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    Alex_M got a reaction from IPv6 in Group & layer color tagging doesn't carry over when copied   
    The color tagging of groups and layers (at the bottom of the right click context menu) doesn't seem to carry over when these are copied from one document to another. Wouldn't it be better if it did? I find myself always having to tag them again when I bring over stuff from other documents.
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    Alex_M reacted to Gift in How do I close all open documents without closing the app?   
    Any update to this issue? 
     
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    Alex_M reacted to JorgenH in [1.7.0] OCIO Display Transform looks washed out when switching between documents.   
    Like title said. When switching between open documents, the OCIO Display Transform (ACES) bugs out and I have to switch to ICC/Unmanaged and back to OCIO to get correct colors.

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    Alex_M reacted to - S - in [AP] Can't create adjustment layers as separate layers   
    There are two different settings in Assistant Manager:
    'Adding adjustment layer to selection'
    'Adding filter layer to selection'
    The adjustments you've listed are filter layers, therefore they use the second setting.
     
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    Alex_M reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.1   
    We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.1
    Changes in this build
    The changes in Affinity Photo 1.7.1 (for Windows) over the recent release Affinity Photo 1.7.0 are as follows:
    Fixed slow develop speeds Fixed sporadic crash with HSL range control Removed limits to shadows highlights effects Avoid over saturated shadows and washed out highlights New curve for highlights filter applied to bounded pixel formats Remap shadows and highlights slider ranges Avoid weird white balance for some old Sony cameras Fixed hang when scrolling through Slices panel Fixed custom panel height being reset on app start Fixed Gradient Colour selection closing popup immediately Reduced file sizes when starting from an image Allow selection changes during denoise filter preview Fixed crash when adding mask nodes (via assistant) when a quick mask is enabled Fixed crash when pressing Esc during a floating panel drag Removed resize gripper when the Status bar is visible Added double click to Assign/Convert profile dialog Fixed Denoise live filters when applying to renderer mask Fixed bounded formats Shadows / Highlights filter to leave the max channel value fixed Switched off split view when changing to a live filter Fixed crash when adding live filters with a Quick Mask Fixed Mixer brush crash Fixed sporadic crash with HSL adjustment Removed CR3 file type, as we don't support it yet  Fixed Posterise adjustment Fixed Develop Noise Reduction Luminance Details slider defaulting to -3% Added Focal Length to EXIF panel Fixed Selection Refinement only working once per document Fixed Checking and unchecking bottom layer in stack moves everything to the left Fixed switching documents with Live Filterdialog open locks app Fixed Threshold adjustment parameter does accepting typed values Fixed 32-Bit Preview panel being clipped when upgrading from 1.6 Fixed CMYK Colour profile setting the Grey profile to empty Fixed Noise not being applied on a gradient stop colour Fixed crashes in History and Layers panel Fixed brush preview outline still present when colour picking with Alt+click Enabled Resize document to work withphysical units Fixed EPS "Export text as curves" checkbox being disabled Fixed PDF export of RGB documents in greyscale documents Fixed sporadic crash on print Added preference for opening documents in a new floating container Fixed Adjustments thumbnails in the Layerspanel are not being updated Fixed failure in 1.7.0 to read custom keyboard shortcuts. Changes in 1.7.0 since 1.6.5
    The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.0 over the last Affinity Photo patch 1.6.5 (1.6.5 PK) are as follows:
    EDR
    Added support for EDR displays to Photo. When editing a 32-bit document. Brushes
    Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush. The brush engine in Photo has been improved. Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance. Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control. All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request. Fixed ABR brush import (would ignore "random" controllers). RAW
    The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. RAW files now load much more quickly. Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors. The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture. Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine. Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI. The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear. Develop now respects the output profile when previewing. Show which autofocus rectangles were in focus and which were selected by the camera (yellow, green respectively). A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!). Filters
    New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support. New “Voronoi” filter. Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona). More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter. Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document. Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters. Added round dot type to the halftone filter. New “Lens Correction” filter - apply lens correction from the built-in lens database. Bilateral blur accuracy improvements. Adjustments
    The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls. The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request. The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten. PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved. The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider. Layers
    Layers Panel - added option for transparent background for thumbnails. Layers Panel - added multiple thumbnail size options. Layers Panel- added ability to tag layers with a colour - including PSD round-trip. Allow adding an empty group from the Layer menu. New “Duplicate Selection” item in Layer menu (old behaviour). Duplicate now duplicate the whole layer ignoring pixel selection. Alt / Option is now used to make a pixel selection from layer luminance. You can now also hold shift to add the result to the current selection. Hide / Show / Show All Layers options in layers menu. Ability to either rasterise or rasterise and trim a layer. Previously recorded macros will trim. Selections
    Significant improvements to selection refinement. When using selection tools with no pixel selection, default to New / Add as appropriate. Added “Alpha Similarity” to Select Sampled Colour tool. Tools
    Grouped tool shortcuts now default to needing the shift key held to cycle (option in preferences). The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism. The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results. Allow brush rotate / size key changes while dragging. Added a “Reveal Canvas” checkbox to the crop tool - defaults to off. Added new “Transform object separately” mode into Move tool. A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool) Patch tool now supports arrow keys for rotate / scale. All brush tools can now be axis constrained once brush has started - not just the pixel tool. History
    “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done. The History page now has an “advanced” mode - which shows thumbnails and time info. I/O
    HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed. TIFF export now has user selectable compression method. Added support for 12bit TIFF files. Introduced new metadata mining - completely rewritten to improve performance, flexibility and correctness. Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct. Added Focal Length to metadata summary view. Added a button in general preferences to open a folder from which Photo will read LensFun-style XML files - if users wish to add / experiment with their own lens profiles. Support 16bit CMYK TIFF import. General
    New ability to control how macros are scaled / aligned when playing back. Added an “Assets” panel to Photo. New cube setup mode for grids. Add “Fill with Primary / Secondary” to the Edit menu for fast access. The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”. “Lock guides” added to menus. Support for drag dropping .afstyles into Photo. Support for drag dropping .afpalette into Photo. Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request. A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added. New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc. The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved. New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay. All of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use. Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features. Significant stability improvements when working on non-local files (network shares, USB drives, etc.). Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes. Huge macro and batch processing improvements. New welcome screen layout and all new samples.  Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list!? This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.
    UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)
    For purchases from the Affinity Store: Each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer any available update, or it can be downloaded from here. The new build will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. Alternatively you can log into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the download button in there.
    For purchases from the Microsoft Store: These are done automatically by the operating system (next time you start the application)
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    Alex_M got a reaction from Alfred in A typo in "Procedural Texture" filter   
    Not really a bug, but I think I found a typo in the "Procedural Texture" filter. It says "decription" when I think it should say "description". Please check the screenshot below.

