John Rostron

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  1. What you do not say is that PixelStick is Mac only.
  2. I am interested in trying out focus stacking in Fiji to see how it compares with AP. Unfortunately it will not read my raw files (awr) but will read tiff files. It says it will read multi-image tiffs. I've never heard of these. Would it be the same as a multi-layered tiff? I could develop multiple raw images and add them into a stack (using copy/paste), or would it be possible to load all my images directly into a stack, and then save/export the stack as a tiff? This would have the advantage of aligning them first, should I wish. When I have used stacks, I do not recall any means of doing this. EDIT: I think I have managed to export the layered tiff. I right-clicked the group and selected ungroup, then re-saved. It remains to be seen if this will be accepted by Fiji.
  3. I used to use Corel Draw X7. I found that exporring as either pdf or svg then importing into AD gave acceptable results. True, I did need to do a little tweaking, especially of text and re-ordering objects, but most obects came over OK. Overall, svg was better than pdf. I suspect that any cdr import in AD woud be unlikely to be any better than this!
  4. Same here. Activating the Live filter just causes the program to disappear. Trying the Perspective tool in the toolbar crashes the program.
  5. I do seem to have got the Perspective filter working OK. Thanks @MEB, for your assistance. I shall look at the tutorial. It would seem that Perspective mode is what I want anyway. The Perspective Live filter in the new Beta fails. I will add my report in the Beta thread.
  6. Thanks @MEB. I was perplexed as to the different usages for Source and Destination and your explanation makes it clear. For these windows, I wish them to be in context, so the windows occupy about half or more of the image area. I would thus be using Destination. I do crop to to give more space than this before rasterising and then applying transformations such as perspective. I can see that I shall have to experiment with preserving the perspective transformation. I cannot see any tutorials on this. Are there are any?
  7. Thanks, @MEB. I have tried to follow your instructions. I find that when I switch to Destination, there is not really anything there to change. The perspective seems to have been corrected by the Source pass. Having done that, my problem is how do I confirm the filter application. There is no Apply button. Pressing Enter or the top-right-cross does not apply the filter. One of my efforts resulted in Affinity hanging, then crashing. I have found that using the perspective icon in the toolbar (with an Apply button), it works about half the time, the other half, there is no change! I have just downloaded the new Beta, but I notice there have been some problems with perspective in this. I will try it shortly.
  8. I have a photo of a church stained glass window that is distorted. The perspective tool/filter seems to be what I want. I have tried the Perspective tool from the LHS and the Live Perspective Filter. Each of these will show the perspective distortion on a grid to my satisfaction. However, I cannot get this perspective view to stick. What should I be doing? I have tried Mode Source and Mode Destination and clicking Apply when it is there, all to no avail.
  9. I agree on this lack of stickiness. I would like the file open to read from the last folder read from, and the file export to write to the last folder exported to. And of course I would like the resize options to stick. The resize dialogue will not to remember the resize algorithm.
  10. When Lightroom transfers a raw file to an external editing (as a tiff), it first applies any adjustments you have previously made which would be stored in the sidecar file (the xmp file). Thus Lightroom has developed the raw file before transfer.- Most Affinity/Lightroom users would us Lightroomas a DAM (digital asset manager) and/or raw devloper, and use Affinity for image editing.
  11. I thought the CHDK created Dng Files. Affinity will read those created by my Canon SX 260 HS.
  12. Are we talking here about a tool to remove or reduce lens flare in a photo, or a tool to add lens flare to a photo (or design).
  13. The site offers four forensic plugins. Two of these, Colour Deconvolution and Warping, are offered as 64-bit versions for Windows. The demo versions are free but limited to 300 by 300px. I tried both of these, but could not get either to work. They installed OK, but then came up with an error message, followed by the interface. The warping plugin complained that my image was too big for the demo version when it was about 270 by 270 px (exported as a .png and re-loaded). However, since there is a warping facility in Affinity, this probably is no great loss. The other plugin did open a cropped image (after rasterisation), but I could not follow the instructions, neither within the plugin nor on their website. This is a pity because it looks to be a poweful piece of software. I cannot see how you could perform what it claims to do in Affiniry (or any other sofware). It should be able to clean up old photos, detect obscured signatures and fingerprints according to the website examples. The other two (32-bit) plugins are a FFT plugin and a 'digitisation' plugin. Affinity has a good FFT filter, and I still can't understand what the digitisation plugin does. I would be interested to hear if anyone has had any joy with these plugins.
  14. The overlap of your two images looks quite small. Could you scan the central section as well to give more overlap.You would also have more leeway in trimming the edges. Are your images RGB or greyscale or bitmaps? I believe that Affiity has some problems with bitmaps.
  15. I followed the suggested recipe to the letter and it worked well without any expansion of the selection. Panorama before and after. The location is Braye Bay on Alderney, taken from Fort Albert.