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  1. Basically it went like this

    1: Placed image in the document

    2: Selected edit in Photo

    3: Added text boxes and arrows

    4: I may have cropped the image a bit - not sure of this.

    5: hit save

    6: Could not work out how to go back to APub

    7: Closed file

    8: restarted  APub,, opened file and found the edited image was OK

    Hope this helps!


  2. A thought.

    When constructing the faulty document, I switched one image into photo to add the captions and arrows. The procedure for doing this is not completely clear, and I wonder if this is where the fault lay?
    (I have to say, however, that I carried out the same exercise in the workaround, and it completed without problems)
    I hope this does not confuse the issue, but thought it may be elpful to let you know the process I adopted.



  3. Would love to help. I cannot find %AppData%\Roaming\Affinity\Publisher\1.0 (Beta)\CrashReports\reports. I have looked in C: Users\Graham, and searched the C drive

    Any advice welcome!

    33 minutes ago, Jon P said:

    Hi Graham,

    Interesting, I can't reproduce that crash with your file here.

    Can you do a couple of things for me, navigate to %AppData%\Roaming\Affinity\Publisher\1.0 (Beta)\CrashReports\reports and attach the most recent .dmp files in this folder.

    Can you also, with the document open, go do Document > Resource Manager, embed the resources and then re attach the file? I wonder if the crash is related to the linked images on page 3 that I don't have access to.



  4. 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






  5. On 2/10/2019 at 6:44 PM, Gnobelix said:

    Hello @GrahamMYC,
    the option you miss (repeat sphere)  is only active if the sphere filter has been applied previously,
    the same applies to all other filters. (repeat.........)
    I think you did not apply the filter.



    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/

  6. 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 


  7. 3 hours ago, Nana said:

    Thanks Graham.

    The built-in help document in version 1.7 has been updated to provide information about the two extra sliders you are talking about that.


    THanks Nana

    My version is 1.7.0..209. It does not yet include the updated help file. But that changed help file addresses 90% of my query and will be included at some stage. For professionals it will be 100% clear, but for hobbyiists like me, we are guessing as to whys and wherefores of remapping. No doubt a little practice will solve that.
    Many thanks for your time and trouble.

  8. 1 hour ago, Nana said:

    You can start by viewing the Serif Affinity official Levels Adjustment Tutorial. There is also Affinity Photo Help document.  You can search for "Levels Adjustment".  The help file is very comprehensive.

    Thanks Nana, but the video is for the old levels adjustment with only 2 sliders. The new leveks adjustment in the AP 1.7 beta has 4 sliders. The help file has been updated with bald statements of what they do. No explanation there as to why they have been added and what to do with the extra 2 sliders. Hopefully there will be another excellent tutorial video on this soon. 

  9. 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 


  10. 10 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

    If by old money you mean £/s/p then no due to being a Canuck, I did chance across a farthing in change once here in Canada. I do remember Dominion Day and the Red Ensign, I also slip up once in while and refer to Armistice Day.

    Feet & Inches sure but Gallons through to Fluid Ounces are tricky living next the US.

    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

  11. I can try- it is 85 MB. (Do not worry about copyright - I have published this freely on the internet anyway. I am not trying to make money out of these Logs)

    Try to find the word Teal, and italicise it

    I have uploaded the apub file where I was able to reproduce the fault. When I went through the pdf, the fualt did not reappear..If you want it I can upload the pdf tooo


  12. 22 minutes ago, Wosven said:

    Nice idea, but don't forget to post it here too, we aren't all on Facebook :)

    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!

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