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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Chris B in Launching APh by opening a file focuses the wrong tab   
    Hi @Chris B, turns out there's more to this than first meets the eye.
    Ensure that two or more files will be reopened on launch of APh -- one must be "large" (that is, will take some time to open -- in my test case, the large file is 9.55GB, lots of history) Open APh by double clicking a normal image file (in my test case, a random single-frame CR2 RAW file but I don't believe it matters) See the previously noted behavior of the wrong tab being selected -- select the newly double-click opened tab -- do operations on that file or not, it does not seem to matter Watch the large file load in the title bar -- when it completes, the first re-opened file is selected, regardless of the fact that you're currently manipulating the tab representing the newly opened file Curse vehemently if you were interrupted in the middle of some important manipulation
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Jens Krebs in First non-trivial AD project...   
    So I'm mostly a Photo user (and abuser) but I have a hand in a craft brewery as well. With a limited release coming up, it was a good opportunity to try my hand at some design as well for some small-batch labels. I've done logos and such in other applications but this is the first time using Designer for something like this. It's predominantly assembly of components I culled from elsewhere (not a freehand artist here by any definition) and then utilizing AD to unify the look.

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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Jens Krebs in First non-trivial AD project...   
    And dangerously drinkable! :-D
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Jens Krebs in First non-trivial AD project...   
    So I'm mostly a Photo user (and abuser) but I have a hand in a craft brewery as well. With a limited release coming up, it was a good opportunity to try my hand at some design as well for some small-batch labels. I've done logos and such in other applications but this is the first time using Designer for something like this. It's predominantly assembly of components I culled from elsewhere (not a freehand artist here by any definition) and then utilizing AD to unify the look.

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    Brad Brighton reacted to Chris B in Layers not rendering properly   
    Hey Brad,
    The file renders correctly at 100% but anything less than 100% and I see the transparent areas poking through. I'll pass it to the developers.
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from IPv6 in Layers not rendering properly   
    Thanks @Old Bruce but playing with the visibility of the live stack does not resolve the issue. Even without walking the history, the file exports properly so I'm fairly confident the issue is in the screen rendering itself. 
    As I said in the post though, I'm moving on with the production work since I was able to get past the glitch in a copy of the file but since my case appears to be reliably reproducible, I'm thinking the devs might want to explore how it got into that state (or at least understand the state it's in).
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Chris B in Layers not rendering properly   
    Thank you much! First try failed... glitch during the upload, likely. Re-attempting. 
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from //iain in Stitching Panoramas - Am I doing something wrong?   
    You probably CAN successfully use all 7, @//iain but there will be more work involved to mask the overlap properly (another official video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/161038267/ -- I think this is a different one, focuses more on challenging alignments).
    Unless you're trying to get the specific benefits of overlaying the multiple exposures (in which case you probably want to look at the stack groups as well), it's generally a benefit to use fewer images as long as you have enough overlap. About 20% is the number thrown about on these forums often.
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    Brad Brighton reacted to //iain in Stitching Panoramas - Am I doing something wrong?   
    Finally got back to my laptop.
    Thanks @Brad Brighton for assisting with the Pano, and to everyone else who has contributed so far. After playing around with stitching different images together, and not using all 7 (as suggested by Brad), I am able to get a pano stitch with no blemishes. It's a little disappointing that photo wasn't able to do a better job with all 7, as PS and LR have no such issues.  However, it also needs to be taken into consideration that this application is £40 so, this really is not a deal breaker. If I do switch to Affinity, this is something I will be able to adapt to with ease.
    I was also able to get the final edits very close to how my LR versions turned out.  It took more work than LR and I hope improvements are made in this regard but again, I think it's simply a matter of getting used to the application.
    Very impressed so far and thanks again to everyone who contributed to this discussion.
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    Brad Brighton reacted to Chris B in Launching APh by opening a file focuses the wrong tab   
    Hey Brad,
    I've reproduced this. What I'm seeing is the first document I had open will open up first, then the afphoto file I double-clicked will open but then it goes back to the first image. Not really what I'd expect to I'll check with the dev team.
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    Brad Brighton reacted to walt.farrell in User-defined markers in history request   
    Interesting idea.
    For an alternative that is already available, you might look into Snapshots.
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from walt.farrell in Lock tool for toolbar request   
    You must not have seen people fumble with trackpads before... :-D 
    Exporting, saving a copy, etc are all possible but are PITAs compared to "lock/unlock edit state" so that inspection is the only thing that can be done. I can just make a mental note about the history position too and undo until I get there or "revert to saved" (which should also be a one-step feature but isn't) but that doesn't (to my way of thinking) negate the usefulness of the feature request.
    EDIT: To be clear, I'm not talking about security from intentional changes; this is about blocking accidental/incidental changes caused by clicking, dragging, and otherwise fumbling through pan/zoom.
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from //iain in Stitching Panoramas - Am I doing something wrong?   
    So, with @//iain's permission and for the benefit of others, the first pass (to me) looked like too many images with too much overlap. When you have fine detail and slightly varying angles AND lots of overlap, it becomes quite difficult to properly mask for alignment. The original set of images (which I received directly) had 7 images -- selectively choosing 4 of them yielded better results due to fewer conflicts.
    The rest, so far, is a matter of adjusting contrast, levels, etc. that I'll let Iain describe when the forum allows his return tomorrow. :-)
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Chris B in Two issues relating to "Toggle UI"   
    @Chris B On the hang, all I can say for certain is that I've only encountered it twice and both time were in the context of having an undeveloped RAW file during the process of isolating the details for this post. By hang, I mean: beachball unresponsive once (the second time), unclear if I had that the first time or not since it caught me by surprise.
    When I get some spare cycles, I'll see if I can reliably repro for you. 
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Mark Ingram in Exported images look dull   
    FWIW and all that...
    The image you posted isn't the one in the zip so it's hard to genuinely compare. However, taking your designer file and exporting here (macOS Mojave, AD 1.7.1, to PNG in this case) shows no noticeable difference (to my quick review anyway). That would seem to put the issue either into something you're doing at export that's different or a display config that may be impacting.
    Edit: so, while I am arguably an idiot (the thread talks about Windows, after all) perhaps this cross-check will still be useful?

