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  1. @anon2 Fantastic! I renamed the ICC profile files to ".icc" and now Import works. Thank you so much! Happy New Year! Doug
  2. OK, sorry, I guess I'm not being clear. I know these are printer profiles (see my original post) -- I downloaded them from Epson for my P600 printer. Eventually I want to actually print something but I'm not there yet. Unless I'm missing something, my understanding is that I need to import the Epson printer profiles to soft proof the image -- that is, add a "Soft Proof" adjustment layer. Here's the video I watched on how to use soft proofing in Affinity Photo: https://player.vimeo.com/video/152413642/ When I try to add the "Soft Proof" adjustment layer, it shows a list of default ICC profiles but none of my Epson profiles. Again, unless I'm missing something, I need to import them and despite the fact that Affinity Photo can see them, it refuses to import them. I'm starting to get a sinking feeling that I'm missing something really basic but no idea what. Thanks again for your help. Doug
  3. Thanks again. Yes, I found & read that article too. It gives very good instructions on finding missing ICC profiles but my problem isn't that they are missing -- my problem is that Affinity Photo refused to import them.
  4. Thanks. Yes, I found and read this thread but it talks about ICC profiles not found or, if found, not working properly. The profiles on my MacBook (both Epson and Nikon) are just where they should be and File -> Import ICC Profile displays the file names but they are grayed out so I can see them but can't import them. Here's a screen scrape -- Doug
  5. I'm trying to import ICC profiles for printing on an Epson P600. When I navigate to the profile directory, all the files are grayed out (i.e. not selectable). A few (possibly) relevant bits of info: .. The Epson P600 was discontinued about three years ago. .. My MacBook is running macOS 11.0.1 (Big Sur) .. The Epson ICC download page does not provide ICC Profiles for Big Sur so I downloaded the Profiles for 10.15.x (Catalina) .. The file type for the ICC files is .icm -- my understanding is that .icc and .icm files have the same contents. .. A Google search result hinted that .icm files are for Windows but I can't confirm this. .. The Epson download saved the ICC profiles in: /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Epson SC-P600/ Sorry if this has been asked/answered already but I couldn't find anything. So, the question is -- any suggestions on how to diagnose the problem or how to fix it? Thanks, Doug
  6. Thanks. As Chris/QA notes, this behavior is by design. That's disappointing, One of the things I love about the Affinity products is how intuitive they are. I actually bought the books but never use them. After watching the tutorials, I can pretty much figure out how to do anything I want. At the least, this behavior should be clearly documented. It's very confusing and sure looks like a bug (IMHO).
  7. OK, an .afphoto file is attached. I simply added a Perspective layer to 'stretch' the top of the image. You can use the "Inpainting Brush Tool" to easily see the mis-alignment. 004.afphoto
  8. Well, thanks but I don't have any duplicated layers -- shifted or otherwise. I do have 'Perspective' and 'Lens Distortion' adjustment layers. It's almost like the selection applies to one layer and adjustment (i.e. darkening) to another. So weird. To be honest, I don't really care at the moment what's happening or the root cause. If anyone has any tips or a pointer on how to "hide" something (i.e. my reflected image in the glass), that would be great. BTW -- I have read the "Selection Brush Tool" section of Help and watched several of the tutorial videos looking for some way to select/mask/hide an image area, I haven't found anything yet. Although I've completely switched from Adobe to Affinity Publisher/Photo/Designer, there are a few cases where Adobe Lightroom is simpler to use. I think this is one.
  9. Problem (Affinity Photo): the Adjustment Layer changes are offset from the selected area. I'm trying to darken my reflection in a window so selected the area with the 'Selection Brush Tool' and then created a 'Brightness/Contrast' adjustment layer to darken my reflection. As (I hope) you can see in the attached screen-shot, the shape of the adjustment is identical to the selected area but is offset to the right and down. This is totally repeatable. Same behavior with other adjustment layers (e.g. HSL). I suppose it's something I'm doing wrong but hard to imagine what/how. Any suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks, Doug
  10. Thanks for the suggestion. I have a workaround (from my post to the 'help' forum) I think this feature would be useful so opened a request.
  11. Request: provide a way to export and import curves. Use case: now that photographers and illustrators can print high-res digital negatives, creating "alternative photography" prints (e.g. platinum/palladium, cyanotype, Ziatype, etc.) has become much easier and affordable and popular. Printing the digital negatives requires a curves adjustment (different for each 'alternative') that is tricky to create but then fairly standard so easily shared. See, for example, http://www.alternativephotography.com/curve-corner-photoshop-curves/ https://www.photo-historica.com/digitalnegatives It would be great if the Affinity Photo community could share curves also! Actually, it would be great if the Affinity community could share adjustments in general for all products/platforms but starting with curves would be great!
  12. How do I export and import adjustments? For example, I've created a 'curves adjustment' in Photo for Ziatype printing and would like to share it with other others. I use Photo, Designer and Publisher and would like to share adjustments for all three. Thanks, Doug
  13. I'm trying to publish a paperback book on Amazon/KDP using Affinity Publisher. The problem is that half of the pages are missing when previewed on KDP. Per the KDP instructions, I created the AP document with "facing pages" layout (so margins and gutters are OK). My AP book contains 76 pages but the exported PDF only contains 39 pages. Page 1 in the PDF is OK but the remaining pages are "double-wides" -- each containing 2 "book pages". It looks like KDP is chopping off the right half of each PDF page so only the even-numbered (left-side) pages are left. I've contacted Amazon support but I'm guessing they're going to tell me to create a PDF with 76 pages -- i.e. one book page per PDF page. I've looked around the AP export options and don't see any way to do this. So, the question is, how do I export a 76-page "facing pages" document to a 76 page "single page" PDF? I hope this makes sense -- it's a little confusing. Thanks.
  14. OK, never mind. I just figured out what you did. The screen-scrape looks like you selected an artboard but I just realized that you probably had previously selected an object (the ellipse) and then clicked Insert Artboard. I just tried it and it seems to work. I knew it had to be easy! Thanks.
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