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  1. I have a X-Rite ColorMunki Display to calibrate my screens. It even has support for iPad/iPhone, so I calibrated my iPad Pro 12.9" Mk.I with it and my iPhone 7 too. I can use an app called ColorTRUE to view my photos in real color on my iPad/iPhone. X-Rite says that other apps can be made to use the ColorTRUE profiles, so they will show true colors. As a photographer on the go, I often don't bring my heavy laptop with me with the calibrated screen and I rely on my iPad Pro 12.9" Mk.1 (which by the way has a terrible calibrated screen out of the factory). I edit a photo in Affinity Photo for iPad, export it and then check the real colors in the ColorTRUE app. Then go back to Affinity Photo and adjust colors, white balance, etc. if I need to. This is very cumbersome. If Affinity Photo for iPad could use the ColorTRUE Profile of my iPad, this cumbersome work around would not exist and I could use my iPad for more color critical photo work more easily. Are there plans for Affinity Photo for iPad to use ColorTRUE profiles? If not, are you willing to think about it? This would really make Affinity Photo for iPad justify the Pro in iPad Pro IMHO!
  2. Yep. Drivers are up-to-date. I have a very, very, very, very, very old, 2011 Dell XPS 15 L502X, 8GB of RAM, Quadcore Core I7 2670QM 2.2Ghz, calibrated high gamut (Adobe RGB) Full HD screen, 64GB SSD for Windows 10 and Affinity Photo and 750GB HDD for data, Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. It does not have Bluetooth... Unless I use a Bluetooth stick. It is still fast enough for what I do with it. But it definitely has had some temperature problems in the past... I even redid the thermal paste with Arctic Silver because Dell had done a terrible, terrible job...! The cooling made by Dell is not suitable for this setup. My Geforce card only runs stable if I underclock it, like I said above, otherwise temperatures go up to 98-100 degrees Centigrade and my laptop locks up. A now known issue with this laptop setup - not at the moment I bought it. That is why I need the nVidia Performance software to underclock which - I suspect - might do the same as RivaTuner: injecting code into Direct3D, forcing Affinity Photo to not work well.
  3. I have the same problem with the official Affinity Photo 1.6 release. I can’t open any file (tried JPG, Canon 7D CR2, Canon 80D CR2, 16 bit TIFF), Affinity is forced to close and I get this same Unhandled Exception dialog box... The 1.6 official release is unusable for me! (I was not happy, I just showed Adobe the door...) 1.5 worked fine for me. Luckily the 1.6 beta seems to fix the problem for me. But I have a laptop with an integrated Intel graphics and a nVidia Geforce card. I can choose which card to use for any program. Maybe the new beta is run with my nVidia graphics and maybe I run the 1.6 release with my Intel card. I am going to investigate this ASAP and come back here with the results. If Photo runs with the nVidia and not with the Intel, we know where the problem lies... EDIT: Well, it is the other way around. When I open Photo with my integrated Intel Graphics Card on my del XPS15 laptop it works just fine. When I open Photo with my nVidia Geforce Card on my Dell XPS15 laptop, Photo is forced to close when I want to open a file and shows the "Unhandled Exception" dialog box. I tested this with Affinity Photo and IMPORTANT: I use the nVidia performance software to underclock my Geforce GT 540M, because the stock clock by the nVidia driver is about 200Mhz too high for the memory and GPU (at stock it gets to hot and my laptop totally freezes within a couple of minutes - this has been a known issue with old Dell XPS15 i7/Geforce combo). So I think the problem is the nVidia performance software, it might work like RivaTuner. See the link below about Issues Caused By Third Party Software. My solution is to run Photo with the Intel card. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, lads!
