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    juliep reacted to Lagarto in ICC profile useage in CMYK printing   
    You're welcome.
    It is often best to do this by slight adjustment of midtones using the Levels or Curves adjustment (rather than using the the Brightness / Control adjustment).
    Btw, the out-of-the-gamut warning related to Soft Proof (in Affinity apps) seems to show the warnings using the "absolute colorimetric" rendering intent (even if this, too, deviates from the warnings shown by Photoshop with an identical rendering intent, profile and photo). So it basically shows the colors in the source that will be clipped (set at the edges of the printer color space) if Absolute Colorimetric rendering intent. is used. As conversion to the device color space is basically never done this way by photo services (but rather by using relative colorimetric or perceptual rendering intent), trying to get rid of the gamut warnings by making own adjustments (which are typically a combination of desaturation, brightening of shadow and midtones, plus adding contrast to counterbalance these adjustments) would typically result in blander outcome than letting the automatic conversion do the job. Photoshop, that adjusts the out-of-gamut warnings according to the rendering intent of the soft proof, is much more useful in spotting out the problematic colors because it takes into account the effect of printer conversion and only shows the colors that will be clipped based on the conversion that will actually take place; for most photos very small areas would then be shown as being out-of-the-gamut.
    But manual adjustment may be quite useful with photos that have some single out-of-gamut spots, or much continuous  tones at the edges of the device color gamut as in such cases automatic conversion may produce in less than ideal results. The soft color proof itself (without the gamut warning) is still useful as on a calibrated display it shows realistic enough approximation of how an adjusted image will look when printed.
    Other kinds of manual adjustments made based on what is seen on a calibrated display are of course useful. They are also often aesthetic adjustments made based on personal preferences, rather than purely technical ones, so one should be able to trust in what one sees.
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    juliep reacted to Lagarto in ICC profile useage in CMYK printing   
    Please note that the RGB proflle in your Preferences > Color should be sRGB. Your calibrated profile should basically only be used as the operating system's display color profile (which the calibrating sofware typically automatically does).
    When you open your photos, and your Affinity app RGB profile is sRGB, the photos will typicaly be automatically assigned the sRGB profile. Many photos might have sRGB color profile already embedded in which case that would normally be used instead of your Affinity app default.
    It depends. "Lightening" might also be a result of colors getting less saturated and vivid, so the appearance may get blander. Btw, I just compared the color proof features of Affinity Photo and Photoshop and they work similarly so I get similar results when using Coated Fogra 30 with sRGB photos. Just ignore the "Gamut Warning" of Affinity, it is buggy and shows e.g. most of the shadow areas as out-of-gamut colors (completely differently than Photoshop).
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    juliep got a reaction from Lagarto in ICC profile useage in CMYK printing   
    Thanks again Lagarto. I did have a go at that yesterday but had used the gamut check & couldn't seem to fix it so great advice. I'll look at it again! Thanks so very much! 🙂
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    juliep reacted to ve2cjw in Affinity Photo pdf manual for your enjoyment.   
    I have produced a pdf version of the Affinity Photo manual that you can read without starting the program. It can be interesting to put it on your phone or tablet to read when you have some time to spare. Since the file is too big to upload here, I have put it on Dropbox for you to download. It is current for the last version of Affinity Photo. Comments welcomed. Here is the link:
     
    https://dropbox.com/s/d3uxmmypdx9ruzw/Affinity%20Photo%20Manual.pdf?dl=0
     
     
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    juliep got a reaction from DarkClown in Photo 1.7.1.404 NIK plugins freezing   
    Since updating to 1.7.1.404 (Photo) on Windows 7 when using some of the NIK plugins, they start to load but then it turns to grey (the plugin screen) & Photo is then stuck & the only way out it to can Photo (end the process via the task manager). This has happened with the HDR & SilverFX. Others seem to be ok.
    I am using the old (free) Google version of NIK.
    Julie :-)
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    juliep got a reaction from Chris B in Photo Beta v1.7.0.333 Haze removal filter   
    I'm now using v1.7.0.350 & it seems fine!
    Thanks
    Julie.
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    juliep got a reaction from debraspicher in Beta update fails.....   
    Yippeeeee. I'm now running 1.7.293! I had trouble uninstalling the first beta version. It got stuck somehow, so, when in doubt, reboot! I've rebooted again & it seems to have got rid of the 'mess' & now I've seamlessly installed the current one.
    Thanks :-)
    Julie.
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    juliep got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Beta update fails.....   
    Yippeeeee. I'm now running 1.7.293! I had trouble uninstalling the first beta version. It got stuck somehow, so, when in doubt, reboot! I've rebooted again & it seems to have got rid of the 'mess' & now I've seamlessly installed the current one.
    Thanks :-)
    Julie.
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    juliep got a reaction from Chris B in 1.7.0.243 Issue / comments   
    I started using Photo 1.7.0.243
    So far my issues / comments are:
    1) My Canon 77D is now meant to be included in this release yet RAW photos are not visible as thumbnails when I try to 'open' a folder. Am I missing something? This is the main reason I thought I'd try out the beta version.
    2) The hand tool used to increase / decrease the image size when twirling the mouse dial, now it moves the image around. Is this a permanent change?
    3) Cropping no longer has presets. Do I need to set these up & if so, how? Basic ones like 2:3 & 1:1 would be useful.
    I haven't done much yet so might add some more comments later.
    Thanks
    Julie.
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    juliep reacted to walt.farrell in Canon 77D   
    Sorry, I haven't done any studies of that. Other users or someone from Serif would have more info than I.
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