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  1. While it would certainly be nice to have a dedicated feature it can in fact be done easily: Create a new pixel layer, fill it with neutral grey and choose overlay as blend mode. Dodge & burn on this layer using a brush in either white or black color. Then use the blend range of that layer to restrict the dodge & burn effect to areas with a certain luminosity. This procedure is completely non-destructive and you can always come back to it later if you want to tweak it further.
  2. Oh silly me, thank you for enlightening me Of course the thread can be closed.
  3. There is a difference between how the Inpainting Brush Tool works in the stable version and in the current beta (the new version has been in several betas by now, I cannot really tell when exactly it was introduced). In the beta version the brush kind of hangs on a thread and when it's moved the area where the Inpainting takes place is dragged behind the cursor. In the stable version on the other hand the tool works in a more conventional way meaning the painting area and the cursor are moved congruently. Is this difference intended (so far I've never seen anything concerning this matter in the change log), has the change simply not been implemented in the stable version yet or has this change been declined and the fact that it's still in the beta is simply an error?
  4. Sorry but a highlight radius of 30 is far too much in my opinion. For highlights I usually use a radius of 3 px. What's more I don't see a problem in the fact that you prefer the new implementation. No tool works for everybody in every situation.
  5. Try a much smaller radius, that's how you control halos.
  6. I don't think it's a good idea to call it 1.6 or legacy as it isn't actually outdated. I'd vote for something like simple (new version) and complex (old version). Or standard vs. advanced, or...
  7. I might be overkill to open a topic just for this but I sincerely want to thank you guys for bringing back the old Shadows/ Highlights (Live) Filter in Photo Persona with the latest beta (1.7.2.424). In my opinion the old version (1.6) is so much better than the new implementation introduced with 1.7.
  8. altae

    Phoто Customer Beta - 1.7.1.404 RC2

    Now that's dedication
  9. Dirty? Why? You don't lose anything. It's inconvenient, yes I already wrote that. But it works perfectly and the color space stays consistent throughout the whole processing chain. And to be honest it also does not take up too much extra time because starting the plugin from within Affinity, making the desired adjustments and handing the result back to Affinity also takes up some time. But I agree, Serif should definitely fix this issue, in fact they claim their software is compatible to Photoshop plugins when in reality this compatibility is somewhat crippled as we can see in this thread.
  10. I agree that it's very disappointing that these issues still have not been fixed. But there is a workaround: Export the image as 16 bit Tif in the desired color space, use the standalone version of the plugin (the Nik tools have them and most Topaz plugins too), process the image as desired and export again to 16 bit Tif. After this you can continue in Affinity Photo. Certainly not very convenient but it works.
  11. Well apparently someone at Serif does not like it (or thinks it's of low priority). But instead of ignoring all the people that have posted in this thread so far someone from Serif could post a statement explaining why this feature has not been implemented yet.
  12. altae

    Auto save

    The file recovery is absolutely unreliable. In my experience the option to recover a document is only offered for 1 out of 10 crashes (or even worse). Don't count on it! The only thing that actually keeps you safe is ctrl + s. By the way, why is it so hard to press such a simple combination every few minutes? Nevertheless I'd also welcome a real autosave feature.
  13. Thanks for your input. I know that there are ways to workaround the issue. But most of them involve almost as many clicks as simply setting the curves (my curves are not too complicated). I just wish there was a way to save my curves so I could use them whenever appropriate.
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