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    John Rostron reacted to j.s.com in Bitmap and indexed Color Support   
    I would like to see bitmap (1 Bit TIFF) and indexed Color Support (GIF and TIFF with up to 256 indexed colors) for Affinity photo. I use Bitmaps for document-archieving and scanning and would like to handle the files without being converted to RGB.
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    John Rostron reacted to Adobe Escapee #1000000 in Bitmap and indexed Color Support   
    It's a common use of Photoshop, and many of use are trying to replace Photoshop for all of its uses in our life, photography and otherwise. It's a shame something so fundamental to image editing, and something that many of us older users still know how to use, is missing. I hope the developers don't always limit the features to the realm of "normal photo editing."
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    John Rostron reacted to Jangbu in Moon Mandala   
    Captured and colorized an image of the nearly full moon, then used the mirror effect to convert the moon into a mandala.


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    John Rostron reacted to James Ritson in JR Workflow Bundle (Shortcuts, Macros, HDR Tools, Brushes)   
    Workflow Bundle: Shortcuts, Macros, HDR Tools & Brushes
    Hey all, I'm very happy to be posting this collection of tools that I hope will benefit your workflows in Affinity Photo!
    This toolset contains custom shortcuts, macros and brushes that are designed to enhance and speed up a variety of different workflows, from typical image editing to more complex masking scenarios, archviz scene creation, HDR image mastering/tone mapping and more.
    The bundle includes each resource in a separate folder and can be downloaded here: https://affin.co/workflow
    Here is a quick overview of what this pack features:
     
    Workflow Shortcuts

    Introduces a number of custom keyboard shortcuts designed to speed up image editing workflows, including:
    Layer manipulation: showing, hiding, rasterising, mask creation, fill layer creation, flipping and flopping, rotating. Layer stack manipulation: moving layers inside/outside of other layers, insertion inside for next added layer (great for clipping adjustment layers/live filter layers). Matting, filling with primary/secondary colours. Flattening the document, placing embedded documents/images. Quickly creating specific adjustment layers and live filter layers including Live Perspective on Ctrl+T. Pixel selections: selecting partially transparent, sampled colours, saving to spare channels. Rotating the canvas in 15 degree increments, resetting the rotation. Toggling various functionality panels e.g. Macro/Library panels, 32-bit Preview panel, Scope panel, Assets panel. Setting fill to 50% grey, resetting fill to black & white.  
    Workflow Aids Macros

    Provides a set of macros to speed up common operations that power users might use. These macros make extensive use of the Procedural Texture and Custom Blur filters as well as channel and masking manipulation to simplify what would otherwise be time-consuming actions. The available macros include:
    Fast alpha matte creation from white, green, blue and red backgrounds. Great for cutting out stock imagery non-destructively. Mask creation macros: create mask layers from tonal ranges, alpha ranges and colour ranges. Smoothing: Subtle Gaussian smoothing, both cumulative and luminosity-based, to reduce over- sharpening on stock imagery and out-of-camera JPEGs. Various filter masks: create edge detail masks from laplacian, laplacian of gaussian, directional and sobel filters, as well as luminosity and LAB lightness selections. Selective sharpening, local contrast, high pass and clarity filters: quickly set up inverted live filters which you can paint onto to reveal their effect. Retouching Setup: set up frequency separation with multiple high pass layers and additional non- destructive retouching options (vibrance, tonal crunch etc). Channels to layers: convert channels to greyscale layers, mask layers and colour data layers. Channel isolation: quickly isolate red, green and blue channel data onto separate pixel layers. Curves with blend modes: quickly add an entire group full of Curves adjustments that use every blend mode available, allowing you to easily experiment with each option. Rasterise and Inpaint Alpha: quickly trims the canvas bounds, creates and grows a selection based on antialiased transparent areas, then inpaints. Great for when you want to quickly fill in alpha areas created by rotating an image (e.g. when you correct the horizon level). Red/Blue Channel Swap: performs a channel swap with additional user options for infrared imagery.  
    Filter Effects

    Provides a set of macros for creative and functional filter effects. These include:
    Tonal compression for recovering contrasty images or expanding dynamic range. Technicolor (2-strip, 3-strip) and Infrared emulation
 Infrared channel swapping for actual infrared imagery with various controls to help produce punchy and vibrant results.
 Textured Mist/Cloud effects: combine with masking to add cloud texture to a sky, or give the impression of fog or haze on a landscape.
 Live Solarise: create a non-destructive solarise effect, control its angle and intensity, then use blending options to change the tones in your image.
 Halftone Effects including diagonal lines and continuous dots.
 Light Leaks with controllable positioning on canvas.
 Dissolve noise and diffuse effects to emulate a Dissolve blend mode.  
    Workflow Brushes

    Provides two new brush categories, Masking and Shadows, designed for quick access to suitable brushes for composite and architectural visualisation work.

