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About Kiarian

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  1. They need to be .svg files which I think is what you have, but they have to be tiny, 15kb from the last time I checked. Are you sure your files are 5kb, or are they 5MB?
  2. Using Affinity Photo on Windows 10, pressed F1 for help, loads up window. All fine. But now the help window is stuck in taskbar and cannot open. Closed and restarted. Opened up Designer and Publisher, and help is fine on those two. Still stuck on Affinity Photo. Any advice? I was trying to find out the clip to canvas toggle option. Image outside of canvas not showing, I want it to show, so two queries. Any help and advice appreciated.
  3. According to James Ritson's reply to a similar question on yesterdays Lockdown 2020 YouTube presentation, we will be seeing a significant update for Windows 10 which will be using GPU acceleration. Apparently this is still in the testing stage, but is very quick. Looking forward to the Affinity Suite making use of GPU RAM in the same way other software is doing.
  4. Not that I know of. Definitely something for the future though. The technology isn't too far away though, couple of years I reckon. In the future we'll be able to look behind photos!
  5. I received an email from NVIDIA promoting a new technique for converting a 2D photo into a 3D image. Article quotes: 'To convert a single RGB-D input image into a 3D photo, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Facebook developed a deep learning-based image inpainting model that can synthesize color and depth structures in regions occluded in the original view. "Classic image-based reconstruction and rendering techniques require elaborate capture setups involving many images with large baselines, and/or special hardware,” the researchers stated in their paper, 3D Photography using Context-aware Layered Depth Inpainting. “In this work, we present a new learning-based method that generates a 3D photo from an RGB-D input. The depth can either come from dual-camera cell phone stereo or be estimated from a single RGB image." 'To show the potential of the project, a separate researcher from Google has taken the code and developed a Chrome extension that turns every Instagram post into 3D images. Developers interested in setting up the extension can follow the tutorial to set up and run the project using NVIDIA GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform' Is this something Affinity Photo might have on the horizon? This isn't simply cutting away chucks of an image to then move in a parallax motion, the technique actually looks to give objects 3D properties. Also see YouTube link using this technique on old historic photos. The results are amazing. The picture comes alive! Full link as follows: https://news.developer.nvidia.com/automatically-convert-your-photos-into-3d-images-with-ai/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpaa1l6ZGxPREExTXpsaiIsInQiOiJ1MzBYaDJIbjBIK0JlWHptajFZdCtDWTRQUU81UHVsU0Rhb3JNZTkxMHlCaXZlZnkxTzAzWWF6cDdQRXQ2UnRObVVEMXFZU0pzbVdpckdhXC85MlVOTVIrUmJnVnNBUnlvT0p5UGZ6VklkMHFXcCs0aVI0SVZDSzFOdkdRQWlzeUsifQ%3D%3D
  6. I don't even know where to post this. Just seen Affinity's Facebook post about giving away the entire Affinity Suite free for 90 days, with a 50% option to buy as well. I'm telling everyone I know to get this, try it for 90 days, or buy it if they want. People trapped indoors during this coronavirus lockdown and having something like this to learn or just doodle about with is a very smart decision by all of you at Serif. So thanks, and if I didn't already own the suite, I'd buy it again. In fact, might just buy Affinity Designer for iPad as a gift.
  7. You need to calm down TonyO. This is a forum. We have free speech. Get over it. No insults from myself or anyone else here apart from yourself.
  8. I had a scary 'tin foil hat' thought the other day - (insert image of Morpheus looking deadpan into the screen) what if Adobe are paying Affinity to not release a vector text warping function?
  9. Text on a path using Affinity Publisher is the only way I can see how to do it using Affinity menus. But then that's been in Publisher since release. The only other way I think in Designer is to create the text, convert to curves, ungroup group, add as curve, press A then individually pull the nodes to a projected path holding shift. It's not fun. Affinity must be holding out until version 2.0. There is no logical reason we should be waiting five years for this feature.
  10. Hi Chris, At work at the moment. Will do if it happens again. From what I remember I shifted to Photo persona, CTRL clicked on my pixel layer, to select it, then I clicked on the contextual tab 'Refine', did my edits, then selected 'Add selection to new layer' in the refine options, this was when it crashed. Maybe the CTRL clicking to select the layer, then going into refine is what is causing this, instead of simply selecting a new area, then refine etc the usual way (with no previous CTRL clicking selection).
  11. Loaded up Affinity Publisher, have an image selection, go to Photo Persona and then select the image, Refine Mask, edit the image to fine tune the masking, select 'Add as new layer', program crashes out. Just happened twice.
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