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  1. You used to be able to right-click on a photo in Mac OS's Photos app, select "edit with... Affinity Photo", make your edits in AP, press Save and FINITO, the edited/fixed file was directly saved into its original location in Mac OS Photos. Seamlessly, simply and FAST. Now this is no longer possible!! I know this is a bug you have been aware of for over a month, but as we still have no feedback, I thought that writing it in the appropriate section would help AP's developers speed this CRUCIAL fix up ASAP (by reminding them)! Dear Developers please hurry! One of the main reasons we love Affinity is because of its ability to work flawlessly & seamlessly with Mac OS.
  2. Hi, I this forum IS the developers' "hangout" (and that they respond here too with updates). No?
  3. YES! That worked!! Thanks!! But strange that it works like that, though, and not in the first way..
  4. I used to be able to save directly into my mac's photos app. I would open a photo within photos app, right click on the photo, edit with, affinity photo app. After I made my edits, I would press save in AP, and then the original photo in my photos app would simply be replaced by my new edited one. Easy and fast. Now, however I just followed the same process, pressed save in AP, AP said that it's "exporting", and after it was finished exporting, the original photo in my photos app remains unchanged!! What am I doing wrong?? And where did the file that was "exporting" even go??
  5. Any news yet on the fix? Will we get a notification somewhere to know when this is fixed?
  6. At least that means that I have not being doing something wrong. Will we get a notification somewhere to know when this is fixed?
  7. I already HAVE my company's logo - so I don't want to write text as shown in the video - how can I do what is shown in the video but instead of typing the text, import my existing logo (and then affect opacity, shadows etc etc)?
  8. With the clone tool you can copy a certain part of a photo and paste it to another area. Can you do the same between 2 photos? Eg. Say I have 1 photo which I like and want to keep this one, but I have an annoying person standing in front of a relatively complex object (like a small table) and therefore hiding it. I can't use the inpainting brush tool there as AP doesn't know what's behind the man to reveal it while making him "disappear". But I have another photo taken from a similar angle & proximity of the same place - I don't want to use this photo because the first one is better - and in this second photo the man is not standing where he was in the first photo. So I would like to copy the "vacant" area from the second photo and paste it to the first photo to get this guy to disappear. So I suppose I would open each of the two photos in a different AP tab and then somehow copy the area I need from one photo to the next? Can this be sone? How?
  9. Can you please tell me: 1. Is there a way to save the adjustments' group (right encircled area in screenshot) that I have made with my favorite adjustments so that every time I open AP this group will always be there and ready for me to tweak? 2. I have noticed that the adjustments' list pane (left encircled area in screenshot) that I have activated via View->Studio will disappear every time I close the AP app using the red X button on the app window (top left for Macs). This means that every time I open the app again it will be missing and I'll have to reactivate it. (If, however, I quit via the toolbar menu - Affinity Photo->Quit - then this adjustments' pane will not disappear. Is there a way to save this setting so that, no matter how I close the app, the adjustments' pane will ALWAYS remain in its place?
  10. Hello, Attachments 1 & 2 show the edit adjustments available on Mac OS's Photos app. When you open a photo in Photos, and click on the Edit button and you get quite a few edit/adjustment tools available to you on the right-hand pane. They are, of course, not as many as are available on AP; and nor can the Photos app do as many things as AP can as it's not meant for professional use like AP is. However, it's VERY time-consuming and annoying to have NOTHING available in plain-sight on the AP app, whereas there's so much available space to add these tools to (eg the huge empty grey pane on the left under "Macros", and even in a new tab there if that's necessary. So far I have been able to access tools only via the drop-down menus (See attachments 3, 4 & 5) which, apart from wasted time going back-and-forth each time I want to try something, means that I have to memorize what each tool does exactly in order to open that tool specifically.. The Photos app may not be as professional a tool as AP, but it gives us buttons and sliders immediately available and always open to play around with, one after the other, on instant. PLEASE TELL ME that there's some kind of hidden command that UNhides all the tools on the AP interface so that we can have them open (where we can see & use them) at ALL TIMES? It's crazy having to "hunt" for them every time, and open each one separately, and have to re-hunt for each next one..
  11. How do I do that? Do I first have to select the sky and then use this filter on the selection? And how do I use the blur tool? Like a brush?
  12. I was wondering if there is a special copy command on AP that allows us to copy all the different adjustments (and, I suppose, adjustments' & effects' layers too) from one photo that we've finished editing to others. On the Mac OS Photos app, when in the "edit" window of a photo, you can click CMD+SHIFT+C to copy all the attributes/edits you've made to one photo, and when you open the next photos (in the "edit" window, again) you click CMD+SHIFT+V to paste the attributes/edits to the current photo. That, obviously, saves a great amount of time (rather than to have to do everything again from scratch for each and every similar photo you want to edit), and when you're done pasting the same attributes to each that needs similar tweaking with the first, source, photo - you can then modify the attribute changes for each photo as needed for each in specific (but the all the starting tweaking is out of the way instantly with the attribute-pasting). Is there such a command in AP?
  13. So what you're saying, essentially, is that for editing a batch of (many) photos, that I want to apply the same adjustments to, I either have to do this one-by-one from scratch - for each and every one; or otherwise make a group layer that contains all the layers I want to apply to the batch, to the first photo, and then copy this group layer to each photo in the batch? If that's really the only option we have in AP, can you please link any relevant video (or screenshots) of the steps that shows how to group adjustment layers with each other, and how to copy this group onto another photo?
