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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to John Rostron in Feature request (moire filter)   
    Have you tried the Fast Fourier Transform filter? It isn't a perfect solution, but it can often go some way to do what you need.
    John
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from pruus in Feature request (moire filter)   
    I would love to see a moire filter for clothes and similar patterns to remove the rainbow and odd grids that are generated sometimes. This is one thing I miss that was in Lightroom.
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from pruus in Feature request (moire filter)   
    I would love to see a moire filter for clothes and similar patterns to remove the rainbow and odd grids that are generated sometimes. This is one thing I miss that was in Lightroom.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to hy13 in Portrait Pro Plugin does not start   
    @Gregory St. Laurent
    UPDATE:
    Things proceeded much faster than I expected because I had the old *.8bf files from V17 sitting somewhere on my computer as I made experiments with Photoshop at that time. The solution was to delete the *.8bf files dated from 2018 from the AP plugin directory and reference the old ones  from April 2017 (V17) instead via additional path in AP preferences/Plugins. There was no need to uninstall V18 for me. I guess if we had some old *.8bf files from Portrait Body we could make this one work as well. What a pity that I startet with V2 which had the *.8bf files from 2018 already. Perhaps you know someone who could test that for us and give us the proof.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to hy13 in Portrait Pro Plugin does not start   
    @Gregory St. Laurent
    Thanks for returning on that issue. And of course your experience is not unvalid. As I understood, you had V17 working and when V18 arrived you lost that functionality after installation. Well the difference to me is, as I understand it now, that you uninstalled V18, reinstalled V17 and then upgraded to V18 again. What I did was only upgrading V17 to V18 and then there was no function. I will try now to uninstall V18 first and then do your sequence. I will be back to report what happened the next days.
    Meanwhile I got a response from Anthropics: They state only that there is no interest by Anthropics to support that interface to AP. Well, I think that I should inform them now that I lost interest in Anthropics products further on and will close  down the news channel. As I am informed there are other products available which do a very good job on that task and I will have a look to those products now.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to PaulAffinity in Masks do not work! URGENT - HIGHEST PRIORITY   
    IMHO and after 40 years in IT if the is a 'workaround' then it is NOT a showstopper, is it?...
    Enjoy. I am loving 1.7.2.. use AP every day.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.2   
    We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.2
    Changes in this build
    The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.2 (over the last release Affinity Photo 1.7.1) are as follows:
    New Features and Improvements:
    Tweaks to Crop tool. 'Absolute Size' has been renamed to 'Resample', and the 'Unconstrained' units defaults to the document units, as well as allowing the user to change the units for the crop creation. Added more lens correction data. Added TGA export support Improved Photoshop plugin support (more to come in the future). Re-added support for CRW metadata  Improved font matching of unknown fonts when importing PDF Allow .icm profiles, as well as *.icc Enabled import of ICC profiles when there is no document Improved performance of adjusting sliders in Develop Persona Added Remove White Matte and Remove Black Matte to the Filters menu Added an option to use the version 1.6 shadows/highlights filter Improved performance of editing live filters Simplified crop tool drag-to-crop behaviour Improved Healing brush. Changed selection refinement to be the same as in version 1.6. Added Select menu to Export Persona. Added JXR file associations. Fixes
