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  1. When was the last time you cleaned windows? Temp files, registry and all that
  2. Tried a variety of document sizes and brush sizes from small to very large (11 x 17 inch document size and over 1000px brush) and for me it works all just fine regardless. No problems here.
  3. No luck here either on widows 10 I tried both Tiff and Jpeg files., some show the right colors zoomed in at 33% others not until 100% Either way, not workable as it is (yet)
  4. never mind. user error. (fortunately lol)
  5. I don't see that problem in DFine and Sharpener Pro (output) I don't need those very often, but if I do, I prefer Topaz for those functions anyway RAW conversion is still done in Photolab 2 Elite and Photolab is hard to beat for noise and sharpening. No matter how much I love Affinity (and I do a lot), Photolab and Capture one are still the best for RAW conversion in my opinion. Their output quality is still unequaled (and output quality is all that matters for me)
  6. I just converted a TIFF file from 16 bit to 8 bit and still the same problem
  7. didn't test in in the different bit depths, but you have a point. my tiffs are 16bit . I will try later. PSP X6 wasn't optimized for 16bit. Particle shop (one of my favorite of Corel's plug-ins) still isn't
  8. Ok Did some more testing and found out that they only work in JPEG regardless of the color profile. Tiff files are still the same as before. so, the color profile doesn't seem to be the problem, but the file type is and that is only in Viveza. I tried and as far as I can tell, no problems in any of the other modules
  9. All my Nik modules, incl Viveza, work fine now in 1.7.2.414 beta on my windows 10 computer. Thank you for fixing this. Hopefully it didn't take too much persuasive powers to convince DxO p.s. I can live without NIK, but since I have it, it is nice it works and despite all the power packed into AP, it does come in handy from time to time.
  10. Russ2, do you even like Affinity? Just wondering.
  11. what version do you use? I had problems with the selection tool and other tools in version 1.6.5.135, which might have been because of the same problems you encounter. (Not sure) I went back to version 1.6.5.123 and all problems disappeared. My CPU never uses more than 3-4% or so on AP (10-15% total with an I7 processor), no matter how complex the image or how big the colony of marching ants for a selection and not even when I have 5 -10 files open in AP Don't know if one is related to the other, but I am wondering though why you use such a huge amount of memory. Even with several other programs open, I rarely use half of what your computer consumed, and I have all kinds of programs running in the background. (some voluntarily, some not) Do you have a utility to clean up your computer, like from system mechanics, or Norton? I think I would close all the programs you can and see if the problem persists (process of elimination)
  12. For some reason, none of my selection tools seem to be working in Photo 1.6.5.135 and some of the other tools, like the inpainting brush tool, have spotty performance. It was so bad actually, I uninstalled this version and went back to 1.6.5.123. Everything works great in this version. My preferences were set the same in both versions and my plug ins were the same too
  13. Alrighty then. Thank you Dan!
  14. Hello Dan Your last remark is probably what happened since the inpainting tool brush had no smooth edges and was all jagged no matter what setting I used. To speak with the words of Steve Urkel, was it something I did? If the difference between *.* 123 and 135 is just installer based, should I try to re-instal it? But since everything works fine now, I could just leave it and wait for the next big update 1.6.7, that is supposed to come out in a couple of weeks I understand
  15. using FFT Denoise, Affinity help says to use the alt key (windows) to zoom the pop up with the frequency patterns, but they don't say how and no matter what i try, nothing happens. Am i missing something?
  16. I believe it is the same on your official AP video tutorial. (I would have to double check that) edit: I checked and it says Option key. Now I don't know if that is the ctrl or alt equivalent
  17. So I looked that up and it said the right Alt key or Ctrl + Alt, which works (right alt doesn't), but as Toltec said, just ctrl works just fine, which would holding the alt key as well seem a little redundant Either way, my tired eyes are grateful for the help
  18. Ctrl and mouse wheel works perfectly for me. Thank you very much. That helps a lot. alt Gr. What does the "Gr" stands for?
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    New NIK Collection Released by DXO

    Using a third program just for Viveza is a pain the rear tootsie I came from PaintShop Pro (yeah yeah, I know, don't laugh, but I never liked PS and the company behind it even less and there was no good alternative for me until AP 1.5 and I am an old dog so learning a new program is not my favorite thing) and in this version of Affinity I don't need to use plugins a whole lot, definitely not as much as with PSP, but U-points are hard to beat and if you see what they did with the U-points in the latest DXO Photolab, it's amazing Anyway, my point was that I tried the new Viveza in PSP 2018 just for giggles and it doesn't work there either, but neither did the old free one. So, the problem might be largely with DxO and not with Serif Jmoren was typing at the time apparently. So i will check my workspace, but I am for 99.9999% sure it is set to sRGB Unless something got messed up somewhere. Since I do most of my stuff for the web, my whole workflow is in sRGB
  20. rudyumans

    New NIK Collection Released by DXO

    Am I the only one who has that problem?
  21. rudyumans

    New NIK Collection Released by DXO

    Installed it on my windows 10 computer and still have problems. Color Efex works but does not have any of the new functions like the brush tool and Ctrl- click on a control point to see the mask (in B/W) and Viveza still looks washed out, just like with the old one.
  22. Thank you Mike and Toltec for the very fast response. It is very helpful! I will follow both your advice
  23. Hi I am in the process of creating some picture books (picture pages and text pages) in Pageplus x9. On occasion I also create pamphlets, and photo courses. Now reading all this about publisher I am wondering if I just should continue using PPx9 or switch to designer, or wait for publisher. I use windows 10. I am also a little afraid that if I create those things as *.ppp files I cannot convert them to either a designer or publisher file in the future. I am not an expert. I am a pro photographer who create those things as a side activity. So, I am asking for some expert opinions. Should I switch to designer, wait for publisher for windows (I can wait a few months, but not forever) or should I continue PPx9. The main activity would be picture books for either self publishing or brick and mortar publishers In addition, at some point I also need to replace webplus x8 thank you in advance Rudy
  24. rudyumans

    Looking for Smoke brushes to buy?

    Once Affinity is compatible with ParticleShop, you have all the smoke brushes you want and then some
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