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  1. ChristianK

    Writing HEIC format planned?

    That makes AP quite useless as an extension to Apple's Photos app. Photoshop works like this: On "Edit with PS" in Apple Photos, it converts the HEIC to TIFF which can than be worked with in PS. On closing it there, it write a HEIC again for Apple's Photos app. So you can use PS with HEIC files from Photos in a roundtrip fashion. But you can't with AP.
  2. Interestingly, Photoshop as an extension to Apples Photo converts an HEIC to TIFF before opening it. On saving, it reconverts from TIFF to HEIC. That seems to be a reasonable approach (at least it works for me).
  3. I'm aware that the Beta now (finally) is able to read Apples HEIC format (i.e. photos taken with newer iPhones). However, it seems not to be able to write that format. When I want to save a file opened via the Apple Photo extension in AP beta, it suggests saving it as JPEG. Which makes it useless as an extension, because it would need to replace the original HEIC file. Any plans in amending that in AP 1.7?
  4. @TBolt: The beta has limited support for HEIC: It can read it, but doesn't write it. Which make it not very useful as extension for Apples Photo.
  5. I'm afraid that there is no simple solution to this problem. You might want to hold your lens right at the window when taking a photo. That's what I do in museums, for example. However on a shaking bus? It might not be possible. If you have a real camera (i.e. not a smartphone) you could by a polarisation filter (not sure if that's the name in English). That permits to reduce the reflections, but possibly not completely. In a photo software like AP, AFAIK you have no other options but stamping out the reflection. Tedious.
  6. You might want to rephrase your question in English – chances are a lot better that it gets an answer. And you might also give some more detail, like what SOFTWARE are you talking about, which PLATFORM, WHERE you want to insert the link. Je te conseil de poser la question en Anglais. Il n'y a pas tellement des gens qui parlent Français içi. En plus, tu devrais donner plus de detail: de quel logiciel est-ce que tu parles, sur quel type d'ordinateur etc.
  7. I attach the smaller file of the two. The bigger one is 250 MB. It can be imported without a glitch in the MacOS version of AP Nagel_RBS_Series1.ABR
  8. It is hopefully all in the subject: Trying to import an ABR file stored on iCloud Drive in AP on an iPad running iOS 12 Beta. It seems to (kind of) load the file and then abruptely terminates. The ABR file is about 230 KBytes in size.
  9. ChristianK

    Affinityphoto and Photos App

    Hi, I'm not certain but I suppose that the 16 MByte limit refers to the change protocol. As long as your modifications in AP are smaller than 16 MByte, they are stored together with the picture in Photos if you save from AP. That way, you can later open this picture in AP again and modifiy everything you did to it. More than 16 MByte means that the change protocol is not saved, i.e. the picture is "flattened" (as the message suggests). If you open it later again in AP, you'll just see the result as you saved it but all layers etc. will be gone. As I said before, that's what I suppose it to mean. Christian
  10. ChristianK

    AP: Raw support for Canon PowerShot G7X/G7X MarkII

    For the record: The original behaviour seems to have been corrected with AP 1.6.7 - RC1. Lens correction is applied automatically. However, it is even applied if I turn it off in either the assistant or the raw persona. I'm not sure if this is intentional. Christian
  11. The online list of supported lenses seems to support the G7 Mark II now, but AP does not apply lens correction automatically. What is the problem here?
  12. The list of raw camera formats supported by AP mentions the Canon PowerShot G7 and G7 MarkII. However, in the list of supported lenses, there is only a "Canon G7 and compatible". Canon does not build a "G7", only a "PowerShot G7". Unfortunately this seems not only to be an issue of sloppy naming – the raw developer does not recognise the PowerShot G7 MarkII lens automatically which makes it quite useless for me. I always have to manually adjust lens distortion during raw development. It would be nice if somebody could fix this. Christian
  13. I'm sometimes baffled by the GUI choices in AP. Examples: - to change the name of a layer, you click on the old name and simply type in the new one. Easy. However, to change the name of a "reserve channel" (not sure about the english term here), you have to right-click on it's name, select "rename" and then you can start typing. Tedious - Even worse is the handling of "apply" and "cancel" in the dialogs for live adjustment layers vs. live filters. To say "apply" with a layer, you click on the "close" icon of the window. I doubt that there is ANY interface guideline anywhere that suggests "close" as a synonym for "apply". Conversely, on the filter dialogs, clicking on the window's close icon closes the window and DOES NOT apply the filter. There is a dedicated "apply" button for that. May be it is just me, but I consider this behaviour very inconsistent and counter-intuitive. Dialogs should have "apply" and "cancel" buttons that perform (or don't) the desired action. - It is not possible to save ALL current settings as defaults. Some are saved, others aren't. Consequently I find myself over and over again setting the same values for some tool. - Notabene, the "show grid" toggle in the perspective tool is always on. Even in the video tutorials, the first step with this filter/tool is always to turn the grid off. Why can't the stupid dialog remember this setting? - Pressing DELete with a layer selected does sometimes delete the layer (as it should). Sometimes it doesn't. - Trying to change the brush size with a shortcut key does not work if the input focus is currently on the hardness of the brush or some other brush setting. Keyboard shortcuts should work regardless of input focus. New features are of course always welcome. But it would be nice if some work could go into the usability, too.
  14. ChristianK

    Can't set Shortcut for Duplicate Layer

    Finally, I figured it out: I had set a global shortcut for "duplicate" in the Mac OS keyboard preferences. Seems that it was very, very global, overriding my Cmd-J setting in AP
  15. ChristianK

    Can't set Shortcut for Duplicate Layer

    Right, if I hold Ctrl while starting AP, I get the reset dialog. I select keyboard shortcuts only there and then "Löschen" (Delete? Weird label in any case - should be OK or something). Affinity opens, I go to Settings/Layers - and there it is again, Cmd-alt-shift D :-( On another note: I just downloaded the Beta of AP 1.6.7 and checked the keyboard shortcuts there: Again, it is Cmd-alt-Shift D for duplicate layer. Which makes me wonder if the setting is kind of encrusted in one of the local files on my machine?