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  1. Hi to all, Considering the crickets I heard with this post on the Affinity on Desktop Questions forum, I'm assuming that the following is not currently possible, and therefore posting here as a request: When editing photos, I will often put two different ideas on two different layers. Let's say "A" is a curves layer where I've put a lot of contrast and "B" a curves layer where I've put only a little contrast. I want to look at one, then the other, to see which idea I like best. As it stands now, the only thing that I seem to be able to do is to uncheck A to see what B looks like; then uncheck B and check A to see what A looks like; then uncheck A and recheck B to see what B looks like again; ... ad nauseam. That's long and especially any true "toggling effect" (a rapid back and forth between the adjusted images) is lost, because you're obliged to either go briefly completely back to the unadjusted background layer (a third "version" thus), or have both of the adjustment layers briefly activated (a fourth "version" thus). 😖 What I'm requesting is some way to toggle between a series of layers or groups of layers. I used two layers for the example above, but as a feature, one should be able to toggle through any number of layers or groups of layers. I would imagine such a feature would start with selecting the concerned layers. So, using the example above, I would select the layers A and B then: [Keystroke and/or Click] gives: A checked, B unchecked [Keystroke and/or Click] gives: A unchecked, B checked etc. etc. Just to hammer in the idea, let's imaging a third layer, "C": Select the three layers: [Keystroke and/or Click] gives: A checked, B unchecked, C unchecked [Keystroke and/or Click] gives: A unchecked, B checked, C unchecked [Keystroke and/or Click] gives: A unchecked, B unchecked, C checked etc. etc. I seem to remember such a feature being available in another image editing program, but can't remember which one (Gimp??). I hope that others will sound in and thanks to the Affinity team for all you do!
  2. Hi to all, Is it possible to select two layers, or two groups of layers, and toggle back and forth between them? When editing photos, I will often put two different ideas on two different layers: Let's say "A" is a curves layer where I've put a lot of contrast and "B" a curves layer where I've put only a little contrast. I want to look at one, then the other, to see which idea I like best. As it stands now, the only thing that I seem to be able to do is to uncheck A to see what B looks like; then uncheck B and check A to see what A looks like; then uncheck A and recheck B to see what it looks like again; ... ad nauseam. That's long and especially any true "toggling effect" (a rapid back and forth between the adjusted images) is lost, because you're obliged to either go briefly completely back to the unadjusted background layer (a third "version" thus), or have both of the adjustment layers briefly activated (a fourth "version" thus). 😖 What I'm looking for is to select A and B: [Keystroke and/or Click]: A checked, B unchecked [Keystroke and/or Click]: A unchecked, B checked etc. etc. What's the magic keystroke or keystroke and click combination that I'm missing to do this? Thanks to all in advance!
  3. To partially answer my own question, I'm back at my desk and just tested this myself. This function indeed does not work for my Nikon D7500 images either. So in all likelihood this feature doesn't work with any Nikon dx model and most likely with no Nikon cameras. So, anyhoo, this is on my wish-list as well for Affinity. I'd much prefer having this feature available in Affinity (including in the Photo Persona (and in all personas for that matter)) than having to use Nikon's..., well..., how shall I say... somewhat frustrating? software.
  4. Hi Dan C, Typing this on my phone; currently away from computer and camera. But I'm curious: is this the case for all Nikon cameras? Just dx (crop frame)?
  5. Hi again Walt, To get back to you as promised, the only thing in the "Profiles" folder at C:\Users\(me)\AppData\Roaming\Affinity\Photo\1.0\profiles was an empty text file named "blacklist.txt" I did, just to make sure I was in the right place, use the "File>Import ICC Profile..." function in Affinity to import a file, and indeed it showed up there. Also, at C:\Program Files\Affinity\Affinity Photo\Resources\ there is a "ICC" folder, but it contains only the default iccs delivered with Affinity (AdobeRGB1998.icc and co.). I also looked at C:\ProgramData\Affinity\Photo\1.0, but there are only two files therein: "LensProfiles" and "Plugins". I didn't see any other promising folder names. By the way, I did download Affinity directly from the website. So the mystery remains intact at least for the moment. Any other ideas from you or others are welcome!
  6. Hi Walt, If I did so it was by accident. I'm at work right now 😓, but I'll check that file this evening (Europe time). Thanks!