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    Alex_M reacted to Multi4G in 1.7 Update Live Stream. Tomorrow 8.June from 7PM (GTM+2)   
    My 1.7 Update Live Stream. Tomorrow 8.June from 7PM (GTM+2) Go on Youtube and click the reminder button <3 Watch it here:   
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    Alex_M reacted to edferg in Batch Job: Cannot Drag and Drop !   
    I agree with the Drag & Drop to Focus Merge.  I use this feature a lot and have to go through sub-folders to "Add" the images I'm already looking at.  What is especially frustrating is that AP doesn't remember the last folder I pulled from, so the folder hunt starts all over again when I Focus Merge the next collection from the camera.
    I really love Affinity Photo and hope to see Drag & Drop to the Focus Merge window.  I can Drag & Drop photos to the main window, but that creates new tabs for each image.
     
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    Alex_M reacted to MEB in Batch Job: Cannot Drag and Drop !   
    Hi Uncle Mez, Ed Halley,
    This is not a bug but an improvement request. The app wasn't designed/coded to accept files from Finder on batch job, focus merge and similar dialogs. Thread moved to Feature Requests section.
    @Ed Halley
    Welcome to Affinity Forums
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    Alex_M reacted to Ed Halley in Batch Job: Cannot Drag and Drop !   
    I have the same complaint about the "merge" dialogs such as New Focus Merge.  They start with a big happy box in which you could easily drop files. But if I have to click Add, I have to navigate back to a folder I already see in the other window, and have to find and select the exact same images I was thinking about before.
    Support Drag and Drop.

