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  1. Hi, I'd like to request a setting, maybe general or in the export dialogue. When I edit a photo, RAW or jpg, and I export it as a jpg, I most of the time want it to include the original date and time when I took the picture. Affinity Photo unfortunately writes the date and time of export into the EXIF information. A setting to change this would be most welcome! Or maybe I've just overlooked something? Regards, Chris
  2. Hi, I just tried stitching a panorama with a very wide range of exposure and while Affinity Photo did a very good job adjusting the individual exposures, unfortunately it decided to crank up the exposure on the whole panorama, making it impossible to regain detail in the bright parts after the final panorama rendering. I used RAW images as source. Is there a way to change the exposure or even adjust curves within the panorama persona? It is pretty limiting to have it export as an 8 bit jpg with blown-out highlights.. Regards, Chris
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    Panorama Exposure

    Thanks for your replies! Well, I must've been mistaken concerning the 8bit/16bit matter, just double checked. Sorry! I was trying to avoid just that: processing each file individually beforehand. But I guess for now there's no other way. :unsure: I agree with MBd here: Feeding the file to the develop persona right after stitching instead of instantly "developing" it would help a lot! That would be exactly what I was looking for. I hope, the team considers this as a future improvement! :rolleyes:
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    Additional Graphs

    Hi, scopes are available in Affinity Photo, just click on view-studio-scopes. There is just one thing missing: the skin-color-line in the vectorscope. The parades in CMYK-mode are the same as in RGB. Affinity seems to convert the document to RGB for display in the scopes. Hope I could help! Chris
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    CD Effekt

    Kleiner Hinweis: Es hei├čt Blu-Ray ;)
  6. Well you could alt+click the layer, which would hide everything except the layer you clicked. But your layers-panel would still be as cluttered... Edit: I just noticed that once you try to make an edit to the "alt-clicked" layer, the whole document comes back into view.
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    Please create an undo and redo button

    Ah, I see, you're right! But the option is already there, so what's missing is an undo/redo option for the TOOLBAR :D I'm not really convinced, but hey, if some people need this, why not offer an option ;)
  8. Well you could use the menu item "open in Affinity Photo". It would take the whole document and open it with Affinity Photo. Then you could make adjustments to your raster layer and switch back afterwards. By using this method, all your changes would be saved within your document and be editable in Affinity Designer after the fact (live-filters, for example). Adobe automatically flattens the raster layer before switching back to Illustrator, I think. The "Affinity-way" would actually be "better" in that way. Of course this method wouldn't "isolate" the raster layer, but show the whole document, so that's a downside.
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    Please create an undo and redo button

    Yes, it is (right click on it). Affinity could probably offer an undo/redo button. I'm just curious to know why a button would be easier to use than a shortcut?
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    Please create an undo and redo button

    May I ask what keeps you from using the shortcut (cmd+z)? I don't think cluttering the menubar would be a good thing... Chris
  11. Hi, I love AP, but the cropping still needs some work: Whenever I crop an image, I come across the fact that the crop tool in Photoshop is somewhat better than the one in AffinityPhoto. I love the way one can see the whole image whenever clicking on the crop tool. I know that AP's crop tool is non-destructive and it would be great to be able to see the "cropped" part of an image. Also, when straightening a photo (either by rotating or by using the "straighten" button and drawing a line), it would be very helpful, if AP resized the crop automatically, resulting in no blank space inside the crop. I think, Photoshop does it. And again, it would be great, if the default mode for cropping was "original ratio". Or at least make AP remember that setting! To sum up: Although I hate to compare AP to Photoshop, I think that cropping is an area that needs work and Photoshop shows, how it can and should be done! Cheers, Chris
  12. Hi Affinity team! I have raised this before during the Photo beta run, but the following problem still annoys the crap out of me: When I develop a RAW image through Affinity, I want the exported file to retain the EXACT same exif-information! It's not that hard, really. Right now I have to go through hundreds of .jpg files and change the date manually after the fact, because Affinity Photo wrote the timestamp of the export into the exif. This. Is. Awful! When I open a .jpg file, make changes and just save it again as a .jpg file, the original exif-info is rewritten to it. Why can't you do this for RAW files exported as .jpg as well? It's such a simple thing! On another note: When editing .jpg and saving back to .jpg, some exif information gets crippled.. In my case the lens-information is missing (It should be AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G). Just another annoyance with your handling of exif-information. I'm really sorry about the rant, but it's so so frustrating using a great software like yours and then having to deal with these show-stopping-kind of problems. Regards Chris
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    video scopes

    I would like to see the "skin tone" line added to the vectorscope in Affinity Photo! It would be a small, but helpful addition!
  14. Yes, I am using the MAS version. Apple asked me for some additional information, hopefully we'll be able to figure it out, cause I really think this isn't an Affinity-issue..
  15. Hi guys, I'm experiencing some weird and annoying music playback behavior when developing RAW images in Affinity Photo. When I'm panning around the image or zooming in, my iTunes playback stops/stutters. I checked activity monitor, the CPU usage seems to be no more than 50 %. I'm on the El Capitan GM using the latest AP and iTunes versions. Probably the problem lies with Apple and iTunes (already filed a bug report), I am just curious if anyone else is experiencing something similar. MacBook Pro 13", Mid-2014 Cheers Chris
  16. Hi there, I came across a bug in the develop persona: Using the white balance tool and trying to draw a rectangle with it (by holding down "alt") draws the rectangle outside the photo the input value of the mouse gets flipped around (moving the mouse pointer further to the right enlarges the rectangle upwards and moving the pointer downwards enlarges the rectangle to the right). It seems to affect pictures in portrait orientation only and appears in the current AppStore version as well as the current beta! I'm on the current OS X El Cap beta. Regards, Chris PS: I attached a screenshot showing the problem. white balance.tiff
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    Develop persona white balance tool screwed up

    The image is straight from the SD card of my camera (Nikon D80), which automatically adds the rotation tags (as any modern camera does, I believe). And I found another problem with the same tool: When doing the same with a previously cropped layer, the rectangle again is drawn in a wrong position! Cheers
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    Develop RAW image is broken

    Hi there, I just tried to develop a NEF raw file (Nikon D3100) and the results after pressing "develop" are totally different from what I saw in the develop persona! I attached the two stages. Cheers, Chris develop persona.tiff photo persona.tiff PS: It would be great, if one could go back to the develop persona after having developed the file and change some parameters. But I think that's already on the roadmap (I remember seeing something like a live-develop-filter)
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    Location panel zoom bug

    Hi, I found an annoying bug in the location panel: Zooming using the pinch-gesture doesn't work right. The "midpoint" of the map seems to be outside the panel. When zooming, the map actually zooms around a point to the right of the screen and not around the cursor as intended. Cheers, Chris
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    Location panel zoom bug

    Hi Andy, I just realized that I am using the OSX 10.11 customer beta... Might be a bug that should be reported to Apple?
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    Develop RAW image is broken

    Yes, I did exactly that! I turned off lens correction, cause it didn't do anything to the image anyway.
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    Develop RAW image is broken

    Done! I hope it helps you identify the problem!
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    New Branding for Affinity

    I also have to say I like the old icons better... I think they have a "welcoming" feel to them and to me, it is nice to see the purpose of an app represented in its logo. Also, the new logos don't really fit Apple's latest "Icon" style: Just look at Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Final Cut Pro X, Logic X, Motion 5 and all the stock apps. They all have something in their icon that represent their purpose. Now, I have to say, the current icons have a little bit "too much" going on with all the folding, shadows, etc. Just compare Designer's pens to Pages'. But overall, I think the current icons fit in better.
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