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    HenrikM reacted to Zoot in Scripting   
    Or just good old Python like every other piece of software in the world that isn't InDesign, lol.
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    HenrikM reacted to benjaminduall in Scripting   
    +1 for python. See the magic that happens with drawbot or nodebox
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    HenrikM reacted to Peter Werner in Scripting   
    I've run into a Publisher crash yesterday that somehow involved Apple's JavaScriptCore library – I do wonder if that's an indication of something coming up 
    That being said, I'm still hoping for Python instead of or at least in addition to JavaScript. Having written extensions for different software with both languages, I found that writing extensions in Python was always quick, easy, efficient and even fun, and there are tons of great third party libraries available, whereas any kind of JavaScript extensions, particularly for Adobe programs, have consistently been a royal pain. Getting good integration into the user interface of the host applications (like adding custom menu commands or panels) has never been very robust with any JavaScript-based extensions in any application I have come in contact with. And it's so easy to learn the basics of Python that I believe anyone with JavaScript experience would be able to get started in no time.
    I realize that's a rather controversial point and everybody has their own personal preference, but I do encourage everyone to have a look at a few basic Python tutorials and form their own opinion.
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    HenrikM reacted to captain_slocum in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    I was one of the original posters pointing out this crazy omission, and I see it is still rumbling on and no sign from Affinity they have heard. Hopefully the design team will have a meeting where they discuss this and see how important it is to the customer and to the future of Affinity. I have been in the computer design game since the early 80's and I am an IT and design consultant, and I can assure you this is a deal breaker. Quite simply, a DTP app that does not have inline Graphics and Tables (something that even the humblest of text editing apps, even the dreadful Word, has) will not be taken seriously. Frankly, a DTP programme without inline graphics is like a car without a steering wheel. When you buy a car you don't expect to have to ask, does it have a steering wheel! You just assume it does.
    A newcomer earlier asked what were the benefits of inline graphics. Well imagine this: You have produced a 24 page technical manual with illustrations every 2 or 3 paragraphs. The client asks you to add a new section near the beginning of the document. With inline graphics you just add the paragraphs - done. Without inline graphics you have to go through the whole document dragging the illustrations back into place. Even if you don't make a mistake (unlikely) it will take you hours. This is not a hypothetical example. It just happened to me. But I was using InDesign, so it took a couple of minutes and I knew I was not introducing errors.
    So why do I care? Two reasons: 1. I am always glad when something pricks Adobe's bubble and forces them to up their game. InDesign has had no real competition for years and needs a jolt. 2. Now I am semi-retired I do a lot of pro-bono work in our local community. I advise and help set up village magazines, church magazines, charity publications, etc. These outfits cannot afford to take out an Adobe subscription, but something like Affinity Publisher would be affordable. I have already promoted Affinity Designer (and indeed use it myself in preference for Adobe Illustrator) and Affinity have benefited from several sales due to my recommendation. But I cannot at the moment even contemplate recommending AP until it has at least inline graphics and tables.
    Affinity, if your publicity about wanting the design community to tell you what they want from Publisher is real, and not marketing hype, then email me and I will help you..
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    HenrikM reacted to Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    Well, as mistake prone creatures, we all can improve --- can't get much better than that for a first try though.
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    HenrikM got a reaction from Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    Thanks!
    There is room for improvement. There are some things I'll do differently next time. Still, I am happy with the results, and more importantly, so was the model.
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    HenrikM reacted to Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    Even more impressed. Again, nice work!
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    HenrikM got a reaction from Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    For a recent portrait, I decided to try out the Frequency Separation functionality in Affinity Photo to remove skin discoloration. Worked very well.

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    HenrikM got a reaction from Alfred in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    @Alfred and @Smee Again,
    Here is a version without frequency separation.

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    HenrikM reacted to Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    Nice work, but I agree with Alfred about it being more interesting if we saw the ---ahem--- "before, after" (a poke at Unmesh Dinda from PixImperfect).
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    HenrikM reacted to Alfred in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    It would be interesting to see the original picture so that we can appreciate how dramatic the effect has been.
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    HenrikM got a reaction from JGD in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    I just downloaded 1.7.0.192. No anchored frames yet.
    This really should be in the first release.
    Even though it is a bit risky, I want to layout a new book using the beta. Without anchored frames, that does not really work.
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    HenrikM got a reaction from Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    For a recent portrait, I decided to try out the Frequency Separation functionality in Affinity Photo to remove skin discoloration. Worked very well.

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    HenrikM got a reaction from Smee Again in Portrait with Frequency Separation   
    For a recent portrait, I decided to try out the Frequency Separation functionality in Affinity Photo to remove skin discoloration. Worked very well.

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    HenrikM reacted to Gerry Fraiberg in Affinity Photo - DxO Photo Lab 2   
    As I learn Photo, I decided to edit the same image in Photo then in DxO Photo Lab 2. My photo editing workflow starts in Lightroom 6 (no subscription for me) for asset management, quick edits, applying a watermark and to create online galleries for client review. I've been using DxO for a few years. One downside is the .afphoto file in this exercise is 545 MB. The Nikon NEF or RAW file from a D7500 is 24.9 MB. After editing in DxO Photo Lab 2, the image goes back to LR6 as a TIFF - 28.5 MB, so DxO wins over Affinity as far as hard drive economy goes. Interestingly, the JPEG from Photo is smaller, but that might be due to the intermediate TIFF. I intend to use Affinity Photo for composites (layers) and graphic screens with text for video.
    The image with the watermark was edited in DxO, then sent back to LR for watermark and resized for export. The image without the watermark was edited and resized in Photo. There are subtle differences as a result of the way the two softwares process images. At the moment, DxO does the best job for noise reduction in RAW or NEF images. By the way, the photo is of fringes on a scarf hanging on stair railing in morning sun. It caught my eye as I was going by.


