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    Does anyone here have a macro or lut or other 'preset' simulating tintype photographs? I would love to create pictures similar to what Hipstamatic can do: http://hipstamatic.com/tintype/ Kind regards, Ivan
  2. I love what you did with the picture above and I am really curious about what you will be able to do with Affinity Photo! After all, this is an Affinity forum, not Lightroom/Photoshop... The above tutorial for Affinity can easily be turned into a macro. The macro does allow to tweak each picture. Look at my thread here.
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    Linux Support

    For young people and those on a tight budget (who's not?), Linux offers lots of "bangs for bucks".
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    Linux Support

    I used RawTherapee most of the time on Ubuntu. The Gimp when I need layers. On my windows pc, I use Affinity... I have no experience with printing from my Linux machine. A friend of mine does print from Linux, but he bought a dedicated linux driver for his canon printer .
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    Linux Support

    My very first camera ever, got it when I was 12, was a Mamiya EF135 'point and shooter'. I still have it. Great lens (35mm f2.8). It still works fine, except for the flash that drains the battery. Zone focus works well (if I don't forget). The mamiya C220 is quite different, fully mechanical, I need a lightmeter app (or the sunny 16 rule) to use it.
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    Linux Support

    Some years ago, I gave Linux a go and that was exactly my feeling. I couldn't even get wifi to work. Now, anno 2018, I'm a big fan. I installed Ubuntu Studio on several HP Probook laptops, it takes about 15 minutes, and everything works out of the box. Studio comes with all the typical open source graphical programmes pre installed (The Gimp, Darktable, RawTherapee etc). And many others. Rather than cursing it, you should give it a try.
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    Affinity Luminance \ Noise reduction. ?!

    Hm, this is in many ways an 'extreme' picture: 2300 kelvin, and as far as I can tell, taken in almost complete darkness. LR does a better job here, but does not mean Affinity Photo is a 'scam'. Instead of copying LR settings to Affinity, I would tweak optimum settings in Affinity Photo for optimal result. Don't compare apples with pears, pun intended...
  8. Like Chris said, Windows Photo Viewer is 'legacy software', basically meaning it has since long (2009) become obsolete. There are far better photo viewers out there, which will do a much better, accurate job at rendering your images. To make a slightly exagerated comparison, it 's like you are editing a 4K video in highest resolution, and then play it back on a b&w television set dating back to the 1950s. No wonder you complain about its image quality. Here is another analogy: it's like you are recording music digitally, but then play it back on a scratchy vinyl record. And then you wonder why it sounds different... Try irfanview or faststone image viewer. Both are free. Or use Windows 10's Photo app. Callibrating your monitor is ok, but in my experience, recent Samsung and Dell screens come with standard presets which are very good. Unless you're a professional, callibrating tools are not worth the money for what they claim to do. Simply turning on/off your office light, or a cloud passing across the sun, will much more affect what you see on the screen, than callibrating your screen will ever have. That's my two cents.
  9. If this forum doesn't accept your jpgs, this may be an indication that there is something wrong with these files. Have you exported them with a preset within AF or did you use some alternative (read: faulty) method?
  10. You are using a beta version of Affinity. Some features may not be present in the official version. Adding changes to the file using beta software may render the file corrupt when trying to open it in the official release version.
  11. If you post a screenshot form AF here, and then also the jpg, we should be able to see what you see, right? Perhaps you are exporting while the adjustment layers are turned off?
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    Woodland photography

    This really good video is about woodland photography and spec. fungi.
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    Woodland photography

    In my opinion this is an amazing picture. Especially the fact that it shows mushrooms growing in a much bigger mushroom/toadstool. I love it because it shows the complexity of the natural world. Here is some constructive criticism: 1. Framing: a little bit wider, so that the top of the large mushroom isn't cut off. 2. If possible, re-visit the site when the sun shines, and wait for the perfect natural light.
  14. I got inspired by this Sally Mann video, in which she talks about the importance of dust and scratches in her collodion glass plates. Because of the random, unpredictable nature of it, she calls it the 'angel of uncertainty'. The video is here: https://www.nga.gov/audio-video/video/mann-colldion.html Here is an example of such a picture: https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.161961.html I wonder if there is a way to implement this in the digital age using Affinity Photo?
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    Inktober-themed brush set by Kyle T. Webster

    Works really well. Being new to APh, I really appreciate how easy it is to import these free goodies into the programme. Love it!

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