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  1. I'm now having unexpected hip surgery tomorrow so won't be able to get & use this new Affinity Photo guidebook as soon as expected. But I hope that someone else out there will get it & post what they think about it. The table of contents & preview pages I read on Amazon look promising as giving more than enough attention to many of the most important features in AP.
  2. The first release is only available on Kindle but in a couple of weeks Amazon will also be selling a soft cover book as well for the same price.
  3. With all of the interest previously expressed on this forum for a user manual for Affinity Photo, I’m surprised no one has expressed an interest in finding out whether this guidebook covers enough ground for new users. When I get my copy, that is something I’ll report back.
  4. A new Affinity Photo Guidebook, entitled "Essential Affinity Photo", has just been announced & released by English landscape photographer Robin Whalley. Robin has previously published quite a number of both soft cover & ebooks covering a range of subjects, mostly to do with using Lightroom or Photoshop. He also operates both a website & blog under the names "The Lightweight Photographer" & "Lenscraft Photography". I have purchased & used quite a number of his earlier efforts, which I find to be very focused on those features of these programs that are most useful to many photographers. I haven't bought this latest one, which is available as an ebook now & softcover in the near future, but definitely plan to do so. This guidebook may be what many on the forum have been looking for in lieu of a user manual created by Serif. You can get more info about buying the book from Amazon by clicking http://viewbook.at/affinity-photo; also you can do a Google search using the title "Essential Affinity Photo". The price is 4.99 British Pounds or comparable currency.
  5. Can you possibly post a copy of the images with these splodges as you call them. Hard to tell without seeing your results, or how a histogram of your images would look, to tell what is really going on. What kind of camera are you using, RAW or JPEG & assume if RAW you are using Affinity as your RAW converter. What size files are you working with? Might possibly be some kind of color management issues also. But if we could see what you are getting in results it might help to give you some better suggestions for dealing with it.
  6. I am far from an expert when it comes to printing in general or specifically with Affinity (I've done all my past printing with Lightroom & profiles for my RAW files printed on a Canon Pro 100 wide format printer). But one general suggestion I would have is to remind you that when setting up the printer & doing your soft proofing, bear in mind that the image you see on the computer screen is back lit, but the image when printed on your paper will be lit with reflective light. So it is quite often a good idea to add some brightening with increased exposure or brightness sliders to adjust for this. It sounds like this might help with the dark & rather muddy output you are getting.
  7. It sounds like you may have arrived at a very workable solution to this problem that many of us face with owning new cameras not yet supported by AP. I am a Fuji user with a new X-T3 whose RAW files also cannot yet be converted by AP. I now use Capture One Pro Fujifilm as my RAW converter & am fairly certain that their regular Pro software also supports the new Nikon & Canon mirrorless cameras & converts their RAW files. C1 also works well to incorporate AP as a plug in to allow round trip file editing between the two applications. Good luck & happy shooting with your new Z6, which looks like a very good camera.
  8. I just switched from using the free Fuji Express version of Capture One 12 to the trial version of Fuji Pro; & in this version I can use the "Edit With" option to open & move my images into AP, which I could not do in the lite C1-12. So I don't know if that means the bug is limited to this free version or whether my ability to do this in the full one was a fluke, not common to all others.
  9. If you look on the Apple forums, there are a lot of comments about problems in general with this new OS. So while I haven't had an personal experience in using it on my 2017 iMac, I am still running High Sierra until things settle down with some solutions to these problems with Mojave.
  10. Right now I am running the Fujifilm Express version of Capture One 12, which doesn't have the full feature set of this upgrade. For example, I don't have the "Edit With" option but only have the "Open With" one. But if I right click on an image that I have edited it C1 (12), one of the options shown is Affinity Photo. But when I select that it attempts to open AP, but it won't open; & the finder of my iMac says that it is not responding, so I have to force it to quit. I recall however when I was using the prior V.11 Fujifilm Express for C1, I was able to use the "Open With" option to send images to AP, but I only tested it without attempting to further edit in AP & don't recall if it was an edited Variant of my C1 image or just the original raw.
  11. I'm looking to cancel my Adobe subscription to LR & PS; then use Capture One 12 as primary editor with Affinity Photo used for anything previously needed to be done in PS. So I am very interested in the answer to this question. I know that one of the new features in version 12 of C1 is a feature to support plugins & wonder if this is the issue, i.e., that AP will have to be set up to work as a plugin for C1. If so, I hope that Serif will work this out so that it can be used that way.
  12. Hello Dan C, On the Apple forum, one of the members stated he was already able to convert Fuji X-T3 RAW files, & when i inquired if he could use the Develop tools to edit the image & then click on the Develop tab to move into the Persona module, he said he could do both. Here is a screenshot he attached to show an X-T3 RAW file in his Develop module. Can you please explain this to me?
  13. I downloaded the free lite version of C1 for Fuji as it is getting a lot of positive support on the Fuji X forum, and it seemed to do a nice job of converting my X-T3's RAW files. I spent a little time trying to figure out the layout & tool functions, but ultimately decided I really didn't want to have to completely learn another editing system. Also since I still might need to use Photoshop for anything C1 was unable to do, it would mean having to figure out all the ways where something could be done in both apps, & then decide which to use because it was either better or lacking in C1. And I think, in my opinion at least, that I prefer the conversion from RAW to DNG that I get with Iridient X-Transformer, which only cost $30 US & I think better integrates with Lightroom. So having C1 for RAW conversion use only, seemed redundant & a bit cumbersome to me. But that is just my opinion as an old ****, & many others might think differently.
  14. Thanks very much for this heads up, which explains the problems I was having trying to use Affinity Photo 1.6.7 to convert my X-T3's RAF files. I hope it won't be too long before this camera will be included, as in the past, AP has been a much better RAW converter of X-Trans files than either Lightroom or Adobe Camera RAW in my opinion.
  15. On another topic in this forum , I received a notice from one of the Affinity Photo forum moderators that my Fuji X-T3 is not a supported camera on either Affinity Photo 1.6.7 or Apple Core RAW yet, but that the earlier X-Trans sensor cameras are supported for RAW conversion. So until such time as I might be able to use AP for RAW conversion, I will probably convert my RAW files in Iridient X Transformer to DNG & then import them into AP. I also have AP included as a plug-in for Lightroom so what I could also end up doing, consistent with my past work experience, is bring the DNG files from IXT into LR to have them in the file structure I have set up with LR, & then make the decision as to editing in AP or LR - or even occasional use of Photoshop if I have a need for layers or masks. This latter situation is also an area where I need to explore AP further to see if it can do what I need for this aspect of editing. But like you say, I think that AP, for my prior X-Trans RAW conversion, has done a better job than LR. I haven't had any personal experience with Raw Therapee as an X-Trans file converter but have also heard good things about it generally, but nothing as to its ability with Fuji files.

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