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John Rostron

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    On1 Plugin

    I feel that these requests should really be directed to On1 asking that their plugins be implemented as .8bf files. John
  2. I downloaded and installed the latest beta. I opened a png file (that had previously been saved from a Sony awr raw file). The image name at the top left identified it as a raw file (awr). I exported the image as a png file and repeated the process, and it is still labelled as a awr file. On each occasion, it opened in the Photo persona. John
  3. Are the layers you are trying to sharpen pixel layers? (With (Pixel) after the layer name.) If not, the use Layer > Rasterise. John
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    Topaz Labs

    I have several Topaz plugins that work fine on Windows. John
  5. The move tool and the transform panel give you these measurements. Are you wanting to extract these to paste them into your diagram? I ask because what you show looks similar to using the Move tool. John
  6. Are you performing two Resize operations, one to change the dpi and the other to change the pixel count? Or are you combining these in one Resize operation? Do you have the Resample box ticked? 1200 pixels at 300dpi means a size of 4in. 900 pixels at 72dpi means a size of 12.5in John
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    Creating a random pattern

    This assumes you have some familiarity with basic svg which is a graphics description language. I will try it out and report back. John
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    Creating a random pattern

    You could do this by using by using a spreadsheet to create svg directives for each triangle. Create pairs of triangles (one on its base and one on a vertex). Use the spreadsheet to insert the location (x and y positions) and to insert a random colour (fill attribute). Alternatively, you could export the replicated triangles as an svg file and use an editor to insert random fill colours as needed. John
  9. Is the image you are working on an (Image) layer or a (Pixel) layer? Look at the layer name in the Layers panel. If it says (Image), then you may need to rasterize the layer: Layer > Rasterize. Try it and see. John
  10. How does what you are asking for differ from the Apply Image action? John
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    Loss of image quality

    I am suggesting that the raw processor used by Photoshop and Lightroom will probably have applied some default sharpening which the Affinity raw processor will not have done. John
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    Loss of image quality

    First, you need to be aware that Affinity Photo does not, by default, apply any sharpening, whereas most other raw processors do. The preview jpeg image will probably have been sharpened in camera . This might be the reason for the lack of sharpness you observe in the Affinity image. You can apply your own sharpening in the Develop module or in the main edit. John
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    Loss of image quality

    I notice that the four images have different magnifications (125%, 175%, 200% and 200%) to get similar size images in the screenshots. You cannot compare images for quality at different magnifications. Given what you said about creating the images, how come they have different sizes? John
  14. What software were you using to scan the image? I have a CoolScan V an I scan with VueScan or SilverFast and save as tiff. I have never had any of the problems you describe. John
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    Some lettering examples

    Your images are impressive as artwork, but I find them less impressive as text. Most are hardly readable. Horses for courses as they say! John
  16. The go-to tool for removing moire effects is normally the Fast Fourier Transform Filter. Given the unusual source of your effect his may or may not work, but it could be worth a try. John
  17. I don't know why Rasterize and Distort are not available, but if @R C-R's solution works then go for it. In my macro, both x and y have the same scaling factor, (w/1500) so the aspect ratio is preserved. John
  18. Have you ticked the [Align Images] box? If you had not then this could explain your outcome. John
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    cross platform editing?

    Affinity files are said to be interchangeable across platforms. Why don't you try it and see? John
  20. Using resize does indeed set the original values. You will need to use the Distort > Equations filter. Try this macro: Layer > Unlock Layer > Rasterize Filter > Distort > Equations Enter the following in the x and y fields, then Applyx=x*w/1500 y=y*w/1500Document > Clip Canvas Layer > Rasterize and Trim John
  21. With many software items, if you click yes to an offer of a download, then it will download the updater/installer into your default downloads folder. (Some will then ask if you want to install when downloaded.) Did you look there? John
  22. The way I wrote the script was on the assumption that there would be more than one shape (path directives in svg). However I have not actually tried that. I will give it a go and see. John
  23. @jhelbling's letters seem to be bigger, if anything, at the bottom, so I doubt if perspective would help. Are these letters in a hand-drawn-like font, or are they just hand-drawn? Any solution would depend on this. John
  24. If: You set your scanner software (from the scanner vendor, VueScan or IrfanView) to save the image as .tiff, and You set Affinity Photo as the default program to open .tiff files (in the OS), Then when you have scanned and saved, your scanned image will automatically open in Photo. Jihn
  25. @Slotcar Bob, what Walt says is true. For a fairly simple PS action, if you can work out what it is is doing, then it might be possible to replicate it with an Affinity Photo macro. Remember that AP balks at Smart Objects which many PS actions use. This does not mean that you cannot replicate an action, just that you have to do it that Affinity way. John
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