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  1. I asked for "My Work" to be split AP/AD and now A/Pub. Just can't be bothered to scroll /search etc etc etc just to find a photo. worked in AP.. Lazy - who cares just not bothered. Other sites available.
  2. Sharkey

    No Split = can't be bothered

    Yup. I know. Still good idea. Think the lack of support may be a matter of number. eg. Not enough users to justify three streams on the site. Certainly, I would visit a bit more but I don't suppose there are enough Affinity users on the site committed to posting their work.
  3. Sharkey

    No Split = can't be bothered

    No idea what this is about. Yes - thank you - we are the only ones though.
  4. Sharkey

    Headshot Edit

    No one has ever left me speechless.
  5. Sharkey

    Headshot Edit

    Working for a printed output is different to backlit screens/web etc. The image produced in a digital studio/darkroom can and mostly is wrong until it is printed. Personally I over sharpen for web posting and this has been commented on, then when I have not done so the image has been 'critiqued' as soft. Go figure - I believe is the American response to this circumstance. My older inkjet prints are softer than I would like now but pleased the customer at the time. It is quite an expensive step but trial prints sent by mail for approval often save embarrasment. Oh as an aside. If your image is what you consider art then I think it is more a like/don't like response required and a possible reason. Personally my images drift towards the art side and away from the reportage or correct record of the subject so critiques no longer concern me. If I ask about a specific part or feel of the image it is usually to try and find a method that will give a closer representation of my intent (skill set improvement). Like/don't like good. Tell me what I have done 'wrong' NAH!. You have no concept of what I was trying to do - unless I have told ya!. Oh yer. Sellotape over the the end of a toilet roll was my first wedding filter. The bride did laugh (luckily) but also liked the result. That was one 40 years ago Hmmmm best forgotten.
  6. Will the software plug available with this printer work with AP? Simple question!
  7. For many, many reasons I am now running High Sierra on my MacPro. How do I re-install AF??? Quick help needed cos. work to do! Thank you.
  8. Ta V Much - just needed a kick in the right direction.. It has been a long night
  9. To make AP more UI friendly - to me - I am considering adding a second display. Keeping the original Eizo EV2436W (1920x1200) so the the AP UI is easily visible to me and displaying the image I want to work on with a 4K 24" display as yet unchosen. My MacPro should run both of them with ease but I do not know if I can use the displays as I wish either from the Macs point of view or AFs? Using a larger (27') 4k would seem to be the solution but AFs UI is tiny without scaling and scaling kinda destroys the point of it usage for image quality. I always edit in a zoomed image, again to help with the eyesight difficulty hence 4K being my preference. I hope I have made the question clear. Any thought/knowledge passed on would be much appreciated.
  10. Thank you Callum.
  11. Is that true for the way I described my prospective usage. eg. UI on Eiazo and image on new 4K?
  12. Anyone using this machine with AP. If so how is it doing and are you using an external display successfully?
  13. Oops! Should have read MP not MBP upgrade. A 24"4K display @ £300 + Aurora from OWC £300 less £50 for old ROM Plus AP being as good at Fuji files as I hope and I may be OK with that. Still a 6yo machine though?? It is getting a bit beyond me at the moment. A lot of these changes are a bit beyond my pay grade (as was). Used to be SSD+tons of RAM = everything. Now I can see on my screen dozens of recommended SSD varieties (exaggeration), GL/CL support and manufacturing incompatibilities coming from every direction. It maybe iMac is the way to go; or even just wait 'til something gives up and replace it (the old way)?
  14. Thank you gentlemen. My internet browsing is limited to 10 minute (approx) on BBC News - enough to realise nothings getting better. Followed by Affinity, Fuji, Macrumours ,Mac9to5 and my only weakness 'ello'. Hence checking in here for MBA thoughts. Perhaps Macrumours would have been a better bet? My other comment - well that is just me being paranoid as usual - sorry. As I get older and the money dries/dried up trying to keep a feeling of modernism in my photography includes being able to assure myself that the kit I use is up to date (desperate isn't it?). Obviously making decisions becomes more difficult the tighter the limitations until there is no choice at all. I think this year will be my last opportunity to make a reasoned rather than forced decision. So the MBA plus eGPU? is 'one' option; along with just change my display and upgrade MBP etc. etc.. There, all explained. So any thoughts always appreciated.
  15. Guess that answers my question!
  16. Is this just the continuation of AP not being able (fast) in handling Rafs? It has improved in Beta but is still not got that develop time down to where my old canon/nikon files where. They were larger file too. The Apple Engine is certainly usable especially for the non-pro but I would bulk at developing 100s of Rafs if I was still working to a schedule. Not being a digital-genius I really have no idea why this particular raw file type causes so much difficulty. Even 'Silky Pics' is difficult to watch churning through 5 or 6 images. The only time I have seen the develop process really fly was using the X-t2 to develop the images in camera. Very fiddly but fast. Ah well perhaps a huge jump in computing power will help after this weeks lottery . Bet the canon/nikon file will still be faster
  17. Trying to record Macro to bulk markup images. MacroAssistant says Macro cannot record Art or Frame Text? What am I doing wrong? Screen shot of starting point. Regards. Sharkey ps:- only a test image.
  18. Yesterday I had a request from my wife for me to print multiple small copies of an image she had to be passed out at a forthcoming meeting. No probs. says I. Open the jpg in AP (my default image editor) and hit print. Hmm.. What next? Start again by importing image into unused Apple Photo. Duplicate 60 times - select all - hit print - select custom & printer settings. Hit print. Done. Frustrating that the print in AP is 'so' basic.
  19. Sharkey

