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  1. Question: In Affinity Photo Export Persona, is it possible to set the export path relative to the source document? Issue/situation: I have a small AppleScript setup which creates a predefined folder structure for most of my commercial photo work, and once I'm done editing an image I will need to export it in multiple resolutions. The exported files are always placed in a fixed location relative to the source document and it would be great if there were an option to then export relative to the source document. My folder structure looks as following: Project folder name – 01 Source –– 01 phocus capture –– 02 capture one –– 03 other – 02 process –– 01 focus stacking –– 02 retouch ( export from retouch folder into low res, high res and website ) –– 03 assets – 03 export –– 01 low res version ( low res versions folder, always relative to the source document in 02 process / 02 retouch ) –– 02 high res version ( high res versions folder, always relative to the source document in 02 process / 02 retouch ) –– 03 contact sheet –– 04 website version Operating system: OSX Catalina 10.15.3 Affinity Photo: Version 1.8.3 Any help or input on this matter is much appreciated, as I'm considering moving from other editors to Affinity Photo. Thank you in advance. PS: if this post is in the wrong forum, then please let me know, and I will submit it in another.
  2. Is there a 'shift edge' or equivalent for selections/masks? If, yes, where is it ? Shift edge is something found in Photoshop. Photoshop's Shift Edge expands or contracts the mask by +/- pixels. It's available in the Refine Mask dialogue box in PhotoShop. Because it's in the Refine Mask dialogue, it means it can be experimented with at the same time as other subtle adjustments to the mask. I mostly use Shift Edge in combination with Mask feather adjustment. The amount of feather dictates the amount of shift. Shift Edge is really great for avoiding the halo effect when feathering the mask edge on levels adjustment layers. This is when you've got photos with the common problem of under-exposed foreground + over-exposed sky. How do you achieve this in Affinity Photo if there is no Shift Edge? (as I suspect might be the case)
  3. Hi Affinity Developers How can I connect Affinity Photo 2 with e.g. Bridge as external editor? This is a mega serious issue on Windows 10 Home. On a Mac no problem, I tried to help a friend being on Windows 10 Home. For normal users having no clue of %ProgramData% etc. it's literally impossible go find the Exe File. Even I had serious problem until I found it, but I could not connect it to any other softwere, there were always strange error messages. Even the solution provided in does not help. It just does not work. The local windows user is a Standard user and has no admin right. And this is good like so. %ProgramData% has some hardcore access restrictions and that is also good like so. Changing here anything may ugly mess up the Windows 10 system. The provided solutions also expect Windows system admin skills and admin rights of the user, please forget solutions like that. It is a total design flaw in Affinity Photo 2. Please change that immediately, thanks. Q: Is it really necessary to mess with customers like so? Why the heck is the exe not located on the same place like Affinity Photo 1 is? That's really bad. Best regards, Roland
  4. Hello, I am trying to install the Demo-Versions of the new V2 Windows-Apps but everytime I press "Install" in the installer the installer just stops responding and working. Is there already a solution for that problem and am I just missing it? - Pluh
  5. Hello, I just bought my first brush pack in the Affinity store. I could easily install them in Affinity Designer, but it doesn't work in Affinity photo (desktop for Windows). When i import them, i have a message saying they've been added (as i did this multiple times, it say the name is *brush pack 2, brush pack 3* and so on), but they don't show in my brush panel. I tried to create a new category first but it didn't work either. I would like to find the location folder on Windows to uninstall all those packs that didn't work and find a way for it to work ! Thanks a lot in advance for your help, joujou_tdj
  6. I have recently started using Affinty Designer and found that few basic features were missing which all the other professional Vector Editing Software have. Split Point ( This feature allows to break the point into Two separate points ) Minus/Plus or remove/add node ( Feature in Pen Tool to add or remove a node without limiting to shift to different tools ) Break Apart or Release Compound Path ( After Separating a shape with subtract front from back I need to be able to use both separations as different object rather than one single unit ) Create Clipping Mask or Power Clip option in Context Menu and Also Ctrl/Command + Drag object over other object for Quick Power Clipping(This feature is required for the reason of better efficiency ) Actions or Automation ( This Feature is in Illustrator which allows pre-recorded actions to take complex or rather bulk part of the work be smoother and FASTER ) Shape Builder Tool ( This Tool makes it easier for ratio base designing ) ( This is specifically required for professional designers ) Hovering Thumbnail along side the eyedropper tool with Color information (Eg : ) ( It is much need feature if you use it ) Convert to Curves should be included in Text Drop Down Menu. Change of units from right click on ruler ( This feature allows change of measuring unit from just by right clicking on the ruler ) Convert Object to Guidelines ( This Feature allows to Convert Object into Guide Shapes ) Object Locking option in Context Menu (much needed feature for Desktop and Mac user ) Color Numeric Value in swatches with the current color mode ( This feature is highly required one suggested by dadesign I.e.: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/77313-color-numeric-value-in-swatches/ don't know the person but really useful feature ) Thank You for Hearing,
  7. My used-to-be-the-most-powerful laptop back in the day is now labouring under my graphics work. What should be done in a click of the trackball button is now a click, up to 1 hour and several cups of green tea later. Truth to tell, I bought the laptop for programming and database development and it's not cut out for high resource using graphics. So, I need to start planning for a powerful desktop for my Affinity Software and digital art etc. I'm a Windows user for many reasons (only had an Mac G5 once and that was for programming on a Mac) so looking towards a mostly Windows solution. What hardware do other Affinity afficionados use and would recommend? What experiences have you had with different types of hardware (graphics cards, CPU, RAM, SSD vs HDD)?
