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  1. I've been using Affinity Photo since it was released & it's excellent - so much so that I've finally discarded Photoshop. However, one thing has bugged me since I've been using it & that is the export feature. If I open Affinity Photo & then select File/Open & select a photo, when I later go to Export it the export location is the same folder where the photo is originally stored. That's all well & good. However, that's not the usual method I & many others employ. Normally I find a photo using File Explorer, right-click on it & select 'Open with' then select Affinity. When you do it this way, later when exporting, Affinity seems to have no idea where the photo was located, so I have to manually select it's home location. This is a pain. No other software I use does this, Photshop for example takes you directly to the photos home folder when saving. Is there any chance that Affinity could do this?
  2. I'm sure you've been asked this many times since Affinity Photo was released: When I work on a photo opened from a particular folder I would like, when exporting the photo, to be taken to to the photos home folder (where it was loaded from). Instead Photo seems to go to the last folder exported to. So then I have navigate to the folder I opened the photo from before exporting. Any chance of that happening?
  3. Aha! I see. Is there a way to make the one I created as default?
  4. Err... I'm a little ignorant - forgive me. So, I have an image open. In the Layers panel I click on the Adjustments icon & select 'Gradient Map'. In the Gradient Map window I adjust the colors to what I want & then click on 'Add Preset' & name it - say 'B & W' I then close the Gradient Map window & in the swatches panel palete a little gradient symbol appears. Later I open another image & want to apply the 'B & W' gradient map I created. How do I go about that?
  5. No, there is no difference when viewing the files. That seems to make sense. Thanks.
  6. The problem with that method is that it stretches, thus distorts the entire image. The method I used is shown in the tutorial video 'Canvas resizing' at 2.18.
  7. Ah, that's interesting. So Affinity Photo only has the option to export TIFFs and so converts TIF's to TIFF's I wasn't aware there was a difference. I must look into the just what the differences are. So I assume that also explains why sharpness & saturation values differ. Thanks for spotting that.
  8. I have an image that requires a very small amount of straightening. After straightening I need to slightly crop it to remove the blank edges on it's sides. I then export the image to it's original folder. Now since the file name & file type are exactly the same I would expect the usual warning to appear about 'Do I want to replace the original file...' but it doesn't! It saves the file in the same location - same file name - same file type. Slightly puzzled I compare the properties of each file (see attached). As you can see there are differnces: Original file: Saturation: Blank, Sharpness: blank. Straightend file: Saturation: High saturation. Sharpness: Hard So the question is: What is going on here?
  9. Yes, I'd thought of that but t wasn't as neat as the other method. But following your suggestion I've just found the particular video I was thinking of: 'Canvas resizing'. At 2.18 it describes the method in question. Thank you. (Affinity Photo is excellent - I don't need the extortionatly expensive Photoshop any longer. Trouble is that I do need Lightroom. Maybe Affinity will sometime come up with a replacement for that.)
  10. Hi Folks I seem to remember there was a video tutorial on extending part of an image but I can't find it. To explain let's say I have an image: just a subject and backgroud, maybe a dog on a beach. However, the dog's head is too close to the top of the image for composition purposes. I'm sure I've seen a tutorial where you can drag the top of the image up (just the sand) without stretching the rest of the image. Any ideas?
  11. Hi First off I'd to thank the developers for such excellent software. Here's a thing: I have a photo which I've straightened. This of course leaves a blank area on the edge of each side. Wishing to select a blank area on just one side I use the Flood Fill tool making sure to tick the 'contiguous' box. However each area on each side gets selected. I've tried it with the contiguous box both ticked & unticked but still no joy. Suggestions please.
  12. There are other ways around it I've found - add an adjustment layer & then Merge Visible prior to applying the filter seems to work - peculiar!
  13. The problem still exists on a duplicated layer, Rotating the image after applying the filter is of no use when applying something like a graduated filter. I've tried the filter with a number of other portrait images - still the same. I've also tried using the other filters in the Nik collection & all exhibit the same problem. After experimenting I find that if I rotate the portrait image to landscape & then Export it, now reopen the image & rotate it back to to portrait then flatten the image, it now works in any of the Nik filters