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  1. If I try to use batch job since Affinity Photo 1.x up to 2.x batch jobs never completes if I use parallel processing. Like you see in the following picture I have 15 pictures that I want to convert from `.afphoto` to `.jpeg` files. But it never finishes. Affinity Photo stays just in this state forever. (longest test 15h) Because I saw always here in the forum some issues with parallel processing I was hoping it would get fixed over time. But I have had this issue now so long that I hope someone can take a look. In special because my system has with it's 64 Cores (AMD Threadripper 3970X) enough power to handle 15 parallel tasks. Here some maybe important side notes: - while Affinity Photo is in this state the system idles - while Affinity Photo is in this states the menubar and settings windows work and are accessible - if you try to load another picture into Affinity Photo it show in the upper right corner that the document is loading but also nothing is happening For me, it just sounds like a deadlock in Affinity itself. If needed I can provide the `.afphoto` files. But they are just RAW files from Canon, with slightly editing. (contrast, whitebalance, saturation, maybe size adjustments)
  2. Hi all! I'm considering getting the Universal license for Affinity and switching from Adobe, but there is a feature missing that is holding me back. Is it possible to export multiple States for multiple Artboards/Slices at once in the Export Persona? I use this feature a lot for exporting several variations of multiple Artboards at once. In Photoshop there is something similar (although improved via external script) where you can do exactly that. So imagine you have 2 artboards/slices and 2 states, you can then automatically export Artboard1_State1, Artboard1_State2, Artboard2_State1 and Artboard2_State2 at once, and even for multiple configurations and formats. Now you have to go back out of Export Persona, change the State, change the names and export again, which can be tedious for multiple files. Ash said something similar to this in this comment. Would it be an estimated date for this feature? Thanks a lot.
  3. I have hundreds of images of various sizes, mostly very large sizes, that I want to resize to a maximum width of 1920px, at 72DPI, RGB colour mode, JPG format. The height should be variable since the original images have various heights as well and I need to keep the aspect ratio to prevent distortions. (1)is this possible with Affinity Photo? (2)what would be the steps for the resizing to record as a macro. (I tried recording resizing one image and then use that recording for a batch job but AP used also a fixed height on every image resulting in many distorted images)
  4. The Batch Job feature in Affinity Photo is great, but one crucial feature that's missing is the ability to select multiple folders and subfolders and all the images inside automatically being added to the list. The whole idea of the Batch Job is to save time from manual labour, and sometimes having to go through tens of folders and subfolders and manually selecting all image files to be batch processed is a very manual and time consuming process. Thanks
  5. Is it possible to batch save/export many tabs(seperate projects) as common filetypes( jpg,png,tiff...) in affinity photo? I'm opening a pdf that has many pictures inside so I seperate and edit each picture on a new tab/project. so instead of using save as command over and over again I need a better solution for this. any help?
  6. Hey im wondering why it isn't possible to include the following features in Macro: Record Layer ordering/movement Apply a Tonemapping Persona Preset Is this a hard thing for developers to include? Thanks Phil
  7. Why does Version 2.1.1 batch bring on haze? Please see attachments below, also please note my concerns attached: 1- Original .RAF 2-Macro procedure .afmacro 3-Macro steps as screen capture 4-Result from Single macro application -- not good, but still better than batch 5-Result from Batch macro application -- haze increases compared to single photo 6-Result from Adobe Elements with similar macro steps -- Significantly stronger effects. I hope to "strengthen" or "scale up" the enhancement effects with Affinity the way Adobe provides. Original.RAF test macro.afmacro
  8. For me one of the key missing features to help me replace Lightroom would be a filmstrip feature. Basically, I would want to select an bunch of photos, load them into the Develop persona to give me a side-by-side comparison of the Photo's that I have edited. Ideally, it would allow for adding ratings to photos so I can filter them by quality. And it would also be nice to add labels to photos to indicate whether or not they were fully developed or marked to be developed/ discarded. This would then also allow me to copy paste all (or a selection of) the Develop parameters and paste them to a selected photos as an easy means to batch process them (with immediate visual feedback on the result).
  9. Considering that one day there may be options to filter search queries by layer/ page/ chapter/ text frame/ column, etc., see: It would be neat to have a batch Find and Replace in which you can add multiple queries for finding and replacing something. That way, you could batch replace various pieces of text, characters (e.g. to do clean up for multiple white spaces and break characters) for particular pages in at once. The way I see this is you could add another Find and Replace query by clicking on a "+" button, which will run after the first Find and Replace has run.
