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  1. Hi Walt, The tif files are created by the scanner software called Vuescan. The tif files are able to be opened in Gimp. I do nothing different scanning at low-res to scanning at high-res on the Vuescan software so the actual format of the files would be the same. I would need to pay for a Dropbox account that would allow large enough file sizes. It also means my monthly internet quota would be hit hard when uploading and downloading such file sizes. I've had the discussion before. I would rather pay to send a USB key to someone. I cannot afford to compomise the home internet account because of the need for the kids to use it for school. Rgds, Steve
  2. Hi Walt, My problems are not new. I have tif files that I can open at around 600-700Mb but any larger than this get a 'file no supported' popup window. This is an improvement on the crash that occurred in slightly earlier versions of Affinity Photo. I note that there are actually a good number of tif file extensions / tags over the years so that is why I asked the question. (See Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TIFF) Thanks.
  3. Hi, Can I ask what the tif file limitations are please ? Is there a particular tif file format required ? Is the extension tiff and not tif ? Thanks, Steve
  4. So is the consensus that it will be OK to install Affinity, allow it to register online initially and then pull the machine off the Internet thereafter ?
  5. Hi, Is it possible to use Affinity Photo 1.7.1 offline ? I have a computer that will never be connected to the Internet (except for when the software is installed ..) Is that a problem ? Thanks,
  6. A single file is larger than a number of the services mentioned will allow. My Internet account is rather tight also. I don't live in a world of infinite usage nor speed. I would willingly send a USB flash device to an address anywhere in the world.
  7. Unless I am mistaken I am being asked to pay for a Dropbox account and allow access to the team at Affinity. Hmmm. I'm not sure I should be responsible for your R&D costs. I think Affinity could afford to pay for or setup a similar account and give temporary permissions to the guinea pigs who test the software for you for free. Not reasonable??
  8. Hi, I had problems loading large photo scans into Affinity so I decided to wait a while to see if things got resolved. I have just downloaded the trial version on 30th April 2019 and I can see it is the same as 1 Nov 2018. I can not see what version of the paid software is being offered. Are the free trial and the paid software the same versions ?? (Which would mean there has been no upgrades since at least Nov 2018) I'm not sure why the version number of the paid software would be hidden from buyers. Surely they would want to know ? Rgds,
  9. I've tried to compress it. It won't compress. I've tried sending from a different disk. Each time, there is a long period of waiting at 0% and then it times-out. So it would seem the file is too large for a number of processes. Is there another way ?
  10. Hmm... The uploading is just sitting at 0% with a little whirly thing going round..
  11. Hi, The PC is an Intel i7 3770K @3.5GHz Win 7 64bit with 16Gb RAM. Uploading now... Cheers, Steve
  12. I have an instant crash on trying to load a 4.2Gb tiff file that does open on GIMP 2.10.8 on a Windows 7 64 bit machine. I can load a 1.8Gb tiff file on said machine.
  13. I have managed to find some different NIK software that was released for free and also have managed to get this working with Affinity Photo. However, AP has crashed the moment it was required to open a 4.2Gb tiff file ... So to me, AP doesn't seem to be able to load or process bigger image files ...
  14. The idea that it is 'too hard' to make software for Linux nowadays is pure BS. There is something else going on behind the scenes. Maybe they're being paid not to !! The idea that Linux is a whole heap of pain and frustration is also pretty much pure BS except in the case of extremely new concept hardware or specialist / rarer hardware. In mainstream hardware and older hardware there is very little issue. I have almost been exclusively using Linux for a decade. Some programs are impossible to replace of course but things are getting better by the day. I do agree that special software will not be available for Linux in my lifetime I suspect. I also have a conspiracy theory that there is a 'go slow' button being pressed in the case of LibreOffice / OpenOffice and also GIMP. I think it took GIMP 15 years to get to the point of having more than 8 bits per channel !! These two software providers need to do some crowdfunding or something. Just doing the basics right should be a priority rather than trying to half-implement some feature or other (go deep not wide to start out with ...) In the case of Affinity it is a policy not a particularly difficult technical mountain that is stopping production. Just my 2 cents ...
  15. If it is the case that I cannot run the Nik suite, is there a replacement ? Bearing in mind I am using very large files (up to 11.2Gb per image) at full 16bit per channel (large format - 8x10 - photography).
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