    Fixed Develop White Balance with linear profiles Fixed rasterising groups with live filters inside Fixed flood select to work on placed images Fixed import of ABR brush files to skip any corrupt brushes Fixed text in shapes ignoring bounds when exporting selection Fixed incorrect rendering of text when exporting a PDF with embedded PSD Fixed PDF export of non-breaking hyphens Changed selection of first letter in bulleted list to not include the bullet Fixed failure to apply 'liga' near end of line Fixed text justification failing to split ligatures Fixed PDF export of text with ligatures to embed the font (as many browsers don't support ligatures unless the font is embedded) Fixed bullet and number lists not allowing single characters Fixed export settings not getting saved Fixed occasional crash when printing Fixed soft hyphen in a word prevents it from being added to the spelling dictionary  Fixed DNG imports with severe chromatic aberration Changed PSD import of background layers to correctly render blend modes Fixed sporadic crash in Batch processing Fixed rendering issues with Live Filters Fixed possibility of Develop Crop resulting in non-whole pixels Fixed certain CMYK JPEG opening at 72 DPI Fixed Drag and Drop of a file twice causing the file to remain locked Restored TIFF 'fff' support Fixed crashes when attempting to load truncated files Fixed failure to connect to Unsplash on Windows 7 and 8.1 Fixed Resize Document Prevent macros from recording Tone Mapping or Develop Cancelling the Crop Tool remembers the initial "drag to crop" state Fixed crash with Clone Brush (current layer and below) Fixed Image not clipping correctly when Reveal is enabled Fixed Lightroom data being stripped from Capture One XMP output Fixed saving a Jpeg replacing the Subject field EXIF Property with the Title Fixed EXIF Color Space property not matching new ICC Profile when exporting Fixed 32-bit images (and RAWs in Develop) appearing darker for people with HDR monitors Fixed Procedural Texture Up/Down onscreen modifier arrows next to the value field do not apply the value Fixed changing DPI using Anchor to Page resizes document Fixed pressing Esc during a colour pick operation hides the cursor over menu items Fixed Effects panel negatively affecting performance Fixed wrong document dimensions when switching document units Fixed 360 images losing their 360 functionality after being exported. Fixed crash when installing a new font. Fixed new fonts failing to appear when several thousand fonts have been installed. Fixed yellow colour cast opening some DNGs, such as converted Canon EOS 6D CR2 files. Fixed hang when pressing ESC to cancel Navigator panel Movement. Fixed Styles missing labels when using grid view. Fixed inability to assign Backspace key as a shortcut. Fixed Studio panel group gets disconnected after switching Personas. Fixed import of JXR 16-bit half float documents properly. Fixed Crop tool Reveal. Fixed help errors Earlier changes and fixes in 1.7.x since 1.6 (including the new 1.7 features) are listed in some detail in this earlier update announcement.
    This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.
    UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)
    The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Photo).
    If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store— each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Photo for Windows) can be downloaded from this link. (that installer is NOT for Windows Store purchases and needs a product key).
    If you’ve purchased from the Microsoft Store— Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show.
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Developing a 8688x5792 .CR2 RAW file in Affinity Photo creates a 8736x5856 .afphoto   
    That is one thing I really like about Affinity Photo, the little extra resolution you squeeze out of our cameras!
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Mark Ingram in Developing a 8688x5792 .CR2 RAW file in Affinity Photo creates a 8736x5856 .afphoto   
    Hi, this is intentional right now (perhaps in the future we can add an option to apply the sensor's clip to the image). This means we return all of the pixels that were captured by the sensor, whereas other applications will clip those out.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to MCFC_4Heatons in Photoshop Plugin Support - Updated List ?   
    Is there a ongoing up to date list of photohop plugins that work in Photo?
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Mark Ingram in Plugin update with Beta - 1.7.2.414   
    Glad to hear it :-)
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from TEcHNOpls in Plugin update with Beta - 1.7.2.414   
    Anthropics Plugin's are NOW Working in the new beta. Thank You!
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from TEcHNOpls in Plugin update with Beta - 1.7.2.414   
    Anthropics Plugin's are NOW Working in the new beta. Thank You!
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from Chris B in Portrait Pro not opening   
    I mentioned this a few days ago, they are aware of the issue along with a few other plugins that don't work now. They are working on a fix.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Chris B in Plugin Update?   
    We have reached out to a few of the plugin developers but we haven't announced anything for Windows. Andy Somerfield announced a fix for Nik plugins on macOS but I believe the issues on macOS and Windows are different. 
