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  1. I sometimes do an impromptu handheld panorama, but then inadvertently end up with the occasional stitching error due to parallax, as shown in the image below (either stitched in AP or Autopano Pro). Sometimes this is possible to fix with some creative cloning brush work, but sometimes it's not or it's just too tedious. I was thinking the Liquify tool could be a good option, as the offending parts left and right of the fault line could be bent up or down to eliminate the kink. But I haven't found a way to make the Liquify tool work to this end, since it does the transformations based on the cen
  2. Happy to oblige. Below an example from an insect I shot (partial detail). So here's the rough selection with the selection brush: This is the selection after refinement and with the black matte review (including all the fine hair detail as intended): But after clicking apply, I see this, which still includes the fine hair detail, but obliterates some parts of the leg, which was included in the refined selection above:
  3. I use selections here and there, but in a haphazard kind of way, as I've been hampered by some odd behavior when refining those selections. I first make a rough selection using e.g. the Selection Brush Tool, then I go into the 'Refine...' dialog and start painting the edges to refine. At this point the selection usually looks very much to my satisfaction, especially when checking with the 'Matte Black' preview. But whenever I then click 'Apply' in the refine dialog, the resulting selection is all messed up and a far cry from what I saw in the refinement dialog. What' am I missing?
  4. I started looking more into color grading, and Paletton seems to to be a good site for creating nice palettes. Paletton offers a multitude of export options for those palettes, but the ASE format (what Affinity can import) seems to be missing. The closest thing I could find was an ACO/Photoshop format (which doesn't work). Are any of the other options (HTML, CSS, XML etc.) equivalent to ASE without spelling it out? Is there a site similar to Paletton that generates ASE palettes?
  5. I don't have the keyboard (yet), so unfortunately I cannot try this out. It's quite expensive as far as keyboards go, so I wanted to get a feel how useful it might be in combination with AP before jumping on it. But good idea about contacting Logitech.
  6. I'm eying the Logitech Craft keyboard, which comes with that neat dial on top. While Affinity Photo is not one of the applications that's specifically supported by Logitech and this keyboard, application-specific actions can be assigned to the dial. I was wondering, if anyone has experience with the Craft keyboard in that regard, and specifically, if it's possible to hover over a slider in AP (or any other application for that matter) and then adjust the slider value with the dial?
  7. I'm running Affinity Photo1.6.4 and the latest Luminar 2018 version (1.3.0) under Win7. I'm having trouble using Luminar as a plugin under AP - while the image processed in Luminar is returned to AP, the colors are completely messed up. There are some threads about this topic from last year, with some contradictory claims (some say it works with the Windows version, others say it doesn't). I was wondering, what the latest status is, especially with the new Luminar 1.3 version out. Is this actually a Luminar or AP issue? Is there a fix or workaround for the color issue?
  8. Thanks for the replies. I'm aware, that RAM is not the only determining factor when it comes to speed, but currently it's my limiting factor. I edit a fair amount of HDR and panos and recently started doing that with raw/16-bit tif files and my 16GB machine constantly runs out of memory (and Affinity crashes regularly under the load), hence the need for 64GB (which I can afford). But I have limited room on my desk and also for aesthetic reasons I don't want a big ugly desktop box, hence my quest for a small form factor PC. But from what I've seen so far, there are really no good options: mos
  9. I need a new PC for photo editing. Looking for something with 64GB of RAM, but there don't seem to be any small-form-factor PCs around with that amount of memory. So I was thinking about putting a big ugly box with lots of RAM in the basement and access that via a remote desktop session from a smaller PC. Does Affinity Photo (and potentially other editing programs, such as Photomatix, AutopanoPro, NeatImage etc.) work well in such a scenario?
  10. Facepalm...It never appeared to me to check the brushes - I assumed the dodge/burn tool would use some sort of single default brush. I'll go and hide under a rock now... Thanks for the hint!
  11. When using the dodge or burn brush, I get these weird artifacts: I'm on version 1.6.1.93 on Win7/64-bit. This happens consistently, even with a freshly loaded image and a only a single layer. Googled around and couldn't find a precedent for this, but there's nothing that comes to mind, that's peculiar about my install, so I'm a bit puzzled by this
  12. Thanks for the hint. The RawTherapee result is in fact much better. I'd still be interested in how the OOC jpg could be used to influence the color characteristics of the raw development, either through LUTs or other means.
  13. I'm a Fuji camera user and very much like the film simulations that can be applied to the out-of-camera (OOC) jpgs. Usually I shoot raw + jpg. The Fuji jpgs are very good, but once in a while I have to develop from raw and would like to apply these film simulations to the developed raw file. This can be done e.g. in Lightroom that includes profiles for these film simulations. I'm not a Lightroom user, however. As an alternative, there is a series of HALD CLUTs for Fuji film simulations created by Stuart Sowerby. My workflow is to demosaic the Fuji raw files with Iridient X-developer (defa
  14. A long time ago I happened upon this page: http://www.unfocusedbrain.com/projects/match_color/ where you can use a 'Color Match ' function in Photoshop to apply the color characteristics of one image (in this particular case, paintings of old masters) to another image (e.g. your photos). I never used Photoshop, so I didn't have a way to try this out, but was hoping AP could do something like this. I thought the 3D LUT export/import might do the trick, but I guess that only works on sort of copying color adjustments being made. So, is there a way to do this in AP?
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