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Tom Lachecki

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  1. The date/time widget does use local time (if you change your system settings you'll see the widget adjusting to match; on Windows you have to restart the app to see this update though), but it looks like the value we're initially passing into it has the local time offset erroneously re-applied.
  2. This is by design. Content migrated from v1 is not "linked" across the apps, and there is currently no way to "link" Document Presets.
  3. Hi Ewart100! We are just about to release an update (2.0.3) - after you install the update, your other Affinity apps on the same iPad should then work with your Universal licence. Previously, you had to use the Register Purchase feature for that to work, but this restriction has now been lifted.
  4. This is generally expected to work at present. Would you be able to attach a sample doc so we can investigate the specific data that is lost? Support will be able to provide a Dropbox link if you wish to keep it private. Thanks!
  5. Unfortunately there's no proper Windows API support for this feature; we'd have to use their own font selector dialog control (via ChooseFont) or scrape the registry for the list of hidden fonts, which poses its own problems. Nice idea though!
  6. Sorry, Amber, that's my fault - I gave Dan incorrect information! The insert option absolutely should be enabled - this is fixed for the next update.
  7. That preference applies to new categories (i.e. "Create Category"). Imported categories will always be linked by default.
  8. This usually means your image is missing Aperture or Focal Length data. It may be that HDR Merge is dropping it?
  9. Unfortunately, we do not support the sidecar feature on iPad at present. However, you should be able to use the "Import from XMP" option in the metadata studio.
  10. You could try putting the apps into the LocalSystem zone - this should allow them to start up. However, if you purchased through the Affinity Store, you'll need to activate the app, which requires (one-time) internet access. We would suggest then that you use a less locked-down zone, if only temporarily.
  11. Sorry, I forgot that button is only in Photo! If you could tell me the full/complete path of that ws.dat file, that would be very helpful. Thanks
  12. Hi @Schuberth - I'd like to try checking something in your system installation. Could you do the following: Go to Designer's Preferences Under "General", click the button to open the Lens Profiles folder in Finder Type ⌥ + ⌘ + C to copy the full path of the folder to the clipboard Post that path here, or you can PM it to me Cheers
  13. IPTC defines a set of metadata, which can be "encoded" in various ways - for example, in XMP, or in the older IIM format. This is similar to EXIF, though that is more confusing because the term "EXIF" is used for both a set of metadata, and the EXIF format (similar to TIFF), but similarly you can find EXIF metadata encoded in XMP. Affinity Photo can read metadata encoded inside EXIF and XMP blocks (and prefers to write it into new/exported files as XMP). We do also support IPTC, but unfortunately we currently do not support the IIM encoding format, so the app isn't recognising your metadata and that's why it gets lost. As Walt implied, though we don't "strip" anything from existing files, when you export a document to JPEG that is a whole new file that is built from scratch, so anything the app did not understand will not be recomposed into the new file. I'll report back here if/when we add support for IIM, at which point the app will recognise the IPTC metadata in these images. That's highly likely; XMP is the more contemporaneous transport mechanism of choice. If/when we add support for IIM, it is conceivable that this will only be for reading, and images exported from Affinity Photo will likewise transport IPTC metadata inside XMP.
  14. Hi @jimh12345 - IPTC data should not be stripped from your images, though we don't currently parse IPTC data found in the original IIM transport format. Perhaps your images use that format to store IPTC? Would you be able to provide a sample image (in a ZIP so the forum doesn't rewrite it) so that we can investigate what's going on? We can provide a Dropbox link if you want to keep it private.
  15. Hi @Nightshade, This indicates a problem with the data file used for this service. Looking in the "user" folder (visible at the far right of your screenshot), is there a file named ws.dat? If so, please close the app, rename the file to ws.dat.bak, then re-open the app and try again. If this fixes the problem, would you be willing to send over the ws.dat.bak file for analysis if we provide a Dropbox link? If not, please provide the full path to the Application Support directory shown so we can work out why that data file isn't being created properly. Thanks
  16. An ISO number can be given on a number of different scales, ISO Speed being one and Standard Output Sensitivity being another. If a high ISO Speed were found in the XMP (working around the upper bound for the field in EXIF data) we would be able to report it. So for the most part I think we're showing the correct values in the correct place here, except that we could hide the out-of-bounds, placeholder ISO Speed value of 65535.
  17. We update the lens profiles periodically; in the meantime, if there is a profile from LensFun that you'd like to bring into the app, you can import them. Here is the procedure on desktop: Go to Preferences Choose "Open Lens Profiles Folder in Finder" (Mac) or "Open Lens Profiles Folder in Explorer…" (Windows) Copy your downloaded XML file into the folder Restart the app Then, if the profile is not automatically detected by Develop Persona, you can still select it manually from the Lens Profiles list. Hope this helps!
  18. For what it's worth, LensFun is still a very active project; the community continues to contribute on a regular basis. The last commit was just two days ago!
  19. Just to add to the above, this is also so that you can click through the profiles and preview how your document will look with that profile applied, before settling on one that works for you.
  20. I don't agree with that; the file contains about the amount of EXIF I'd expect straight out of camera, as well as a ton of Sony Makernote information.
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