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  1. mike21

    Affinity will not load

    Thanks, but the latest release version would not work either. I have "reverted" to a three week old Macrium Reflect image from a time when I knew the program worked. I copied all the file changes in the past three weeks to an external drive before I started and all is now well again.
  2. Affinity has worked well for some time but now when I clickon the taskbar icon the hourglass just displayed for a second or so and disappeared. I went direct to the exe file and the same thing happened. I uninstalled the program using the “super clean”option, downloaded the latest beta version and installed it, but the same thing happened – the program will not open. I have tried a number of my other programs and all open normally, and there appears to be no other problem with the computer; I have also run a malwarebytes scan and quarantined three “PUPs” but to no avail. I have recently run CCleaner - maybe that caused the problem. I ran event viewer and have attached a print out. Any suggestions for solving the problem? Affinity problem.docx
  3. I tried to open Affinity Photo today and nothing happened. I went to the exe file in Program Files/Affinity and double clicked that but still nothing happened. I downloaded the latest beta version, uninstalled the original and installed the new version, but it still will not work - all other programs seem O.K. and I have found no other problem. I tried "run as administrator" but still nothing. Any suggestions?
  4. mike21

    Image loading time

    Thanks. 8-12 seconds for your 21Mb RAW file corresponds with my 12 seconds for a 27Mb file, so this is obviously a "normal" load time.
  5. mike21

    Image loading time

    Specifically Affinity loading times
  6. mike21

    Image loading time

    What is a typical time to load and also to develop a raw file?
  7. What governs the time taken to load a file. It currently takes 12 seconds to load a 27Mb RAW file. The files are on an SSD, I have a 3.2 MHz processor, 4Gb of RAM and a 2Gb video card. Is 12 seconds normal for this set-up, if not, what can I do to speed it up - If I try to load several at once it takes an age. It did take 20 seconds to load the program but it is now down to 11 after deleting a lot of fonts.
  8. Thank you - I am pleased to know that it is specific to each image. It would help with understanding tone curve production if a future version of the program could have the facility to view the curve.
  9. The RAW Overlays video illustrates the ability to impose an automatic tone curve on an image (as well as a manual one), via the Assistant Manager icon on the top tool bar (an icon of a microphone). Applying this tone curve - presumably a sort of macro - improved the image I was working on (in the RAW Develop Persona). Is there a way to be able to see a display of the tone curve applied - it would be useful to be able to see it as a learning exercise and hopefully tweak or reproduce in the future. I presume the applied tone curve is the same every time and does not vary with the image selected.
  10. I have printed out the long list of topics covered in the very useful videos - is there a version that puts the video number against the topic.
  11. mike21

    Unable to open files

    I have now deleted all of the files that would not load so cannot view them again. I have managed to successfully process and save new images as afphoto and jpeg so think I am O.K. I intend to remove and re-install the program just in case there is a corruption.
  12. mike21

    Unable to open files

    Your original assumption is correct. The files were saved on different days - Windows Explorer puts the date of the last attempt to open rather than leaving it as the date saved. I think that maybe I did not leave sufficient time for the afphoto version to be properly saved before I saved the jpeg version, which I probably closed before that also had time to properly save. I will watch this in future - I think that is the problem/solution. If that does not work I will re-install Affinity. Thanks for your help.
  13. mike21

    Unable to open files

    I have checked preferences and save thumbnails was already checked, presumably by default. The ones which will not open in Affinity do not display a thumbnail, the ones that do display the thumbnail will open in Affinity
  14. mike21

    Unable to open files

    I think that maybe some of the jpegs have opened in the past, but I cannot be sure. I would not have tried the afphoto files until a couple of days ago when I wanted to make some more adjustments.
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    Unable to open files

    If one fails they both fail. An example of the failure is the afphoto image that shows as a large red icon and it's associated jpeg which shows as a mountain scene. The ones that work both show the actual image, with the afphoto image having the affinity logo bottom right. I have tried deleting the file name and re-entering it but it makes no difference. Maybe I need to delete the program and re-install. I have tried to attach a jpeg file that illustrated the problem, but each time the upload failed, even though the size was only 1.1 MB - well below the limit; maybe because the file is corrupt.