Gregory St. Laurent

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  1. i understand what you are saying. But if you take a photo that is properly exposed in camera there should be "NO" need to adjust exposer in any RAW developer. But in AP you have to, and in my eyes this is not right (even when I have the Develop Assistant Tone Curve turned on!) When I shoot a wedding I shouldn't have to adjust exposer for every photo I take when I know 90% are exposed correctly! Time is money.
  2. I Don't really care if I'm refusing or not (no need to get personal), I don't use DxO anymore anyway. I'm using Affinity now and I am happy with it. All I'm saying is I've used at least a dozen RAW editors in the the past 10 years or so and Affinity Photo is the only one that behaves the way it does.
  3. All demosaicing is, is the processing of reconstructing a RAW file and overlaying CFA interpolation. Each camera manufacturer using a different file type. This doen't mean any corrections are applied.
  4. This post was directed to R C-R
  5. I am curious as to what problem you are having? I run AP at 4K and find that it scales correctly, no problems that I can see?
  6. "NO" Corrections were applied to the DXO screenshot that I posted, smart lighting was turned off and any preset corrections on load were also turned off. I think you are confusing my post with someone elses?
  7. Yes you can! What leads you to believe that corrections are being made when these are turned off? I've been using DXO for a few years and after discussions with other people on other forums the consensus was that this is the setup that loads a RAW file with totally no corrections applied.
  8. Under settings you can disable any adjustments (even automatic toning as you call it) on load
  9. You can disable all corrections in DXO as I have done several experiments in both AP and DXO with identical RAW files and AP is still at least 1 to 3 stops darker than DXO. Exposure values should be displayed correctly out of camera regardless of which software is used.
  10. I've also discussed this in several other posts, I love Affinity Photo and do wish they can correct this.
  11. I still don't understand why Affinity Photo's RAW engine alters the exposure? I can see it being neutral on color, contrast and sharpening but the RAW file should reflect the exposure how it was taken, because that is a direct correlation of lens aperture and shutter speed? All my RAW files show under exposed when I know they are correctly exposed?
  12. I have been talking about this issue for a while now. It has gotten a little better in the latest version in my opinion, but is still not accurately displaying the true exposure levels.
  13. I agree this is an issue that still plagues the current version. The newest update does seem a little better but it's still frustrating that all my raws are showing very underexposed when I know they are not!
  14. I've always been able to run Portrait Pro v17 as a Plugin from Affinity Photo with no problems. I'm running Windows 10 and I manually typed in the path from within AP versus running the plugin installer from Portrait Pro if that is any help?
  15. I do find highlights easily get blown out with all the whites in a wedding shoot but a quick slide of the highlights remedies that instantly without having to set everything else. That is the beauty of using RAW files and with the new release Ver. 1.6.3.103 the RAW developer is behaving much better. I'm not getting the totally flat dark images anymore out of the Develop Persona.