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Taluyaq

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  1. I am sure you guys at Serif have some sort of roadmap for the further development of AP. But with any new software there pop up feature requests from users that you deemed not a priority right now or you even might not have thought of at all. At the moment the forums start clogging with requests, some new threads doubling old ones, and, of course, some quite outlandish demands. What about setting up a poll where we may vote for most needed features to implement? That would clear up things a bit and you would not need to plow through this thread jungle to keep up.
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    Modifier Keys

    Modifier keys are a standard for every serious graphic/photo editing software for decades and they will not be gone any time soon. There is yet no sophisticated method to replace them and if so this would introduce a steep learning curve and break compatibility with professional user's skills as well as with Serif's very own desktop apps. AP's approach of tapping back and forth shows that they also have no breakthrough on this up their sleeves. But that's totally unnecessary, anyway—just add modifier keys to speed up workflow and made it more familiar to pros who are used to use them. I attached a thumbnail how this is implemented in ProtoSketch, just for inspiration.
  3. If areas outside the canvas are not intended to be seen they should not show up in the layer thumbnails as they did for me. See another thread for details: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/42088-layer-thumbnails-produce-irritating-ghost-artifacts/
  4. Hi Sean, thanks a lot for getting that sorted for me. Now that I know it seems so obvious and I should have realized it—sorry for bothering you.
  5. While not exactly being a bug the interface behavior perhaps could be adjusted: In many cases the keyboard covers parts of the interface, e. g. buttons, form fields, or other stuff. Of course you can always shut down the keyboard to reveal the whole thing but it would be a lot more convenient if the interface or parts of it either move up to reveal simple ok/cancel buttons or at least being scrollable while the keyboard is active to speed up the workflow.
  6. It's done. Thanks for getting back to me on that issue and sorry for the delay. I am only able to check the forum every couple of days …
  7. After using the development persona on a rather large image (about 9,800 × 3,900 px) AP presented a grayed-out screen with a spinning wheel that lasted for about five minutes. That reminded me strongly of the nineties where I used to wait several minutes for Photoshop to get some blending done ;) But this is not my complaint. I recognize that it may take some time to apply changes to a large image file. Though, you should not leave the user with just a spinning wheel on a gray screen. Please consider adding a progress bar so one can determine whether AP is still working or already crashed (what might not be that outlandish, given the many crash reports around here).
  8. I am aware of Photogene and its abilities and I would most appreciate those features making their way into AP. But I also believe this could be quite a feat to accomplish because of the necessary workarounds. It is not impossible, of course, but the simpler goal might be enabling transparent back-writing of changes to an image file on the device's Camera Roll first and then heading for batch processing.
  9. Andy, thanks for the clarification. I have now a better understanding of the gallery. Your preview of the changes is exciting and should make this feature enjoyable for everyone. Maybe you could consider switching on and off thumbnails on an item by item basis since some of the more frequent used presets would be nice to have as visual cues while others can go without … Yay!
  10. As far as I am aware the file contains only pixel layers but I am not sure what to make of an “image layer”. Could not find it in the documentation. Maybe I could get a hint on that?
  11. Thanks for getting back to me on that topic. I am aware of the possibility of making manual adjustments to the cropping frame respectively to set it to a custom size. The problem here is that I not always know the size I need because there is no (at least no easy) way to determine the dimensions of specific layers, especially when they are partially obscured. Of course I can always zoom in, so snapping would just be a handy shortcut.
  12. I totally agree. But when it comes to editing AP will need to put the changes somewhere since the Photos app does not support complex manipulations and actionable change logs as AP does. As with Pixelmator it is unavoidable for AP to create (at least a temporary) image for its own purposes. So, there is always some kind of “import”, though not noticable. It should, however, be possible to write the changes back into the same file in Photos without creating a duplicate—that feature would be highly appreciated :) As for batch processing, to my knowledge Photos does not allow writing back more than one image at a time. AP would need to implement some sort of pseudo batch processing to accomodate the restrictions of iOS. That would involve imports as well. But maybe Apple changes the way how that works in future iterations of iOS.
  13. The adjustments gallery is a nice gimmick and some of the shortcuts are even quite handy. But for some tools there are no previews because of their complex nature and for others the previews carry no useful information at all. No serious photographer takes on photo editing by tapping together random modifications by thumbnails. The gallery approach also sacrifices swiftness by focusing on misguiding optical stimuli. It took me ages to find the tool for selective colour correction (“HSL adjust”, which lacks orange and purple, by the way) from that messy gallery because the thumbnail did not nearly look like something I would like to do with the image in question. But maybe it's just me. Any thougths on that?
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    IPTC/EXIF editing abilities

    I too would appreciate editing capabilities of at least the most important EXIF/IPTC data. But that seems to be quite a challenge since it took even Adobe ages to integrate basic meta data editing into Lightroom for iPhone. Still no signs from them of bringing that on the iPad. Even Apple's own Photos app does not allow you to change the photo description on an iOS device, let alone other parameters. Seems they do not really get what's important to pros nowadays. It would be nice to have the AP programmer's view on that topic. Maybe such a feature is not important enough from an economic standpoint for the time being?
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