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  1. Hi,

    Just purchased a new PC and in the process of reinstalling affinity photo 1.8.5. KNowing that I still have  my product key (from Jan.16 2017 ) , a new password( changed an hour ago) , how do I proceed in order to download the latest version  (french version if possible).

    Greeetings, gpzt


  2. Hello,

    first time I seem to have a problem downloading an affinity photo update  ( . which procedure should I follow ? French version preferred.

    Greetings  gpzt

  3. Hi! Unchecking "Noise reduction" tick box in "details" brings systematically a two thirds reduction of develop persona duration on my PC . Now, my question : is applying systematically NR necessary ? If so, let's keep it automatic. Otherwise...
  4. Hello ! Does anyone know if " SPASH Led RF-550 D Macro Ring Flash LED" is compatible with X- T20 ? Thanks, Gpzt.
  5. Thank you titi ! After all, solving my problem wasn't that difficult, but I wasn't clever enough:apologies!
  6. Hi ! I just accidentally uninstalled my Affinity Photo for Windows. How can I download it again ( I have the product Key numberr and my name is Guy Poizat. Best regards, gpzt
  7. Hello ! Although my OS is windows 10 Pro I believe the MacOS version of " Installing Nik Plugins (MacOS)(Affinity Photo) by James Ritson should solve your problem. His official YouTube tutorial from Feb 14, 2017 is excellent and has solved my installation problem in a few minutes. Please drop me a line if it worked for you. Best regards from France. Guy Poizat.
  8. Hi Fabio! I wasn't aware of Nik coll being acquired by DXO from Google until I personally had problems reinstalling the plugins from Google. I finally succeeded in reinstalling them from google after a thorough cleaning of the whole program, avoiding any kind of link and reference to DXO. My PC is running on Windows 10 Pro 64 bits and Affinity Photo. I came across a "Help Forum" dealing with Nik and found out that many members have experienced similar problems, both with Windows and MacOS. I am no expert but my impression is that DXO has purchased NIK Coll from Google with the sole purpose of making money, starting next year with an "update" that will be included "for free " in Photoshop and LR, and will be sold to other users like me. I personally am against this kind of policy and will keep on using Nik Coll as long as possible because it is a good program but I will never subscribe to any such policy. I consider that since Google made Nik available for free, it has fallen in what we call in France, "le domaine public" and shouldn't be paid for. Being a retiree with limited financial means, I am very much in favour of free software in general and Affinity Photo (49 euros) is my sole exception Best regards, gpzt
  9. One shouldn't get desperate for that reason. There are are quite a few instances when things work with Windows and not Mac, and vice versa. I have no experience with Mac though. Did you tell MEB that you were on Mac? Now, which tool in Nik do you use mainly ? If B-W is your essential concern, there is a free tool in Topaz studio which gives pretty good results, and some official tutorials can be found in AP. After all, you might give a try to the previous edition of AP in order to see if nik works any better ! You might also check if your version of Nik works with a windows setting on a friend's computer. If I get any worthwhile tip, I'll let you know. Cheers.
  10. I am no wizard but here are my suggestions: uninstall Nik again and hunt for any remnants of previous installation(s) which might interfere with the latest: it happens! Install from the original Google site (no mention of DXO), following the excellent official YouTube AP Tuto "Installing Nik Collection" (3 min 31, 21 Feb 2017) which worked perfectly with me for the reinstallation(Windows 10 pro, 64 bits). Do not have any link with DXO (registration, forum or questions...). I have the latest Windows version of AP and it works perfectly. I don't think you should keep an old version for this sole reason and I trust Serif will find a solution if there is a link between AP and Nik. MEB is probably the best link with Serif in the mean time. Ideally, Nik coll should remain available and updated (not at an "Adobe price !!!) in the future... Keep me informed. Best regards.
  11. Hi Harry82 and MEB, this hypothesis is valuable, like others I guess. My experience: when you have such a problem (which has happened more than often in my case), take your time to uninstall everything that has something to do with its source. As far as I can remember, when AP crashed after my attempt to reinstall Nik collection, everything was going fine until I received a message about some password (?) in which the letters "DXO" appeared briefly before AP crashed. This went fast, I know I am no wizzard and english is not my native language, but I didn't get the message...I couldn't help though to make a link between this new event and the fact DXO is involved in that deal between Google and Nik collection...Or is it pure paranoia ? Or pure coincidence ? Looking forward to learn the outcome...hopefully ! Best regards, Guy.
  12. I have been using Nik Coll since it became free and appreciate it . The sad news is that Google sold it to DXO which intends to make an update next year: I'd be surprised if it would still be for free. I have been told that DXO intends to include Nik Coll. in photoshop and LR as a "free" plugin. No doubt that DXO will attempt to "push" its new baby to users of other brands of software. I personally have no intent to drop AP for this sole reason, of course.. Has AP any plans ? I had to reinstall Nik Collection last week -due to a stupid error of mine I think- and got a message saying that AP had to stop. I finally managed to reinstall N coll after several attempts, including a total "cleaning". Anything to do with Harry82's problem ? Regards.
  13. Hi Hubert, Thanks for your fast answer: my problem is solved and I'll have a peaceful night thanks to you and Gnobelix (Germany). As a bonus, I had a glimpse at some nice pictures of the "plat pays" which is quite familiar to me: I was born in Liège, worked there until 2001 and then retired in Cabestany (near Perpignan). I kept a sailing boat in Nieuwpoort until 1996 and I am quite familiar with the coast and the N.sea. Hence my pleasure at seeing your images...Best regards, Guy.
  14. Hello! I apologize for my "basic" english :french is my native language. I had to reinitialize W10 pro last week and lost part of what was added to my Affinity Photo 1.6.1. 93. When I made an attempt to re-load my macros, I received a note saying that I had already downloaded those free macros in november (which is the case) . Is there a way to get those macros back and if so, how should I proceed? Best regards, gpzt.
  15. Hello, I usually shoot using RAW ( .RAF with my 24.3 Mpx Fujifilm X). I turned to AP early this year and enjoy it thoroughly. Develop Persona looks OK with me but I have some friends who keep telling me that Derawtizing with AF is totally outdated and that there are much better methods. Before turning to AP I used RawTherapee that I appreciated but for facility reasons I would like to use AP and all its personas. I must confess I am unable to see any difference between develop persona and RawTherapee, hence my search for some advice ! Besides, Capture 1 and the likes are too expensive for old retirees like me... Please forgive my english: french is my native tongue ! Regards, gpzt.
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