  8. The help section says : "When publishing to PDF, the Honor spot colors option in the Export Settings dialog (File>Export>PDF>More) lets you include spot colors in your output. You can also make the spot colors overprint in the same panel." Does anyone know where that checkbox is gone (to set spot colors as overprint)? Also the help section says: "To make an existing global color overprint: On the Swatches panel, -click the global color swatch's thumbnail, then select Overprint." But there is no way to make a color overprinting. I get a pop menu with e.g. 'Edit fill' but clicking on that option there is again no option to make that color overprint... Am I overlooking something, or is it really that annoying?
  9. Had fun allowing the background to double as a color with this one. Although I have never done it myself, one of my favorite illustration production methods is screen printing. With each color applied separately, there are happy accidents like the plates not lining up exactly right that make every copy unique. Because I went even simpler by omitting overlapping colors, this piece had to be planned and executed differently than previous pieces I’ve done. I had to allow for contrast, details, and a light source within a very limited color palette of 3 colors (near black, orange, and grey) on a more vintage off-white base. This is true vector with one subtle texture raster layer over the top that can easily be replicated for any size. Happy Sunday, all!
  10. Hi, Just wondering if there is a way for me to share the AD assets that I've added to the app on my laptop so they also appear in the app on my desktop. I've added a load to the assets panel on my laptop, but when I opened the app on my desktop this morning, none of them were there. Guess it's because it's app based and not cloud based. Is that right? Is there a way of saving them and uploading from one to the other? Cheers, Cathie
  11. I'm trying to create an action to fill my copyright metadata on several images. I record the action, filling the metadata fields, but when I run the action, nothing happens, no fields are filled with any info. Trying this on Photo, on Mac, on the IPTC (image), IPTC (Contact), and Rights tab. Strange enough, when I use the action on a batch job, the output images have the metadata inserted. To recreate the problem: create a new empty file start recording an action and put some text on any field of IPTC or Rights tab stop recording and save the action create a new file and run the action In my case nothing happens. Does anyone have the same issue?
  12. So I have used a Frequency Seperation filter on a Photo to remove and even out Skin irregularities. But I think i have gone a little too overboard with it. Just like with any other adjustments and filters how can you reduce the opacity of Frequency Seperation ? To make the effect look a little natural, meaning less effective ? I do not see that option. Since there are two layers created High Frequency and Low Frequency. Please help !
  13. Hello Guys, New Upcomer Designer looking for some feedback and opinion before making a purchase on whether I should Purchase Affinity (All 3 software) on my Mac Book or Desktop PC Would it make a difference ? or any specific advantages when comparing the usage on both devices? if so ? what are your thoughts? 1 - MacBook Specification : Apple Macbook Pro - 13 Inch, M1, 16GB RAM 2- Desktop PC Specifications : Processor 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11700 @ 2.50GHz 2.50 GHz Installed RAM 32.0 GB (31.9 GB usable) Monitor Odyssey G9 Samsung Apart of my desktop having a bigger monitor + mouse + keyboard. The mac book is still fully operative and a strong competitor . what are you thought guys ?
  14. I have a really strange situation where View | Toggle UI is STUCK in the View Mode, and no matter what I try, I cannot get back to "Working Mode" with the Tools and everything else. Has anyone experienced this? Is there a fix for this?
