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Everything posted by rainwilds

  1. Thanks to all for the ideas. I'll post a comparison between the software later today...
  2. @verysame When you say it works fine for you, have you noticed the difference between Photoshop and Photo with soft light sharpening? I'm not saying it doens't work, but that it has little effect in comparison to Photoshop.
  3. Hi all, I don't t know if this is a bug or not, but when I compare soft light sharpening done in Photoshop to Affinity Photo their's a strong difference. Soft light sharpening for those who don't know is where you apply a high pass filter on a merged layer then set that layer to soft light to produce sharpening that does an amazing job of pulling out details that normal sharpening does not. In Photoshop the impact is much more strong than Photo where it is barely noticeable. I can't seem to replicate the effect in Photo which is a frustrating as it's part of my workflow. Thoughts? Thanks!
  4. It's very very slow on my i7 desktop. Won't bother with the laptop. The software is so cool, but the performance negates that. I've had to purchase Photoshop recently because I can't be waiting for processors to finish. I think that once the software is more optimised then this truly will be a Photoshop killer. For now though I find myself using primirily Photoshop but will continue to learn/use Affinity Photo becuase I do see it as next-gen software.
  5. I agree. I realllllyyy need Tiffen Dfx plugin to work! Pleaassee
  6. @thorium666 What an absolute beast of a PC you have! Impressed.
  7. @conrad2k Thanks for pointing out the ON1 program. Hadn't heard of it. Does look really good. Looks like there's a host of new RAW editing programs coming out. DXO just announced their new Photolab software based on OpticsPro. Really nice too.
  8. There are several threads in this forum about this topic already. The short summary is, no they are not, but intend too in the future. They are concentrating their efforts on Affinity Publisher, and updates to Photo and Designer instead.
  9. Ignore this thread! I found that in prior testing I had turned on the WARP renderer. Never do that! The difference in speed is huge!
  10. Just did some testing and looked at each colour Chord. None of them replicated Adobe's Monochromatic. Disappointing.
  11. I'm working on a newsletter A4 in size with some text and a small image. It's almost unusable as for some reason whether I'm actually using any tools or not it's showing in Windows Task Manager as 100% CPU time, all the time! I haven't experienced this working with just photos before. It's something to do with text/image combination. I have no idea but it really does make the software not operable. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. @micheal.hd Thanks. The building look nice. Too bad the fishing was shut down.
  13. I think it's worth upgrading. For one, you get the PRIME noise cancelling. Two, though not a complete DAM it now has star ratings and flagging for basic culling. And three, they have implemented Nik's U-Point technology into RAW editing. But it does depend on what your actually needing to achieve. Affinity does a great job at RAW and the noise cancelling really good.
  14. @dmstraker All good points. I think if Affinity Photo was a bit faster and had, as you say, better plugin support (I really need it to work with DFX), then it would be better then PS for sure. Regarding RAW editing, the new DXO Photolab is the best IMO. They have the best noise reduction technology period. And they have the best lens/camera profiles. Then for DAMS... we're dammed. LR is OK but too slow. If Affinity developed one with the same sexy interface and complete metadata support that'd be amazing.
  15. I'm happy to see there is a way to change the brush size and hardness using the combination of ALT+Left/Right click. But I find that's just too complex. I'd be much better if it was just ALT+Right Click.
  16. I also just downloaded your file and had a look. Didn't seem any different in speed then what I'm used to seeing. By the @micheal.hd way how'd you create that fog?
  17. @micheal.hd Yeah I hear you. I have no idea why it would be slow on your new MBP. What processor does it have? I just installed it on my Surface 3 (which has a slow Intel Atom processor) and it is surprisingly comparable to that of my i7 desktop. When I say comparable, the desktop of course is faster but by not a great deal more.
  18. @micheal.hd Yeah I find it slow also when working with larger file size documents. I believe it's because the software has many live tools which places huge pressure on the CPU. And it also, compared against Photoshop, utilises current generation software programming - which is why it's very slick. So the potential is huge but we suffer until the software is more optimised and hardware gets better. It's a trade-off really. Live (Affinity) against static (PS) in my opinion.
  19. Thanks @JFisher I saw a post regarding GPU usage yesterday. See it doesn't play a huge role in the end.
  20. Looks like DXO just released their new OpticsPro, now called PhotoLab, with the NIK's U-Point technology built in as @v_kyr menionted. http://www.dxo.com/us/photography/photo-software/dxo-photolab
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