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    Chris B got a reaction from Tanner4500 in Affinity Photo Brush issue   
    Thanks for letting us know  We do intend on improving Windows Ink compatibility in the future but for now this seems like the workaround.
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    Chris B got a reaction from Tanner4500 in Affinity Photo Brush issue   
    Hey Tanner4500, welcome to the Affinity Forums.
    What hardware are you using to paint with? It might be worth turning off Windows Ink in addition to what Gnobelix suggested. Is there any chance you can do a quick screen recording too? 
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    Chris B reacted to HVDB Photography in Histogram display in Levels adjustment dialog   
    Hi,
    I'm wondering why for the levels adjustment the histogram at the top is grayed out ?
    Hubert
     

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    Chris B reacted to stokerg in Histogram display in Levels adjustment dialog   
    Hi Hubert,
    Well that is odd, on Mac the Histogram on the Levels Adjustment is in colour.  Having searched the Forums and our fault logging system, i can't see this has come up before now and can't think why this would be in gray on Windows and colour on Mac  
    I've logged it as a bug and will update here when i've had comment from the Dev team  
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    Chris B reacted to MEB in panorama does not load photos   
    Hi gfischman,
    Welcome to affinity Forums
    What macOS version are you running? What is happening exactly? You go to menu File > New Panorama, click the Add button, it opens the Finder window, you select Photos in the Media section on the left then what? Are you able to see any images stored on Photos on the right? Is the library where you have stored your photos set as the System Photo Library in Apple Photos Preferences, General section?
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    Chris B reacted to MEB in Guides not working when editing photo   
    Hi Matteo Borghi,
    Not sure why you would need guides in Develop Persona other than for alignment/lens corrections purposes? If so enabling the grid should help you perform such operations (menu View > Show Grid).
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    Chris B reacted to walt.farrell in Guides not working when editing photo   
    You can't drag guides in the Develop Persona because you don't have a Move Tool.
    But you can still use View > Guides Manager to establish them.
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    Chris B got a reaction from CLC in export function not working properly(?)   
    I've removed it as it wasn't relevant to this issue anyway
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    Chris B reacted to CLC in export function not working properly(?)   
    Hi @srg just a friendly sidenote - when you're posting this screenshot on the open internets, be aware that there are people from the hackintosh community are searching the web for such serial numbers as in your screenshot - you should always censor that one, since they need real working serial numbers to make their hackintoshes work.
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    Chris B reacted to srg in export function not working properly(?)   
    I was able to upload the Aphoto file. Not sure the TIFF uploaded. In any case with my mac when I export the  .aphoto to TIFF I get a monstrously big file (>4GB) that I cannot open. 
     
     
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    Chris B reacted to Tanner4500 in Affinity Photo Brush issue   
    Okay so I checked my settings before restarting my computer after disabling Windows ink. that tablet setting was off. So I restarted my computer and the issue persisted. So I tried turning that option on, and it fixed my issue, but it also distorted my strokes, but with it on i could see my strokes happening in real time with tiny brushes and quick motions, but the cursor also jerked and pixels were put in the wrong place.
    So I tried hand writing "Test" with that feature on and this is what happened

     
    Edit: Update, my Tablet driver was doing this. it had a windows ink setting and i unticked that and enabled the tablet setting in affinity, and now the brush works as intended. thanks for the assistance guys!
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    Chris B reacted to Tanner4500 in Affinity Photo Brush issue   
    So I was looking into alternatives to photoshop and this came up alot. I got a trial and played around with some tools and filters and the ease and speed at which Affinity does things really impressed me. But I noticed a flaw that's extremely easy to reproduce. So when you use a brush, and its really fine compared to canvas for hand writing or drawing and the motions are really quick, the stroke registers correctly, but the preview as it happens is gone and it stays invisible until the stroke is done. there is also a slight delay before drawing happens.
     
    For background, I just updated my windows 10 machine to the August patch, and then shortly after that I bought a copy of Affinity photo. everything else works like a charm, but when I try hand writing or drawing with the brush tool it doesn't update in real time even though at the end of the stroke, it registered correctly. I'm also on a fairly decent game ready machine and its only Affinity Photo that does this, I tried in other programs and there were nothing similar to this.
     
    I'll be glad to post my specs if that's gonna help. But i did notice a couple things i did when i had my issue. First off, no matter how many times i restart my computer, this persists. second, i made some changes to the brush's dynamics options. all i did was make the stroke taper to pressure sensitivity. it happens regardless if i use a stabilizer or not. Again, this isnt a huge issue for general usage of this incredible tool, but specifically for illustration and note taking its a huge deal. I'm not sure if this can be fixed by disabling or enabling something. I haven't had this program for very long but i have been playing around to see what it can do. so if its a settings thing, my program is pretty much on factory default settings sans the brush for pressure sensitivity.

