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  1. Alright, more experimentation after having a good night's sleep. And a good day's work In RawTherapee, there is a selection box related to profiles and rendering intent. I have been trying to read up on what it DOES but I fail to understand; I probably miss one essential link in the DigitalInformation->TranslationByVideoCard->InfuenceOfMySpyderCalibration->InfluenceOfMyMonitor web of interactions that determines what I see on the screen. But anyway, when I, in RawTherapee, choose "system default (sRGB Color Space Profile)", I see what Win Photo Viewer shows me. If I instead choose "Dell U2412M-1" (i.e., the name that I entered for the profile at the end of the Spyder calibration wizard thingy) RawTherapee matches Affinity Photo. So this seems related to the viewer and color management somehow after all. Which viewer (windows) would be a good choice? Windows photo viewer's main appeal is that it loads very fast (and comes pre-installed ) I would like to keep the fast-loading bit
  2. Here’s a heads-up: I just ran into the same issue. Never noticed it before, but upon checking I see this to some degree in all 10 exports I checked... RGB Profile, also tried to export at different jpg quality levels, and as png rather than jpg. Didn’t make any difference. Monitor is Spyder5 calibrated; switching the calibration off maintains difference between AP and windows picture and fax viewer (so I conclude it has nothing to do with loading the calibration settings or something like that). Also windows photo (in win 10) shows me the same jpg. Hiding all my edits and basically exporting the background pixel layer doesn’t help either. I’m baffled. And annoyed. Update: I figured this might go in the bug report section and there I found: Opening the jpg in GIMP doesn’t help... GIMP agrees with win photo viewer. And here’s the “fun” part: opening the jpg in AP: not extra saturated. >:-(
  3. Here’s a heads-up: I just ran into the same issue. Never noticed it before, but upon checking I see this to some degree in all 10 exports I checked... RGB Profile, also tried to export at different jpg quality levels, and as png rather than jpg. Didn’t make any difference. Monitor is Spyder5 calibrated; switching the calibration off maintains difference between AP and windows picture and fax viewer (so I conclude it has nothing to do with loading the calibration settings or something like that). Also windows photo (in win 10) shows me the same jpg. Hiding all my edits and basically exporting the background pixel layer doesn’t help either. I’m baffled. And annoyed.
  4. Hey, that helps a bit. Though as clixx mentioned, I manage to screw this stuff up in many more tools other than levels;) at least I can check for it now. Still, would be nice to have “zebra stripes” or similar.
  5. Dear Affinity Staff, I am very happy with my purchase. Here’s a little thing that might make it better, more non-destructive in spirit. Right now, I can crop, and then unclip canvas if I change my mind. I often get some dead space around the pixel layers but I’m sure you will work that out eventually. But how cool would it be if I didn’t have to crop in the first place? The slices principle of the export persona appears to be perfectly suited for this, but I find it inconvenient to use at the moment. I would like an option to force ratio (2:3, 4:5, etc. ) and an option for showing the overlays (rule of thirds, golden spiral etc). That way, if my parents or in-laws neglect to tell me the aspect ratio of their picture frame, I can quickly and conveniently export a range of perfectly composited slices of pictures of their grandchildren! I know a modifier key will constrain the ratio but then I have hit the 4:5 ratio perfectly somehow at some point.... thanks for reading. Wouter
  6. Hey, that helps sort of, but not as much as I'd like: http://rawpedia.rawtherapee.com/File:Rt_histogram_rgbindicator.png That's what it looks like in RawTherapee. The markers are incredibly helpful to determine what part of the image corresponds to which part of the histogram, and (at least to me) the markers are a lot easier to interpret than a table with numbers. I have built up some experience over time, and simply hovering over a face provides me with a lot of information on where to go with the image (WB, exposure correction, etc.) to get the skin tone as I like it. Thanks for reading! Wouter
  7. Hi, I love the software, but miss some crutches I often use in other software. Rawtherapee has a really neat feature where the gray and rgb brightness values for the pixel you are hovering over are indicated in the histogram. I find this very useful for quickly checking my work. Once I start adjusting curves, levels, etc. it's easy to lose track of the desired brightness and color (e.g. Glowing eyes, reddening skin, etc.) and this really helps remaining in the proper ball-park, by providing a quick and easy check. I would love to have this! thanks! Wouter
  8. Hi, I love the software, but miss some crutches I often use in other software. I think it would be convenient to have a few preset white balance settings in a drop down menu in develop persona. E.g. As shot - Sunny - cloudy - shade etc. that usually helps in finding a good starting point for wb. I guess it would be great if demanding individual users could tweak these to account for their specific cameras, but for me that doesn't seem necessary. At least, rawtherapee works for me perfectly this way. Thanks. Wouter
  9. Hi, I love the software, but miss some crutches I often use in other software. I would like to request that I can show/hide highlight clipping alerts in the photo persona. If I push e.g. a levels adjustment too far, I can see where in the image I am clipping, and decide whether I want to back off. Thanks. Wouter
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