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  1. Besides you and me I did not notice any other posts about it. Ever. And sharpening is key in photo processing. I noticed this bummer immediately the first time I tried using unsharp mask in Affinity Photo.
  2. @Joachim_L It is another usability issue. You have best quality (bilinear) selected in preferences, performance. What you see before unsharp mask and after is probably correct. Photo toggles away from best quality (bilinear) to Nearest neighbour while the unsharp mask options are on screen. So you are sharpening with one performance setting and working with another. What you see is totally different. So which one is the most accurate. Best quality looks like what I see in Photoshop. Besides a usability issue it is a totally useless implementation. I reported this - and Serif couldn't reproduce it!! - a long time ago before I shelfed photo for anything but adding effects to drawings from Designer.
  3. Medium term review: This bug is really annoying and cripples any fast node editing workflow. Back to 1.8.3. Hoping for 1.8.5 now.
  4. A little inspiration for Serif from good old Adobe 🙂
  5. I had this problem on an iPhone I once owned. Not hardware related. iOS bug. Happened from time to time. But I see nothing on that screenshot.
  6. Deconvolution is in use in "Smart Sharpen" and "Shake reduction" in Photoshop. I believe Unsharp Mask in Photo is plain vanilla unsharp mask. In Photoshop deconvolution is beautifully implemented in "Smart Sharpen" - the user interface doesn't bother you with complex settings (Shadows and highlight settings are hidden by default) and the it delivers stellar results. I use it all the time for all kinds of sharpening. I get much more natural sharpening using it. Well, it won't matter much to the world with all the over-sharpening going on out there 🙂
  7. The coverage workaround works - but is a terrible workaround to apply to all objects in complex drawings. In practice impossible unless you have several hours to spare. Further you have to know about it - only for forum users that are so blessed that they cross posts mentioning it. How many percent of the Affinity customers does that amount to... 2% ? Reminds me of something... oh yes 🙂
  8. A per-object option like this should also be considered by Serif - I like it: http://rwillustrator.blogspot.com/2007/03/to-anti-alias-or-not-to-anti-alias-that.html
  9. Root cause found I believe. Photo filters inserted in Photo but in a Designer file severely degrades performance at deep zoom levels in Designer.
  10. Ahoy @MEB Great, thanks. I observed it on a rather large drawing - I uploaded a minimal cutout of it here. Initially and confused I found it hard to figure out precisely was affected by these filters until I made this simpler version. Object in some group are spread out over the entire poster so it was a little confusing at first. Enable or disable the filters inside the group clearly is the root cause. You can fiddle with the filters in the Layer MEB. Just one of whichever of these filters from Photo trigger the blurring of outlines of objects inside the group. I think it is just as simple as that. 🙂 The filters didn't add the partly realism to vector objects I was looking for so I will just replace them with regular blur for now. Regards 🙂 EDIT: These filters caused the severe performance hit when zooming deeply into my drawing on single objects and editing single nodes I reported elsewhere. blur vs no blur.afdesign
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