    I think this is a bug, but my situation is tricky seeing as I am pretty new to the tool, updated windows shortly before buying, and only have this problem in this tool and nowhere else. So If this can be fixed by enabling, or disabling something, I would really like to know.
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    Chris B reacted to Gnobelix in Affinity Photo Brush issue   
    Hello @Tanner4500,
    Welcome to this forum.
    It is just a guess, it could be that the " high precision tablet input" is activated., disable the option.
    File
    Preferences
    Tools
     
    Cheers
     

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    Chris B reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.2.153 - GM)   
    Status: Gold master
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: Purchased Affinity Photo
    Mac App Store: Submitted
    Download ZIP: Download
    Auto-update: Pending
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final build of Affinity Photo 1.7.2 for macOS.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7.1 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes This Build
     
    - Absolute (Kelvin) white balance can be stored in develop presets.
    - StudioLink integration tweaks.
    - Improve robustness of ABR import.
    - Help tweaks.
    - Localisation tweaks.
     
    Changes Since 1.7.1
     
    - Made flood select work on placed images.
    - Fixed issue rasterising groups which contain live filters.
    - Fixed a crash when using the colour picker tool on a Touch Bar laptop.
    - Fixed double click always opening a new document.
    - Fixed issue with IME popover not dismissing.
    - Fixed crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour (again).
    - Assorted text fixes and improvements.
    - Help tweaks.
    - Localisation tweaks.
     
    - Numerous fixes for live filter rendering - especially when grouped.
    - Fixed S&H filter background colour on old macOS (probably).
    - Fixed crashes when saving batch jobs as .afphoto.
    - Japanese IME input fixes.
    - Renamed “Absolute size” to “Resample” in the crop tool.
    - Fixed some DNGs importing incorrectly.
    - Fixed develop crop not rounding to whole pixels.
    - Fixed PSD import when file has a solid white background layer.
    - Lens correction database improvements.
    - Metadata mining improvements.
    - Resize document fixes.
    - Notarised for Catalina.
    - Improved SVG loading.
    - “D” key resets fills to black & white.
    - Brush barrel rotation is no longer inverted when using Wacom stylus.
    - Make Apple Sidecar work properly.
    - Develop performance tweaks.
    - Added TGA export.
    - Added “Remove Black Matte” and “Remove White Matte” filters.
    - Shadows and highlights filter can now use either the 1.6 or 1.7 method.
    - Flood fill too can now sample from layers beneath etc. Also supports blend modes.
    - Flood select tool can now sample from all layers.
    - Added keyboard nudge support to the crop tool.
    - Added align and distribute toolbar button groups to Photo.
    - Different icon for beta builds.
    - Cancelling a crop will now preserve the “drag to set crop” state properly.
    - Added a warning when deleting a global colour.
    - Improvements to compositing performance with Metal compute enabled.
    - General improvement to filter responsiveness.
    - Improved clone brush responsiveness and fixed a couple of crashes.
    - Assorted metadata improvements.
    - Saving a JPEG will now replace the EXIF::Subject field with the document title.
    - Restore support for .fff files.
    - Prevent access to tone mapping / develop when recording a macro (the result would never be recorded).
    - Improved the performance of median, blur brush with Metal compute.
    - Fixed broken Japanese keyboard input (sorry!).
    - Fixed printing CMYK documents on older versions of macOS.
    - Fixed sporadic tile issues when painting with Metal compute enabled.
    - Fixed crash when reentering export dialog under certain conditions.
    - Fixed crashes when pasting screenshots into the app.
    - Fixed some crashes on GPUs with 32GB of VRAM (!).
    - Fixed vibrance slider in tone mapping.
    - Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output.
    - Fixed loss of legacy HSL adjustment HSV state after a save.
    - Fixed batch job crashes when saving to .afphoto.
    - Selection refinement - performance and stability improvements.
    - Fixed clone brush issues when sampling from current layer & below.
    - Inpainting performance improvements.
    - Import 16bit half float JPEG-XR files properly.
    - Allow .jxr files to be dragged in.
    - Text performance improvements.
    - Improved LAB colour conversions.
    - Fixed healing brush bugs.
    - Fixed badly placed stepper buttons in tone mapping UI.
    - Pantone palettes are now sorted alphabetically.
    - Fixed crash when starting app in a folder containing weird characters.
    - Fixed yellow colour cast on certain DNG files.
    - Fixed 360 degree images losing metadata on export.
     
