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  1. Photoshop has an adjustment brush to enable selective tweaks - what is the Affinity equivalent?
  2. I have been using the new beta but decided to revert to (current non-beta update). I tried to open an aphoto file in that I had produced in the new beta 1.7 but it would not open - message not compatible with this version; I had to re-process the image. Is this a bug or intentional?
  3. mike21

    Slow develop speed

    My computer has just been upgraded from 4 Gb RAM, two core 3.2 GHz processor and an SSD to 8 Gb RAM and a quad core 2.83 processor - the most the motherboard will take (7 years old). Speeds are remarkably faster, Load time of a 27.5 Mb CR2 file (Canon 750 D) for ver 1.65 has dropped from 20 secs to 12 secs, and beta ver 1.7 from 22 secs to 12 secs. Time to develop for 1.65 has dropped from 15 secs to 9 secs and the beta version dropped massively from 1 min 20 secs to 9 secs. Times for other operations are generally slightly faster than previously for both versions, but they were quite quick anyway.
  4. mike21

    Slow develop speed

    My desktop computer is 7 years old. 4 Gb RAM, SSD, 2 core 3.2 GHz processor, 2 Gb video card. I have just tried again with the same CR2 file - time to load 27 seconds, time to develop 1.min 20 seconds, including 25 seconds before the develop moving bar appeared. With the non-beta version straight after, time to load was 23 seconds, time to develop 39 seconds, with the develop bar appearing immediately.
  5. I have installed the new beta and ran a speed check, comparing it with the current version I loaded a RAW (CR2 format) file of 27.5 Mb; the current version took 20 secs and the new beta 22 secs. I then immediately (without any processing) "developed" in each version - the "stable" version took 15 secs and the beta 1 min 22 secs, with almost all of that time without any sign of activity. I repeated the beta test with the same result. Saving the resulting jpeg in afphoto format and exporting as a jpeg gave virtually equal timings.
  6. Thank you - I will go through the list
  7. I have successfully installed the free legacy version of the NIK plug-ins collection, but have had no success with others - are there any other free plug-ins that work with Affinity?
  8. Thank you - it works well
  9. When using edit/fill for a selection in Photoshop there is a facility called content aware - does it exist in Affinity, maybe under some other name or different menu.
  10. Thanks. What sort of percentage improvement in say developing raw image with double the number of cores time be - would it offset the 10% speed reduction of older programs due to its 10% lower clock speed.
  11. Affinity runs slowly on my 5 year old computer with a 3.2GHz 2 core processor. The slot will take a 4 core 2.83GHz processor. All of my software except Affinity is old so would presumably run around 10% slower with a quad core processor but would Affinity run significantly faster with double the number of cores.
  12. Sorry - I had not noticed the cross, will look to try one that is compatible
  13. Thanks - I see that ON1 Effects 2017 is supported - the listing refers to Affinity 1.5, so quite old - so by now I would expect Effects 2018 to be supported also. I have bookmarked to page for future reference.
  14. I have installed ON1 Effects 2018 on my Windows desktop - it has recognised Adobe Elements but no mention of Affinity. How do I get it to work, and maybe other plugins.