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  1. I managed to keep this link for the old tutorials. It still works, but has not been updated recently, so some of the resource links fail. However the old Affinity tutorials seem to have survived so far http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/
  2. I am sure this has been covered before, so all I need is the link. I have the Affinity suite on two computers. One will be scrapped The second will become a reserve machine. There will be a new computer. What is the license situation? How do I delete the scrapped machine from my license, and trasfer my leicense to the new machine?
  3. My main computer is a Windows 10nmachine attached to which I have a synology network attached storage. My main processing and document storage including backup is handled by the above. I also use an iPad Pro which is wonderful for when off site. Transferring files, especially large .afphoto type files is a tedious business. My current solution is to go via a small amount of ipad cloud and use the windows icloud app. But I also use Luma Fusion as a video editor on my iPad. That can open files from and save files to the windows/synology system over wifi. It is much cleaner and quicker. Could the same be done for Affinity Products? I understand the audioshare iPad app has a similar capability Regards Graham Rabbitts
  4. Booklet printing was going badly wrong until I realised that booklets only work if the total page number is a multiple of 4. It may be obvious to you professionals, but for us amateurs it may not be obvious. Can I suggest you either (a) add blank pages to make the document page count a multiple of 4 or (b) issue a warning message when people try to print a booklet that is NOT a multiple of 4 pages
  5. The fault with reveal appears to have persisted into AP 1.7 Here is a video demonstrating what happens. (unclip canvas reverts to the original image) AffinityRevealFail.mp4
  6. The problem seems to be that reveal doesn't work in Windows
  7. The new Darken/Reveal option on the Crop tool does not seem to work in Windows; or I have not understood it. There is no tutorial that I have found that explains the new functionality which appears to be very useful.
  8. Photomur 3 Plugin worked in earlier versions, but not in the new beta. When you select filters->plug ins->skylum software, then photlemur 3 is greyed out and cannot be selected/
  9. I have been using skylum photolemur 3 as a plugin. It still works in my mainstream Photo (, It no longer works in my current Beta (
  10. For information. I ran these photos in a batch using AP without problems
  11. Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately it crashed after processing only 1 image with parallel processing unchecked.
  12. I took 21 .afphoto files into the batch processing section of the new beta. The object was to resize and output jpegs to a subfolder. After 3 attempts, it was still crashing after processing the first few (the number varied between 1 and 6) System is windows 10 pro 64 bit, 16 gb ram It may be significant that the .afphoto files were created from raw on an ipad and transferred to the windows desktop via icloud. The files were copied from icloud to a temp folder before processing some of the files attached. you are welcome to the rest if it will help dsc_7002.jpg.afphoto DSC_7003.jpg.afphoto DSC_7004.jpg.afphoto DSC_7005.jpg.afphoto DSC_7006.jpg.afphoto
  13. No problem now. Must have been finger trouble. Sincere apologies
  14. I am s I did apply the sphere filter in both the stable and beta versions. The repeat option appeared in the stable version., but not in the beta/
  15. Following an interesting tutrorial I applied filters->distort->sphere successfully. Next step was to select Filters->re[peat sphere This command not available in Checked it is available in
  16. I hesitate to post in this august place, but I think one of my selection techniques has not been explicitly described before.. This video is aimed at real world outdoor photography which is often taken under less than ideal conditions; and where we need to cheat because there was not a camera there when we wanted one.. This image is a composite. It was constructed in Affinity Photo. The video is a workflow demonstration - it is not good enough to be called a tutorial. Outdoor activities can often be difficult to photograph. My pastime is sailing, and I now have a motorboat. It is surprisingly difficult to get images of your own boat at sea. So you have to use what you can beg, borrow, or steal. The video is about using a photo taken by a friend, taken from a moving platform(another boat) under less than ideal weather conditions. We take the image and transform it so it can be used in an entirely different context. I have used three techniques described in official Serif Affinity videos by James Ritson. They are "Bringing Out Water Detail" <a href="https://vimeo.com/202899215" rel="noreferrer nofollow">vimeo.com/202899215</a> "HDR from one exposure" <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6CZvfyFvk&feature=youtu.be" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6CZvfyFvk&feature=youtu.be</a> "Making Images