  10. Hello, I recently created a batch job using a macro. Unfortunately I forgot to uncheck the .afphoto file option after checking the .png file option. When I found out I wanted to stop the job but I did not find any way to do so. Since the job was to alter 34 images it took unnecessarily long to export to two file types. It would be very useful to be able to abort/stop a job. Please add that function. Greetings Matthias
  11. In Affinity Photo V1 I would run a use File-->New Batch job to select a group of TIFF files and save them as .Afphoto file. Since the .xmp files for each of the TIFF files was in the folder with the TIFF files the information in the .xmp files would populate the Metadata Panel. In Affinity Photo V2 this is not working. The .xmp files are not populating the Metadata Panel. Also, when I bring in a RAW file and there is an .xmp file in the same folder the Metadata Panel in the Develop Persona is not being populated. I don't know if this was a planned change from V1 to V2 or if it is a bug. If it is a bug I would be nice to have it corrected so we can Batch process a group of TIFF files and have the .Afphoto file created (it does that now) and the Metadata Panel populated (not happening now but used to). This may not be a serious bug because a person can still batch and create the .Afphoto files and then import the metadata. But, I'd like to see it on the list to be corrected. Mac mini M1 (2020) 16GB 1TB Monterey 12.6.1 USER ERROR: Today while doing something else I saw that there is now a check box in "Preferences-->General" that says "Load metadata from XMP sidecars". Once I checked that box the metadata was imported from the .xmp files as was done in V1. So, there was no bug it was user error on my part. Peace Marvin
  12. In the New Batch Job dialog the selection titled Available Macros is not displaying the macros correctly. For example in my Library Panel I have these macro categories in this order: Default Uplift - Epic Skies Image Styles Editing Macros - Marvin Effects - Marvin Here is what happens in the list of Available Macros on the New Batch Job dialog: Default - displays the Macros for Default category. This is correct. Uplift - Epic Skies - displays Macros for Default category. This is wrong. Image Styles - displays the last seven macros in the Editing Macros - Marvin category. This is wrong. Editing Macros - Marvin - displays three items from Editing Macros - Marvin and the items of Effects - Marvin. This is wrong. Effects - Marvin - displays the contents for the Default category. This is wrong Here is how I got into this situation: 1. When upgrading I selected existing data in V1 to be brought into V2. 2. When I started to back process some files and reference the macros I saw the problem and figuring something we astray during the upgrade process. 3. To correct the problem I exported the Categories, then deleted them from the Library Panel, and then imported the Categories again. The macros run fine. However, they cannot be executed as a part of a batch process because although they appear in the Available Macros dialog they are not found because (and this is my best guess) the indexed item in the dropdown list does not in reality relate to the actual position/local of the macro. Therefore, the macro selected is not executed and no files are processed. Also, no error handling seems to be done and the program just exits without doing the batch process and no error message is displayed. I don't see a way a user can correct this situation short of maybe putting all macros in the Derfault category. And, I am not eager to do that. Hope this information helps in identifying the cause of situation. Mac mini M1 (2020) Monterey 12.6.1 PROBLEM RESOLVED: This morning the problem was resolved. I simply kept shifting the orders of the macro categories and when I hit on an order that worked I stopped shifting. My best guess is that one of the categories that was moved to the bottom is corrupt. Anyway, there is nothing that the testers or developers have to do on this matter. Peace Marvin
  13. First order of business: I love the updates, big thanks to Affinity and Serif for the hard work! Onto the suggestion: Currently, I can batch RAW files to .afphoto files, but they are embedded with huge file sizes and no option to make them linked instead. To convert RAW to .afphoto as linked files, I have to individually save each one. This is a problem for my workflow. Also, when merging for HDR or Stacks, I cannot use .afphoto files as the source. This requires me to batch out intermediate TIFFs first, which eventually get deleted and seem like a wasteful extra step. For context: I shoot a lot of bracketed photography, mainly for HDR but increasingly for focus stacking. Currently, for a 5-bracket shot, I have to manually open and save each of the 5 exposures. With larger photosets following multi-day trips, this is going to be extremely cumbersome. Bonus points: I would love to be able to add text to the end of a filename (e.g. "_Edit") when batching, but that's a much lower priority than the requests above.
  14. Is there a way to batch convert from .afphoto format to jpeg or others. I have done a lot of editing work and all of my photos saved as .afphoto and now I would like to convert without doing one at a time.,
  15. Working with Web design i often need to eport several different png graphics ... i would like to know if there is a way to click/select an object to create atutomatically artboards or slices in the precise dimenson of the object/group, so when i export a PNG file the image does not leaves a gap or borders. Is there a way to do this?