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    Brad Brighton reacted to MEB in Minor UI bug in Toolbar Editing   
    Hi Brad Brighton,
    Thanks for letting us know. Issue logged to be looked at.
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    Brad Brighton reacted to R C-R in Minor UI bug in Toolbar Editing   
    Before I move on, I just want to point out that the bigger picture, as you put it, includes millions of people who have never used a Mac that did not come with a two button mouse. Regarding platform standards, make of that what you will. 
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Old Bruce in "save history"   
    Too many people seem to think that the suggestion is to turn it on by default for everyone.
    Speaking only for myself (since that's the only person I can speak for), that's not what I'm saying. What I want is a checkbox in preferences that is disabled by app and user default, that says "Save History with Document" that I can turn on (once) and from that point forward, the functionality is enabled for every file I open until I manually turn it off per file or uncheck the preference which would take the behavior back to the currently available functionality.
    If anyone in the multiple discussions is arguing that "Save History" needs to be turned on for every user, I haven't seen it. 
     
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    Brad Brighton reacted to Old Bruce in New to DNG format - opening in Photo 1.7.1   
    You may need to show the Context Toolbar first.

    and then you should see this

     
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    Brad Brighton reacted to R C-R in AD/AP Toolbars reset after Publisher download   
    In the Mac Affinity apps, you can right-click on the toolbar in the space between its items to pop up a menu with 4 items, one of which is "Customize Toolbar ..."

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    Brad Brighton reacted to paolo.limoncelli in Long exposure noise reduction   
    All these function are available in AP.
    Workflow is a bit different, for example the stacking dialogs offers alignment options itself.
     
    I suggest you to follow this video by James that could give you a nice starting point to replicate the tutorial.
     

     
    Also this one is particularly interesting to improve the latitude of a bracketed exposure to give you much more room for editing
     

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    Brad Brighton reacted to MEB in Crash during background erase/erase   
    No worries Brad. I understand how frustrating it can be. To help keep the thread shorter and easier to navigate please attach the crash file to the post rather than copy/pasting directly to it. You can quickly create a copy of the crash report pressing and holding alt then dragging the icon from the crash report's title bar to the desktop. Thanks.
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from Chris B in "Modified" indicator not visible   
    @Chris B, thanks! The only reason I care about the distinction (aside from philosophy) is because the implied priority of a bug is (normally) much higher than the feature requests.
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    Brad Brighton reacted to DeepDesertPhoto in AP 1.7.1 crashing while using blemish removal tool on raw image   
    I am a professional photographic artist working mainly in 32 bit HDR, so I use the program pretty heavily.
    Sometimes I need to open as many as 20 to 30 raw files at a time to create superwide panoramas.
    So I guess that would make me a Power User.
    If I encounter any other problems or crashes I will let you know.
    If you're curious as to what kind of photos I create using this program I do have a portfolio with Robert Harding Picture Library.
    There are some very wide panoramas there that I made using Affinity Photo.
    https://www.robertharding.com/photographers/stevenlove/
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    Brad Brighton got a reaction from MEB in Crash during background erase/erase   
    @MEB Upload underway (> 5GB)
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