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  1. Where do I find the Levels tab? Affinity Photo.
  2. rafikiphoto

    Where are 'Levels'?

    Thanks. I'll check that out. I wonder why they don't just call it 'Levels', for consistency at least. It's a standard term and used elsewhere in the software. Levels is one of the first tools I use when processing RAW files.
  3. rafikiphoto

    Where are 'Levels'?

    Ah. Thanks. I was assuming that 'Develop' would process the RAW file to jpg/tif/png but I see it produces a RAW (modified) file and then offers Levels plus the adjustments which were also available in the Develop 'persona'. I shall have to dig deeper into this process as I find it confusing after the other converters I have used.
  4. rafikiphoto

    Where are 'Levels'?

    I see. Thank you. I have been used to adjusting levels in RAW.
  5. rafikiphoto

    Where are 'Levels'?

    By ajustments panel you mean the where Exposure, Enhance. White Balance etc are seen? If so I don't see levels. I would expect it with Exposure... or is it not available for RAW files?
  6. Click and drag for the more dextrous amongst us is probably fine but for some of us oldies with arthritis and the like it can be painful at times. Scrolling is a much easier way for us. Capture One and LR manage it so I guess it must be possible.
  7. I landed here following a search for the same question. Click and drag the slider gives very good fine control, however placing the cursor over the numeric field and scrolling will only give whole point movement which is often far too coarse. Shift + scroll gives even coarser control with 5 point movements. Surely there must be a way to achieve good fine control with the scroll wheel as well?
  8. In each develop option (levels, white balance, exposure etc) there are example tiles showing 'darker', lighter' etc. I would prefer not to see these. Can they be switched off?
  9. I have been asked to retouch a portrait of a person whose eye whites are reddened due to illness. I am new to AP so wondered if someone could point me to a guide on how I can do this. Any pointers please?
  10. Thank you. Sponging, if I am doing it correctly, is making the considerable red flecking turn the eye whites an even pinkish colour. Am I doing something wrong or is there a way to then convert that pink to a natural looking white?
  11. Thanks. What a pity. My old eyesight finds such difficulty with this it is almost impossible to work with.
  12. I have just added the NIK collection to AP. I like the integration, it is very slick. However the default font size of the NIK controls, recipe names etc are tiny on my screen. The AP programme fonts are fine, this is only when I call up NIK modules. I can't find any settings to increase font size for the collection. Is there a way? I attach a screenshot of how my screen appears with Color Exex.
  13. @tkane18 I did eventually find that one. My problem is a bit more complicated than the example in that one but shows the basics well. Thank you.
  14. Hi. Could someone point me to a resource which will show me how to make a background gradually out of focus. I have searched and found a video on circular bokeh but that's not what I am trying to do. Any help much appreciated.
  15. @owenr Thanks for that the file is a great help in understanding the method.
  16. That is exactly the effect I want to achieve and with a foreground subject too! Thanks. I am a novice with AP so it may take me a while but I'll let you know how I get on with it.
  17. Thank you. I'll have a search for a tutorial. There doesn't appear to be a specific video for that filter so I guess it's contained in another video. I'll keep searching.
  18. You reinforce my point in a way.
  19. Perhaps we consider what a programme can do more important than how it looks.
  20. I guess that's where we differ. (Old Land Rover Defender driver)
  21. No offence taken. I'm used to iMatch.
  22. All my other photo software uses TIF as the file extension for Tagged Image File Format image files. I am curious why TIFF was used by Affinity. It makes my file lists look ragged and will probably interfere with sorting lists.
  23. rafikiphoto

    TIFF - why not TIF?

    So long as Affinity's extensions are the same as other photo software's output I don't care how long they are. It is the consistency that we are after.