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  1. @John Rostron, thanks. I guess I'll just stick with the standalone then. It's really not that big of a deal, but still wish some form of 32 bit file could be transferred between AI and AP without having issues.
  2. Thanks for responding. I actually came across some discussion earlier today during my search and found that you were using Astra Image. I purchased it today myself. One thing I like about it is the fact that it will export in a wide variety of image types. One thing I don't like though is that 32 bit exports of HDR or TIFF don't appear correctly in Affinity for further work, unless there is a workaround. I went with the standalone version because I wasn't sure whether or not the plug-in would work with Affinity and also not have display issues like I mention.
  3. I'm referring to this plug-in, FITSplug v2... does it work in AP without issues? (Please note that the link brings you to the main page. FITSplug can be clicked on the left side). Thanks.
  4. Coming from an amateur astronomer background, there's two features I would really like in AP: ability to import, manipulate, and save FITs files (all in 32 bit), and wavelets. There might actually be a wavelets plug in somewhere, but I haven't come across it. Thank you in advance!
  5. I put a separate light on the green screen today and tried some more tests. The green did remove much easier with the flood select tool, but the amount of fringing along the edges of the sample increased, as well as the amount of green within the sample. I tried using the defringe filter and selected the fringe color (mainly white), but couldn't get it to remove. Not sure what else I could try to defringe. I read a tip about using the "minimum filter" which I tried in various amounts, but it took away too much of the object as well. I also tried a highlights only burn along the edges, bu
  6. Thanks, but I already tried both of those (selection brush and sampled color). Although sampled color seemed to show fastest results that was not the case as it didn't seem to get all the colors. Two applications were actually needed to finally achieve a good result. Just takes too much time. The selection brush gives the best results but takes a lot of time. I guess for now I will continue using the brush. Too bad there's not a chroma key or similar built in for such tasks. Using such a keyer for video makes an hour job a 2 minute one.
  7. I've been using (or attempting to use) AP to remove the background green screen from several objects I photographed. I used plenty of lighting and the screen appeared as uniform as possible. However, AP doesn't seem to be able to completely eliminate the screen and I find myself taking a lot of time trying to remove all the green. I've used several of the selection tools. I thought at first the best one might have been to select sample color (green) and then remove, but I found that a much fainter green remained and this caused fringing around the object. So far, the best method I've foun
  8. Sorry, was going to delete post as I fixed it. Somehow, I had the settings outputting 32 bit instead of 16. Thanks.
  9. I used AP earlier today to make an HDR from several images on the camera card. Now it wants to open all afphoto as HDR and of course this isn't wanted as it completely changes contrast of all my composites saved in Affinity native format. How to remedy? Thanks in advance. I am on WIn 10.
  10. Thanks, guys. I got around it by warping. AP didn't like that and eventually crashed, but got the job done.
  11. Thanks, Chris. I believe my system still struggles with the program and, the longer I use it and/or the larger the file sizes I'm working with, the more issues seem to appear. I was only able to reproduce the gradient issue consistently yesterday with the other two issues being only hit and miss. Although switching to warp solved much of the constant crashing I once had, I still get crashes and sometimes the dreaded black screens as well. Certainly not as much as when not using warp, but still present. If I am able to reproduce the two issues again, I'll try and suggest a docu
  12. I'm trying to make a series of concentric rings with an oval shape relating to the size of the original oval that is approximately 5000px. I could do this I suppose by warping the dual brush I had planned on using, but this is going to be a lot more work. I could also resample the original image down to the max of the brush, but I didn't really want to do that.
  13. Latest beta, and I am experiencing three issues: 1) I am occasionally having trouble readjusting the size/ shape of a sub brush, but not happening all of the time. I have attached a quick vid of the problem. 2) When trying to adjust the size of a gradient, let's say linear, when I attempt to move the midpoint as I often do, there is great hesitation/ sluggishness and it often won't move to where I want it. I've attached a clip, although at the speed of the clip it doesn't quite show, but I have to make the midpoint adjustment many many times before it stays. 3) I was attemp
  14. Couldn't find anything in help about this, but I need a brush size larger than 4096. Thank you!
  15. I just wanted to update that making a flattened copy of the layers and placing it on top of the layers, and then doing "web safe dither" to the 16 bit document before exporting to jpg seems to have gotten rid of about 90% or more of the banding/ posterization. I tried it both ways... just to the offending jpg itself and than back in the original 16 bit files. If I do just the jpeg, it leaves it too noisy, but I don't see such noise in 16 bit. Hope this helps anyone else out too.
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