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John Rostron

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  1. John Rostron

    Resize long edge

    If you use the search box with macro maximum size, then you should find my macro for this. Maybe it will do what you want. John
  2. The information provided by the links you give imply that the plugin is a Photoshop Extension. As such, it would not run under Affinity. Pity. It looks like a useful plugin. I note also that the vendor does not offer a trial download. Another pity. John
  3. The file will be created by the operating system at the request of Affinity. The icon is also an Operating System property, depending on the file suffix. You have saved files to your disk in the past without problems, but is this still the case? Can you save and retrieve other files since your problems with Affinity? If not, then I suspect it is your connection. If you can, then I am stumped and I will have to leave it to others. John
  4. Are you saving to a hard drive with a physical connection to your PC (such as USB)? Or are you saving to the cloud? The former should present no problems, but the latter is not recommended. You should download to you local disk, then load and save from a local disk, then save back to the cloud. If you are having problems with a usb drive, it could be that your connection is faulty. Can you check it? John
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    File Saving locations

    This 'Feature' has been flagged several times before. I have yet to see any user saying that they are happy with the current arrangement. I have seen it claimed that the Developers are not interested in amending this behaviour, though I have not actually seen any feedback from the developers either way. You really should post your request in the Feedback for the Affinity Suite of Programs Forum. We are told that the developers do read this forum and that they have been known to respond to requests in the forum. John [EDIT] this thread seems to have been moved. (Or else it was originally here and I read the location wrong.)
  6. I have been trying to rise to this challenge, albeit in a half-hour chunks of php programming here and there when I had a moment. I have written a PHP script embedded in a web page that looks at a SVG file and extracts paths, and calculates the length of each segment in the path (a segment is a stretch between two nodes.The units are the units defined within the SVG file. I'm not sure how they would map into actual units in a Designer file. To measure the length along a curve, it is broken up into a series of arcs each of which is approximated by a line. By default it uses 20 such arcs, which seems to give adequate accuracy. I would welcome any feedback on this script, as well as the user interface. On my PC, Kaspersky seems to inject its own components which seem to clobber my careful styling of the interface. John
  7. Does the Sharpness filter action disappear from your History panel? John
  8. You really need to view at 100% when comparing before and after. If you duplicate your layer first, then apply the filter, you can toggle the visibility of the sharpened layer to compare them (at 100% of course). John
  9. Thanks @srg. It clarifies the question, but I still don't know the answer. The only thing I could suggest is that you post a couple of raw files which result in different DPIs when developed. John
  10. @srg, are you saying that you can take two different files from the same camera and then develop each of them, then they result in two different dpi settings in the developed images? John
  11. No problem. You just need to tell Photo where the Nik .8bf files are. Use Edit > Preferences > Photoshop Plugins, then navigate to each folder an click on Add. You will need to restart Photo. John
  12. One possibility is that you have a memory leak from another process. On Windows, I would have the Task Manager window open to monitor memory use. I assume that there is an equivalent facility on a Mac. John
  13. In the past (before the current update) I have found that if I Rasterize & Trim an image, then it behaves itself in the Nik plugins. John
  14. John Rostron

    color reversal

    @John van Barneveld, how did you acquire your negative image? Colour negative film has an additional orange mask. Scanner software will take this into account, but if you scan a negative film as if it were a positive, and then use Layer > Invert, you get the inverted mask as a bluish colour cast. Edit: So when you are scanning your image, you need to tell your scanner software that it is a colour negative. John
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    Milo (1st Post)

    This link seems to be broken. John

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