    [Sorry, I just realized this is a Beta-specific forum, which I found with a search. This can be moved wherever appropriate.]
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    Alex_M reacted to Uncle Mez in Batch Job: Cannot Drag and Drop !   
    Hello Team
    I don't know if this is a bug or something else as i didn't worked with the batch function before but i've found that it is not possible to drag & drop photos from the Finder to the Batch Job window.
    it is only possible to put files there by clicking add and selecting desired files.
    if it is a bug Please Fix (it will make life even easier)
    if it is a missing feature then sorry for posting here (i just hope you will make it happen)
    Blessings !
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    Alex_M reacted to MEB in New version - will be this year?   
    Hi J a n,
    If you were using the Beta all this time, then no, its major improvements/features were already announced quite some time ago, so users/beta testers who wish to test them could do so. But for most regular users, using the retail version (which is v1.6) all these features are new. Affinity Photo 1.7 wasn't officially launched yet and exists only as a beta version.
    This 1.7 cycle took more time than usual because we had to ensure fully integration with the upcoming Affinity Publisher (which will complete the suite's foundation). After Publisher's release you should see upgrades/new features more frequently since most complex work was already done.
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    Alex_M reacted to MEB in New version - will be this year?   
    Hi J a n,
    The upcoming 1.7 version will be launched soon. It's already in Release Candidate Stage.
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    Alex_M got a reaction from agnesim in Please put "Rasterize to Mask" in Layers panel context menu   
    + This would be so handy! Please don't forget to make this work for selections of more than 1 layers! Currently, if I want to rasterize many layers, I have to do this on each layer one by one which is quite tedious.
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    Alex_M reacted to Tupaia in Please put "Rasterize to Mask" in Layers panel context menu   
    Hi!
    Simple one, as the title says.
    It's strange enough (for long-time Photoshop users) that masks are obviously not simply greyscale images. For convenience, please at least don't 'hide' that conversion feature in the Layer menu, but put it also in the RMB context menu of the layer panel.
    Thanks!!

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    Alex_M reacted to Mark Ingram in Beta update?   
    I'm really not sure why you're all discussing this. We have never given out ETA on releases / patches / betas, etc (and never will, for obvious reasons). I realise you may be excited to try out the new version as an official retail release (or even get a new beta update), but complaining about slow development is not an accurate thing to say. The Windows version has massively improved performance in the most recent betas, and we continue to add new features, and fix bugs as we go. The time period between releases does not reflect the amount of work that is happening, it merely reflects the time delays between when I make a build, how it gets on with internal testing, and then when I release it to the public. We have builds that are never released onto the forum (which happened last week, build #308 crashes on Windows 7, so it was never released externally).
    And with regards to GPU Compute, yes it's something that's on my roadmap, but the complexities of implementing this on Windows are far greater than macOS. macOS has one GPU manufacturer, and Apple are in control of the drivers (you get the latest ones automatically). Windows has at least 3 GPU manufacturers, and the drivers are in a variety of different states and ages - we see that from bug reports here on the forum (i.e. crashes that are solved by merely uninstalling and reinstalling your GPU drivers).
    Aside from GPU Compute (and ability to load RAW files via Apple RAW engine), there are no feature differences between the macOS and Windows versions.
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    Alex_M reacted to CLC in Beta update?   
    That is untrue; Adobe is warning that users of old versions might encounter copyright infringement suit filed by a third party  (speculation is the third party is Dolby) if they keep using old versions of CC.
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    Alex_M reacted to nezumi in Beta update?   
    I also have this desire to have a new version ASAP - specially when I know its packed with some good, new features - just like 1.7 seems to be. But lets keep in mind one really important thing - something that I cant stretch enough. The outstanding level of integration between Affinity software. You can open file from Designer inside of Photo and see no difference - vectors are still vectors, all looks practically the same. I havent used Adobe software for over 2 years now but I remember opening AI file inside of PS was very limited and lot of objects was rasterized loosing ability to be edited and scaled properly. Knowing Adobe it didnt changed. In my opinion Affinity really shines when it comes to integration.
    Now, we are getting whole new software to the Affinity family and I am willing to bet devs are working on similar level of integrity. Can you imagine the complexity of that task? Not only we have lots of new tools in each of the existing programs, the whole new software but also integration between them. It surely needs lot of work, lot of time to be done properly.
    Properly... Thats another thing.
    Affinity is fighting for a position on the market and the fight is (mostly) against massive corporation named Adobe. Affinity just cant afford half-assing their product for the big day of introducing new software to the family. Rushing would be silly and would surely backfire. Publisher might convince many people to jump ship.

