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    Stock tab

    @carl123 There is a difference between "REGEDIT4" and "Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" .reg files. The first use single-byte Windows character encoding (typically Windows-1252), the latter use UTF-16 (characters represented using code points taking 16 bits or more). In notepad the first one is called ANSI (which is a terrible name, as it has nothing to do with ANSI), the second one - Unicode (which is not as precise as it could be, but well, Microsoft...). So I suspect that during saving you did not set Unicode, that's why it wasn't working properly for you, so you did the change yourself in regedit, exported and shared it afterwards in the thread.
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    Stocks-Tab: Unsplash not working

    On the mentioned "Transport Layer Security (TLS) best practices with the .NET Framework" we can also read: So I think AP should simply set TLS 1.2 if it detects it runs on Windows 7. I believe it's a pragmatic solution.
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    Stocks-Tab: Unsplash not working

    Thanks, Mark. I also confirm that editing registry as suggested in link provided by carl123 workarounds the issue. Thanks! There is a useful tidbit there that I wasn't aware, which is worth quoting explicitly here. Basically adding following stuff in registry is sufficient to make Unsplash work in AP: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.2\Client] "DisabledByDefault"=dword:00000000 I call it a workaround, because I think it should be fixed in AP without need for changing user's registry. Even if TLS 1.2 is disabled by default in Secure Channel (schannel) as configured in Windows 7 out-of-the-box, it remains supported, so it should be possible to enable it in programmatic way from any application that needs it.
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    Stocks-Tab: Unsplash not working

    I gave a quick look with Wireshark into this issue and it seems it may be old TLS version used to setup secure connection. AP sends: TLSv1 Record Layer: Handshake Protocol: Client Hello Content Type: Handshake (22) Version: TLS 1.0 (0x0301) Length: 119 Handshake Protocol: Client Hello AP receives: TLSv1 Record Layer: Alert (Level: Fatal, Description: Protocol Version) Content Type: Alert (21) Version: TLS 1.0 (0x0301) Length: 2 Alert Message Level: Fatal (2) Description: Protocol Version (70) I suspect there is some difference in how you setup secure connections in Win 7 and Win 10. There are no reports of Win 10 users having this issue, right? In practice you shouldn't use any TLS < 1.2.
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    Stocks-Tab: Unsplash not working

    I'm also always getting "Connection failed" for Unsplash in Stock tab in latest Photo 1.7.1.404, just like I was getting it in previous Photo 1.7.0.367. (BTW this stock thing is a really nice addition among other features added in 1.7!) EDIT: Forgot to mention that in the web browser searching using https://unsplash.com/ works fine.
  6. 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 1.5.1.54, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  7. 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.)
  8. 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 http://lensfun.sourceforge.net/lenslist/ 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 1.5.2.69 on my laptop. Tomorrow I'll confirm the bug with latest beta of AP 1.6.0.82 on my desktop. I really hope it can be fixed before releasing upcoming AP 1.6.
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    100% zoom clips off edge pixel

    I really hoped it would be fixed for upcoming AP 1.6, but it's still not. I tested recent beta 1.6.0.79 and there is slight difference, so I'll show up-to-date screenshots. 100% http://imgur.com/WdwXsal 150% http://imgur.com/lcPXToj 200% http://imgur.com/5L0bBKc The difference from 1.5.x is that now even in 150% zoom edges are clipped.
  10. 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 1.5.1.54, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  11. Unfortunately problem still exists in AP 1.5.2.69.
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    100% zoom clips off edge pixel

    Unfortunately problem still exists in AP 1.5.2.69. I haven't checked new AD yet.
  13. These cheat sheets are really nice! I've downloaded them (recent version, using the link given in the blog: https://affin.co/affinityshortcuts), 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.
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    100% zoom clips off edge pixel

    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...
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    100% zoom clips off edge pixel

    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 1.5.1.54, Windows 7 Pro x64, non-HiDPI laptop display [1600x900]
  16. 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: https://imgur.com/a/LPiZv Direct links for better viewing: <1> Original http://i.imgur.com/J2rbjoU.jpg <2> Corrections http://i.imgur.com/5kbCvx3.jpg <3> Colors = {Corrections} Auto Contrast + {Corrections} Auto Colours via Colour http://i.imgur.com/Fbn2RBQ.jpg <4> {Corrections} + {Colours} [Tone Mapping: Natural] via Soft Light http://i.imgur.com/pIMuYbJ.jpg <5> Previous + {Colours} [Tone Mapping: Summer Glow] 50% http://i.imgur.com/kyOvyCa.jpg <6> Previous Auto White Balance http://i.imgur.com/c4xlXGA.jpg <6> Previous [iCC Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1] http://i.imgur.com/z5H9UNx.jpg 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.)
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