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  1. Hi MEB, and thanks for the reply. I've checked where you suggest. It is indeed set to zero, which is odd, since I can see a list of recent items in, for example, Microsoft Word. Nothing daunted, I changed it from 'None' to '10', shut it off, opened up some files in AP, (just to test) and then closed and re-opened AP. Open Recent still offered me 'Clear Menu' as the only option. So I checked System Props again and found that it had reverted to 'None'. How very odd! Perhaps it needs me to reboot.
  2. I'm having this problem with AP, rather than AD. To be precise, when I open AP and go to File > Open Recent > sometimes a list recent photos is there but at other times it simply says 'Clear Menu'. Does anyone have any idea what's happening?
  3. Thanks Chris B. To be honest, I can't recall for certain which I used. I wasn't aware that the app was slowing down. In fact your question makes me realise that I wasn't clear that there are two different ways of doing it - one being non-destructive (in the live filters drop down menu) and the other being a straight filter. I think I was probably using each of them at different times, just thinking that they were different paths to the same thing (as is so often the case!) So thanks, I'll pay more attention to the options I'm choosing and see how it goes.
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    Hi Golfer11 I was a complete novice, like you, and started from scratch about 6 months ago. You've probably worked this out for yourself by now but I think the choice of profiles is for a level of sophistication way beyond what I need to worry about! If it helps, I purchased, for a reasonable fee, an online course at on using Affinity. It has really helped filling in some of the gaps that exist between the tutorials provided here and so got me off the ground very well. Worth checking it out.
  5. Hi, the title says it all. Doesn't happen every single time, but has happened several times today and yesterday. I can't detect a pattern, in terms of a context when it reliably does (or does not) crash. I'm not doing sophisticated stuff, just a couple of adjustment layers, and haze removal. I'm using an iMac, OSX 10.11.6 (El Capitan). Any thoughts welcome.
  6. HI Folks, this is my first post, and I'm a relative newcomer to photo editing. Forgive me if this question is answered elsewhere. I'm puzzled about the advantages in using the Develop Persona, as the facilities there seem to be a narrowed-down version of what's available in the Photo Persona. I appreciate that the principle is that one works initially on a RAW file using DP and that RAW holds more information. But, if I've worked on the RAW file already, why would I bother to take it to PP and then work on it again there? Can anyone point me to a good source of advice, or a tutorial about that? Many thanks