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  1. Thanks, that worked. The circle is back and it is easily enlarged or reduced using the [ & ] keys. Somehow I had never encountered this change before and appreciate the help.
  2. When I click to activate the Inpainting Tool instead of the small (but expandable) circle I have formely gotten I how get a + which cannot be enlarged and is very difficult to use on anything of any size. I have not been able to find a way to get the circle to come up dispite many attempts. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. TIA.
  3. The person quoted from the other forum definitely feels there is a major difference between adjusting White Balance and adjusting color cast. Thank you for the reply. As I see it, "you can achieve the same visual result in both personas" as you stated but he believes very differenty. Thanks again, your input is much appreciated.
  4. An individual that posts in another phtography forum that I frequent claims that if a file in transferred from the Develop Persona to the Photo Persona without White Balance being corrected there first (in the Develop Persona), when it's a RAW File, that the WB tool in the adjustment panel is worthless and cannot truly adjust WB. This person is said to be a computer expert of long experience and is very convincing in his postings. However, I find it difficult to believe that Serif would not have fixed such a defect at some point during the several years of Affinity Photo's existence. And it seems to me that on the infrequent occaisons I use that tool in the Photo Persona to adjust WB in a file it does so and doesn't just adjust color cast as this person claims. So what is the truth of this matter? Any input would be much appreciated.
  5. Can Affinity Photo with the recent upgrade now process Pixel Shift Resolution files, which it wasn't able to do before? Thanks for any info.
  6. The Pixel Shift files are huge (about 160 mb - 40 mb X 4)) and beyond my systems ability to transmit them, I think. If I resized them I think they would no longer be valid Pixel Shift files, although I don't have much knowledge about this topic. Thanks for trying to trying to help.
  7. Can Pixel Shift Resolution files (also called MultiShot), as produced in Sony, Pentax, and a few other camera brands, be processed in Affinity Photo? As they come from the camera, the Pixel Shift Resolution files combine 4 shots but Affinity Photos appears to select just one of the 4 for processing, or at least that's what appears to happen when I try to do this. The PixelShift2DNG software combines the four shots into a single DNG file that preserves the Pixel Shift Resolution qualities, and that most processing apps can process. However, thus far I can't make this work in Affinity Photo, the image produced being just streaks of different colors. I would like to do HDR merges of 5 - 6 Photo Shift Resolution files from my Pentax K-1, then put these through the Pixel2DNG app, then process the resulting DNG file in Affinity Photo. Alternately I could process each file I wish to HDR merge first in Pixel2DNG and then do an HDR merge the resulting 5 - 6 files, and then process that in Affinity Photo. I can't make either method work. Any help would be much appreciated.
  8. Jammy, I had the exact same artifacts in stitched panoramas. I followed your advice and disabled hardware acceleration, then did three new panoramas and there were no artifacts whatsoever in any of the three. They did occur somewhat sporadically before but I think they would have occurred in at least one, and probably two, of every panorama I did so I think the problem is solved, thanks to your advice. Much appreiciated.
  9. The artifacts in the first post look exactly like the ones I'm getting. However, I did two panorama stitches yesterday eveing that didn't have them. Hopefiully they won't return but if they do I will apply the solution done by the second poster. Thanks for the helpful info.
  10. Recently I have begun to get strange artifacts when my panorama stitches are completed. These do not show up until after the image is finished and exported. They are small (about 1/4- 3/8 inch long) narrow white bands scattered about the image randomly, somwhere around six in each image, and are simple, straight, very narrow, uniform in size, shape and color, and about the width of pencil lead. I do a lot of mountain range photography and use HDR on most images because the scenes are usually high contrast. In this case I do HDR merges ( 5-6 files each) on two or three images, then do panorama stitiching on the two or three of these HDR merges so that most of the visible mountain range is included in the finished photo. I've done this for quite some time and never had artifacts in the images until the past week. I can remove the artifacts with inpainting but it seems they sometimes reappear, although I am not certain of that as I may have missed those the first time I looked. I updated my Affinity Photo as soon as the update was issued and I am wondering if that might have something to do with is as I never saw such artifacts before updating. I did a search here for this and also searched in the Workbook but found no mention of anything like this. Any help and advice would be appreciated. The files are much too large to attach and I don't have the time right now but if the description above isn't adequate I can resize and send them later. But they are really simple - just very small white bands. Thanks in advance.
  11. Thanks for the replys. H does work ok. I think clicking on the arrow just below the hand in the panel does what I want also (found this out by accident). Then the only thing going on appears to be the cursor is the arrow.
  12. It's often said there is no such think as a dumb question but this one may violate that saying. After an item is selected in the Tools Panel how is it turned off after finishing using it? For example, after I use the Inpainting Tool I cannot find a way to terminate it's use short of stopping processing of the file. The same applies to at least some other tools in the panel. I've been using Affinity Photo for quite some time and despite searching through the Workbook several times have not found an answer to this. I would think that simply clicking on the tools icon in the Tools Panel would do this but it doesn't. Thanks for any help.
  13. I have processed a RAW (DRG) file ih the Develop Persona, then saved it as an afphoto file, which AFAIK is now an RGB file. When I reopen the file it now opens as a RGB file. I would like to do some more work on the file in the Develop Persona but when I try to reopen that Persona I get a message "Choose an RGB Pixel Layer." I do not know how, and can't find a way, to do that. The Affintiy Photo Workbook has nothing on that, at least that I can find. I am far from a highly accomplished AP user and any help will be appreiciated. Thanks.
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