    To be notified about all future macOS beta updates, please follow this notification thread 
    To be notified when this Photo update comes out of beta and is fully released to all Affinity Photo on macOS customers, please follow this thread
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    Chris B reacted to DM1 in Affinity Photo 1.7.1 still bugged   
    You can get access to latest beta this way: 
     
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    Chris B reacted to Andy Somerfield in Affinity Photo Customer Beta (1.7.2.153 - GM)   
    Status: Gold master
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: TestFlight Acceptance
    App Store: Submitted
     
    Hello,
    We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final build of Affinity Photo 1.7.2 for iPad.
    If this is your first time using a customer beta of an Affinity app, it’s worth noting that the beta will install as a separate app - alongside your store version. They will not interfere with each other at all and you can continue to use the store version for critical work without worry.
    This beta is an incremental update to the 1.7.1 version recently released to all customers. We recommend that you use this beta in preference to the store version if you are affected by any of the issues listed below.
    Affinity Photo Team  
     
    Changes This Build
     
    - Improve robustness of ABR import.
    - Help tweaks.
    - Localisation tweaks.
     
    Changes Since 1.7.1
     
    - Made flood select work on placed images.
    - Fixed issue whereby only half of available RAM would be used.
    - Fixed issue rasterising groups which contain live filters.
    - Fixed a couple of potential crashes when closing documents.
    - Fixed crash when trying to group an empty selection from the layers page.
    - Fixed sporadic infinitely spinning documents on the home screen.
    - Fixed crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour (again).
    - Assorted text fixes and improvements.
    - Help tweaks.
    - Localisation tweaks.
     
    - Numerous fixes for live filter rendering - especially when grouped.
    - Fixed crashes when saving batch jobs as .afphoto.
    - Fixed issue with pano / HDR / focus merge extensions whereby the host app would lock up.
    - Renamed “Absolute size” to “Resample” in the crop tool.
    - Fixed develop crop not rounding to whole pixels.
    - Fixed PSD import when file has a solid white background layer.
    - Lens correction database improvements.
    - Metadata mining improvements.
    - Added “Previous tool” as a pencil double tap shortcut.
    - Reinstated virtual trackpad support.
    - Added orientation toggle for spiral in crop tool.
    - Improved SVG loading.
    - Expose recent document on home screen.
    - Make Apple Sidecar work properly.
    - Develop performance tweaks.
    - Added TGA export.
    - Added the move tool to selections persona.
    - Added “Remove Black Matte” and “Remove White Matte” filters.
    - Shadows and highlights filter can now use either the 1.6 or 1.7 method.
    - Flood fill too can now sample from layers beneath etc. Also supports blend modes.
    - Flood select tool can now sample from all layers.
    - Added keyboard nudge support to the crop tool.
    - Improve LUT infer performance and add progress.
    - Different icon for beta builds.
    - Cancelling a crop will now preserve the “drag to set crop” state properly.
    - Stock panel doesn’t get too big in portrait mode.
    - General improvement to filter responsiveness.
    - Improved clone brush responsiveness and fixed a couple of crashes.
    - Assorted metadata improvements.
    - Saving a JPEG will now replace the EXIF::Subject field with the document title.
    - Restore support for .fff files.
    - Improved the performance of median, blur brush with Metal compute.
    - Fixed sporadic tile issues when painting with Metal compute enabled.
    - Fixed crashes when pasting screenshots into the app.
    - Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output.
    - Fixed loss of legacy HSL adjustment HSV state after a save.
    - Fixed inability to choose .LUT files.
    - Fixed batch job crashes when saving to .afphoto.
    - General performance improvements.
    - Implemented “Copy Merged”.
    - Implemented “Infer LUT”.
    - Added a refine selection button to the selection brush.
    - Inpainting performance improvements.
    - Selection refinement - performance and stability improvements.
    - Import 16bit half float JPEG-XR files properly.
    - Text performance improvements.
    - Improved LAB colour conversions.
    - Fixed healing brush bugs.
    - Fixed clone brush issues when sampling from current layer & below.
    - Fixed 360 degree images losing metadata on export.
    - Improved detection of pinch gesture etc.
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    Chris B got a reaction from SrPx in Whole Pixels   
    I'm not sure it is necessary as I was able to reproduce it easily enough but there's no harm in recording one if you wish. It may help other forum users understand what is going on if you attached it  
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    Chris B reacted to ChristiduToit in Whole Pixels   
    @Chris B @SrPx
    Okay, I've done a lightning quick screen recording anyway just for what it's worth and uploaded it to YouTube as an unlisted video. 
    Here's the link (make sure to watch in HD to see the issue even clearer, although I think it's pretty apparent anyway): https://youtu.be/AM1zLD10crk

    As you can see, the selections are perfectly smooth in Affinity Photo when using the mouse, but some really weird and funky stuff starts happening when I switch to my drawing tablet. The weird jagged and blocky edges start showing up all over the place along the selection edges. As you can see, it's almost as if Affinity registers my pen input at a different resolution than my mouse, which results in these blocky or sharp jagged selection outlines - almost as if the selection is selecting groups of pixels at a time instead of individual pixels (which would have resulted in a much smoother outline). As I mentioned, this only happens when using a tablet pen/stylus in Affinity apps, and you can see that the selection created with my mouse is perfectly smooth in Affinity Photo as it is in Photoshop (and in PS I used my tablet without any issues)/
    The canvas size in the video is A4, 300dpi (2480 x 3505 px), so the selection really shouldn't appear as blocky as it does.

