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John Rostron

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  1. Thanks, @DWright I am using: Chrome 84.0.4147.89 Android 7.1.1; SM-P550 Build/Nmf26X This glitch has not appeared since I posted the message - until just now when it happened with a single unread message in a forum. John
  2. Thanks @walt.farrell. I had assumed that when Windows was updating my system (on restarting), that it would be loading the latest version. I will try again. John
  3. I have not used my laptop for some time, so I allowed it to update my Windows 10 system to ver 10240. I then downloaded the latest versions of Affinity Photo and Designer. In each of these I got the message "Supported Windows Version not found. Checking with the system dialogue, It tells me I have a 64-bit operating system on a 64-bit processor. Both the old versions of Photo and Designer still work OK, but invite me to update, which I did. John
  4. After browsing a subforum, I usually click on the Mark forum read button. Usually, this gives me a box to confirm. I click on OK, then click on he Return button and I am back in the Main Forum. Sporadically, when I click on the Mark forum read button, it does not give me the confirmatory box, it just marks all messages in the forum as read. Now, when I click on Return, nothing happens apart from what looks like a page refresh. If I click Return again, it will now usually return. (Or I can click on Home.) It seems more likely to behave this way if there are just a few unread threads. This happens when I am using my Android Tablet and Chrome. I have not noticed it on my Windows PC. John
  5. No it does not work. It enlarges the image all right, but the canvas remains at the original size. John
  6. Try using a batch job. (File > New Batch Job). This allows you to specify a new width (or height). See this link here. You could also include a macro to do the sharpening. John
  7. I have only tried my macros in downsizing images. I doubt if they would work in upsizing, but I will give it a try. John
  8. Affinity Photo's plugin support is limited to filters in .8bf format. These are programs which affect the pixels of an existing image. It requires that the software developer provides an .8bf file (commonly called Photoshop plugins). Looking at what FotoSketcher does, it would guess that it should work as a plugin provided that the developer provided an .8bf version. From what I can see of GMIC, this utilises a different interface to Photoshop, and would not work as an .8bf plugin. You could try contacting the software developers asking them to provide .8bf plugin versions. This has been known to work. John
  9. Here is a worked example of the procedure described above: 1. Create two blank layers. 2. Add a Perlin.noise filter to each. (I actually created one layer, added Perlin Noise, then duplicated that layer.) 3. Apply the Affine Filter (Filters > Distort > Affine) to the top layer with displacement of 50% for X and Y. 4. With this same layer, use a soft brush to erase the horizontal and vertical hard-meeting area. Erase up to, but not reaching the edges. You can use a broad brush near the centre and a narrow one near the edge. Because of the Affine filter, the top layer will tile. (Note that I set the visibility of the bottom layer here to zero to make the erasure clear.) 5. Choose a suitable blend mode to give the effect you prefer. Normal may be OK. (I used Normal here, after setting the visibility of the lower layer to 100%.) 6. Merge the two layers. It should work because of the randomness of the Perlin effect. To test this, I applied another Affine filter with displacements of 70% and 30%. This brings the edges to the body of the tile. As you can see there is no obvious tiling. John
  10. Have you seen my macros to set an image size to a fixed maximum? John
  11. Dick, I would strongly advise you to change your user name to anything other than your email address. Using your email address can attract spammers. Sorry I cannot constructively advise on your basic problem. John
  12. I don't know if you have noticed, but clouds do tend to be blurry! If you want a sharper effect, you could try adding a Posterize filter. John
  13. It is not tiled. However, you could create a tileable version as follows: Create two blank layers. Add a Perlin.noise filter to each.. Apply the Affine Filter (Filters > Distort > Affine) to the top layer with displacement of 50% for X and Y. With this same layer, use a soft brush to erase the horizontal and vertical hard-meeting area. Erase up to, but not reaching the edges. You can use a broad brush near the centre and a narrow one near the edge. Because of the Affine filter, the top layer will tile. Choose a suitable blend mode to give the effect you prefer. Normal may be OK. Merge the two layers. It should work because of the randomness of the Perlin effect. John
  14. @Blueprint I presume that the South Serif Ocean is the location of the famous San Seriffe islands featured in the Guardian on the first of April 1977. John
  15. It is not clear whether you need to rotate the entire document (in which case use @Fixx's suggestion) or whether you need to apply rotation to just one axis, in which case you can use the Shear tool Filter > Distort > Shear. John
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