  4. I decided to do some nighttime photographing in my hometown with my iPhone7 and my tripod. I used the NightCap Pro app for these shots. The dark exposure (2) was shot at ISO100, f/1.8, 25s to protect the highlights and the bright exposure (1) was shot at ISO1000, f/1.8, 25s. I believe the iPhone 7 can only take long exposures of about 3s, so what this app basically does is stacking several photos for noise reduction and ISO controls the brightness of the photo. Nevertheless I was pretty amazed by what is possible with current smartphone cameras! I blended the dark and the bright exposure in Affinity Photo for iPad to bring some details in the highlights, especially for the windows on the right of the image. Then some color correcting, white balance, etc. and some dodging and burning. I wanted a warm image, because I am thinking of using this photo as a Christmas postcards for my family and friends - so I still need to do some lettering... Anyways, it was fun to do and I learned a lot about Affinity Photo for iPad and my iPhone 7... Best regards, Wetterhoun
  5. ...And another stunningly beatiful piece of art! Wow!
  6. I love stargazing with my binos. These shot are very detailed. Great job!
  7. Thinking back about the great paintings of Rothenburg o/d Tauber in the local museum, I got inspired and made my own "painting" of Rothenburg o/d Tauber with Affinity Photo for iPad. I have blended two photos, the one with the bush and the stars was shot with my Canon 80D and the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 a couple of weeks ago, not far from where I live. The one with the prison tower of Rothenburg (Der Strafturm) I had shot during an overcast day with my iPhone7, when I was visting this awesome medieval town in Germany last summer. Because the light was rather flat, I knew it was a good photo to do some blending with. This was a great opportunity for me to learn a lot of things about blending with Affinity Photo on my iPad Pro. Love this app! Best regards, Wetterhoun
  8. Affinity Photo is no Lightroom replacement. Affinity Photo is more like a PhotoShop with Camera RAW competitor. You could do it as I have done. Use Rawtherapee as a replacement for Lightroom and Affinity Photo as a replacement of PhotoShop. You could also use Darktable instead of Rawtherapee.
  9. Yep. In PhotoShop you NEED Luminosity Masks, because "blend if" is rather limited in PS. In Affinity Photo "blend if" is way more advanced, thanks to the way you can manipulate the blend graphs for the blend ranges and the underlying layer. In AP you can have several peaks in a blend graph if you want it, i.e. a peak in the middle of the highlights, the middle of the midtones and the middle of the shadows. In PS you that’s not possible with "blend if". In PS you can only have one peak (if you would think of it as a graph in PS) with "blend if", i.e. in the highlights or midtones or shadows. I have not needed LM in AP so far for my photos, although I blend most of my images because of the high dynamic range I most often shoot in. The AP "blend if" has worked for me so far. IMHO PS LM are too cumbersome to use and over-complicated and it takes way too much time to do it well. Then again, I am no Jimmy McIntyre or Greg Benz either. I love to blend my images, but I want it fast and simple. AP does that for me. PS LM not as fast and simple. But I am not against having LM in AP. The more room for creativity the better.
  10. I opened a RAW photo from my iCloud and developed it. I then closed it and it was saved to the gallery. I opened it again, because I wanted to place another RAW photo in another layer, so I could blend the exposures. After choosing and loading the second RAW photo and touching the screen to place it, Affinity Photo crashed and I was staring at my iPad homescreen... These are Canon80D RAWs and are shot with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens. I use an iPad Pro 12.9" (mark 1) with the iOS11 public beta. Edit: After exporting both RAW photos as TIFFs, and opening one in Affinity, I was able to place the other TIFF as a seperate layer on top and blend them perfectly together as it should. To me it seems the above mentioned bug has something to do with the RAW format.
  11. Yes, please provide a dropbox link and I will upload the pictures. They are about 28MB large, so I can’t post them here. Edit: It seems that if I develop these RAWs in Affinity Photo and then export them as TIFFs and turn these TIFFs into a HDR, the HDR works like it should and there is no alignment bug. But now the chances I make when editing the HDR photo are not saved.
  12. I tried to make a HDR photo with my iPad Pro 12.9" (mark 1) of 3 RAW exposures from my iCloud, shot with my Canon80D and the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 lens. I ended up with the enclosed result. This seems like an alignement bug to me. It happens even with the options Align source images and/or Perspective alignment on or off. Edit: I am running the public beta of iOS11.
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