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  1. Hi StephanieC, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) Which macOS version are you using/running on your Mac?
  2. Hi MikWar, No, that's not correct. In Affinity Photo after you crop the image Affinity Photo will zoom it so it will fill the screen area but this doesn't mean the image was scaled up. It only means the image was zoomed in (that is rendered in a closer view) to fill the screen area. You can do the same with the Zoom Tool (the loupe icon on the left toolbar). Don't confuse zooming (in or out) with scaling (up or down). Zooming only shows the image closer or farther on screen. It doesn't actually change the image size/dimensions, while scaling does change the image dimensions.
  3. Can you please take a screenshot of your Photohop Plugins config in Affinity Preferences and post it here so we can see how you have set it up? Are you absolutely sure you are pointing the Plugin Search Folders path to the .plugin files (usually inside a folder called Google) and not to the Nik Collection folder which contain the stand alone versions of the plugins (.app files which will not work with Affinity Photo)?
  4. Hi Jeff, After changing the settings (sliders) in Develop Persona and switch to Photo Persona these changes are baked to the image, that is they are applied destructively/permanently to the image. If you go back to Develop Persona again the image is moved back to Develop Persona with the older settings/edits applied as if they were part of the original image. So for example if you increased the Exposure the first time you opened the RAW image in Develop Persona, developed it/moved to Photo Persona and then back to Develop Persona and increased the Exposure again you are actually increasing the Exposure two times. Affinity Photo is NOT a DAM software. We don't save the edits you perform to the RAW file in Develop Persona as XMP sidecar files for later editing or save them to a database. The overall idea is to open the RAW to develop/adjust it globally then move to Photo Persona for further localized adjustments. You can save this project file as an afphoto file keeping the edits you've made in Photo Persona intact (layers, masks, layer FX, adjustments, filters etc) or export it to the desired final format for use on the web or print etc. similar to what you would do in Adobe Camera RAW + Photoshop.
  5. Hi MikWar, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) In Affinity Photo crop will do the same as Apple Photos, that is, get rid of the parts of the image you are not interested in, keeping just the cropped area as the resulting image. Scale, scales the whole image up or down as a whole. While a crop changes the composition of the image removing elements/parts of it thus re-framing the main subject, scale preserves the original composition intact - just adds or removes pixels proportionally to the image width and height dimensions (assuming you have both dimensions linked). So if you want to get rid of part of the sky or the surroundings and just re-frame the bird without altering the original bird pixel data, a crop will do what you want. If the bird has not enough detail because it was too fat when you took the picture scaling the image up may help but it will deteriorate its quality a little since you have to increase/add more pixels to the cropped area artificially (adulterating the original pixel data).
  6. Hi zsolarewicz, It's not up to me to disclose features planned for future products, sorry. As soon as the public Beta becomes available (hopefully before the end of the year) we will provide additional information and will be able to reply to user's questions. Affinity Photo already supports batch jobs and macros. Check this page for a list of video tutorials (covering all those features) or the Help file for additional details.
  7. Hi zsolarewicz, 1. All Affinity apps are 64 bits. 2. It's still to soon to discuss Publisher's features, but don't expect the first version (1.0) to be up to InDesign's capabilities. It will take a few years to get there. 3. No, as far as i know there's no CUDA support/acceleration planned. If you are referring to the nVIDIA DDS plugin, no it's not supported. Currently Affinity Photo only support regular image filters (no automation).
  8. Hi zsolarewicz, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) Both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo handle PSD's quite well (although not all format features are supported) however Affinity Designer doesn't support Photoshop Plugins, only Affinity Photo. I advise you to download a trial for both programs from our website and check if they (or each one) fulfill your requirements. Affinity Publisher will be available later this year as a public Beta.
  9. Hi Tom, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) This is not currently possible in Affinity Photo. You can load the alpha composite as a selection but not to selectively add layer masks from the Layers panel to a selection using a shortcut. Currently these type of operations can only be performed using the Channels panel bu they are far from being as quick as in Photoshop.
  10. I don't think this is a bug but something that wasn't implemented/added yet to the Windows version. Maybe it was an oversight. I'm logging this to be looked at. [EDIT] Issue logged. Thanks for your report/feedback.
  11. Hi Lorthiz, Sorry, seems this command is not available on Windows at the moment.
  12. Hi Jeff, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) Currently all changes/edits made to a RAW image in Develop Persona are baked to the image when you switch to Photo Persona for further adjustments. There's no way to re-edit the original Develop settings. The tutorial you saw must be showing/doing something else - any chance you can re-post the link to it?
  13. Hi yelodogg1, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) You can quickly convert any text object to paths selecting it and pressing ⌘ (cmd) + ↵ (Enter). If you want to convert all text to curves at the export click the More button on the export dialog and select Text as Curves from the Embed fonts dropdown (almost on the bottom). There's no way to convert all text objects at once to paths inside the Affinity's document without selecting them all first.
  14. Hi Lorthiz, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) You have to right-click the swatch (colour well) and select Make Global from the context menu. See screenshot below. No, there's no functionality to merge palettes or to add colours as global colours by default.
  15. Hi Michael B, Welcome to Affinity Forums :) Check this post.