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  1. Hi Chris, i have some question about the denoise slider in the live-filter section. It resets to 0% when you check the extreme checkbox and then pull the slider below 50%. Is that normal behavior? Because when you don't use the live-filter, and only the normal one, is doesn't.
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    Weird Anti-Aliasing Problem

    A little update. Well, i think i have found the culprint of the problem. My desktop has a display scaling of 100% and the surface pro of 225%. When i change the surface pro to 100%, the same anti-aliasing issue pops up. Vice versa on the desktop -> the problem is greatly reduced. But i cant work with 200% display scaling on my desktop . Is that a known issue?
  3. Hello, i have encountered a strange problem with Anti-Aliasing in Affinity Photo. When i have opened a image with zoom levels above 100% (uneven), there ist no Anti-Aliasing. I have checked the switch in preferences->performance->view quality->bilinear / nearest neigbour. But there is absolute no difference in zoom levels above 100% with bilinear or nearest neighbour set. What's really strange, that's only on my desktop! On my Surface Pro there are no problems. Any ideas?
  4. There is some discrepancy in the usage of the Denoise Filter in the menu and the Live-Filter. The Denoise Live-Filter resets the "extreme" checkbox if you go under 50% - the menu filter has a different behaviour. And the Detail Slider has no function.
  5. Thanks for the response. You must make that test with an active history tab and it must be in front. The other problem is with the anti aliasing on the screen, on uneven zoom levels. You can't see it every time - vary the zoom level a littel bit - but it's not my main concerns, only an information. Iam on vacation in the next weeks and can't respond to any replies, but i hope that a developer will look into these problems in the next year. Merry christmas to all.
  6. 1.) Create a new empty document 2.) Turn off stabilizer 3.) Then paint FAST curves (half circle). You will notice that in the beginning of the curve, they are not round, rather straight. I have attached an example. Btw.: anyone else have problems with strange anti aliasing at uneven zoom levels? I cant remember that in PS, GIMP, Corel or others If you view that in image at 100%, you will see strange "ripples" in the lines. Nothing game breaking, but irritating interpolation.
  7. The problem is pretty sure a software / threading problem. Because the lag is creatly reduced when you close the history tab. I have tested it on three systems. And all have that problem (A Ryzen based AMD System with AMD Graphics, a Surface Pro 4 and my own PC). If you have a Mouse with a high polling rate you can also observe this behaviour easily - history tab open, make fast curves -> no smooth lines / "edgy". Close the history tab - problem greatly reduced. I think the app used the same Thread for undos and the event manager for input device listening. If you use Affinity Photo only for light retouch, then you might dont notice this. But if you draw, expecially fast curves, like hair, then it is really annoying.
  8. Yes, the mod has acknowledged most of the bugs. No, i haven't contacted support. Do the Devs look into this forum? The proability that my machine has problems is near zero because: - I have these problems since release and installed windows two times. - I have now a new pc with near zero applications on it, still these problems persist. - The hardware shouldnt a problem: skylake 7820x with 32gigs of ram and a 1080ti. I use mostly the pc for Photoshop, rendering with Blender (CUDA is nice), ZBrush and mediocre gaming. I had high hopes to turn back from Adobe.
  9. Sadly, i must agree. I have mentioned this bug numerous times and the connection in threading to the history tab (that makes matters worse). I have forwarded these (and other) detailed problems to one of the moderators, but yet nothing has changed. - lag with input devices with open history tab - not working details slider with denoise filter - anti aliasing problems with uneven zoom levels The stabilizer is a mediocre workaround for the "edgy lines / curves", but solves not the core of the problem. In the actual state, i can't switch from PS to a Affinity Pipeline. These problems are critical and should be adressed.
  10. Hello Chris, i have one more question on the topic with the "History-Tab active -> straight-not-round lines" problem, when you draw fast. You mentioned that the devs know about it. Is there any ETA for a fix? Because my time is limited and it is a little bit frustrating to test every new beta and that "bug" remains. Also these things are not a little bit worse, they are huge differences when the history tab is active or not. For reference i attached some screenshots. The first three are about the drawing problems. The other two illustrate my problem with the details slider (the picture is not from me, but a free one). I don't know if i have some weird problem that no other one has, but its a main task to denoise some pictures i make with my camera. Whats really strange is, these two pictures are made with the snipping tool -> carbon copy from display framebuffer. In Photoshop these are absolute pixel identical -> details slider does nothing. One point i haven't mentioned before is an error in the rendering of images. The edge smoothing on percentages other than eg.: 50%, 100%, 200%. is bad. I have attached these pictues too. I hope that will help. If you have any questions one these topics, don't hessistate to contact me - we all want a good product! Maybe you can forward these attachements to the devs. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello Chris, thanks for the response. I appreciate that the devs will look into these problems. Yes, i have used the Stabilizer, but its not the best solution for my problem or my drawing style. I hope that these things will be better in the near future, because Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are great Apps and have the potential to eliminate the need for Photoshop / Illustrator.
  12. Hello Chris, i have tested the latest beta. The problems i mentioned still persists. When i change the settings on the detail slider, there is a slight "rerendering" of the image, but in end, there is no change. The main problem with the brushes is that when you paint fast curved lines, like hair, the lines are not "round" in the start. They are straight. Its really easy to test with a tablet. Please check the comment from me in the beta forums months ago. If you use the "History-Tab", the curve ist not a curve in the start (if you draw fast). If you switch to any other tab (transform, navigator or channels), the issue is greatly reduced. This might be a problem with the threading of the app in this case.
  13. So, after another half year, i tested the last beta build and... again, the same reported bugs. I want really work with this good app, but expecially point 1) and 2) are gamebreaker for me. After that long time, iam dissapointed - i posted these bugs in the forum and yet, no fixes...
  14. Same problems here. 1.) I think there is a problem with the sampling rates of the input devices and threading in general in Affinity Photo. Because (i have reported this months ago) if you use the "Histoy-Tab", the "wobbling" lines will be drawn. If you switch to any other tab (transform, navigator or channels), the issue is greatly reduced. 2.) Also if iam using the denoise filter, the "details" slider does nothing.
  15. I have tested the last build and the same problems persist. These bugs have been known since last year. Is there a timeline for the fixes?
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