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  1. No - the problem was there long before the upgrade, it may have first surfaced with a High Sierra however. When I googled the issue before the switch from Apple to Serif was suggested which I used for a while but the seemingly flat and underexposed imports started to become annoying.
  2. I should probably add that the images opened using Serif in Assistant are much better after the reset, but not as good as those using Apple (when it works!)
  3. Here you go - this is the screen movie - image is dragged in with Serif set - OK but dull. then assistant reset to Apple and image corrupted. I then open Photos to show the native image. By the way - I have also done the reset to defaults. Affinity_Import.mov
  4. Thanks - I slightly misunderstood the original question. I have taken the RAW files directly to desktop and opened them from there, rather than using Photos external editors, same result. Using the Apple engine, the file opens correctly occasionally, but then starts showing as a multi panel type effect - imagine the image split into quadrants and randomly displayed or repeated. Using Serif the image opens looking ok but is very dark, or flat, and can’t really be corrected in editing.
  5. On their way now - I have seen this problem raised by a couple of other people without any workaround suggested - hence the trip to the forums.
  6. Hi - no - standard Canon xx.CR2 RAW, been using it with iPhotos and now Photos for 2 years with no issues at all. All is fine in Apple's own editor its just when I jump out into Affinity
  7. Hi - I am stuck a little here. When I import RAW files from Photos with the Apple RAW engine switched on in Assistant the first image usually goes in OK but then subsequent images fail - either black screen or a multi pane effect with parts of the image in each. Switching to Serif engine fixes this but the images appear underexposed and flat. Images are taken on an EOS 80D in manual mode. Any suggestions of workarounds or fixes please?
  8. One additional comment - you can only import the ORIGINAL RAW file into Affinity from Photos. If you have played around with the RAW image in Photos and then open it for editing in Affinity, it defaults back to JPEG/Apple Photo Format. To get to the RAW image you need to revert to original in Photos
  9. I have just been working out a process for this and put some thoughts in another post on using Photos and Affinity in tandem. My conclusion has been as follows (should note that I am a keen amateur rather than a pro and am not into huge playing with photos to fundamentally change the way they look - I am merely into improving the image to correct issues with exposure, cast etc and cropping) I use Photos as the library system. I import via a card reader after each shoot and then have a range of folders etc that I store images on for easier access. However, I have a simple process to follow
  10. Hi and thanks - as I said above, I was not looking to save a RAW file but create a better JPEg from it than Apple Photos seems capable of! Anyway - a bit more playing around and here is what I have worked out - may be useful for others trying to use Affinity and Photos together Firstly, there is a fundamental difference between accessing Affinity from External Editors and as a direct extension. In External Editors, the RAW files stays a RAW file in the edit tray. Calling up Affinity directly as an extension transfers the file to "Apple Photos Format" - which I presume is just a JPEG?
  11. I think you missed the point of the question - I am not trying to save the updated RAW file - I want a JPEG, TIFF, whatever new version, and am NOT trying to save an updated RAW. The issue is that exiting Affinity back to Photos saves a JPEG but also masks the original RAW. In the Photo Persona, the Save As function is greyed out when editing a RAW from Photos - see my post below for the options I have worked through.
  12. Has anyone worked out the best workflows to use when editing RAW images in Affinity extracted from Apple Photos? The new 1.5.1 extension works fine to take the RAW image across and the JPEGs produced seem of good quality with a lot of details retained vs the JPEGs produced by Photos in a similar process. However - when saving back to Photos (unless I am missing a step) they go back as a JPEG and the RAW image is no longer available without a revert to original action. I am sure this is not the real case but as yet I can't find the work around?
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