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  1. Hi, My original scanned jpg file is 38.7MB and when exported (Bicubic and at 90% Quality) the file reduces to 26MB. However, my Affinity Photo file saves as a massive 561.5MB. How can I reduce this file and still retain my edits in AF? (I'm on a MACBook Air with 2TB Seagate external drive) Many thanks Edit: Just uploaded my Preferences, maybe there's something here that I can set to reduce the afphoto file when saved? I'd like to save my edits but not in such a massive file.
  2. The DPI issue is also occurring with AP version 1.6.7 and although resized in Document Resize, on export it reverts back to 72DPI. Any idea when this will be fixed? This used to retain the resized document settings on export in the previous version. Many thanks Nilla
  3. Hi, Originally scanned my 35mm neg from 1998 - not a great scan and can't rescan at the moment. I've attached a copy of the Original and AP jpgs with Preview Inspector details. I'm not experienced with AP yet and as you can see, my AP jpg isn't optimal. However, when I've uploaded this jpg to my website (link enclosed), the colours don't match my AP jpg and look quite flat - this is only one example but if you check others in the link, you'll see what I mean. https://nillasphotography.com/portfolio/indonesia/ Is this because of the RGB/sRGB colour space? If so, how can I upload an optimal image that will be printed in the future but also look good on my website? (Guess this is also a continuation of my question from Monday's post.) Many thanks
  4. Thanks for the info @firstdefence I did explain my images "I've attached screenshots of what I see in AP(AP.jpg) and its exported jpg (Preview.jpg)." but perhaps I need to be clearer next time. Thanks again
  5. Sorry for late response @v_kyr, ideally I want to set everything for auto sending to a print lab and the reason I'm struggling with settings. I don't have one of those calibration devices and will need to look into this. As in my earlier comment, my other issue is that my image displays much sharper in AP than when I export to a jpg. Any ideas why? I've attached screenshots of what I see in AP(AP.jpg) and its exported jpg (Preview.jpg).
  6. I've followed the 5-step MacBook Display Calibration Assistant but now my images look darker.
  7. I've attached a new Export with the separate new settings, but notice that in Preview Colour, Mode is still RGB - is this correct?
  8. Thank you @v_kyr - I much prefer the 35mm medium, processing, printing - I found it so much easier than digital...just my thoughts! I just want to set everything up correctly before editing photos and thought I had done initially. But, now I find that although I've already edited and uploaded photos for 30+ countries (around 500 photos) to my website, I'm now not sure they're optimal for sending to a print automatically from a Cart (when I set this backend up). As I have images spanning many years and across 35mm film, slide film, digital (various cameras and aspect ratios), I'm finding it difficult to know what to set for which image medium.
  9. Many thanks for the detailed explanation and links @v_kyr. I've read that it's best to take photos at sRGB and edit in this colour space - there's a lot to learn and think I also need to calibrate my monitor.
  10. Actually the second screenshot I've attached (AP.jpg) that 's from within AP looks a lot redder than what I'm actually seeing in AP i.e. the skin tone is more of a brown than a red colour.
  11. Yes it is @walt.farrell as that's the AP exported file, to which I've made adjustments in AP. Although when in AP itself, the image displays clearer and more vibrant, so am thinking that the settings I use on export aren't correct. I've attached another example from a scanned 1985 slide film: AP.jpg= screenshot of what I see in AP APExport.jpg= Preview with details of the AP exported file. As I mentioned in another thread, I need to upload optimal images so that the file can be auto-sent to the print lab from my Cart and is good enough to print anywhere from a 6x4inch print right up to a 24x32inch print. So, I'm playing around with the best settings and opening a can of worms (for me anyway). Cheers
  12. Hi @walt.farrell Many thanks for your response and sorry for the confusion with the order of files attached. The first image above is what I exported from AP (ColorSync Profile: sRGB) after editing the jpg. The second image is not exported it's the original image with the Epson details, which I scanned with an Epson scanner. This is why I'm trying to work out why the first image looks quite flat and washed out as this is only one example of many from this series of photos.
  13. Nilla's Photography

    Jpg exported as 6400px

    @R C-R Many thanks for the information and links but also your patience. Currently I offer these standard print sizes: 8"x12" (20cm x 30cm) 16"x20" (40cm x 50cm) 20"x30" (50cm x 75cm) 24"x32" (60cm x 80cm) Although, I offer any size the print lab can print to as long as the image goes to that size and across most mediums (canvas, photo, foam, etc.) I know that the above sizes don't cover all aspect ratios, but I can manually adjust these, when this is automated then I'm hoping that my Cart displays a crop tool like my old site. The other thing that my old site used to do is if the image was not compatible with a larger size, a message displayed to the customer to choose another size to suit. (Maybe I should have stuck with my old platform as it really did have a great Cart system and not go to self-hosted.) Thanks again
  14. Hi I scanned my 1985 slides when I didn't know how to scan properly so some are scanned at 72, 300, or 6400 DPI and many jpgs contain a lot of dust, marks, and mottled skies due to age of slides. As I can't rescan anything right now, I'm editing with AP but have a couple of issues: Exported jpgs don't appear as sharp as what displays when I'm working in AP. Don't believe I've changed any settings, but my exported jpgs that were originally 72DPI have started to export as 6400DPI, even though I've set the Quality to 94%. I've watched the AP DPI video but still trying to get my head around it all.) Am I doing something wrong? I'd like all my exports as 300DPI as this is what I'll upload to my website for purchasing, then photos go to the print lab. Any help is appreciated :-)
  15. Nilla's Photography

