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  1. Select the rectangular marquee tool and drag across the lower half of the image. At the top of the page in the context menu, select refine and feather the edge of the marquee by about 85-90 pixels. The make the alterations you want. The marquee will ensure the changes will only apply to the under-exposed part of the image.
  2. To record a macro, Affinity's equivalent to Adobe's preset, Click View > Studio > Macro. From there click record. Anything you do from this point will be recorded until the stop recording button is clicked. Click layers > New Live Filter Layer > Vignette Filter. Use the sliders to get the required effect you want. Return to the Macro function and click stop recording. Click the add to libraries button where you will be prompted to give your macro a name. Do so and your macro will appear in the Library.
  3. I use Faststone Picture Viewer to organise my photos and videos, Lightroom to create time-lapse videos and affinity for everything else.
  4. I don't know. I'll be interested with the answers.
  5. Raw format is just that - totally unprocessed, unlike Jpegs which are compressed by the camera. With the Raw format there is a plethora of things that can be done to correct/improve an image, such as altering the white balance to get as accurate an image to what was seen when the image was shot. There is also greater control over the shadows and highlights in Raw format than there is with Jpegs. Let's face it, there is rarely a time when the shooting conditions are perfect and by shooting in Raw the photographer has the opportunity to correct those imbalances. When is any adjustment is enough? That is down to the photographer's personal taste. Only you can know what the scene/subject looked like, but the aim is to produce an ascetically pleasing image with impact. Will any body else like your edits? If they don't, then stuff them. If you are pleased with the edit, then that's all that matters. I think you need to study and understand what your camera does when you press the shutter release, as it measures each image as tonal values, shown in the Histogram. http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/histograms1.htm http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/photo-editing-tutorials.htm Will give you a very good idea of what I'm talking about, which includes tones and curves. Noise in an image can be distracting, certainly with a blurred background - reducing it either in camera at the point of shooting or in post processing will usually improve the overall quality of the image. Hope this helps.
  6. I would think this is to do with your computing power, rather than the software. 120 X 20 mb = a hell of a lot of pixels to trawl through.
  7. Hello, a Newbie here. I've just bought Affinity Photo and have been playing around with various features. I'm currently trying out focus merge and while the source images merge, the source image panel doesn't pop up automatically. Can somebody tell me what's going on, please?
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