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from Chris B in Portrait Pro not opening   
    I mentioned this a few days ago, they are aware of the issue along with a few other plugins that don't work now. They are working on a fix.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Mark Ingram in Plugins   
    If they respond to you, please feel free to point them at this thread. I'm happy to work with any plugin providers to improve support. We've already done this with FilterForge, and I'm now in contact with DxO as well.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Mark Ingram in Anthropics Plugins Broken in 1.7.0   
    I've made a support account, and submitted a ticket (requesting to speak to their developers). I can't test the plugin directly, as their trial version doesn't contain the plugin...
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Mark Ingram in Anthropics Plugins Broken in 1.7.0   
    The only thing that has changed is that we now provide an ICC profile to the plugins, in order to ensure that images are correctly colour converted. None of the plugins mentioned are officially supported, so we'll have to speak to their developers to find out how they handle the ICC profile that we deliver, and see if we can reach a solution.
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Patrick Connor in Affinity Photo for Windows - 1.7.0   
    This build has been superseded by the release of 1.7.1 announced here
    We are pleased to announce a major update for the Windows release of Affinity Photo, version 1.7.0
    The changes in Affinity Photo for Windows 1.7.0 over the last Affinity Photo patch 1.6.5 (1.6.5 PK) are as follows:
    CHANGES SINCE LAST VERSION
    EDR
    Added support for EDR displays to Photo. When editing a 32bit document. Brushes
    Photo 1.7 introduces a new “sub-brush” mechanism, developed in conjunction with Paolo Limoncelli (DAUB® Brushes). This exciting feature allows any brush to have a list of other brushes attached which will draw at the same time. Each sub-brush has a fully separate and customisable set of dynamics. You can control when the sub-brushes are drawn and how they blend with the main brush. The brush engine in Photo has been improved. Symmetry (up to 32-way) is now supported - including on-canvas controls and optional mirroring. Wet edges and accumulation are now available on colour brushes and brushes with HSL variance. Brushes with multiple nozzle textures have always chosen the nozzle at random. In 1.7, the nozzle choice has a dynamic controller and ramp for greater control. All brush tools now support left and right arrow keys for rotation - a common feature request. Fixed ABR brush import (would ignore "random" controllers). RAW
    The RAW processing engine in Photo has been rewritten - producing better results and improved performance. RAW files now load much more quickly. Reimplemented support for XTrans sensors. The denoise algorithm has been rewritten. It produces better results and takes advantage of the new GPU architecture. Hot pixel removal is now automatically performed by the Serif Labs engine. Profiled lens correction are more stable, apply more quickly, and can be toggled in the Develop UI. The histogram in the Develop persona is now presented in the output colour space - as opposed to always being linear. Develop now respects the output profile when previewing. Show which autofocus rectangles were in focus and which were selected by the camera (yellow, green respectively). A large number of new cameras are supported for RAW development (we will provide a list of the new supported cameras as soon as possible!). Filters
    New “Procedural Texture” filter with advanced presets support. New “Voronoi” filter. Denoise, Clarity and Shadows / Highlights filters have been rewritten (using technology from the Develop Persona). More filters are now available as Live Filters - including the new Procedural Texture filter. Live filters have been rewritten to improve performance - especially when multiple filters are used in a document. Improved Polar to Rectangular and Rectangular to Polar filters. Added round dot type to the halftone filter. New “Lens Correction” filter - apply lens correction from the built-in lens database. Bilateral blur accuracy improvements. Adjustments
    The HSL adjustment layer has been rewritten. It now supports custom hue ranges, a new algorithm, new UI and picker controls. The Levels adjustment layer now supports output levels - a common feature request. The White Balance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Selective Colour adjustment layer has been rewritten. PSD import / export of adjustments has been improved. The Vibrance adjustment layer has been rewritten. The Recolour adjustment layer has gained a lightness slider. Layers
    Layers Panel - added option for transparent background for thumbnails. Layers Panel - added multiple thumbnail size options. Layers Panel- added ability to tag layers with a colour - including PSD round-trip. Allow adding an empty group from the Layer menu. New “Duplicate Selection” item in Layer menu (old behaviour). Duplicate now duplicate the whole layer ignoring pixel selection. Alt / Option is now used to make a pixel selection from layer luminance. You can now also hold shift to add the result to the current selection. Hide / Show / Show All Layers options in layers menu. Ability to either rasterise or rasterise and trim a layer. Previously recorded macros will trim. Selections