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    HenrikM reacted to MattP in PLEASE READ THIS: Sharing Guidelines   
    We've had a query about what is viewed as 'acceptable' content, and what our stance on it is.
     
    This topic is one which is typically fairly volatile because everyone is so different and what is acceptable for one person, can be shocking or inflammatory to another. We don't want everyone to feel cautious about what they click, just in case they are faced with something they'd rather not see, but we also don't want to discourage people from sharing the amazing work they've been creating, so... We think the simplest, clearest thing to do is:
     
    If you think your image could in any way be described as controversial...
     
    - Start a new topic with an appropriate title
    - Upload your image to a sharing site (Flickr, Behance, Instagram, etc) - you can even use the 'Share' link in the app's File menu
    - Write a proper description of your work in the body of your post and add a text link to the image you have shared
     
     
    Now, if people think they'd be offended, they just don't have to click the link and they won't see it at all.
     
    Thanks,
    Matt
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    HenrikM reacted to grapher in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    well, dont know why use publisher for smaller documents, when you have AF designer.... Publisher is suited for multi page layout - then flow of elements and tables is essential thing. 
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    HenrikM reacted to Jeffjn in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    A "Me Too" here. I want to move from PPX9 for producing my next book and I don't think I can do that without the Float with text anchoring feature. It's a software tutorial/manual and getting on for 700 pages.
    It's on the roadmap - great :-) - but are we talking over six months? If so, I better stick with PP :-(
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    HenrikM reacted to Nils1960 in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    maybe a view on Quark helps. Since its version 3 back in the 1990ies, you can insert graphic objects in different ways which are all essential for "desktop publishing". In text lines, floating along and even kind of hyphenated, as standalone graphic box where surrounding text is pushed away even with the option to apply a padding, etc. -- This is a basic function that btw also a simple text processor like Word is offering.
    So yes, feature badly needed!
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    HenrikM reacted to Keith.M in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    Indeed - anchoring graphics and frames to character position or page position, &c is essential.  I just spent quite a while looking for it, because I assumed it must be there somewhere, but it seems not.  I hope it's on the list of forthcoming attractions.  But I am looking forward to the finished product.
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    HenrikM reacted to icreate in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    Just my 2p, I do a monthly report for a client of mine using Indesign. Its a 32pp document and has over 40 graphs in it.
    Each graph spans a single text column.
    In the text, quite often there's a comment such as '…as can be seen in the graph below…'.
    Now, as usual there's loads of changes to text by various departments and this can mean simple changes to words to entire paragraphs being added and removed.
    Anchoring the graphs to the text means that there's less chance of mistakes where '…the chart below…' actually refers to the chart above/opposite or even page when text is changed.
    There's lots of features in Indesign I don't use (and I started out using Ventura Publisher and Quark back when it was v2.12) and I'm sure there will be features I don't use in Publisher, but to win users over from Indesign I have to agree that this is a real dealbreaker.
    I can say 100% I'll buy Publisher when its released even if it does miss a few things initially as I want to support development of it, but this should be a priority as having to decide which program to use based on the projects layout requirements (which could always change during the project lifespan) defeats the point of moving over to a different software suite completely (I also use Designer and Photo).
    Its all going in the right direction though, I'm very impressed so far. 
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    HenrikM reacted to Johannes in Inline Graphics & Anchors to objects   
    Had my first real life attempt with publisher today . Would have needed inline graphics.
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    HenrikM got a reaction from ianrb in Night of the Werewolves   
    Alice of Sandby vs. werewolves. Alice is a graphic novel character created by Petra Brewitz. Petra and I are working on a graphic novel manuscript, Alice: Demons Gate. No werewolves in that story...but there is definitely story potential in an encounter between Alice and a pack of werewolves.
    The scene was rendered in Daz Studio. I used Affinity photo to turn the original daylight scene into a nighttime scene:
    I increased the contrast reduced saturation toned bright parts slightly yellow, and darker parts slightly blue, to create a feeling of night. That is basically it.
     
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    HenrikM got a reaction from ianrb in Night of the Werewolves   
    Alice of Sandby vs. werewolves. Alice is a graphic novel character created by Petra Brewitz. Petra and I are working on a graphic novel manuscript, Alice: Demons Gate. No werewolves in that story...but there is definitely story potential in an encounter between Alice and a pack of werewolves.
    The scene was rendered in Daz Studio. I used Affinity photo to turn the original daylight scene into a nighttime scene:
    I increased the contrast reduced saturation toned bright parts slightly yellow, and darker parts slightly blue, to create a feeling of night. That is basically it.
     
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    HenrikM got a reaction from ianrb in Night of the Werewolves   
    Alice of Sandby vs. werewolves. Alice is a graphic novel character created by Petra Brewitz. Petra and I are working on a graphic novel manuscript, Alice: Demons Gate. No werewolves in that story...but there is definitely story potential in an encounter between Alice and a pack of werewolves.
    The scene was rendered in Daz Studio. I used Affinity photo to turn the original daylight scene into a nighttime scene:
    I increased the contrast reduced saturation toned bright parts slightly yellow, and darker parts slightly blue, to create a feeling of night. That is basically it.
     
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