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  1. This issue has been fixed in DXO Nic Collection 3. Unfortunately you have to buy/upgrade.
  2. I use DXO Photolab2 for my RAW processing and I have the DXO Nik Collection v1. I find that Viveza gets mostly used through Photolab so I don't need to use run it through Affinity. So I took the latest Black Friday offer from DXO and upgraded to Photolab3. Had choice to upgrade Nik to 2.3 or Photolab 3 - I chose the latter. My work flow is Photolab for RAW processing, run Viveza if needed and then Affinity for granular editing. This works well for me.
  3. If you resize your document in Affinity photo to use the same pixel dimensions as your monitor you may find that you no longer need to scale the image in Viveza to 100%. The steps are: 1. Resize document in Affinity Photo e.g. 1200 x 700 pixels. I have a Dell 1200x1080. Increase the pixels to point where when in Viveza you are not having to zoom to 100%. 2. Open Viveza filter. You should be able to view the whole image on screen with correct colour cast. Note the small zoom pane will still show colour cast. Resizing document will mean you will be working on smaller images but if you will never print above A4 size then this should be adequate. I would see this as an Issue for Affinity to fix , unless they say otherwise.
  4. FYI I tested exporting a file in all 3 compression modes (ZIP, LWF and no compression) and viewing the file info in IRFANVIEW shows compression as "AdobeDeflate" for all 3 files. Note: I created a new profile for no compression and LZW mode based on existing "TIFF RGB 16-bit" profile.
  5. TIFF compression option is now available in Windows beta 1.7.0.284 Needs tweeking but I assume this will be ironed out in future release. When you select a LZW or no compression and exit the export settings box there is no way of telling what settings you have set. If you go back into the Export settings and select compression options you will notice "ZIP" is set as it's the default. So you will need to select a compression option again before you exit and export the file. How can you find out what compression is used after file has been exported?
  6. I just took up DxO's April promo offer on Photolab2 promo and I think I have my perfect workflow. I was reluctant to fork out more on top of Nik Collection but I don't think my investment is wasted. I got Photolab2 Elite for less then half the retail price. Still testing but here is my workflow: 1. Use Photolab2 photo library and process my RAW files. RAW development tools like CLEARVIEW, PRIME and Local Adjustments are awsom. No need for Viveza as Local adjustments utilises U-Point technology and covers what Viveza would have done. 2. Export into Affinity using sidecar feature. Photolab will convert to TIF and open in Affinity. 3. Run Nik Collection filters within Affinity as required bar Viveza. 4. Carry out other image enhancements/repairs in Affinity using layers. 5. Finish. Results are stunning. So far Photolab2 and Affinity Photo (WIN) are working very well together. Note: I mostly use 16bit TIF files and that's what I am passing between the two applications.
  7. I just took up DxO's April promo offer on Photolab2 promo and I think I have my perfect workflow. I was reluctant to fork out more on top of Nik Collection but I don't think my investment is wasted. I got Photolab2 Elite for less then half the retail price. Still testing but here is my workflow: 1. Use Photolab2 photo library and process my RAW files. RAW development tools like CLEARVIEW, PRIME and Local Adjustments are awsom. No need for Viveza as Local adjustments utilises U-Point technology and covers what Viveza would have done. 2. Export into Affinity using sidecar feature. Photolab will convert to TIF and open in Affinity. 3. Run Nik Collection filters within Affinity as required bar Viveza. 4. Carry out other image enhancements/repairs in Affinity using layers. 5. Finish. Results are stunning. So far Photolab2 and Affinity Photo (WIN) are working very well together. Download trial and test it. You will be amazed
  8. I was using the latest Windows beta 1.7.0.258 and it's not there yet. Fingers crossed
  9. Using Affinity Photo 1.6.5.135. Is there any way to export a TIFF image without compression? It seems that compression is enabled by default and there is no way to disable it. I'm using View NX-i and Capture NX-D as my raw converter and after an image has been worked on in Affinity Photo and exported I cannot open it in the for mentioned Nikon apps. Would be great for Affinity to have this feature.
  10. A different approach to this problem is to use another app to develop your RAW file and from within that app run Viveza. I am currently using CaptureNX-D v1.5.1 for my RAW development and use the Colour Control Points within the retouch tab. This is same U-Point technology as employed in Viveza but there is one missing control slider "Structure". The advantage using the control points in NX-D is that the NEF file is kept in a non-distructive state. From within NX-D I can still "open with" Viveza this edited NEF file. NX-D will convert the NEF file into a TIFF and open in Viveza. Once finished in Viveza the TIFF file is saved in PICTURES directory. You can then open in Affinity Photo. Opening in Viveza Stand-alone is final option. Hope this helps.
  11. Hi Jason, Unfortunately not. As an alternative you could try what Robin Whalley suggests at this link:
  12. Hi Walt, What I was trying to explain there was that after I open and save the Affinity exported TIFF file in PS CS6 I am able to see the image in Viewnx-i file explorer. Now if I open this same file back in Affinity and save it the file will not be visable in Viewnx-i explorer. Below is the thumbnail image in the Viewnx-i film strip. When I select it to view in the internal viewer all I see is a message " Failed to load images." I tried exporting a file as 8bit TIFF and this worked fine. The image on left is 8bit and the one on right is 16bit. and this next image is what I see when 16bit tiff file is exported from current production version 1.6.5.135:
  13. Exported 16bit TIFF files with no layers are still not viewable in Nikon ViewNX-i v1.3.1. If I open same exported file in Photoshop CS6 and then save it, the file is then viewable in Viewnx-i. Exported TIFF file can be opened in other editors also i.e. DXO Optics Pro Elite 9/Essentials v11. Exporting/saving same TIFF file from PS CS6, DXO Optics, others can be viewed in ViewNX-i. If I open the TIFF file in Affinity again and save it - it's not viewable in ViewNX-i.
  14. @debbru I apologise if my replies have hijacked your thread. It wasn't my attention. To help with your query if you have applied everything as per the first 5 replies in the chain (i.e. up to @MEB's request for you to change the path) and it's still not working then I would suggest checking the version of Nik Collection you are using as the link in @MEB response below may answer why plugin is not working. DXO claim Affinity incompatibility with Nik Plugins on MacOS has been fixed in DXO Nik Collections v1.1 (Build 1.2.18). This means the paid version. Free Nik Collections may not work on Mac.
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