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InnerPeace

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  1. I recently scanned a batch of slide film photo's, and tried to process them using Affinity Photo. This however turned out to be much more time consuming than necessary after only two pictures I quickly resumed my workflow resorting back to Phothoshop and finished the batch much quicker. In short: tw basic features I use quite frequently inside of Photoshop turned out to be missing: 1. Automatic perspection correction. You can straighten the horizon with just one click of a button. There is no need to drag a line across the horizon, or any manual further adjustments; one click and it's done! There are four modes and at least one of them works spectacularly across most of your pictures. Only in rare circumstances they give unusable results. 2. Automatic levels/curves adjustments. With a curves adjustment layer you can choose four different types of algorithms for automatic levels-based adjustments, when you select 'snap neutral midtones' it corrects for color shifts and doesn't introduce color distortions into your image. This makes for a really quick and safe fix that you can use across a lot of images. Make this an action/macro, assign it to a keyboard shortcut and there's another great fix with just one push of a button. I'm impressed by the amount of progress Affinity Photo has made in a short time. Sometimes I can work around some features I miss and sometimes you need to take a different aproach but features like these can save a lot of time and trouble or quite the opposite if they're missing.
  2. Wow the third answer fits my opinion perfectly! @hifred The database/catalog feature fortunately is not the only solution. I really like Capture One's approach with using 'sessions'. I'm curious why the sofware architecture prohibits edditing large amounts of RAW files. Could you please elaborate on that?
  3. I'm also looking forward to this. For clarity sake this feature request involves two things: the ability to save the RAW edits. (maybe as a separate file, or embedded in the DNG one). The ability to adjust the RAW edits after you developed them The first one might be the most important one. The second one needs the first one to function in the way Photoshop has implemented this using smart objects. This works by basically referencing the original raw file + edits to they can be adjusted later on. Maybe in the future it would be nice to align the develop 'studio' to have the same or more features than Adobe Camera Raw so you could load up those sidecar files to have (roughly) the same edits. Honestly I think Photoshop's raw converter is much better (I'm sorry to admit) so I see no reason not to catch up and implement the same features. OP seems to refer to just the first feature.
  4. Yesterday I tried to make some ajustments using affinity but unfortunately I wasn't able to get it right. There are two missing features. There isn't something like an eyedropper for selecting the color. Sometimes PS considers something as yellow when it looks green for instance. But much more importantly, there isn't any way to change the range of the color it's trying to affect. This is crucial for a lot of HSL ajustments. A lot of apps do offer the ability to adjust the HSL range. Now you can adjust only parts of an autumn leave for instance, the red channel doesn't cover everything and the yellow channel covers other things too so it's just not possible. Maybe you can work around this issue by using something like color range, but that limits your options to only one color and it's more work and less flexible. Please refer to the attached screenshot to see what I mean.
  5. There are multiple requests sometimes people start a new topic for the same feature that has been asked previously. I would love for the iPad version to have a common feature requests topic as well. This makes it much easier to keep track of feature requests that are common and have been put already.
  6. I’m talking about the sharpeming algorithm itself. The smart sharpen algortithm (lens blur)in PS is much better in terms of results than the standard unsharp mask one.
  7. Sorry to bump this theead. I would love this to be inplemented as well. This makes a profound inpact in the speed of ky workflow
  8. The twitter video looks quite promissing!:) Please take your time to make it right. It took some updates to make the photo app stable on the iPad, the reviews were mixed the first releases. Best of luck to all developers working on this project!
  9. My suggestion to let users export from the develop persona would be an excellent first step into supporting a DAM for people who would want one or people who want the faster workflow from a DAM.
  10. I would love this feature as well. Bur speaking about the iPad pro; these iPads (not the first gen 12,5 but the ones with dci P3) already have excellent color accuracy out of the box. I suggest reading the articles on displaymate.com. Please do note that the 10.5 inch has HDR support and your pictures show slightly more contrast on that display. Also due to the DCI P3 the reds show more vibrance and color nuance on those displays, they might look a little more flat on standard SRGB displays, so please take that into consideration while editting (push the saturation slightly).
