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  1. I got my book yesterday and the unopened German copy will be on its way back to them as soon as I get to a post office (too big for the letter boxes near me).
  2. I got my book on Monday - unfortunately I have a German not English copy - so need to wait for Serif to be back next week to sort it out - (someone at the shippers stuck an English sticker on over the German one on the back of a German book!)
  3. I had never heard of Graphic Converter so I will give it a look
  4. Apple photos loses out with the metadata handling for me. I have about 40k photos with around 2000 keywords to allow me to find anything, as photos doesn't do keyword hierarchies it is very hard to maintain. If they had ported over the Aperture keywords system then I would have saved money but as they didn't....
  5. I've been looking at this in some detail recently, and come up with the following conclusions (you may all disagree) I currently use Aperture (for old photos) and Apple Photos (for new) this is due to buying an EOS R which aperture can't read the raw files from. So looking at the options: Darktable Can't read CR3 files so out of contention Capture 1 Probably one of the best if your wallet can take the impact - personally £300 is too much for an application and the upgrades are going to hurt - if I had a Sony camera it is different but as I shoot on Canon... Lightroom It is Abode (need I say more) and I tried and don't like it Pictorial If you shoot raw it will cost you $5 per month as it is another rental software Dx0 Metadata handling is poor On1 Seems to be a reasonable choice - and will probably be what I will go with. Anyone care to offer other opinions.
  6. Hmm Well as a comparison On1 Photo Raw £66.53 Capture 1 £299 (assuming you don't have a Nikon, Fuji, or Sony camera) Dxo photo lab £112 or 169 So the prices vary somewhat when you look at just the initial investment
  7. As it is a Mac program it is probably using the OS features to preview the afphoto files, as OSX can preview the file (just select it and hit the spacebar) in the later version by default - it works on my Mac running Mojave
  8. have you tried stacking the images using Affinity itself - just wondered what your thoughts were?
  9. you can - I am sure on one of the betas when I tried it you ended up with multiple pictures in the same frame. I blame it on the heat..... Thanks Giles
  10. I find myself laying out documents with a good number of pictures all locked into picture frames for the layout. Now there comes a time (in most documents) when you insert a picture and it is the wrong one... Would it be possible to have a right click option to clear picture frame, otherwise it is a case of trying to work out which thumbnail in the layers panel (incidentally can those thumbnails be made bigger) you are looking at, expanding the layer frame and then selecting the picture and hitting delete. Thanks Giles
  11. How do you not know that you are all colour blind and I am seeing things correctly ? and how do you know what other people see compared to your own vision?
  12. It sounds odd to a lot of people, but it is the case. A cat5 (Ethernet) cable has 4 solid colours and 4 stripes. They are red blue orange and green, or to me red blue orange and orange. As I am a network engineer it can be an issue. grass is a completely different colour to plant leaves which are mostly green. the intensity and shade makes a difference, the brightness of the green traffic light bleaches all the colour from it. Green, brown, orange wiring is a nightmare and as for a resistor colour code.... you have to adapt, hence why there is a spyder5 on the Mac, and an expensive Calibrated colour printer. The pictures look odd to me but everyone else things they are great... it is a strange (to you lot) world I see but for me it is the same way I have seen things for 46 years
  13. That is interesting - as I am very colourblind - I see in colour but it is shifted all over the place. Grass is orange. UK Traffic lights are Orange, Red, White (from top) - there are so many forms of colour blindness that it is very difficult to predict how it would be seen. What looks good to someone with RED/GREEN won't work for those with Blue/Green vision - so just (in my opinion) make sure the text is a clear shade from the background and the colourblind will have to deal with it!
  14. Easy open both documents Go to original CMD-A (or CTRL-A) This selects everything on the current spread. CMD-C (CTRL-C) Change to new document CMD-V (CTRL-V) Copies everything over - even works if the documents aren't the same size - but you will have some work to do then....
  15. What do you mean no CR3 support? Affinity Photo 1.7.1 with a CR3 taken from my EOS R this afternoon (which I need to correct the exposure on as it is slightly overdone)
  16. iMatch is no good to us OSx users as it is windows only....
  17. Since the start of the year I have been using publisher to do a monthly club magazine, as the layout is simple and all the text held in remote documents a crash wouldn’t affect me much
  18. A quick workaround, add another row to the bottom of the table, change the height on the Second from bottom row (ie where your content is) delete the bottom row There might be a better way but this will work
  19. What a strange opinion. Taken to its conclusion we can only assume the author does not own any books, reads any physical magazines or newspapers, or even buy fish and chips...... (looks round room) I can see about 30 magazines (photography, cars, sci-do) several hundred books, bills, letters operating manuals, framed photos and a box of tissues all of which are made of paper. And outside is a recycling bins full of newspapers and surplus flyers. paper is fully recycled and my newspapers will potentially come back to me in a few weeks when the new ones are printed. each to their own but it seems a strange opinion to me
  20. Hmm same problem for me as digicam - CR3 files display as an Affinity photo thumbnail - but hit quick lock and the file is generated properly. However trying to go through a folder of images that look like this - isn't going to be much fun.... and when I first bought the camera I was doing raw + jpeg
  21. Reading about digikam made me go and have a look, all very impressive until I found it doesn’t support the cr3 raw files that my Eos R produces. Which OS X does in the operating system raw library.... and the affinity photo beta does another one off the list to look at...
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