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Ulysses

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  1. Thank you! @Old Bruce. Is there a way in Affinity Photo to automate the export of individual layers? One more thing unrelated to my original question: Does AP2 have a way to save .AFPHOTO files that are backward compatible with v1?
  2. In Affinity Photo 2 (AP2) can raw development settings be copied from one developed photo to another photo so as to make batch adjustments for photos that have similar exposure and lighting? I watched a really nice YouTube tutorial by James Ritson about bringing multiple raw files into AP2, each raw file in its own layer with the goal of compositing them together to create beautiful star trails. He made one set of development adjustments, and those adjustments were applied to each of the file simultaneously. Would a similar method be used for batch developing raw photos shot with similar lighting and camera settings? Or is there some other way to copy raw development settings and apply them to other files? If AP2 has this capability, then that makes it even more valuable a tool for raw development.
  3. The issue isn’t really your computer, but rather the desire to stick with OS X Mojave, right? I get it. My Mac is on Mojave, too. But the reason I stick with it is because I’m one of the surprisingly common professionals who wants to hang on to Photo$hop C$6 for a few isolated tasks that I can’t do with the Affinity Suite. Upgrading to OS X 10.14 would allow me to also upgrade my latter, but I’d completely lose the ability to use the former. It’s an unpleasant spot to be in. By the way, my otherwise very smoothly running Mac is so old that Catalina is the final OS upgrade I can possibly perform on this machine. 😅😂🤣
  4. I was wondering about that exact thing. Fascinating! There is really NO WAY to force Word to use the font’s built-in superscripts? I’m also guessing Libre Office works differently/better in this regard?
  5. Also… speaking from experience, COVID-19 has had an impact on the pace of development for companies both large and small. Even though progress may be steady, many are finding many things simply take longer. I check every now and then to see if there’s news, but I’m sure Publisher for iPad is still going to happen. Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out Designer's awesome mind-bending Contour tool. 😂
  6. This partly comes down to culture, for lack of a better word at the moment. There are many who have been here on these forums for years. They discern that threads like this one can be 1) unproductive with respect to expected results, and 2) frustrating especially for new members and new users of the software. Although the mods here are not heavy-handed, requesting a thread lock isn't a bad idea. At the same time, it's important for newer members and newer users to know that this thread's lengthy existence is neither an indicator of how many user requests have been made for this feature nor a reflection of this feature's priority in the eyes of the developers.
  7. I'm very well versed in the Affinity Suite, but talk to me as if I've never opened Affinity Photo or any of its siblings. Question 1: How, exactly, would you go about producing fractions and ordinal numbers in Affinity Photo? Question 2: In the attached sample, why are all of the characters I selected rendered as fractions, but 4/5 will not? Question 3: Why is it that when I try to create ordinal numbers nothing seems to happen? I've attached screenshots of the selected options in the Character/Typography panel. As far as I researched, I'm not reading about any bugs in version 1.10.1. I thought this would be rather basic, but I'm guessing there's more to creating these sorts of characters than at first meets the eye. Thanks for any insights you might have on this feature. Font: Times New Roman Affinity Photo 1.10.1 macOS Mojave
  8. Canon's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is not a DAM, at least not in the same sense as Adobe Bridge or even XNViewMP are DAMs; it is not a general asset manager for all sorts of file types. It is simply intended to process, edit, enhance, organize and analyze your raw image files. It can also process JPEG files, but its primary application is to provide the best way to get the most out of your Canon raw files—in a similar sense to using Olympus Workspace to get the most out of your Olympus raw files. DPP can also write Canon-proprietary info to Canon-specific fields in their raw files. There's a lot of debate about whether or not this is "kosher," but I think the only answer to that question is: It depends upon what your goals are. When I shot Canon more regularly, I always enjoyed the results from DPP. It's not as fast as tools such as Capture One Pro, nor as intuitive as Lightroom. But there's no arguing with the image quality it produces. NOTE: I only just realized that Canon also makes a mobile version.
  9. When you have to contact the company to find out their pricing, it's unlikely the options will be favorable for the single user or for a small business.
  10. The vast majority of those who enjoy using Affinity Photo—even those of us content with workarounds—absolutely agree that requesting this feature is completely valid. Ignore anyone who directly and specifically says that it is a needless request. With the above in mind, the official process for requesting new features for Affinity Photo is via the forum at Feedback for Affinity Photo on Desktop. A little digging will probably reveal one more threads already requesting this feature, but it's still worth a look. Where this request lands in the developers' priority queue is another matter entirely. I know as a programmer and developer (in a former life), it's not easy to convey to daily users that their requested feature isn't a priority just yet. For some users, the lack of this feature or a combination of other features might be a deal breaker; for others, Affinity Photo natively and easily supplies 95% of what we need, even while we wait for features that would improve our workflow.
  11. At least in my tests some months ago with v1.8 and 1.9, version 1.8 could not open any v1.9 file even if that file was a simple single-layer .AFPHOTO file none of v1.9 features. It was not only a surprise, but it also made some corporate work more difficult (since at that time their AP installations were all older versions than what I use in my home studio. It's nice to know that (at least for now) there seems to be compatibility between v1.9 and v1.10. I'll keep holding my breath that this remains the case. 🙃
  12. This may be of interest: I can open Affinity Photo v1.10.0 files on computers with v.1.9.2 installed (Mac and PC). Thus far, I haven't used any features that may be v1.10-specific (and not shared by v1.9), if any exist at all.
  13. For what it's worth, XNView MP is a rather well-known application, has a very small footprint on your computer and its resources, gets the job done rather well, and is extremely simple to use. Worth giving a try. :)
  14. CORRECT. This is a long-standing issue that has been known for quite some time. There are couple of workarounds: 1. Download the XnView MP application. This versatile photo viewer will read AFPHOTO and AFDESIGN files; however, it does not currently recognize AFPUB. 2. If you'd rather not use an additional application, you can try this tip. It may not be practical if your OneDrive folder is already rather large, but it's worth a shot if you absolutely need Affinity thumbnails.
  15. I can't go back, @walt.farrell. I won't! 😂 @GarryP that's a very good suggestion. I'll look into it in the meantime, while still hoping for some sort of backwards compatibility mode in the Affinity apps.
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