  11. Maybe I'm asking a little to much at a time, but I would like to be able to edit certain steps like in PS. I can duplicate a certain action and replace a couple of steps to achieve a different result. Basically re-record from a certain point within the macro, that would be terrific.
  12. I would like to be able to save an image directly from the develop/RAW persona without having to do a roundtrip through the photo persona. This would be especially great if the edits could be saved non-destructively. Some pictures don't need editing with the photo persona, this would definitely speed up my workflow for certain images.
  13. Completely agree! I see no reason as to why the modifier keys would be different from the desktop version of Affinity Photo. On-screen modifiers make sense if there's no keyboard attached and I agree that you would still need those controls without a keyboard. But this is exactly how a lot of these things are implemented in Photoshop. For instance: the "x" modifier key switches between foreground and background using your keyboard. You could do the same thing clicking the arrow. You can select different tools with your keyboard and you can click them. There are multitouch gestures that accomplish certain tasks that would be either a modifier key or a shortkey on the desktop. Power-users tend to appreciate the modifier keys and shortkeys because it speeds up your workflow. Again, there is no reason to keyboard modifiers and shortkeys work not the same way in Affinity Photo for iPad. I would propose the keyboard works the same way on the iPad as on the desktop, except for the rare ocasions where it doesn't work (because certain keys aren't availible on the smartkeyboard) or it doesn't make sense. But as far as I'm concerned these would be very rare ocasions. I'm sorry if I sound frustrated or a little too passionate, because this is what actually frustrates me about Affinity Photo for iPad from the beginning.
  14. I completely agree, I really like Affinity's functionality and the ios 11 mass import, drag&drop functionality, but the lack of batch export functionality really slows down my workflow.
  15. I´m sorry to bump this thread, I really hope something similar to smart-sharpening will be implemented soon in Affinity. Maybe a first step would be to implement something like the 'threshold' feature from lightroom in the RAW persona. All the necessary functionality is in place as far as I know (same as frequency seperation?), but this makes it more accessible.
  16. I do agree with OP that the current behaviour is a bit confusing using previews for both presets and regular ajustment layers. I think the distinction should be more pronounced and also the previews take up a lot of screen real estate. I like PS' ajustment layer panel using icons. No need to scroll and I know what the icons mean and do. The previews should only be present for presets and ajustmentlayers with presets should be sepperated in the interface. Now it's confusing and annoying for people who are already familiar with That's great to hear. Can't wait! I like the categorization, but (again) I would like this with the presets separately.
  17. I know there are lots of topics created by people requesting specific functionality from adobe PS. One thing that I particularly like and I do mis in nearly all other imaging editing software (including Lightroom) I've tried is smart sharpening. The sharpening algorithm leads to better results and you'll get blending options to prevent clipping due to sharpening. Of course you can apply this filter as a smart-filter so you'll keep a nondestructive work-flow. I would really like to see this feature in both the iPad and MacOS versions
  18. Thanks a lot for the update. I'm looking forward to the next release . I also plan on writing a post about my findings and some functional suggestions as well.
  19. I've been using Photoshop for almost 10 years now and I've built quite a muscle memory for the default PS keyboard shortcuts. It's quite a productivity killer and really convoluted to not have these shortcuts on the iPad. Having mostly similar keyboard shortcuts as Photoshop is one of the strong point I thing of the desktop AP app. I use affinity photo for iPad mostly using my smartkeyboard case, so I've got my keyboard handy for most of the time. This makes for a really intuitive workflow for existing PS or affinity on desktop users; using keyboard and Apple pencil and touch to navigate around. Another thing is screen real estate, when you can hide a certain amount of on-screen controll (things you can controll using keyboard shortcuts), you have more productive space for your canvas. These I deem essential: X ;to switch foreground and background colors using the brush [ and ] ; to increase or decrease brush size numeric keys to manipulate opacity cmd + j to dupilicate layers alt + click to sample (for using brush or clone brush etc.) regular letter keys to switch tools (e.g. B for brush, V for move tool) Nice to have: Cmd +i to invert Cmd + alt ; easily control the hardness and size of your brush (this one would work really well on the iPad) Alt + delete/backspace ; fill with foreground (cmd to fill with background) A key or shortcut to toggle fullscreen
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