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    Main interest in photography - classic landscape photography, particularly classic Japanese landscape photography and Chinese landscape painting. This because they penetrate the picture plane to the underlying Zen and Tao through the use of geometric composition. Other than that linguistics, environment and applied philosophy.

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  1. I am having problems setting up illustrated books using RGB photographs and exporting to PDF as CMYK. Some images get flattened for reasons not known to me (ignorance). Is there a sequence for this conversion that avoids this? I would prefer not to have to convert the images before importing into Publisher. Of course I am aware that CMYK can't fully represent the colour spectrum of sRGB but I would have thought the conversion in Publisher might have been more sympathetic. When I export to CMYK as a PDF, does the original publisher file convert to CMYK?
  2. Quite simply they are unable to find it. Most of the time now I work with other software. I find this preferable to prepare as much as possible within the flexibilities of RAW and often it leaves very little needed in Photo, so my main Affinity use now is Publisher. When I try to direct software to the aflaunch helper it is refused access. An interesting question: How can someone participating in a discussion be a non participating member? Not intended to be in any way sarcastic or aggressive but curious. Another edit. Having now read the thread you linked I'm afraid I am baffled by the jargon: unsandboxed; sandboxed
  3. Are you intending to make the exe files for the suite visible any time soon please? It is rather tedious to have to save to disk from other software before working in Affinity!
  4. Hello Revisiting some of my archive and revising using Photo v2 makes it vividly apparent just how much this software has been honed. This is especially noticeable in the panorama facility, always good but which is now seemingly flawless. Things that caused problems in 2019 go through with ease, the results appearing to be a high quality single image. This is not due to my improved skills but the care taken with the algorithms.
  5. In the filters panel or the filters switch in the layers panel it is possible to choose from a wide range of blur types, like motion blur, radial blur and so on. This doesn't appear to be possible with the blur tool. For that it seems one can choose only a variety of brush textures. Is there any probability that these other blur types might also be made a feature of the blur tool? Or is that too complex an issue? My question probably arises through ignorance of encoding!
  6. Hello My RAW files are pre-processed to some extent in PhotoLab6 and exported either to disk or to AP as linear RAW (DXO). This includes lens distortion corrections. When opened in AP it is then not possible to make a geometric correction like horizontal and then scale if the AP lens correction is switched off. If the AP lens correction remains it is of course exaggerated by having been applied twice and gives weird results. Is scaling necessarily an adjunct to lens distortion correction or would it be possible to make them independent? I appreciate that you are all extremely busy and that this is a minor problem associated with external software and also probably I could exclude lens distortion correction from PhotoLab since final processing is always through AP. The videos for AP2 are really excellent. Thoroughly professional. Michael
  7. Good morning There is a problem throughout the filters and adjustments with the 'colour burn' option. I attach a screen shot. This happens with any adjustment when this option is applied. I use it for special effects. Michael
  8. Thank you Dan C. I fully understand the situation about the pressures and further exploration brought me to what you suggest, resulting in a successful photo book. The video tutorials are a good start because I had missed so many of the improvements. Will printed manuals also be produced or were the earlier ones not successful? Michael
  9. Hello two things. There is some very weird behaviour of the inpaint brush tool in photo. It sometimes erratically paints vast areas of an image red, though ultimately it does what is requested. In Publisher a selected image or group of images does not scale up proportionally when using the control or shift keys with a mouse.
  10. Is there a way of finding the original source of an image used in Publisher? That should be possible
  11. It is there. The titles of the images seem to have disappeared, which is confusing also to me. It is the middle one of the three images but here it is again. I had sent examples to the DxO support and they told me to be patient, they were working on it. I don't know how much companies talk to each other about such things. No, I am using Windows 10. Mac was no good to me in my mid period computer graphic days because it couldn't handle 3D animations so I stuck with MS as there was so much research simulation work to do at that time exploring Greek sanctuary design and practice. _6022961-ORF_DxO_DeepPRIME.dng
  12. Hello MEB. The original RAW image is attached. It is from an Olympus TG6, so typically fuzzy! This also happen with less extreme highlights though I couldn't pinpoint the cut off! _6022961.ORF
  13. Here is a set of examples. Processing simply in Photo the one with a title Elswout, had little deterioration of the highlights and kept detail. The first is the DxO Pure Raw image, the second after adjustments to highlights and exposure in Photo. Hope this is helpful.
  14. Dan C I wasn't aware that DxO Pure Raw was available as a plugin with Photo. I bought it standalone
  15. Hello MEB The files are first processed in DxO Pure Raw2. These are then saved as RAW files to maintain flexibility. The saved files are then opened in Photo. In Photo I either try to reduce exposure or to use the highlights/shadows dialogue to reduce highlights. The magenta occurs in the highlight zones when I operate the sliders for those. If I do the same with the original RAW files from my cameras in Photo without the intervention of DxO this is usually a successful procedure. It is the way Pure Raw handles noise and sharpness that attracts me. In particular it makes rather inferior quality images from my Olympus TG6 (poor sensor?) more acceptable but it is sometimes also good with the Sony6300 ARW. I produced some samples to send to DxO and will try to find them; if that fails I can repeat the procedure and post them. They tend to be largish! Sorry I failed to mention that this was a RAW issue but thought it unnecessary because Pure Raw will only accept RAW files! Thank you for your response Michael
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