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  1. GrahamMYC

    Problem with healing brush (AP.

    Chris_K I think I may have found the answer. It was your question about the pen that started the train f thought. I had not tested the fault using the pen on the Huion tablet. I did try, and got exactly the same result. But on one occasion the brush size jumped up to some big number, and I noticed that the brush was set to a texture brush -something like grunge 3. I changed the brush type to a basic brush. Problem solved. I checked that this also worked with the mouse. It did. I would be interested to know if you can now reproduce the fault in AP 1.5! I wonder how long it would have taken us to logically work thru to that solution if I had not noticed the brush type by chance? Still it is a useful thing to know. It is (of course!) self evident that tools like clone and healing brush need a solid brush nozzle, so obvious that no one would think to suggest this should be checked! Perhaps a note needs to added to help files? This result would also explain why the blemish removal tools works as this is not dependent ona user defined brush. Anyway, many thanks for your time, and your patience.
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    Problem with healing brush (AP.

    Chris_K I am quite prepared to unistal and reinstal if it will do any good (I still suspect a datafile that is survivngthe process). In the meantime, however, here is the information you reuested (see attachment) The computer ihas a huon tablet, but it was not attached. Otherwise I use a 3 button wheel mouse. Rgeards Graham GrahamMYC PC.docx
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    Problem with healing brush (AP.

    An alternative way of viewing the video is to click on this link
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    Problem with healing brush (AP.

    As it is clear that my previous explanations have not been adequate to explain the problem, I have made a new video. (In the meantime I have tried using factory resets as advised by Serif, without success) The new video shows that the healing brush is working as expected in the AP 1.6 beta, but goes wrong when I try exactly the same settings on the same photo in AP 1.5. I also show that related functions (i.e. blemish removal) appear to be working in 1.5. IF there is a file corruption, then I should be able to get round that by re-installing AP 1,5. But that does not work either. Help!!!! Revised_HealingBrush_vid.mp4
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    Problem with healing brush (AP.

    Thanks Chris_K, but that does not seem to be the issue. I have tried reducing the brush hardness and it still corrupts the image. I think I have a file corruption somewhere. Uninstalling and reinstalling has not soved the problem, so there must be a common or reference file that is surviving that change. How can I find it, neutralise it, or reset it?
  6. While doing a Google search I came across this rather disturbing article from 2015 http://loewald.com/…/affinity-photo-no-good-for-photography/ If that article is correct,then it points to a serious deficiency in Affinity. Yes, there was a later article published that went some way toward mitigating the problem, but only for Mac users http://loewald.com/blog/2016/09/affinity-photo-redeemed/ Does anyone know anything about this? Has anything changed in recent times?
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    Raw Processing

    MBd and R C-R Include me out of your spat please
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    Raw Processing

    I have been a Serif customer since 1991, and have kept many of their products up to date. Their achievment, capped by the still developing Affinity series is remarkable, and is to be celebrated. However, I remain an amateur, and I hope I am forgiven for occasionally seeking clarification or response to adverse comment, whether ill informed or not. At least that process provides a justification for a public refutation which might otherwise sound shrill.
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    Raw Processing

    All that said, I am looking forward to the truly non-destructive raw processing promised by Serif in the dvelopment programme
  10. GrahamMYC

    Raw Processing

    I too have heard these mutterings, especially from dyed-in-the-wool photoshop users that I regularly meet at my camera Club. That is why I started the discussion so I could judge the validity or otherwise of the comments. So your comments are really appreciated by an enthusiastic amateur
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    Raw Processing

    My peace of mind is restored, as I was sure it would be! Thankyou.
  12. I note that in AD, you can select fonts from dropdowns of used, recent, and favourites. Excellent facility. Can we have it in photo please?
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    Fonts "Used, recent, favourite"

    My error. This wonderful feature is already available in both AP and AD.
  14. GrahamMYC

    Font questions

    I was afraid that was the case. I have loaded eraser. It is not as good, but nearly so And thanks for the identifont link. It looks interesting
  15. I recently viewed the Vimeo tutorial on Displacement, which used an Apple font called Chalkduster. It looked quite useful. Can you plse advise where it can be downloaded as ttf for use on a Windows machine?
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    Ipad to windows Workflow?