    Masking brushes:
    Soft round brushes at preset sizes (64px, 256px, 1024px) with tight spacing and full flow. Ideal for consistent brush strokes which are required when painting on and off mask layers. Soft and hard edge variants provided. Textural brushes with dynamics to randomise X/Y spacing and rotation. Great for more realistic blending with cut out layers. Shadow brushes:
    Oval shaped brushes at preset sizes (64px, 128px). Saves having to create custom brushes with modified shape and rotation. Square shadow brushes for diagram and plan work.  
    HDR Authoring

    Macros to help author HDR (High Dynamic Range) content and tone map it to SDR (Standard Dynamic Range). The tone mapping to SDR and nonlinear to linear transform macros can be used with SDR displays—the other macros however are intended for use with HDR or EDR displays where the extended brightness values can be displayed.

    The macros include:
    Tone Map to SDR: tone maps values exceeding 1.0 (SDR range). The user can tweak the aggressiveness of the tone mapping and also the scale to suit the type of document/image. Tone Map to SDR Advanced: performs tone mapping to SDR but provides additional user options like separate shadow/highlight mapping, brightness/contrast control and local contrast enhancement. Clamp Max HDR Brightness: restricts the headroom (dynamic range) of the HDR document and clamps it to a specified brightness value. Clamp Max HDR Brightness RGB Mix: as above, but with individual control over how the RGB colour channels are clamped. Filter Only HDR Values: filters through only values above SDR, which is useful for visualising the HDR values in a document. HDR Colour Map: visualises the HDR colour contribution and colour crossover with the ability to modify the threshold for the RGB channels separately. Nonlinear to Linear Transform Correction: Affinity Photo will typically use a non-linear view transform even when in a 32-bit linear colour space—this is so the user can see how the image or document will look when exported to a non-linear format like JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc.
    However, 3D artists will usually want to have a ‘linear’ look to their render so it looks consistent with what they were working on in their 3D software. Simply run this macro to add a Procedural Texture live filter that performs a gamma transform to achieve this. You can then export your renders to TIFF/JPEG etc and have them look correct.  
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    I hope you find the above useful, and in case you missed it, here's the download link again! https://affin.co/workflow
    Any feedback and/or suggestions are always appreciated.
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    John Rostron reacted to v_kyr in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    During an autumn walk with an old Nikon V1, image development in Affinity Photo.
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    John Rostron got a reaction from Pattou in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Here is a plateful of windfall Quinces. My Quince is producing some nice yellow and unblemished fruit on the tree at present. Those on the ground are a bit greener and with varying degrees of blemishing especially where they hit the ground! I keep them in the kitchen where they fill it with an amazing perfume.

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from jmwellborn in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    @William Overington, I feel  that we are drifting off topic. I will see if I can find a nice recent fungus.
    John
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    John Rostron reacted to Smee Again in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Okay, sorry about the empty post earlier . . . but the image was edited with an inferior program.
    My wife and daughter used to go to a meeting every November in Texarkana, AR. I would drop them off and go to Four State Fairgrounds and take some pics.


