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  1. Hi, wanting to switch my document from 8bit to 16bit in 1.7 I could not find this option that was previously easy to find in the menu. It is still there but isn't as easy to find as before. In German the menu item is called Format/ICC-Profil umwandeln… I would like to suggest an improvement to this: Farbformat / ICC-Profil umandeln… "Format" isn't very accurate, so "Colour Format" ("Farbformat") would be the precise description. I don't know what the English menu item says. Also adding spaces improves readability in that menu list.
  2. Hi, How can I switch my document from 8bit to 16bit? If I recall correctly, this used to be a menu item under "Document", but I can't find it any more. (I'm using 1.7) Thanks
  3. I am experiencing the same issue. In order to see some reasonable sharpening, I need to apply an insane amount to the sliders. For example, a current edit of fabrics gets 0.4 pixels at Factor 1 and Threshold 0. In Photo 1.6 and other apps, this is clearly visible. In 1.7 it isn't noticeable at all, not even at Factor 4. I can barely see a difference starting around 1 pixels at Factor 1 and Threshold 0. I wouldn't consider this as accurate. Sometimes the image disappears, leaving just a checkerboard when turning on/off the sharpening layer. Maybe this is connected somehow. I can provide a screen recording comparing 1.7 (120) with 1.6 if that helps. EDIT: The preview is accurate, meaning the final exported image looks the same as during the edit. It's just the amount of sharpening applied seems to be too low.
  4. Just to follow-up, I fixed it by cloning from an area next to it correcting slightly with a colour brush. The original image has some challenging colour cast that gave me some headache during raw conversion already. However, in the end it worked out.
  5. Thanks. The tab next to it is the Colour tab. When I switch to that one, it uses the same picker with the same result.
  6. Hi, I'm trying to fill a selection with a gradient and I need some help. Please see screenshot attached. The color should go seamless to those next to it. When I open the gradient tool (the pizza slicer in the tool bar), I can define the start and end colours. But when I try to pick them with the colour picker, the tool closes and I cannot find out how to get it back. When I use the picker in the gradient tool, it picks a slightly off colour. Perhaps because it only picks 1 pixel but not 3x3 or 17x17 pixels. I also tried to save the colours before starting the gradient, but I cannot find out how to save a picked colour in the swatches (cannot drag them there). What is the best practice to achieve this?
  7. Hi, Sometimes I'd like to just merge masks into the layer which it is attached to. – Pixel Layer – – Mask How can I do that? I have managed to do so before, but I cannot recall how. I can only "merge down" which merges several more layers and "merge visible" which merges all layers. The menu option "merge selected" never works somehow. It's either greyed out or – if not – doesn't do anything when clicked. Maybe someone can give me a hand here. Thanks
  8. Hi, It would be useful if – when opening a photo in Affinity Photo – the initial layer would not be re-named as "Background" but just keep the file name. Automatically re-naming is not that useful in my humble opinion. Isn't it obvious that the bottom layer is the background anyway? It would make more sense so see what image was used. There is a setting called "automatically lock background layer", there would be a good place for an option "automatically re-name background layer". My main use case is to compose an image from multiple photos. Usually one base photo and then smaller portions of other photos. Mostly in 16bit tif. To avoid excessive file sizes, I copy and paste the portions in to the main document. The result is that every pasted layer is called "Background" and I lose track from wich photo it is. This is the workflow when editing the main image: 1. For a new layer, open a new photo in a new tab in Photo 2. Make a selection and copy to clipboard 3. Switch to main image and paste I've attached screenshots to illustrate what I mean. Thanks
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  10. Hi, I have a stacked image and want to mask in parts of some layers in order to do some manual focus stacking. (It is NOT an automatic focus-stack.) When I try to mask in or out with flow and/or hardness, the edges of the brush itself are soft but in the image it is a hard edge. It is the same for every blend mode (e.g. average, median, maximum etc.). In the screenshot below you can see the brush set to hardness 45% but in the image it has a hard edge. Same for the rest of the soft-edged mask. Is this expected behaviour or is this a bug? Thanks!
  11. Thanks again. That's it! So it has nothing to do with the colour picker or the selected colour. The colour is picked AFTER clicking on the menu item. Maybe translation plays into this as well. In my language (German) I understood it as "Make a selection of the colour that you have picked" (past tense). So that's why I used the colour picker first: 1. Pick a colour using the colour picker 2. Click on the menu item "Select Sampled Colour" 3. Try to use the colour picker tool or change the colour wheel to change the sampled colour It did not cross my mind to just click anywhere while the slider-box is up. I always tried to activate the colour picker first or change the selected colour in the wheel. But it makes it a lot easier. A little hint like "Click to select colour" or changing the pointer to a pipette would help a lot. This feature is actually really good and I wish I had seen it earlier. Unfortunately it's a bit hidden and not quite self-explanatory. I think it would be worth having it as a dedicated adjustment layer or even colour editor. I must admit that I am spoiled by the powerful colour editor in Capture One.
  12. Thanks! The HSL Adjustment by itself isn't the right tool for that. That's are only six colours and they never are the colour I need to edit. The "Select>Select Sampled Colour" actually worked really well at the first attempt. But after that it always selects the same pixels regardless which colour I pick. First I select the pixel layer and press cmd+D to deselect all. Then I pick a colour, then I click the menu item "Select>Select Sampled Colour". What am I doing wrong?
  13. Hi, I want to pick a certain colour from my image and change it's hue, saturation and brightness wherever it occurs in my image. This could for example be fine tuning certain colours in product photos, change the colour of flowers on a model's dress or remove nasty fringing in high contrast images (when filters won't do it). What's the best way to do this in AP? Thanks!
  14. Yes, this is needed for precise fine tuning. A tool-tip showing the current numbers of the control point would also help.
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