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  1. I found the term "rasterise" a bit confusing as well. Is't also possible to Rasterise an image that you have opened (not placed)? For me, before "rasterising" an image, you can always change the crop and/or size without loss in quality. After rasterising the cropped area is deleted and it is no more possible to upsize (without loss in quality). The image is "Finalised" :unsure: (at least in my mind)
  2. jmac, this is the way I do it also. If you have set up the RGB and CMYK profiles to be used, it's alright. Of course you can always preview the image in CMYK before doing the conversion.
  3. Okay. Thanks Edit. When I compared the images above, it was native afphoto files
  4. Not sure I follow :unsure: Export setting? I did a quick and dirty test. 1. A 500x500 image at 200 dpi 2. Same file resized (Resize document) to 1000x1000 and 300dpi. Resampling and Lanczos 3 non-sep. 3. Created a new document with the size 1000x100 at 300dpi. Paste in the layer from 500x500. It's a small difference, but to my old eyes, version #3 is a little softy.
  5. This might be old, bad Photoshop habits of me. But, if I need to adjust the image to meet some printing demand - like the output size or resolution - resampling must be done. That is pixels are removed or added. In AFP you have the option to chose a sampling algoritm (quality) when changing the size of the image, and I don't know which sampling type is used when you just resize an image that is past into another image with higher resolution.
  6. Have you tried to reset the swatches using the small hamburger menu to the right? I have no idea if that works.
  7. Hi Stuart MBd beat me :) One thing to remember - tick "Resample" when changing the resolution (most of the time anyway).
  8. Hi It is not necessary to use inpainting, healing etc on the background layer. I always create a new, empty pixel layer above the background. And - important - select "Current layer and below" in the top toolbar. If I'm not happy with the result, I can just trash that layer ;) Magnu
  9. wldo, the main reason for me to still use Aperture is the album/library function. In Aperture I can create albums (both smart and "dumb"), add keywords and rate images with stars. This makes it easier to find images at a later moment. None of this is possible with AFP. Affinity Photo can just develop the raw file, besides all the awesome photo editing stuff.
  10. That's entirely up to Apple - the limitation is with Photos. At the moment no app developer can add that function to Photos.
  11. This is a topic I love to hate ;) At the moment my workflow is: - Tethering shooting into Aperture - Basic adjustments in Aperture, and then export as tiff - Open in AFP for finishing the image. Export as jpg for use on the web In my opinion, Iridient Developer is the best RAW developer (Nikon D7100). Have tested AFP with both Serif and Apple engine, and some day I will really try to get as good result with AFP. But I still need the DAM (coming soon to a computer near you - from Serif :D ) I have tried, tested (and bought!) a lot of these DAM "light": Mylio, Photo Mechanic, Graphic Converter, Capture One and some free which I have forgotten the name of. But none is as easy to use - and competent - as Aperture. So please, Serif, look at Aperture when building your DAM :wub:
  12. Just a word of caution clicking "Merge": you can never open the image another day and change the filter settings ;)
  13. Graham, you might already be aware of this, that AFP does not give you a preview of the exported jpg. And in my opinion, jpg compression is "sensitive" with noisy images (water color effect).
  14. natclass313, I always do the resizing when exporting the file. Pro: can anytime go back the the original size Con: don't get a "real" feeling of the sharpness - I use Clarity filter (live) for sharpness. But I can live with that.
  15. Hi I do now have this issue on my iMac with the latest (and greatest) version of both Designer and Photo. - iMac: never any betas of the El Capitan, but have used the betas of AFD/AFP (now removed). Splash screen issue - MacBook Pro 15: have had betas of El Capitan installed (now on the 10.11.2 version). Have also used the betas of AFD/AFP. No issue
  16. For me, personally, if I have to choose between a great DAM in 2016 or a not-so-great DAM - but which can transfer adjustments, ratingsā€¦ from Aperture/Lightroom/Capture One. I rather take the great one without the transfer. ^_^
  17. Hi 1979Mark Maybe I have misunderstand the problem. But if you can create printable PDF:s from Photoshop, a workaround is to export the file from Designer (or Photo) as a TIFF (or PSD) and then open it in Photoshop, and save as a PDF. // Magnus
  18. Try (if you not already have) to use three fingers on the trackpad. First click to select the layer, then, with three fingers on the trackpad you can now move the layer. When you see the blue mark in right place, just lift the fingers.
  19. Candace, Markus I'm on a Swedish keyboard and the keys [ ] is hard to use. I always (in both AFD and AFP) use alt+ctrl and then drag with the mouse (mouse button down) to adjust the brush size. Very handy! AFD: drag horizontally for size. AFP: drag horizontally for size - drag vertically for hardness // Magnus
  20. Almost right ;) - RAW files is developed in Photos (I use Aperture) - not with the RAW development module in AFP. If you want to use AFP RAW module you must export (from Photos) the original file (File -> Export -> Export Unmodified Original for...) - If you want to have the finished image back in Photos, you must export the file as a TIFF from AFP. Then use the import function in Photos.
  21. Hello Ma lou I would do it the other way around. This is how my workflow (DAMing? :huh: ) is: - Import images from camera to an album in Aperture (Photos in your case). I don't put them in the Aperture library but instead in a regular folder structure on a extern hard drive. - Select images in Aperture and make overall adjustments - and then export them as tiff's (in Photos go to File -> Export and select TIFF). Save the tiffs in another (clients) folder. - Open in AFP -- Magnus (looking forward to the AFDAM :)
  22. Hi Works fine as far as I can see. Click and hold on the layer (not the layer name) and drag up until you see a blue rectangular mark over the other layer. Magnus
  23. Hello You can just double click on the layers name. Best, Magnus
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