    I've attached the file from that video to this email as well in case anyone wants to check it out for themselves.

    Hope this is at least somewhat helpful to getting to the root of the problem. 
    Jagged Slection - Video Reference File.afphoto
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    Chris B reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Photo Windows Customer Beta - 1.7.2.464   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
    Fixes
    Fixed Develop White Balance with linear profiles Fixed rasterising groups with live filters inside Simplified crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour Fixed flood select to work on placed images Fixed import of ABR brush files to skip any corrupt brushes Fixed text in shapes ignoring bounds when exporting selection Fixed incorrect rendering of text when exporting a PDF with embedded PSD Fixed PDF export of non-breaking hyphens Improvements to hyphenation rules Changed selection of first letter in bulleted list to not include the bullet Fixed failure to apply 'liga' near end of line Fixed text justification failing to split ligatures Fixed PDF export of text with ligatures to embed the font (as many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded) Improved font matching of unknown fonts when importing PDF Fixed bullet and number lists not allowing single characters 1.7.2.445 release notes
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    Chris B reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.7.2.464   
    Click here to download the latest beta
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Features, Improvements, Fixes
    Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.
    Fixes
    Fixed path text handles loading incorrectly Fixed hang when breaking the curve of path text Fixed crash copy and pasting text styles Fixed import of ABR brush files to skip any corrupt brushes Fixed text in shapes ignoring bounds when exporting selection Fixed incorrect rendering of text when exporting a PDF with embedded PSD Fixed PDF export of non-breaking hyphens Improvements to hyphenation rules Changed selection of first letter in bulleted list to not include the bullet Fixed failure to apply 'liga' near end of line Fixed text justification failing to split ligatures Fixed PDF export of text with ligatures to embed the font (as many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded) Improved font matching of unknown fonts when importing PDF Fixed bullet and number lists not allowing single characters 1.7.2.445 release notes
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    Chris B reacted to srg in Lighting filter completely out of control   
    yes, it seems to work OK now.
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    Chris B reacted to nomi02118 in DNG import bug   
    Well this is a good example why I switched to Affinity a couple years ago. You guys really work for our business.  
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    Chris B got a reaction from dmstraker in APh: Channel right-click text size   
    Confirmed here. Definitely seems to happen when you have different DPI scaling settings. Tried it on a 2x 4k monitor setup and it doesn't happen.
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    Chris B got a reaction from ChristiduToit in Whole Pixels   
    I just want to let you know this is logged but it hasn't had a response yet. I believe I saw another post similar to this which reminded me to let you know. 
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    Chris B reacted to ChristiduToit in Whole Pixels   
    @Chris B

    You are an absolute lifesaver, thank you!
    I'm not sure if anyone has already logged this as a bug (I assume not?), since I have not received a reply from a moderated after they requested that I send the file. 

    This is perhaps the biggest issue I currently have with Affinity. 
    I use the freehand selection tool for custom selections daily, so it plays a big role in my work, and the jagged edge is a constant issue. 
    I don't think it's a bug as much as it is the way that the selection has been programmed within the app(s), as it happens in Photo, Designer, and Publisher both on Desktop and iPad. 
    Unfortunately I can't comment on how PS have programmed their lasso tool, but it's significantly smoother and more accurate - no wobbly lines or jagged edges. 
    As I mentioned, an array of other apps also have perfectly smooth, finer selections, but PS and Clip Studio Paint are probably the best and most notable from the list. I think it's important to note that this isn't a 'feathering' related aspect, but rather just a normal selection issue. In PS I can have feathering on or off, or even have the lasso tool set to have no anti-aliasing, and the selections are still 100% smooth and accurate.
     
    It almost 'feels' as if Affinity apps recognise the stylus/pen input at a different/lower resolution than the resolution that the file/tablet monitor is at - I could obviously be wrong.
    It just feels like the stylus/pen input is a lot more 'clunky' than the mouse input.
    For some reason this doesn't happen with mouse input, only input from my drawing tablet (Yiynova MVP22U, Wacom Cintiq 13HD, and iPad), so the issue must be linked to the stylus/pen input somehow.
     
    I have a hunch that this is closely related to the brushes. 
    As much as I love Affinity, the brushes in Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint are significantly smoother and more fluid, and I think this could also be caused be a misread stylus/pen input.

    As I said, I'm no programmer/developer, just a humble illustrator, but hopefully that info can help towards solving the problem and make Affinity 100x smoother for drawing tablet users 
     
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