  16. I'm sure this is a simple task, Sorry to bother...I'm just getting started with Affinity, moving from CSS5. I have several photos loaded, have edited. I want to automate saving and closing the files. Seems I need to export. I tried creating a batch, but it seems as opposed to PS, batches apparently do not work on already loaded and edited photos (at least not that I can tell). So I tried creating a macro, but it said a macro cannot export. Any suggestions?
  17. Hello support, I am encountering a problem in Affinity Photo 1.9.2.1035 in Windows 10 20H2 x64. I want to process a batch of 245 RAW-files made with my Nikon Z6 (.NEF with a file size of 28-32 MB per file) with the following options: - Save file to a different folder - convert to JPEG using standard settings (quality 100) As long as I do not activate the "parallel processing" option, everything runs fine, but somewhat slow since the pictures are processed one by one. As soon as I activate the option, 32 files will be processed simultaneously (32 CPU Threads), but no picture will be saved. Every file will have the "I am working" animation (see marker in example image attached), but it will run forever. The RAM usage is approx. 43GB then. My machine contains the following parts: - AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16 Cores / 32 Threads) - 64GB DDR4-3600 CL16 - Gigabyte X570 Mainboard - AMD Radeon RX6900XT 16GB - source disc: Samsung 1TB 980 Pro SSD (NVME) - target disc: Corsair MP510 1TB SSD (NVME) - newest drivers and Windows updates Is the "parallel processing" not working a normal behaviour? Is this option designed for machines with far more CPU cores (e.g. workstations with 64C/128T) or is this a probably a buggy behaviour? Thank you very much for your answer and your investigation. Regards from Germany!
  18. Hi Guys, a strange thing, one of my users wanted to load a serie images to make a hdr with the hdr batch. But it ask only for AP file format. This is also by a file batch... I see on my desktop only the AP format, but can load normal jpg files to it. has someone this before? He used versie 1.10.5.1342 on the laptop and desktop (where it works). OS: win 10
  19. Hi, I am processing the photos from our last trip, coming from lightroom i am wondering if it is possible to export multiple files at once? I googled around but didn't find any new relating topics. I cant imagine I have to export 100+ photos one by one? :) Just bought the program, looks very promising!
  20. Friends, I'm using Affinity Designer 1.10.4 on a Mac Mini running Big Sur 11.6 and a client send me lots of icons to fix line width and size. When I open the file, I have 3 art boards full of icons. I'm trying to do the easy parts first and then go to the complex ones. In my mind set, all icons at a same height and width is a matter of selecting all and apply the correct size, right? I mean you can do that practically on any design app out there (Inkscape, Acorn, Vectornator, Pixelmator, Illustrator and many others) How can I do this in Designer?? I tried all the things that come to my mind with no success at all. Do I need to create a macro? Using a third party app like Keyboard Maestro? Any help or solution will be greatly appreciated to it.
  21. Hello! I just watched a fantastic YouTube video about how to use batch to add watermark to a lot of photos at once*. I tried to use it on a pdf I created using Designer, and it added the watermark to the first page only. I then tried the same batch job using a Designer file, and it did not work at all. Is there a way to do a batch to add watermarks to every page of many Designer files at once? Thank you! *ETA: using Affinity Photo
  22. Affinity designer on iPad really misses the ability to export any slice/layer with multiple file formats. While this is possible on desktop, on iPad I have to select all the slices and to set the format every time I need to export in more than one file format. This is extremely frustrating when for example I have to provide multiple images in both PDF and JPEG. And since I use specifically the iPad version because of the ease with which I can illustrate and compose images using the Apple Pencil, the export persona really needs to be as performing as the desktop version.
  23. Sadly, not available for Mac but this image converter will batch convert between many formats including vector formats. Converseen Converseen is an open source batch image converter and resizer for Linux and Windows. It supports more than 100 image formats and you can convert and resize an unlimited number of images to any of the most popular formats. Features Mutiple image conversion Multiple image resizer More than 100 different image formats Convert PDF to image files https://sourceforge.net/projects/converseen/
  24. Hi All, we have a huge image-folder with thousands of PSD files which we want to batch export to PNG. While Affinity Photo does this quickly we run into limits with the GUI – as seemingly one can only add files to the job with the OS-default browse dialog (win10 in our case). We want to process several hundreds of images at once – and the Windows native file picker which doesn't work with file-metadata totally isn't up to the task. All image in our folder are cleanly grouped with keywords – it would be super simple to drag and drop all similar assets to the processing queue – but unfortunately this method seems not to be supported at this time. Is there possibly another way to access the batch tool, where drag and drop is supported? We for overall workflow reasons prefer not to create subfolders, merely for exporting.
  25. I would like to export separate layers of a file as png or jpeg to a specified folder. Is that possible and can It be done as a batch export command in or out of the Photo Affinity software? Thank you Justin --
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