    Significant improvements to selection refinement. When using selection tools with no pixel selection, default to New / Add as appropriate. Added “Alpha Similarity” to Select Sampled Colour tool. Tools
    Grouped tool shortcuts now default to needing the shift key held to cycle (option in preferences). The Crop tool has been rewritten - it now supports resolution changes, absolute pixel size and has a much improved preset mechanism. The Sponge Brush tool now gives more correct / pleasant results. Allow brush rotate / size key changes while dragging. Added a “Reveal Canvas” checkbox to the crop tool - defaults to off. Added new “Transform object separately” mode into Move tool. A general tools overhaul has been performed - providing editing of grids, guides, page origin, across multiple tools (not just in the Move tool) Patch tool now supports arrow keys for rotate / scale. All brush tools can now be axis constrained once brush has started - not just the pixel tool. History
    “Alternate futures” for document history have been added. Traditionally, if you roll back the undo history then do something else all your changes after that point are lost. Photo will now display a small branch icon in the history tab when you do this. Pressing that button will cycle between all the different “futures” after that history entry - meaning you will never lose work you have done. The History page now has an “advanced” mode - which shows thumbnails and time info. I/O
    HEIF images can now be loaded directly into Photo. If they contain a depth map, this will also be loaded as a second layer. Because depth maps are typically lower resolution than the main image, optional “smart” upsampling will be performed. TIFF export now has user selectable compression method. Added support for 12bit TIFF files. Introduced new metadata mining - completely rewritten to improve performance, flexibility and correctness. Metadata is now dynamically synchronised with your document - so if you resize then export, the values will be correct. Added Focal Length to metadata summary view. Added a button in general preferences to open a folder from which Photo will read LensFun-style XML files - if users wish to add / experiment with their own lens profiles. Support 16bit CMYK TIFF import. General
    New ability to control how macros are scaled / aligned when playing back. Added an “Assets” panel to Photo. New cube setup mode for grids. Add “Fill with Primary / Secondary” to the Edit menu for fast access. The batch process dialog now fully supports expressions for height and width - available constants are “w”, “h” and “dpi”. “Lock guides” added to menus. Support for drag dropping .afstyles into Photo. Support for drag dropping .afpalette into Photo. Photo now supports custom document presets - a popular feature request. A new blend mode - Linear Burn - has been added. New “Move inside / outside” commands have been added - useful for quick operations on clipping masks etc. The Hard Mix blend mode has been improved. New provider options have been added to the stock panel - support for Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay. All of these providers offer full-resolution stock imagery which is free to use. Numerous text improvements have been made - including new features. Significant stability improvements when working on non-local files (network shares, USB drives, etc.). Significant PDF import / export improvements and fixes. Huge macro and batch processing improvements. New welcome screen layout and all new samples.  Numerous other bug fixes - too many to list! This thread is for commenting on this announcement. Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the Photo Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.
    UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (Free for existing customers)
    For purchases from the Affinity Store the software: Each time you start the software it will check for updates and offer any available update, or it can be downloaded from here. The new build will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. Alternatively you can log into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the download button in there.
    For purchases from the Microsoft Store: These are done automatically by the operating system (next time you start the application)
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    Gregory St. Laurent reacted to Dave Quail in Beta update?   
    Yes, Beta 331 is released. A huge list of fixes, etc. Thanks Mark!
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from Frozen Death Knight in Beta update?   
    Any news as to when the next Beta update for Windows will be released? It's been a while.
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Beta update?   
    Sorry I didn't mean to start a firestorm, I'm just anxious and look forward to the new version. I appreciate all the hard work you guys do and really enjoy using Affinity Photo.
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    Gregory St. Laurent got a reaction from Saijin_Naib in Beta update?   
    But it seems the Mac version is further along and gets a little more love. The Windows version still doesn't have the GPU acceleration yet
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