    Jpg exported as 6400px

    Thanks @R C-R and @firstdefence This is the file that I sent to the lab, but maybe the lab changed settings before printing. After this discussion, all I'm really after is the best settings to export my files from AP so that whatever a customer choses any print size from my Cart, this image will print result in optimal quality and colour. Is this not achievable? (As mentioned above, I'll eventually automate my Cart so I need to upload optimal image files, which will be sent automatically to the print lab.) Many thanks for all the information
  16. Nilla's Photography

    Jpg exported as 6400px

    Thanks @GabrielM for the info. No, I didn't resize my document and always export using Bicubic as Lanczos 3 can result in quite an artificial (too contrasty) look. Sorry @R C-R as my photos are taken with different cameras, the aspect ratio varies. I also have 35mm negs/slide film ratio to contend with - I used PS Elements and also Lightroom to export previously. What my old site used to do if the aspect ratio didn't match the print dimension ordered, then a crop tool would display over the image so that the customer could position the crop to their liking. I uploaded the original file (typically 5-20MB) with its original dimensions that came out of the camera and used 300DPI on export. So as an example, an image of 22.9MB with an image size of 5878x3924 pixels at Image DPI: 300 pixels/inch was sent to the print lab for a print size of 24in x 36in, which resulted in a very sharp print.
  17. Nilla's Photography

    Jpg exported as 6400px

    Hi Gabe, Thank you for your response and link. In the past and regardless of print size, the lab always requested the image to be saved at 300DPI, sometimes I was requested to save the image to exact print dimensions and other times not. My problem is that I'm setting up my website's Cart so that in the future anyone can order different print sizes from the same image, which will automatically be sent to a print lab. I'm not sure the best way to handle this for optimal quality? In my old website's Cart when a print size was selected a crop displayed over the image to crop the image accordingly, then this final output was automatically sent to the print lab. I uploaded the photos at their original px size at 300DPI - maybe this was incorrect but I didn't have any issues, perhaps the print lab corrected the image. All this aside, is there a way to export a jpg from AP so that it's ready for multiple print sizes? The other issue is why would my exported image not look as sharp as when I'm working in AP?
  18. Nilla's Photography

    Jpg exported as 6400px

    Hi @Alfred thanks for your quick response and I understand that for a browser it's not important, but as my images will go to a printer automatically from my Cart, then I need to upload images at 300DPI for a print lab. Sorry for the confusion and I should have been clearer in my title/content. When I open the jpg in Preview>tool inspector, this displays: "Image DPI: 6400pixels/inch"
  19. Wow, @IanSG powerful tool but I'm not into creating/cloning my images, so will live with it and select another image instead. Thanks again for your help.
  20. Hi, My RAW files don't have as good an output to jpg using AP as when I use Adobe PS Elements Editor. I'm sure it's because when I open a RAW file in Adobe, it auto applies adjustments. I've applied many adjustments to try and get the same result but still my flames are burnt out in AP and the whole image doesn't look as good as the Adobe jpg. File DSC_1488b1 is with Adobe File DSC_1488w1 is with AP Any ideas? Many thanks
  21. Thanks @AffinityFran - love your passion! I'll check it out and thanks for the tip - keep pulling my hair out with this PP and will soon need a wig!
  22. Hi @IanSG I've attached the file and thank you. DSC_1473.NEF
  23. I have another RAW file from this series with vastly contrasting fire to subject and can't seem to get any detail out of the fire. I've tried what we did for my previous image above, but not sure if this one is not salvageable. Any help would be great!
  24. Thank you once again @Gnobelix and also @John Rostron for the great advice. :)
  25. @Gnobelix and @AffinityFran Just on editing images, what is the best persona to edit a RAW file or a jpg in AP? I've watched countless hours of differing opinions, plus many Affinity tutorials and still not sure. Like I said, I don't want to spend an age editing one image as I have many to do: 60+ countries with around 10-20 images for each country to sort out, for my travel photography site. I've read also that many professionals use the Document>Colour Format=>Lab (16 bit) function for many adjustments then convert back to the image's original colour format. Is this the best method of approach, or? Many thanks
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