    Printing?

    DUH! Is there a video instruction to do this? Guess my fear of layers kicked in. Forget that last bit. Just completed your way in just about a minute. Command J did not seem to work originally but got there in the end. I suppose I was just looking in the wrong place. ie:- using a printing dialogue as you would in publisher - instead of creating a new image in AP and then going to the print dialogue. As I said DUH!!!!! Afraid I am still prone and getting proner to these blank brain periods. Problem Solved.
  20. Don't know if I am doing this right. Attached copy (pdf) of Crash Report sent to Apple (automatically) after Beta .112 crashes today. Raf was from Recent Dropdown list. Beta did not Crash when opening other file types Tiff/jpg. from same drop down. Process: Affinity Photo Beta [979].pdf
  21. Sharkey

    Opening Raf from Recent File - Crash

    un-protected image please delete when you have finished.
  22. Sharkey

    Opening Raf from Recent File - Crash

    Only this beta has caused me any problem Hence my contact about it.
  23. Sharkey

    Opening Raf from Recent File - Crash

    Send a link please.
  24. Hello all, I use FVR to browse my images, it is fast, reliable and I like it. With that in mind when I have opened a number of images in AF how do I go about using Batch Processes on them? The ADD button opens the 'Finder' but does not show the files already open in AF. I realise I can choose from the finder by using the file names shown in AF but this seems counterintuitive and convoluted when my chosen images are already open IN AF. I regularly want to export jpg (small and basic) for my wife's use on the internet and my own postings and basic batch/macros are all that is needed. This oddity is my only question on this process. Regards. Sharkey
  25. Sharkey

    Make it a little different...

    Once again - total agreement. When you reach into any field of intellectual growth beyond what's is laughingly called known there is and always will be an element of art, of eccentric creativity; even (dare I say) luck. So from the little (very little) I have gleaned this afternoon the title would seem most apt and accurate from the authors standpoint. So agreement on that. My point, however, was that using an algorithm driven programme; especially one mixed with other algorithms and AI by just choosing the affect required is not art. Is it? I cannot for sure say; the user may have a depth of knowledge at or even beyond the Donald Knuth level. Most photographers do not - I would guess. A grandiose visage produced by software operated in ignorance (not an insult - I am very ignorant in a lot of ways) will need an awful lot of justification to convince me that it is art. Of course I am open to that justification just not very susceptible. For a few years I was responsible for operation and maintenance of a piece of equipment called a Data Logger. As far as can recall it was a converted mechanical switchboard in a box. Yup, you guessed it any early systems computer supposed to improve monitoring of a ships vitals. Luckily it responded to my hammer and screwdriver quite readily even when I had no idea why. If it stuck I hit it. Bit wobbled about too much I tightened a screw or two. Got promoted out of harms way pretty quickly. Anyway. I've forgotten how this started. Have a good evening. Regards.
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