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  1. Recently I've grabbed my old Panasonic again. [Leica lens, 5MPix (2560×1920), 12x opt zoom, f/2.8] Nothing stellar by now, but still acceptable camera. The problem is: Automatic lens correction does not work for its photos in Affinity Photo. But according to it should be supported. I've tested trial version of PTLens.on Windows and darktable on Linux and both handle the photos correctly. Tested with latest stable AP on my laptop. Tomorrow I'll confirm the bug with latest beta of AP on my desktop. I really hope it can be fixed before releasing upcoming AP 1.6.
  2. I wasn't checking betas for some time, but I'm fixing my behaviour right now: P1. The bug mentioned half year ago in topic 100% zoom clips off edge pixel is still here. WYSIWYG aspect of image editors is quite important, so it would be great if someone finally tackled the problem. P2. I'm baffled that simply zooming in and/or out the image a few or several times (most conveniently using Ctrl + mouse wheel) leads to freeze of AP, i.e. it's become unresponsive for about 5 seconds. (The used image is a simple one as in my post from above mentioned topic.) I'm using AP beta version on other machine now (Athlon 64 X2 4600+, 4 GB RAM, GTX 460) than the one I used to work with release version (details in the footer), so it's not your top rig, but it's still ok for a lot of things, definitely including 200x200 images. Anyway, thanks for working on AP to make it even better. It's all really appreciated. Those pesky bugs are simply extremely annoying.
  3. I really hoped it would be fixed for upcoming AP 1.6, but it's still not. I tested recent beta and there is slight difference, so I'll show up-to-date screenshots. 100% 150% 200% The difference from 1.5.x is that now even in 150% zoom edges are clipped.
  4. Unfortunately problem still exists in AP
  5. Unfortunately problem still exists in AP I haven't checked new AD yet.
  6. Blending-related wish list: Adding "Use beneath layers as initial Destination" button in Apply Image filter.Such button would allow for typical use case when you want to perform custom blending. Nowadays you have to: temporarily hide the layer "S" you want to blend, Merge Visible, unhide the layer "S" and move it below new merged layer "D", switch to layer "D", Apply Image and drag layer "S" onto its dialog window to use it as Source. Supporting presets for equations in Apply Image.It's obvious enhancement for better automation. Defining custom blend mode via Adjustment Layer (possibly called Blend Adjustment).It would work for such layer only when it is a child layer. Presets here are also crucial. Defining custom global (accessible in all documents) or local (accessible in current document) blend modes.The most robust solution for users performing repeatedly their own custom blending. In Blend Mode Manager there should be a way to see (in a read-only manner) already existing blend modes with equations (for blend modes expressable in plain equations). Blend mode definition should be performed using equations where:S (Source) = current layer [aka Active or A] D (Destination) = beneath layers [aka Background or B] In case of Blend Adjustment source would be the parent layer. Example of custom blend mode: Remove DR=(DR-SR*SA)/(1-SA) DG=(DG-SG*SA)/(1-SA) DB=(DB-SB*SA)/(1-SA) DA=DA(It doesn't make sense for truly opaque layer, of course.)
  7. There are cases when value in #(RGB) input box differs from what is shown in R, G or B. The difference equals 1. Go to Colour panel and set "RGB Hex" in Colour Model Selection. Use mouse to set any slider until you notice that value shown in input box next to the slider differs from #(RGB) input box. Example: I set R to 50 using mouse, but #(RGB) displays 510000. EDIT: Same thing happens for many colours chosen from RGB Spectrum. Affinity Photo, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  8. I found quite serious bug that makes Levels unusable for non-Master channels. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels Adjustment [Ctrl+L] Change channel to anything but Master. (Colorspace doesn't matter) Change any value (Black Level, White Level or Gamma) using slider or input box. (After inputting value you have to lost focus from the current input box, e.g. by clicking mouse outside the input box or by pressing Tab.) You're seeing unwanted switch to Master channel. Affinity Photo, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  9. Indeed, unchecking it helped! Thanks a lot, rubs.
  10. These cheat sheets are really nice! I've downloaded them (recent version, using the link given in the blog:, but there is one issue. Any PDF in the archive has bold l and I (lowercase L and uppercase I) letters, that clearly stand out. Is it a known issue? I'm using Adobe Reader X (10.1.16) in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. EDIT: It seems that it's not present in all PDF readers. I tested SumatraPDF and there is no such problem there. Well, Adobe is the company behind PDF, so Adobe Reader rendering them wrongly is kind of suspicious.