    In the meantime Adobe is working hard to help Affinity by threatening owners of old licenses with possible lawsuits if they do not join "The Almighty Cloud". Unbelievable. You bought the license, but they just want to force people into monthly pay no matter what.
    That comes shortly after news that they are "testing" new price for Photography Plan - which is basically "lets double the price, we were too generous. Lets squeeze that $10 more MONTHLY". The geniuses of marketing.
    So while we are watching Adobe shooting their feet repeatedly we need to be patient. Devs need to make it right. I have no doubt that Affinity may become new "industry standard". In fact I already planned on purchasing Publisher solely to support company. I dont really need it all that much. Maybe occasionally for tables. And if I need to wait bit more to get great 1.7 - so be it. Working on current versions just fine for now.
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    Alex_M got a reaction from dhb in Soften edges of adjoining rectangles   
    The only thing that pops up in my mind is to remove the concrete images from the rectangles, add a Gaussian Blur filter to the rectangles to soften their edges, rasterize the rectangles, and then bring back the concrete images.
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    Alex_M reacted to Dan C in [Aph] Develop persona crushes colors   
    Thanks for that, I appreciate the info provided  
    I can see this has been reported previously against the Canon 80D where similar blue tones were being incorrectly over-saturated resulting in the purple/white area of the image, visually similar to your report. I've updated this bug report with your image and will continue to investigate this, thanks for your patience here!
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    Alex_M reacted to Tom Schülke in What's your top three pragmatic 1.7 wishlist?   
    1.  easy to do  and allready halfway implemented:       shortcut to deselect pixelmasks from the Layerstack...   affinity allready put in the short cut to cmd+shift+lmb click on a Layericon to select  ! Additive !   like in Photoshop layer masks.  So you dont have to add them one by one in the spare channels... 

    but to deselect from a selecttion the shortcut is still missing..
     
    2. embedd linked pdf files, but give the option to link the rasterised version also whithout loosing the link to the original pdf file...  this would ease the workflow for thousends of Architects..  they never need the option to tweek single lines in theire floreplan CAd to pdf prints, they import to photo...   its just done by far easier inside the cad applicatieon...  but still an imported pdf from  a  cad file  should be linked not only embeded, also when it is rasterised.
     
    3. still speedimprovements for large documents needed...  here photoshop still excels over affinity photo..   dont know wasnt it told, affinity is still working on gpu speed booosts ?
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    Alex_M reacted to Chris B in Refinement selection adds noise to borders.   
    Thank you. I see what is happening now. It looks like carl123 was right as this has been in our database for a while and has had a number of bumps. I've updated the bug report as it wasn't marked as affecting the 1.7 beta. 
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    Alex_M reacted to Chris B in TIFF files saved with the Beta can't be read by Topaz Sharpen AI   
    We changed our TIFF compression in the beta. There is now an option on macOS to change the TIFF compression to LZW which should resolve this. We're just waiting for the fix to come to Windows.
    We're also on build 258 now so you might want to consider updating from build 250
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/80813-affinity-photo-windows-customer-beta-170258/
     
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    Alex_M reacted to GabrielM in [AP] Layer flashes and doesn't work properly when "Lock Children" is on   
    Thanks. I have logged this with our developers. 
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    Alex_M reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Photo Windows Customer Beta - 1.7.0.258   
    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
    Removed assert when parsing metadata (errors will now crash, enabling us to receive crash reports) Increased hit box area around Layers visilblity checkbox Removed Fill flyout 'None' tab, and replaced with a 'None' button Added support for import and export of PSD layer colour  Fixed moving the mouse away from a blend mode doesn't change the preview back to Normal  Fixed dragging a slider in an Adjustment dialog resets the Blend Mode  1.7.0.256 Fixes
    Improved performance of loading images (no longer using exiftool for metadata) Added missing Show Assets menu item Fixed problems parsing DNG images as TIFF (DNG appearing as small thumbnails) Added 'Advanced' (thumbnail) History panel view (via burger menu) Fixed crash at startup when only .NET 4.6.2 is installed (due to Microsoft bug - we now require .NET 4.7.2 which prevents installation on Windows 10 1507 and 1511) Reverted change to Layers panel font size Fixed crash printing constraint group node with multiple lines/fills Fixed PDF import bug preventing layers from being imported Fixed CMYK printer profiles not appearing in print dialog Improved consistency in hot key assignment (CTRL + Numpad + 1 will do the same as CTRL + 1 now, assuming Numlock is on) Fixed Stroke width being printed incorrectly on rotated objects Fixed Open / Save dialog file extensions list being too long 1.7.0.251 release notes
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