    That is most encouragingm and what I expected. But what is the best mechanism for (say) (a) keeping my library of images on a NAS attached to my network at home, and accessing such a file from the Ipad Pro (b) saving images on the Ipad Pro using wireless transfer from the camera, then transferring them from there to the NAS. (MY NAS is a very basic Synology system. (by the way, I am 76 and really am grateful for the time and trouble people take to answer what must seem to be basic questions)
  17. It is becoming increasingly clear that it will be a very long time before there is an Android or Windowa equivalent of the Photo/ Designer for Ipad combination.- if it ever happens. Some of us have been Windows users for years, largely because there are some technical sectors where the apps we use are mainly available for Windows. But it is laso clear from the reviews that Photo for Ipad is a brilliant piece of software, and seems to be a delight to use. That begs the question of whether there is an effective workflow that would allow the use of an Ipad Pro for offsite work in combination with a Windows based system back at base. How would files be transferred between the two? Would the expected DAM address some of the issues of interchageability? I am sure I am not the only person to want to avoid being trapped into the Apple family of devices. It seems once in, there is no way out! Comment and advice welcome.
  18. The fun I have had learnig about Affinity has led me to rejoin the Southampton Camera Club. This Club is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country, and (among other things) holds the largest annual international competitive photo exhibition in the UK with several thousand entries. I was disappointed to find that few members had even heard of Affinity, but not surprised that most members , including all the professionals, use Photoshop. However, they are always interested. During a recent workshop I had the opportunity to demonstrate some of the Affiity features. I was somewhat awed to be chatting to two of the leading wildlife photographers in the country. They expressed surprise at the price of Affinity, and were impressed with its capabilities. In the next few weeks, they will hold an evening when some other photo editing systems will be reviewed, and I may be invited to showcase Affinity briefly. While I will accept such a challenge, I am a happy amateur, not a professional photographer. Do you have any advice, assistance, handouts, or other advice to help me through. (With no respect for modesty I should tell you that I used to regullarly make conference preentations, and when there was a vote for best speaker at the end, I never finished lower than second, so that should be OK. It is the technical capabiity that concerns me) It is possible that I will get access to the image set that another speaker is going to process first in Lightroom, then in another system (sady I cannot remember what it was).. If that happens in time, could I send it to you for advice on the processing? Or a critique of what I think should be done? I am sorry to communicate this so publicly, but I cannot see aother way of getting the question to you. This is the link to Southampton Camera Club : http://www.southamptoncameraclub.co.uk/ You may know that I am a long standing Serif Customer. Regards Graham Rabbitts
  19. Thanks for the clarification. I cold not imagine it would be otherwise, but I was not certain.
  20. I gave a presentation about Affinity to the Southampton Camera Club. It is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country and runs an international photo competition that is widely supported from many countries. As suggested on this Forum,I used some of the Serif promo videos and a couple of the tutorials. The audience was probably 60% professional or seriously competent amateur photographers, and 40% amateurs, like me. If you cut the first group in half, you would see “Photoshop” written there like a stick of rock. The presentation was well received, and all acknowledged that Affinity was a serious product. The amateurs could see the cost advantage. The professionals, and semi professionals, however, had some criticisms (based on having tried Affinity). The principal ones were 1: Files are very slow to load into Affinity Photo. It was suggested that this is because Affinity is a 32 bit program, not a 64bit program. I queried that assertion and suggested it could be that the way Affinity handles live views so well including real time repaints, such as real time views of blends and brushes, and scans of large files might mean the files would take a bit longer to load at first. Clarification requested. 2: The print functions were regarded by some PS addicts to be poor (to the extent that they looked like an afterthought), though others suggested this might be due to different terminology. I have seen suggestions that print improvement is high up the priority list. More clarity please. 3: The RAW engine was regarded as much poorer than Photoshop. I pointed out that it is planned to make the RAW operations non-destructive, Additional comment welcome. 4: The absence of a DAM (data asset manager) that could match lightroom’s file handling capability was seen by many (including me) as a major weakness, and it was suggested by one PS acolyte that by the time we were charged for the DAM we would be up to the cost of Lightroom (which, of course, ignored the fact that Lightroom is only available on subscription). I pointed out that even if major pais-for upgrades (i.e. Version 2 etc) came out every 2 years, Affinity would still be easily competitive with Lightroom on price. Even the hard bitten PS professionals welcomed the real time display of brushes, blends and filters, and the automatic addition of masks to filters, It was a relaxed and friendly discussion, and it was clear that even the professionals expect Affinity to put right its weak points. I would love to be able to respond to the comments in a positive manner.
  21. GrahamMYC


    Thanks for your patience. It could well have been "finger trouble" at the end of a long session of processing, or it may have been a computer issue rather than software, though it seemed to only affect Affinity. If it re-appears and I can describe it, I willl revert. If you wish you can delete this thresd for the time being.
  22. Hi there I run both Designer and Photo on Windows 10. Both have been working well until today when quite suddenly the selection brush stopped working. I have tried the following 1: reboot after cleaning cache and running disk cleanup 2: use mouse, or tablet, or touch pad 3: repeat using Designer 4: Respeat using the new beta version of photo and designer 1.6 5: Checked that flood selection and marquee selection work OK 6 check selection tools in photoshop organiser are working I am at a loss to know what to try next, short of completely uninstalling and reinstalling, As at 16 July, the problem has gine away,and I am unable to reproduce it. I will revert if it reappears Regards Graham
  23. I cannot find this elsewhere in the firums, so apologies if it has already been addressed. Your tutorial video suggests that to add an object to the assets panel, you simply drag it there. This does not seem to work in Windows. Adding by using the subcategory dropdown menu "Add from selection" works OK. Is this just a Windows issue? Cannot check this in AD1.6 beta because of visibility issues in the Assets panel that I have already reported.
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    Affinity Photo for iPad launched at Apple WWDC

    Looking forward to the Android version Great work you guys. Keep it up!

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