch to other apps. I tested this and it worked. (NB for Publisher files I tend to keep pdf versions in Daminion rather than .afpub files) Then, I discovered that if I double clicked on the thumbnail of any Affinity image in the Daminion catalogue (whether created in version 1 or 2 of the Affinity app) , then that image would open in the appropriate Affinity app, version 2. e.g dbl click on a designer image thumbnail in Daminion, and it will start affinity designer2. The item can be edited and any changes will be saved in the image file stored in the Daminion Catalogue. Moreover on the tests I ran, that applied even if one changed to a different Affinity 2 app. e.g dbl click on a designer thumbnail in Daminion, and it will open the image in affinity designer 2. One can then switch to edit in Affinity Photo2, hit save, and the changes will be saved to the original file stored within the Daminion catalogue. (For clarity, I am using Daminion Lite on a Windows 11 machine) So I can forget the menu method of opening an Affinity file from within Daminion, and simply use this dbl click strategy instead. possible complications with changing from the standard MSIX installation are avoided. Thanks for all your suggestions and help. I have no means of knowing whether this strategy works for all hardware configurations, but I felt obliged to place this on record for reference
  3. Thanks v_kyr. However, I need to have three permanent statements that I can add to daminion, so thet, for example, if I wish to edit a designer file then I select that version, but if I want to select a publisher version I slect that without needing to add a new argument every time.
  4. All very well , RichardMH, if you are familiar with that software. I am 81. I would not have a clue where to start! BUT I had a go, and got it to work for photo. I would also need it for publisher and designer. Do I just rename launcher.exe and go through the process again?
  5. Thanks walt farell. I suspect your warning is valid. Just the sort of simple action which an amateur like me can mess up.
  6. In the absence of a Serif DAM, I have been successfully using Daminion, which worked well fo all the series 1 Affinity apps. But I have a problem with the Affinity 2 versions. Daminion allows me to upload .afphoto files. I can see a thumbnail of the image, and I can open the image in Affinity Photo 1. But I cannot open it in Affinity Photo 2. This is because the link to the app file is stored in C:\Users\Graham\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\AffinityPhoto2.exe. Daminion cannot access this. It also means that Daminion is unable to create a thumbnail. Advice please!
  7. THanks I have wasted 2 hours looking for this. You have solved it in minutes. Was unaware of the separate adjustments panel!!! AH me! The horrors of being 81! Thanks guys
  8. For example: If I apply a levels adjustment. I can save the settings as a preset, BUT 1: where is it saved? 2: How do I apply the preset to another image?
  9. The help doesn't And if you follow the line from the Affinity page->learn, then it takes you to advanced tutorials, not basic things like how to set upo a document and the templates, and the text styles. It is actually a shambles. Which is a pity
  10. Thanks both. There is an awful lot in this new Publisher and the tutorials are missing or dreadful
  11. Show margins. Then use View->Guides Manager (NB I made an error in prev post. Guides fit margins, not text box. I set text box to fit margind too)
  12. I used to set up a very useful guides grid in a text box on a master page in AfPub. It seems to have disappeared. Where is it now? (I have managed a very clumsy workaround using columns to position the vertical guides, and lots of arithmetic tp position the horizontal guides. They look messy on the page as they extend beyond the text boxex. NB columns set back to 1 after guides positioned)
  13. There is not a lot to be gained by continuing to sling mud at Affinity. I guess (and hope) that behind the scenes they are leaning very hard on their contactors to sort this out,
  14. The thread I started on the payment problems with Affinity 2 products has been closed, and that is the right decision, I am lucky in that I eventually found a payment method that worked. But that does not help a lot of people. Having followed this thread I have concluded that 1: The banks have had to tighten up on security 2: Affinity/ Serif have done all within their powers to resolve the difficulties. 3: There have been problems with Serif/Affinity contractors that they are still trying to resolve 4: Serif/Affinity have practical and legal difficulties in disclosing the problems they are experiencing with those contractors 5: Despite assurances from others, Serif/Affinity have not realised the reputational damage that they may/will suffer as a result of failing to look after a small, but significant, number of clients or potential clients who have experienced serious stress, 6: Too many people are passing the buck, but Affinity is not the bigest problem. Sad though it may be, we all need to calm down and allow Serif/Affinity some room to address the individual problems and lean hard, very hard, on their contractors to sort out this mess. I have known this company for 20 years. They do care, they do look after their customers, and I am sure that, in the end, they will do so this time. Without being able to prove it, I believe they have been badly let down by others, and i hope and trust they will be able to negotiate their way out of this mess. The argiument that the number of failed transactions is normal will not wash. Serif will, I am sure, take this seriously and endeavour to make sure that everyone who wants their V2 range can have it at a very competitive price. I congratulate the forum mediators who have been slammed by this problem over the weekend for dealing with the issues with a degree of patience. However, I think Serif/Affinity should think a little harder about what this problem looks like from a customer point of view, The situation has not looked good, and I just hope it improves.
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