  15. Affinity Photo 1.10.4 running on OS X 12.1 on an M1 Mac. I've been checking the raw DNG development to 32-bit rgb pipeline in Affinity Photo, and I'm getting a slightly warmer image than when using other raw developers (OpenImageIO tool, DCRaw, Davinci Resolve) which all give me matching results if I develop to ACES AP0. As far as I know, I disabled all image processing on the Develop page to hopefully get a neutral export. It's also worth noting that under the hood all the apps except DCRaw are using LibRaw. Attached is a screengrab in Nuke showing a split screen of the Affinity output on the left and DNG to ACES from the other software on the right. Nuke ignores .icc profiles, but the way I believe AP works for its raw development to 32-bit RGB is it bakes the .icc output profile transform into the image rather than tagging the image with that profile - so it doesn't matter if Nuke can't read .icc profiles. Initially I thought there may be an issue with the pre-installed Apple ACEScg .icc profile selected as the output profile when developing to 32-bit RGB. But if I ignore ACES in AP and develop using an .icc profile with sRGB primaries, I get the same warm tone. I did also download an ACES AP0 .icc profile and I got the same results in Nuke. Just to be clear, that if the files exported with different .icc profiles are viewed in Nuke without taking into account the needed transformation of the primaries, then they look different as expected. When the primaries are accounted for with an ACES input transform for the primaries only, then they look the same (all warmer from AP). I'm not sure if there's an overall issue here where the .icc profiles are baking in a chromatically adapted white point that accounts for .icc profiles being based on D50, where my monitor is D65. Obviously, what I want is an absolute colorimetric transform that is not trying to account for my display in any way. It does seem less than ideal that display profiles are used to do the colour transform when OpenColorIO would be the obvious better choice, rather than only being for preview purposes. It's also possible this has nothing to do with a transform from .icc profiles and there's something else making the image slightly warmer.
  16. Easily take Affinity Photo shapes to the next level. Don't settle for the default shapes this Affinity Photo beginner tutorial shows how to change the shapes and add effects (FX) and blend modes to create unique graphics. This is number 41 in my Affinity Photo Power Tools playlist. the link to this playlist is below. https://youtu.be/JZrGgtn3RAA #madeinaffinity #affinityphoto #affinityserif #tutorial #photomanipulation #graphicdesign #affinity #digitallyfearless #AffinityiPad #iPad #shapes #fx #3D #blendmodes
  17. Right now it is painstakingly slow to install LUT folders, especially if you have a lot of them. I have over 100+. So for each folder containing a LUT theme, I have to 1. go to adjustment layer 2. create new LUT category 3. rename the LUT category (why can't this at least be accomplished when I create) 4. click on import the LUT items 5. go to the LUT folder, open the folder, select all, then click import, then wait up to a minute 6. Repeat all this for the 100 other folders! Why can't there be a batch method with all the nested LUT folder that I have? Also, once the LUTs are all installed, why can't I rapidly scroll through the LUTs on an image just like the way I can rapidly scroll through blend modes? It would really help me, and I'm sure other designers, to have a less painstaking method to install large LUT libraries, and a more rapid creative visualization method to view all the LUT looks?
  18. My Subscriber asked: "Where is the Histogram Slider in Affinity Photo?" Here is a workaround. One of my subscribers said they could not find a dark and light slider in Affinity Photo’s Histogram. In number 40 of my powerful tools of my Affinity playlist I show a workaround on how to use a slider. This Affinity Photo tutorial is shown in iPad and Desktop. https://youtu.be/pbdMwr790HE
  19. Easy chalkboard from a photo. Affinity Photo Tutorial In number 39 of my powerful tools of my Affinity playlist I turn a photo into chalk and place it on a blackboard, This Affinity Photo tutorial is shown in iPad and Desktop. https://youtu.be/IIqL44O9jbk
  20. Turn a photo into pointillism style art. Easy beginner Affinity Photo Tutorial iPad and Desktop In this beginner Affinity Photo tutorial I turn a photo into pointillism art style. It’s quick and easy and I show it in both Desktop and iPad versions. https://youtu.be/x6sNOO6J_uc
  21. 3D texture with live lighting Affinity Photo tutorial on iPad and desktop. First I show the way I believe it was meant to be used, but then I tried something different. I used a photo of a flower and gave it live lighting with 3d texture. https://youtu.be/lFK-Gqz1x2I
  22. Me doy por vencido!... por eso pregunto: ¿Cómo hacer para que el escritorio (o mesa) de Affinity Photo NO se mueva? Mientras re-dimensiono una imagen, al manipular desde las esquinas, la imagen se mueve disparada (molestamente) en dirección opuesta. ¿Será un Bugs?. Muchas gracias por la ayuda 🎨🤗 pepe . . . I give up! ... that's why I ask: How to make the Affinity Photo desk (or table) NOT move? While resizing an image, manipulating from the corners causes the image to shoot (annoyingly) in the opposite direction. Is it a Bugs ?. Thank you very much for the help 🎨🤗 pepe
  23. Fun with Affinity Photo Channels Affinity Photo Tutorial. I have fun playing with channels. It’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing. This is number 34 of my Digitally Fearless Powerful Tools of Affinity playlist. https://youtu.be/xhBmfN4rOy4
  24. Hi, The title says it all. Please add your installation files to the Chocolatey package manager for Windows . So that I can further optimize and automate my software update processes. Affinity Photo and Designer are one of the last tools on my computer that need to be updated manually. Best regards
  25. Fix a muddy paintbrush iPad and Desktop In this Digitally Fearless Affinity Photo tutorial I show how to fix muddy edges when using the paintbrush to create art. This is number 31 of my Powerful tools of Affinity playlist and shown in both iPad and desktop. https://youtu.be/QfgzMdRlduw
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