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Jaffa

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  1. Much as I love Affinity Photo, I find it frustrating after having just saved to an Affinity File, then exported, to be asked whether I want to save my changes. If I export my changes, which almost invariably mean less pixels, then I do not want to lose resolution in the Affinity File. Over many saves, I find things not standard, sometimes I am told there have been changes and sometimes not. There seems no consistency.
  2. Much as I love Affinity Photo, I find it frustrating after having just saved to an Affinity File, then exported, to be asked whether I want to save my changes. If I export my changes, which almost invariably mean less pixels, then I do not want to lose resolution in the Affinity File. Over many saves, I find things not standard, sometimes I am told there have been changes and sometimes not. There seems no consistency. One of my two pet hates (but I still love you Affinity!)
  3. Hi Fixx, just seen your post, somehow I managed to miss it up until now. Am still getting used to how this all works. However, from what you are saying it seems that in most situations it would be better to rasterize, then crop, rather than to use the "Rasterize and Trim"?? Is that correct?
  4. Oops, Ron, you are right. James Ritson covered both Defringing and Chromatic Aberration in the same video and my memory failed me. https://player.vimeo.com/video/133350551/ Just re-watched and he makes the very useful observation that you can "pass", pass, and pass again with the Chromatic Aberration Filter until the effect disappears (in the rare situations this is necessary).
  5. But the old one did have sliders and a colour range too, Bruce, so it was live. James Ritson showed how you could use it once for purplish aberration and do another layer in the same image for a blueish aberration.
  6. I hear what you are saying Bruce, just never thought about the fact that it will not work on one layer. In the past I have just done it, and it has worked.
  7. The title basically says it all. Chromatic Aberration used to be a Live Filter, now I can only find an 'ordinary' filter. This seems a backward step on the surface. Is there some logic please?
  8. Maybe my memory is failing, could be. I thought that blend modes also worked with B&W? I was just trying to use a Multiply Blend Mode with a B&W image and the image did not change. So, to test I moved to other Blend Modes, still no effect. The image I was working on has many layers, so I exported to just try Blend Modes with a single layer, still no result. I then thought of shutting down Affinity and restarting - still no change. Tried Googling the situation, but could not find anything on that specific topic. Do Blend Layers work with B&W? .......... or is this a bug?
  9. I had an image in the workspace. Did the usual Ctrl + 0 to give me the image at the size of the working area. Did not work, so next did a Ctrl + + to show the image bigger, then the same again to show bigger again. Assumed it was me not choosing the right keys etc, so tried again (and again), however, my results remained constant. A bug??
  10. Many thanks, RC-R, it is great to get the answer! Doubly so, since you answered the actual question I was asking. Is there some way to give you double thanks?
  11. Hi First Defence, have you taken any trouble at all to read my post? I have used the inpainting tool a hundred times and know what it can do. I highlighted my question, which is "what is the purpose of the Inpainting option in Fill"?
  12. I was using the "Fill" option under Edit. It shows options down the left side, one of which is "Inpainting". Decided to experiment, thinking that it would be useful. Despite many experiments, I could not work out what it does. After all, for inpainting all you need is a new pixel layer and identify that effects are shown on the layer below. Then, I thought that I have the answer, you choose a colour and the inpainting uses that colour as a base, or influence. However, I chose a bright blue and it had no effect at all. Next, I tried to google an answer - but no result that I could find. So, I pronounce myself defeated - please what is the purpose of the Inpainting option in Fill??
  13. Today I was making a very tricky selection and having lost some of it recently I tried to ensure that the same did not happen again. Therefore, I saved an early selection as a spare channel. As I progressed I saved again as a spare channel. When I had fully completed my selection then I went to save as a spare channel for the THIRD time. This time I saw that there was none available. I got around this by deleting my first save, which turned out to be a workaround. Have since learned that you can right-click in the channels panel and "Create Spare Channel". As you can see I should have no further problems having learnt the magic trick. Nevertheless, I want to understand what triggers spare channels being created? I have done experiments with creating a number of layers and also separately creating a number of selections. It appears that Spare Channels are created in line with the number of layers and is triggered by that, with the number of selections being irrelevant. Is that correct please?
  14. I am running Windows 10 on an LG Desktop (LG =Life's Good). The desktop has an AMD processor 6 Core with 8 Mgs RAM. A number of days ago I, of course, updated to Version 1.7 of A.P. The update is great, however, I now find the desktop struggling at key points (eg Refine Edge). Today I launched the Task Manager window and watched. I had a RAW file (NEF) and made a couple of basic alterations, then I "developed" the file to edit in Photo Persona. At one point the CPU usage was right up to 100%, though only fairly briefly. The Memory usage kept in the high 70's, low 80% and peaked at about 84%. No doubt that whilst Affinity Photo has grown even more sophisticated, it is also more demanding in terms of digital resources.What message should I take from these readings please? What steps should I consider/not consider please? Should I even think of doing something at all? Because CPU use is only 100% briefly, then probably should not think of spending for a small gain?
  15. Basically the title says it all, I go to the "Freehand Selection Tool", then up the the "Type", up top, select "Polygonal", but instead of what I expect, get the Magnetic Tool? Tried several times because I thought it must be me ........... but not me! Am sure it will be fixed fairly soon.
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