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  1. Cool...thanks very much for the help. Very much appreciated! Thanks again!
  2. Cannot Update Affinity Photo/Windows to 1.7.2: Microsoft .NET Framework update did not succeed. I never had to update Microsoft before...updating was easy until now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone from Affinity is listening, here's the error log (if it helps): OS Version = 10.0.15063, SP = 0.0, Platform 2 OS Description = Future OS - x64 MSI = 5.0.15063.0 Windows servicing = 10.0.15063.1563 CommandLine = C:\c3ebe0ff11d4e8477fcee0a4\\Setup.exe /norestart /passive /showrmui /showfinalerror /chainingpackage Affinity /x86 /x64 /redist TimeZone = Eastern Daylight Time Initial LCID = 1033 Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism Operation: Installing Package Name = Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 Setup Package Version = 4.7.03081 User Experience Data Collection Policy: Disabled Number of applicable items: 6 Exe (C:\c3ebe0ff11d4e8477fcee0a4\SetupUtility.exe) succeeded. Exe Log File: dd_SetupUtility.txt Exe (C:\c3ebe0ff11d4e8477fcee0a4\SetupUtility.exe) succeeded. Exe Log File: dd_SetupUtility.txt Exe (C:\c3ebe0ff11d4e8477fcee0a4\x64-Windows10.0-KB4054590-x64.cab) failed with 0x57 - The parameter is incorrect. . Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0x00000057), "The parameter is incorrect. " (Elapsed time: 0 00:00:33).
  3. Hey All: In Photoshop Elements, there is an option to open any image in Camera Raw...is there anything like that in Affinity? I like it because gives the user an ability to effectively modify clarity, whites, blacks, shadows, etc., all in one place. If not, is there something in Affinity that's better than 'Shadow/Highlights'? Thanks all!
  4. Cool...I had no idea those tutorials existed all in one place...life is good...many thanks, you made my day. Much appreciated!
  5. I own the program...unfortunately I have no idea how to use it to its full extent. This is very helpful...many thanks!
  6. Sorry, I have no idea what your reply means. What's a D...A...M? Photoshop elements allows users to manipulate any image (jpeg/PSD/Tiff etc) in the RAW editor...does Affinity have anything like that? I want an editor, not just a viewer. Thanks.
  7. Hi All: According to Filter Forge, only Affinity 1.5 supports Filter Forge 8 (it's newest iteration). Assuming this is true, is there any way to keep two different Affinity's on my computer: Affinity 1.5, and the most up-to-date version? If that's not possible, are there any other work-arounds for Filter Forge 8 and the most up-to-date Affinity? Many thanks!
  8. I see...very good to know! Filter Forge is a terrific plug-in and absolutely deserves up-to-date support in Affinity. Unless told otherwise, I'll assume there's nothing I can do to help motivate Serif to fix that functionality. Thanks for your help, very much appreciated!
  9. I don't like my export default location...is there any way to change the default? Thanks!
  10. Thanks...I really don't want to mess with 'Admin Privileges' for a simple thing like a default save location. Definitely not a problem...I just figured there was a preference setting in Affinity that I couldn't find. Mark this as a lesson learned and perhaps a future feature request. For the moment I'll just navigate to the preferred folder. Again, not a big deal. Thanks for your help, it is very much appreciated!
  11. I have no idea why (obviously), but upon restart, 'export' location always defaults as follows C:\Windows\System32 I'd like to change that if possible...not a big deal, just thought I'd give it a try. Thanks all!
  12. Ok...when I restart my computer, 'export' location defaults to a strange location on my C drive (rather than my preferred folder where everything is normally saved). Is there any way to change the save folder Affinity defaults to on a re-start? Many thanks!
  13. You know...that's a good question. Right now I'm not sure what's happening...sometimes it defaults to the 'proper' location, and sometimes it defaults to a strange place. I'll need to pay more attention to the behavior and get back to you (and the forum). Thanks until then!
  14. That would be nice...unfortunately, no, it keeps defaulting to some dark alleyway on my computer...
  15. Wow, that's what I call an explanation! Thanks so much, very useful info. Much appreciated...thanks again!
  16. Sorry, I'm disabled, so I'm not sure what the proper nomenclature is: Question: If I rotate an image, I get a 'blank' checkerboard background (not sure what that's called). I'd like to color the background, but neither 'brush' nor 'fill' work. I tried layers 'Merge Down/Merge Visible' but no luck. However, when I exported to JPEG, it merged, giving me a non-blank (i.e. 'white') background that I could color. Obviously there's got to be an easier way...any help would be greatly appreciated...many thanks!
  17. That's it! For some reason, the most recent update ( has the 'tonal' option hidden all the way to the right with an arrow...or perhaps that's just a function of my small screen. In any case, I've got it. Many thanks, much appreciated!
  18. In Photoshop, there's an option to dodge/burn shadows/mid/highlights only...for some reason, I can't find that in Affinity. I've searched the forums/Google, and all I see is all sorts of stuff about 'masks'. I looked under 'More', but that option seems to be missing. Is there a specific 'dodge/burn' shadow/mid/highlights in Affinity? If not, is there a work-around? Thanks all!
  19. Is there a shortcut to brush size/hardness, without manually adjusting it via the 'width' slider? In PS, (on Windows), it's Alt + Right Mouse -drag left right to decrease/ increase brush size and up/down decrease/ increase brush hardness. Thanks, much appreciated!
  20. Posted instructions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks for your help!
  21. I just updated both Filter Forge and Affinity Photo, and now Filter Forge will not open up inside Affinity. It works as a stand-alone...and I added Nik collection (which definitely works)...but FF gives me the following error message (and I'm careful to use smaller than 3000 x 3000 sized images)...any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
  22. Thanks for your help...unfortunately the beta version was totally wonky (from my perspective...it could very well be me/my computer that was problematic). In any case, I went back to an earlier version of Affinity Photo and it works fine. Hopefully compatibility issues will be resolved at some point in the near future...thanks again!
  23. imagegod

    Alien Skin Software

    Got it...thanks much for the clarification. Very much appreciated!
  24. imagegod

    Alien Skin Software

    According to Alien Skin (as of September 2017): "At this time Affinity Photo will not work as a host program for Alien Skin products. We've tested it periodically and at this point the integration of Photoshop compatible plug-ins seems incomplete." I don't know who is responsible for the lack of adequate integration (from my perspective, both companies do terrific work), but that's Alien's customer service reply when I asked about the current state of integration between Alien and Affinity. (FYI: I use Windows, if that makes a difference). Thanks!
  25. Cool...thanks! Works like a charm. For any Windows newbie: Install Nik without selecting a compatible host (unless you have Photoshop...it will install there if selected.) For Affinity Installation: Select: Preferences...Add...Navigate...Program Files...Google...Nik Collection...Install...restart. Et Voila! Enjoy!

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