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  1. jimfastcar

    File size

    This is probably an obvious question, but i cant seem to find the answer by search. Say I start with a 20 MB picture and i do some basic edits, Crop and Brightness - the resulting file is half the size. Is this normal ?
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    File size

    Ah, thanks
  3. Hello a problem I encounter frequently is exposure on sunny days over water and the resulting green cast. i have tried to fix in Affinity, but my poor skills have me stumped. The only thing I have done is a modest crop your advice is welcome and appreciated
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    Correcting exposure

    Same bird, no corrections , other than slight crop
  5. Novice user of Affinity here.... I am currently using the iPad version on my iPad Pro 12", and am debating getting a MacBook 15" for larger screen. At the end of the day, does the iPad version of the software afford me most of the functionality of the desktop version ? Especially since I would need to spend $ 3000 for a MacBook ! Again, I do not anticipate ever being a "power user", my out of camera pics are reasonable and so far have been using mostly the cropping tool and some brightness / contrast. Don't ever expect to get into masking elements, etc. Thanks
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    Do i need a computer ?

    Thanks for all the replies gentlemen, much appreciated I checked back, did not realize i would not be alerted via email when someone posted response, thus my tardy reply - Ah !, i see the magic button below !!
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    White Balance

    Rank beginner as you will discover from my question. i was looking at a You Tube video to replicate a quick correction a friend did for me. my original picture with some adjustment for cropping and brightness His correction The You Tube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohi-FZf_6Y4 where is the screen in the video ? I have looked for it everywhere ! Thanks
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    White Balance

    Thanks very much, did not see this until now (time change Canada)
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    White Balance

    My pics did not upload
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    RAW + jpeg

    I shoot with a Sony a6300 which has the ability to shoot both at the same time. I have until now only shot in highest resolution jpeg, but am considering going to both as my ability to edit improves. When i download the pictures to iPad Photostream i get a message that it will only download one format, I will assume it choose jpeg. When i review the pictures on the camera, i only get one per shot - I expected to get 2 (one in jpeg and one in RAW) I would be grateful if someone would clarify my ignorance of how this works, and if indeed I have both on the SD Card, how do i select the RAW file into Affinity if only the jpeg is being imported into Photostream ? Thanks and apologies for my beginner question..........
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    RAW + jpeg

    Thanks very much
  12. I posted this question on a general photo Forum and most users are Photoshop, I am attaching the fix someone did. How can this be done in Affinity iPad ? Thanks PS -the original would not upload, the pelican is centered and very close to the top margin. He cropped it to put the subject closer to the right and added blue sky on the top. i would also like to remove the rocks to the left. Thanks
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    How to “add” background

  14. As a new User about to start to use the App, I am keenly intersted in seeing some resolution to this problem. I have an iPad Pro 12.9 with 80 /128 GB available. will it freeze up as some have mentioned, and will I run out of space ?
  15. As much as we all have become accustomed to doing more and more on the internet, i would love to sit down with other Affinity users and learn from each other computers in hand. Has any thought been given to establishing local clubs of hobbyists, or is there a resource here to connect with others face to face ? PS - I am in Toronto area, Canada Thanks
  16. I looked for a thread that would answer what I am looking for, I expect it exists, just can’t find it. i will describe myself as a 6/10 photographer and a 1/10 Posr-processor. That said, as I approach Retiement, I would like to become reasonably proficient photo editor (5/10 ?), thus purchased Affinity after much research as I sensed it offered much of the functionality of more expensive and complex programs. i have diligently followed about the first 15 video tutorials and I am lost. I sense they are written for the Photoshop refugee ! Where can I find “Affinity for Dummies”?, I need to start from the ground up. Thanks
  17. I currently download pictures from my Sony camera to MacBook using a USB C cable. From there, once the pics are in Photos folder I edit in Affinity. Since i only have about 100 GB available, am concerned with space and am considering an external drive option. Does anybody download directly from camera to external drive and then work from there keeping all the originals and modified files on the external drive ? Looking for the most efficient workflow - Thanks
  18. How about doing all the editing on the Mac and saving finished files on external drive and Dropbox ? i would save space that way
  19. I get the sense in looking at some of the tutorials that i don't really need to shoot in RAW format as the software's ability to edit jpeg's is strong and RAW editing is unecessarilly complex for beginners.
  20. Thanks I have seen some paid sites that claim to offer very good instruction, will take a look
  21. Fixed ! Went to Settings in Photo app and made Photos the system or default program.... tt
  22. The lower picture is where I am at trying to view pictures in "Photos" to be able to import them into Affinity for editing. I am on a 2017 MacBook running High Sierra 10.13.4 (latest version) and Affinity 1.6.7 There is a spinning wheel lower right corner, but Photos do not appear in Affinity dialogue even after 15 minutes waiting
  23. Do I have to buy both iPad and Mac subscriptions? can I purchase one all encompassing ?