Pop" <a href="https://vimeo.com/178575803" rel="noreferrer nofollow">vimeo.com/178575803</a> The first part of the video deals with enhancing the basic image, including two different applications of tone mapping. The second part deals with four different approaches to selection, to deal with different aspects of the image and how to combine them. I have not seen the use of the pen tool to create fine detail precise selections before, but maybe I did not look far enough. So far as I know, it is a first. The same problems apply to a lot of outdoor activities including windsurfing, climbing, motocross, horse riding. Wherever there is equipment, wild background, fine details (such as reins or ropes) then complex selection may be needed so you can blag an exciting picture. Please view
  17. build (windows) seems to go some way toward solving the problem.. I placed a picture frame on the master page Then I went to one of the spread pages. The picture frame was visible. I selected it, and placed a picture. This immediately became an unlinked instance of the frame. With the move tool selected, double clicking opened a control so the image could be zoomed or moved. The image does not change the master. However, the image does not appear in the Resource manager. Therefore it seems difficult to edit the image or even delete it. It can be overwritten by another place. So, as things stand, the only way to edit it is externally and then do another place operation. Not very transparent. Nearly there! The release notes are here See the forum posting at
  18. It is nice to relax and have a bit of fun in the midst of all this serious stuff. Thankyou. As an 'oldie'I feel a bit exposed when I raise issues like this. On the other hand I have been a loyal user of Serif software since 2002. I admire what they have attempted, and I consider it a duty to raise issues that I think will help them develop a scintillatingly good product range
  19. I suspect we both still use old money and ft and inches!
  20. I am a bit diffident about posting here. You guys are all so competent, it would probably seem trivial.. In the light of your comment I will think about it seriously. Thanks for the encouragement. If you have not picked it up, I am 77, and in envy of all you young guys who seem to take all the technology i your stride!
  21. Yes, ordering the pages is an issue. My printer friend, who is not particularly computer literate, offered me a simple practical solution. He makes up a simple physical booklet of the right size, then numbers the page pairs. It is difficult to explain, so I am planning to make a video of how it is done and post it on the Fans of Serif Software on Facebook. But I need the finished result to make it believable! My project is a 36 page booklet.
  22. Here is my summary of where this discussion has got to. Here is one workflow.... Create the document (as an A4 facing page spread) Select the Microsoft “print to pdf” as suggested by fd101 Set page size to A3 Set mode to booklet When asked, specify file location This produces a file that will produce double sided printing of an A4 booklet on A3 paper. In this case it is not necessary to hit the big print to file button, as suggested by Wosven (because the “print to pdf” printer will do that anyway). This is the method I am now using. However, the printer properties of the generic Microsoft "print to pdf" printer do not have options to manage thw workflow, the pdf printer used by Wosven may be more efficient. It seems to me that it is against the philosophy of Affinity to adopt an Adobe solution , as suggested by Thomaso, though that route looks feasible.(in my view pdf, although an Adobe creation is now an industry standard) In short, I think we should see the issue as a 2 stage problem. Stage 1, producing a file in a format suitable to pass to a Printer (or your own printer). PDF seems a practical option. [ My initial problem was that I did not see how to produce a pdf file when using the booklet output option. Pointing out that there is a pdf printer built into (most?) Windows 10 computers solves that problem. ] Stage 2 getting compatibility between the output from stage 1 and the printer. That is, as several people have pointed out, a matter of printer settings. However, the issue can be eased by knowing whether to order the pages for printing the “outer” pages first, then the “inners”; or printing each page 2 sided one at a time. Some printers will do either given the basic output from any of the pdf-to-file-printers mentioned in this discussion. It sometimes needs a little bit of experiment to sort out which sequence works. [I am now content that I understand the issues] In summary, I would suggest to Affinity that they produce some clear video tutorials on how to carry out this workflow. They should also look at the wording on their print page. “Print to File” on the big button means something different to the little print to file tick box. I think the time has come to close this discussion. I have learned a lot, and can only thank the contributors
  23. Yes, thats what I thought. It produces a .prn file, not a pdf, with no choice,
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