  7. Hi Callum, Thanks for your help! Yes, the deleted files stay in the Proof Profile list, even after a restart of Affinity and for that matter after a restart of the computer. I deleted the out of date icc files months ago. Any ideas? PS: For that matter, I can even apply the deleted icc files, i.e., when I click on them, the image will change in the window, as images do when you apply an icc file. So, it's as if Affinity has internalized the icc data...
  8. Hi all, I'm on a Windows 10, 64-bit machine and running Version 1.7.3.481 of Affinity Photo. The "Proof Profile" list in the Soft Proof adjustment continues to list icc files that have been deleted from C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color. Here's a screen grab: You'll see that there is only one "PICTO_Lambda (...)" file in the color folder (...Satine_5.icc) in Windows Explorer, but there are three in the Proof Profile list in the Soft Proof adjustment (...Brillant_3.icc, ...Satine_3.icc and Satine_5.ICC (the extension presenting oddly in capital letters), this latter being the one in the color folder). Indeed, I had manually deleted the ..Brillant_3.icc, and ...Satine_3.icc profiles from the color folder because they were outdated. But, Affinity keeps showing them to me, which creates quite a bit of confusion. Is there a way to get Affinity to update the Proof Profile list to what is actually in the color folder? Thanks a million and happy retouching to all!
  9. Same problem here, and for me it's happening with nearly all the tools (Zoom, Clone, Paint brush, Selection brush, Eraser, etc.) and nearly all Live Filters (Clarity, High Pass, Denoise, Lens Distortion, etc.). This problem appeared with the 1.7 update (maybe the 1.7.1?); before that update it wasn't there.
  10. Thanks James and v_kyr for this information! Color management is one of things where the more you know the more you realize you don't know... But thanks to you guys I'm a couple of steps further along on the pathway. Happy shooting to you both!
  11. So, down the rabbit hole of color management for us! I'm on a Windows 10, 64-bit operating system with a run-of-the-mill Dell P2414H. I purchased a ColorMunki Display to calibrate my monitor. In the preferences of the program delivered with it, you have the choice of ICC profile version 2 or version 4. It defaults to version 4, but my Googling appears to suggest that version 4 may be problematic in numerous situations. However, I'm also having a hard time finding recent AND reliable info (ironically X-rite's own information is very dated). Of course, I'm most concerned about all this in Affinity Photo, so, first question: Do you advise ICC version 2 or 4? Can AP handle both of them (if that even comes into question), or is it better to use the older ICC version 2? And more largely (second question), is there anything specific that I need to do to make sure that AP is... correctly calling upon the monitor calibration information in the icm file? I'm asking because I also use RawTherapee for more "in-depth" raw development, and in that program, you have to indicate the monitor's color profile (point the program to the current monitor calibration icm file, so to speak). I don't see any such thing in Affinity Photo, although I do think Affinity Photo is completely "color managed"(?). So, I suppose there i a third implicite question: How does AP insert itself into the color management pipeline on any given computer? De excuse me if my terminology is off; I hope everything is understandable and thank you all in advance for your feedback!
  12. Thanks Callum! I confirm also your two observations: On my computer too, right click dismisses Straighten (cool!) but not the Picker.
  13. Hi all, I'm assuming I'm missing something really simple, but how do you dismiss, or let go of certain sub-tools? Two examples: If I activate the Crop tool, then choose its Straighten tool, then decide that a don't want the Straighten tool after all (for example, I decide to just straighten the image by grabbing a corner and rotating manually), I can't (or surely don't see how to) un-choose the Straighten tool. It seems like the only thing I can do is to cancel the entire operation. Same thing with the Picker in a Curves adjustment layer. Once I've clicked on the Picker, I can't get rid of it without closing the layer completely. I've tried re-clicking the sub-tool, hitting the Escape key, hitting the Delete key (don't do that)... What am I missing? How do you "let go" of these sub-tools without closing the parent tool?
  14. Many of the adjustments, when accessed via the Adjustment panel, have defaults pre-installed. In and of itself, that's not a problem, but what is a problem is that these defaults can neither be deleted nor modified, nor replaced (this is the case at least for the Windows version of Affinity Photo). Users should be able to set their own defaults for adjustments, instead of being obliged to click away from a non-modifiable default. (see the discussion in the Affinity on Desktop Questions Forum)
  15. I agree with R C-R on this: indeed if you choose an adjustment in the Adjustment panel, and if there's a default, it's applied. But I wonder if the Windows version of AP might behave differently than the Mac version?? In any case, I'll post this as a request, because users should be able to set their own defaults. EDIT: see "Default adjustments in the Adjustment panel should be user-definable"
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