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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  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. Download trial and test it. You will be amazed
  7. I was using the latest Windows beta 1.7.0.258 and it's not there yet. Fingers crossed
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Hi Jason, Unfortunately not. As an alternative you could try what Robin Whalley suggests at this link:
  11. @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.
  12. Thanks MEB and v_kyr. Unfortunately this doesn't really help the consumer who has bought an official copy of Affinity Photo and DXO Nik Collection to understand who is the owner of the respective fix. Looking at those links it seems that both Serif and DXO are responsible for the integration of the plugin but the owness is more leaning towards Serif as I can see. What the consumer would like to hear from Serif and DXO is a statement to say who is working on a fix so they don't invest in other workarounds. That is if one is being looked at. @MEB, can you state if problem is with Serif or DXO's problem?
  13. I bought the Dx0 Nik Plugins v1.1 for £30 during their Black Friday sale but I can confirm that Viveza in new version doesn't work with Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 or the 1.7 Beta. I get same washed up colours as stated by others in this thread. In any case I ran some tests and this is what I found. Running the Viveza plugin from Affinity Photo - pictures from my Nikon D7000 all affected - NEF, JPEG. With my Canon S50 - CRW affected but JPEG ok. NOTE - When I magnify view to 100% in Viveza2 colours are ok in main viewer but not in Navigator. This points to image size as my Canon S50 produces smaller JPEG images. I tried from other editors i.e. Adobe PS6 and Nikon View NX-i/Captur NX-D, Viveza works as expected. Would be great if Serif can fix this as this one plugin is stoping me from ditching the other editors from my work flow. By the way for anyone interested my current workflow is to use ViewNX-i then run Capture NX-D for RAW. Convert to tiff 16bit and return to ViewNX-i. This process retains the non distructive changes made to my RAW file. I then run Nik plugins from ViewNX-i on the newly created tiff file. Afterwards I go into Affinity for remainder but lately I have been using Adobe PS6 because of Viveza issue. I really want to go from Capture NX-D into Affinity and use Nik plugins from there.
  14. Hi John, Viewing photos in Viveza at 100% works fine and that is the work-around but if you try scaling down you will find colours fading in main viewer or in the Navigator window. It's dificult working on an image at 100% especially a landscape shot when you want to see the entire image on screen. I've tried Viveza plugin from all my editors and it's just launching from Affinity photo that causes this problem. Even Nikon Viewnx-i and Capture NX-D work as expected. Is this a Affinity issue or DxO?
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