  11. The topic is tagged as AFD-2244, so I assume the bug has been acknowledged at least. I hope it won't be fixed in Designer only, and Photo will receive the bugfix too. (BTW Shouldn't bugs present in more than one application have common ticket namespace, like AF-xxx?) 1.6 should come out till the end of April, at least that's what the blog says, so I hope the issue will be resolved by then...
  12. I'm hit by this bug too. Was going to report it, but the thread is already here. :) (There are some artifacts in this gif recording, but lacking bottom and right edge pixels are not ones of them.) End results: 100% 150% 200% You can clearly see that even in 200% right and bottom edge pixels are thinner (1px instead of 2px). Affinity Photo, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  13. Hi! My first post here, so sorry for being possibly more verbose than I should be in this forum. I am quite excited about finally getting more than decent photo editing software for affordable price and running in Windows (Linux would be fine too!). I am mostly Linux guy, but I still keep Windows for laptops (better power management) and some multimedia matters like running Reaper DAW (it's supposed to run mostly fine in Linux via wine, but I prefer native and therefore more stable application's environment). I love the idea of Open Source, but GIMP is simply not there. In the past, ten-odd years ago as a teenager, I was "cursed" by playing with Paint Shop Pro shareware and later trial versions of many Adobe products, mostly Photoshop of course. I heard a lot that Photoshop is not a beginner-friendly application, but I always felt quite comfortable playing with it. It had its awkward limitations here and there (usually removed with new versions), but it almost always looked and felt quite thought-out. I cannot say the same about GIMP. And I cannot imagine having different thoughts even if GIMP was my first graphics program I ever used. Whenever I'm doing something in GIMP, it feels extremely clunky. Engine in the backend may be even decent, but UI is awful and usually getting in the way of getting things done (there are some exceptions like selections that became more handy than they were in Photoshop, at least in the past, not sure how they are now in PS). In the past i hoped that there will be some affordable graphics program with decent UI - it was called Pixel Image Editor. Pixel was developed by one man (Pavel Kanzelsberger) and there were some promising demo versions available. In December, 2007 I bought it in Christmas sale for $29, even though there wasn't any final version available - it gave me access to unlocked version. Application was buggy and not ready for serious use, but I treated my paypal donation as kind of preorder, encouragement to the developer. Year later it was told that there will be final version, but it never got out. I believe that pixel-1.0.740 was the last available version. In 2007 Pixelmator for Mac came out. I read it was PS-like and good. I hoped there will be Win version, because I don't have any Mac (or even any Apple device at all) nor I was planning to get such. I still don't have any Mac and there is no Pixelmator for Windows. Well, there is Corel Photo-Paint. I had a few occasion to play with it, but every time it felt barely better than GIMP, tiring, unpolished and upside down. But... Some time ago I read about Affinity products, sadly again targeting only Mac, but apparently very good. I hoped (again) for Windows version of it. Later I heard it was in the works and very recently I came upon Affinity Designer, which beta is already publicly available for Windows and Affinity Photo was going to be next soon. I registered on November 6 and four days later I got notified: "Affinity Photo for Windows is here!". What a great timing! :) So today I finally played with AP a bit and I very like what I got. I would like to preorder it already! AP didn't crash even once during a few hours I had it opened and used in various ways (I managed to crash AD somehow quite fast, even though it is much more advanced in terms of releasing stage, being RC9). There are many rough edges in terms of user experience (I hope to write about them in separate post(s) in AP for Windows forum later, hopefully tomorrow), but overall application seems mature, polished, snappy, and well-thought-out. I don't have any serious work to share with community here, I guess I just wanted to express how I am happy with AP available on Windows. Anyway, here are some of my stages of using basic tools and functions available in AP on image I found on internet. They were exported as High Quality (85%) JPEGs. Album: Direct links for better viewing: <1> Original <2> Corrections <3> Colors = {Corrections} Auto Contrast + {Corrections} Auto Colours via Colour <4> {Corrections} + {Colours} [Tone Mapping: Natural] via Soft Light <5> Previous + {Colours} [Tone Mapping: Summer Glow] 50% <6> Previous Auto White Balance <6> Previous [iCC Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1] The aim was to get much more lively, almost picture-ish, look. With the help of Tone Mapping persona and good predefined presets I got there quite easily, I think. Warning! Apparently Google Chrome (unlike Internet Explorer [at least v11 I am using]) doesn't handle ICC properly (Adobe RGB (1998) is used here), so you may want to download images and view them locally in some better viewer (like XnViewMP with ICC turned on, or HoneyView), otherwise only last image may look good for you. (I have to add that I am not a photographer, illustrator or graphic designer, I simply like to play with images sometimes.)