  14. Isn't there something simpler/faster within AP instead of grouping layers etc etc and then copying the layers onto the next photo? Meaning a simple command that will just copy everything I've "done" to the source photo onto the target photos? In screenshot 2 you'll see the simple command of copying and pasting adjustments from one photo to another in the - much more basic than AP - Photos Mac app, that I had in mind. In screenshot 1 you'll see the option that you have for pasting adjustments from one video part (or even an image) in Final Cut Pro. In this app you just press CMD+C to copy, and then when you are about to paste, it gives you a checkbox so you can choose what adjustments you want to paste. Is there nothing like this in AP? (I mean sometimes I'll make adjustments on layers, sometimes on the base-background image itself). So, I couldn't use layers to copy all these adjustments, onwards to SCORES of similar photos I want to edit really fast - right?
  15. BTW, 2 side-questions: 1. if you look at the sky in the 1st screenshot you'll see that it has become pixelated after I fixed the color levels of the tree lighting to what they really looked like. What tool (or brush) would I use to paint over (?) the pixelated sky to smoothen it out and get rid of the pixels (while maintaining the sky's color, as is? Is there such a tool? 2. Again, in the 1st screenshot (in the Mac Photos app) you will see a White Balance "Warmth" slider (selected in the Neutral Gray spectrum). This I have to be found very helpful tool so far. Is there a tool in AP that has the corresponding effect?
  16. YES!!! Thank you Yoda!! EXACTLY what I was trying to do!! Now everything's at my fingertips!! All that remains now is to learn what to do with it all lol
  17. I have a photo (Screenshot #1) that shows venue illumination for a private event we've covered (the tree & table lighting's photos are the problems to fix via AP). The problem is that the camera "perceived" the background trees in an awful & unnatural light tint ("florescent"-looking green & cold white) which looks nothing like it did in real-life; so I am trying to fix those areas to make the photo look like the setting actually did. I have made various adjustments to the photo (saturation, exposure, white balance, brightness, color adjustments etc) and have made the table lighting and the near-trees' lighting look as they actually did during the event. The problem is that while achieving this realistic look for the front part of the photo (trees, tables & general ambience), the background trees' lighting & color were also altered to the point were they look appallingly unnatural and nothing like they actually looked like. This is what I want to fix. So, I tried making a new pixel layer (above the rasterized base photo - named "ugly green fix") in order to select the background trees (florescent green & white color) with the Flood Select Tool. However, the Flood Select Tool would just not select any pixel areas WITHIN the layer and the tolerance slider did nothing. It would only select the outskirts of the image as if it could not "see" the pixels in it. (Screenshot #2). So I then tried to rasterize this layer too so maybe it would maybe work. No difference. **Why is this not working? I thought that the correct, non-destuctive, way to do anything in AP is to do it on a different layer. But AP doesn't let me do so. So, then, I had no choice but to try the destructive way, and tried to do this on the original base pixel layer (named "photo" in my project). For some reason I have not yet understood it worked there (Screenshot #3). **But this means that I will be "destroying the original file so i would like to find out how to do it correctly on a separate pixel layer. From there I was able to select the florescent white light areas in the background area with the Flood Select Tool (the different cold-green and florescent-green areas would not be selected with this tool - I suppose because it is a different color than the white selected area - so I would do that later I guess). **But what is strange is that even though the white area IS selected, when I change adjustments (eg brightness as in Screenshots #4, #5, #6), the ENTIRE image is affected, not just the selected area/s!! What am I doing wrong? How do I affect ONLY the selected area/s?? (I mean, that's the whole point of selecting areas, right?) **Last, as this photo is a perfect example of the things that I will frequently need AP for (adjusting selected areas within images) - which is actually exactly what I bought it for as Photos in Mac OS can't do this; it will be very important for me to know if for this photo, and for similar situations, the Flood Select Tool is really the best tool I can be using. (?) Maybe if a photo is more simple (lighting- and color-wise), the Flood Select Tool is very fast as it'll quickly select all the similar pixels and you can immediately do whatever you want to those areas. BUT, if it's a situation like this photo where the USER (myself) wants to decide which areas he wants selected (in this photo its the background tree areas that are bright white, bright green and florescent green) in order to adjust them together but separately from the rest of the image, even if they're not similar pixels; then maybe some other tool is faster??? **Maybe some magic tool that you guide around the area/s you want, and it "magnets" to the actual borders if it sees them? I'M REALLY SORRY FOR THIS ESSAY, BUT SINCE YOU DON'T HAVE PHONE SUPPORT I HAD TO WRITE MY QUESTIONS OUT FOR AN HOUR (INSTEAD OF BEING ABLE TO VERBALLY ASK THEM IN UNDER A MINUTE!). I hope an expert will reply ASAP as I'm on hold to get A LOT of work done, and I'm stuck now...
  18. You are right - I wouldn't have been able to get image-specific support over a strictly-verbal form of communication. I was hoping that for any quick-questions I would get real-time, instant, replies (which would save tremendous time in writing back-and-forth, and especially waiting for the reply); and in the case that the AP tech-support representative needed to see what I was talking about - we would screen-share (just like the Apple support guys do for apps like Final Cut and Logic Pro for example). But, admittedly, the current support form (via forum posts) can help other AP users too as the Q&A remain on the forum for others with similar queries to see. Of course, will no longer capitalize titles!
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