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    John Rostron reacted to William Overington in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Well, I cannot play a musical instrument.
    Also, although I can think of a tune for a song and I sing various of my songs when I am doing housework and so on, I cannot go from a tune to producing written musical notation. So I find it often quite easy to have a tune for a song, it seems to sort of emerge as I write the lyrics.
    A solution that I have used is to record me singing and publish the result within a document in the hope that maybe someone who can sing well could hear my singing and thereby understand the tune that I intend and its speed and so on and then, based on that understanding, could produce a good performance.
    For examples,
    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/the_mobile_art_shop.pdf
    and
    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ngo/cyberspace_cafe.pdf
    which were produced using Serif PagePlus.
    To do that I needed to embed a .wav sound file into a PDF document, which is possible using PagePlus - I needed to choose an output level for the PDF that is more than the basic level so that Adobe Reader will play the sound file.
    Playback of the sound depends on the way it is played back. I have found that playback online on the web often does not work depending upon how the we browser tries to read the PDF document, but downloading to local storage and then using Adobe Reader works well, both for me and for people who have reported their results to me.
    If one has a musical score written out in music notation it would in principle be possible to typeset some musical notation in Affinity Publisher. It needs a music font. There are some about. I have not looked at them in detail and I am not knowledgeable about musical notation beyond the basics, such as for single notes such as are used in music for a recorder.
    William
     
     
     
     
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    John Rostron got a reaction from z3z in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Ah, but can you set it to music using Publisher?
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    John Rostron got a reaction from z3z in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Ah, but can you set it to music using Publisher?
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    John Rostron reacted to William Overington in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    When I wrote the song I included the line
    > as quince fall to the ground
    instinctively without thinking about it as a plural, as if one quince, two quince. The fact that I used the word 'fall' rather than 'falls' and no use of 'a' shows my intention that 'quince' be taken as referring to a plural. 
    Since writing and publishing that I noticed that @John Rostron referred to Quinces. Quince is not a word that I have ever used much, if at all, though I had known of a Quince tree and there is the character Peter Quince in a Shakespeare play.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Quince
    So I went in search of the answer.
    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/quince
    It appears that adding an 's' is the way to form the plural, yet interesting the word quince was originally a collective noun centuries ago.
    The third example of use stated in that dictionary I found particularly amusing!
    Yet if I added an 's' in the song it would add an extra syllable to the line.
    I wonder if the fact that adding an 's' means that an extra syllable is produced somehow in some way caused me to think that the plural would not have an 's'. With apple, pear, plum adding an s does not add a syllable, peach has peaches as the plural yet not quite the same as just adding an 's'. 
    William
     
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    John Rostron reacted to William Overington in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I have written the song after reading your post earlier today and having looked at the images posted thus far. This image was produced using Affinity Publisher.

    William
     
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    John Rostron reacted to rongittings in Importing documents   
    Thanks John, that seems to do the trick.
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    John Rostron got a reaction from Pattou in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Here is a plateful of windfall Quinces. My Quince is producing some nice yellow and unblemished fruit on the tree at present. Those on the ground are a bit greener and with varying degrees of blemishing especially where they hit the ground! I keep them in the kitchen where they fill it with an amazing perfume.

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from summersara in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I used the Affine Filter to create table mats from images of leaf litter. They are described more fully in this thread, but here is an example:

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from summersara in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I used the Affine Filter to create table mats from images of leaf litter. They are described more fully in this thread, but here is an example:

    John
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    John Rostron reacted to betr in Real Marble Textures Collection   
    Dear followers, the problem not connected with me. It's based on google drive. We are paying every year for google-drive to keep links safe. So don't angry to me
     
    @Blueprint publish a video "How to download" watch it  It isn't too hard for designer I guess. 
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    John Rostron got a reaction from Pattou in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Here is a plateful of windfall Quinces. My Quince is producing some nice yellow and unblemished fruit on the tree at present. Those on the ground are a bit greener and with varying degrees of blemishing especially where they hit the ground! I keep them in the kitchen where they fill it with an amazing perfume.

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from summersara in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I used the Affine Filter to create table mats from images of leaf litter. They are described more fully in this thread, but here is an example:

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from Pattou in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    Here is a plateful of windfall Quinces. My Quince is producing some nice yellow and unblemished fruit on the tree at present. Those on the ground are a bit greener and with varying degrees of blemishing especially where they hit the ground! I keep them in the kitchen where they fill it with an amazing perfume.

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from summersara in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I used the Affine Filter to create table mats from images of leaf litter. They are described more fully in this thread, but here is an example:

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from summersara in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I used the Affine Filter to create table mats from images of leaf litter. They are described more fully in this thread, but here is an example:

    John
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    John Rostron got a reaction from summersara in November challenge - make/share something with an Autumn/Fall theme   
    I used the Affine Filter to create table mats from images of leaf litter. They are described more fully in this thread, but here is an example:

    John
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