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  1. Hi, I mocked up a few ideas that I think would improve the functionality of the Photo merge tools by making it easier to switch between them and add images directly. Say you drag a few images into one of Photo's merging tools, only to realize you opened the wrong one. The commands are grouped in the menu, two have keyboard shortcuts right next to one another, and the tools have similar layouts, making this a fairly easy mistake to make. Rather than having to hit Cancel, open the intended merge tool, then relocate the images you want to merge, what if you could just switch to it, with the images you added still in place? The functionality of the Batch tool seems different enough to warrant it remaining separate. To keep the various merging options visible to the user, it might be best to keep their individual items in the File menu. Each would just open the unified interface to the appropriate tool. It would be great to be able to drag-and-drop directly to the Images pane rather than having to open the file picker, then drop to it, then click OK. The visual styling of the window widgets is a bit confusing; the brighter widgets are disabled. This is contrary to most GUI conventions, including how the OK button is disabled in the tools themselves. If the Panorama tool isn’t resizable because the panorama previews would have to be re-rendered (a processor-intensive task), just fix the width of the preview pane while allowing the Images pane to expand. There is some ambiguity in the Panorama tool when you have stitched multiple panoramas together. If you don't explicitly select all of them in the preview pane before you hit OK, only the last selected one will build. A different button label or counter tallying how many panoramas will be rendered (Render 2 Panoramas) might be sufficient. NTH: a way to tell which images constitute which panorama after the panorama preview is generated. This could look something like the mockup below. Ideally, the number displays next to the panorama preview would handle discontiguous stitches nicely, so if you used three of 4 images out of sequence, something like “1 – 2, 4” would appear next to the thumbnail. Originally posted to my weblog.
  2. Hey everyone! I tried to export an HDR file as a jpeg photo, but somehow I lose a lot of contrast and colour (pictures below). How should I export my photo to keep the colour and contrast. Thanks in advance! This is the exported image. This is how it looks in Affinity Photo.
  3. Hi all, I LOVE Affinity for making HDR and it is making me wildly regret buying Aurora! BUT I make a brush overlay layer and paint on it. All well and good but it is all or nothing. the brush completely adds to the mask. I can then change the opacity of the whole layer but I'd like to be able to paint in grey (say 50% opacity) as I can in any other area. Is this not possible or should I be requesting it as a feature? Thanks! Phil
  4. Hi, Just watched a video HDR Panoramas in Affinity Photo ( HDR merging and exporting individual panorama sections to OpenEXR. Merging several OpenEXR documents into a 32-bit panorama. Tone mapping the 32-bit panorama.) In the video it was stated that you have to merge all the bracketed shots individually for the panorama (ie 3 shots, 5 shots depending on the bracketed shots taken for the scene) To do this is very time consuming, is there not an option to load the bracketed shots into the software and then tell the software how many shots to include in each set of brackets (ie, 3 shots of 5 brackets total 15 shots per single HDR image to merge)? Thankyou Russ
  5. Hello there, today I bought Affinity for Ipad. I have ipad pro 10.5, I do a lot of HDR merging and post processing. I succesfully imported photos in batch of 3 (coming from Nikon D500 and Sony RX100 Mark IV ), while the import and merge from D500 produced the expected image, the import and merge from RX100 produced a photo with very dark tones, while the original were balanced. My question is, are HDR presets available like in the MAC OSx version ? I could not find any options after the import, and before the import there was no remove ghosts option. Is there any timeline foreseen to implement this features ? thanks
  6. Hello, I have very annoying issue for me to be honest it is biggest problem with affinity. When I do stack or HDR and I will export files to EXR (I use SNS-HDR for compression) Affinity always delete all metadata. Can I preserve metadata from first files? it is commonly used system in all apps that I used till today.
  7. Hi, I have tried several times to open CR2 files taken with my Canon 5D MK IV. Unfortunately 99% of the pictures I am opening are not aligned and seem to be corrupted when opening with the Affinity Photo 1.6.6 app on my MAC. The picture seems to be opening in different rectangular parts that are not aligned and making an overall pic... As the problem is difficult to explain I have attached a picture and hope anyone can help me to get this resolved. I can handle JPG or TIFF files without a problem. Looks like the pronblem also occures when opening DNG files. So has perhaps something to do with RAW material??? I have tried HDR stack with CR2 and DNG files but non are working and always result in I this corrupted pics. I hope somebody can help me with this one :-/ Regards Tom
  8. Hi I’m having some difficulty converting files exported from Lightroom. With the latest versions of Lightroom mobile you can make full 32bit HDR files with your iPhone. However, Lightroom can only export those files as DNG files... I want to use the photo’s in a 3D rendering application where the data in those files are being used to light 3D objects and scenes. Therefore I need the full range that’s inside of the DNG. That’s why I want to use the Affinity Photo to open the DNG file and save it out as an 32bits floating point EXR file. Iv’e been trying many ways to get this to work but I just keep getting clamped values in the resulting file. Could anyone help me out? Thanks!
  9. Summary: The image is 4988 x 2814px, 14.04 MB, 7 layers: 1 background pixel layer, 5 masked curve adjustment layers, 1 B&W layer in RGBA/32 (HDR), ProPhoto RGB (Linear). Using Document, Color Format to convert this image in 32-bits to 16-bits RGBA/16 - ProPhotoRGB takes over 8 minutes of processing time on a relatively well-spec'ed machine. Adobe Photoshop CS6 using the same image in 32-bits, similar number of layers and same color space to 16-bits in same color space takes about 5 seconds. Affinity Photo takes an inordinately long time that is not acceptable for the workflow. Details: The machine: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit up-to-date per Windows Update Service Pack 1 Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 32.0 GB RAM Windows Experience Index 7.7 (on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9) Graphics card: GeForce GTX 970 version 385.69 NVIDIA Control Panel reports (see attached PNG) More details on machine in attached PNG. Disk C: is a SSD and has both Affinity Photo and Adobe Photoshop CS6. The software: Affinity Photo RAM Usage limit 25,599 MB Renderer: Default (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970) Adobe Photoshop CS6 64-bit, using the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970) Using Photo Affinity's Document, Color Format, RGB 16 bit it takes slightly over 8 minutes to have hourglass disappear and the RGBA/16 - ProPhotoRGB to appear. During this time Windows Task Manager reports (see attached PNG's). CPU utilization by Affinity Photo is essentially 100% during this time. Trying 32-bit to 16-bit conversion on the same image in the beta version (Beta) does not result in Task Manager reporting "Affinity Photo (not responding)" but if anything the conversion takes even longer at about 8 minutes 55 seconds. Doing this 32-bit to 16-bit conversion of same image and same color spaces in Photoshop CS6 takes about 5 seconds of processing time. Machine Info 1.pdf
  10. hello all, anyone knows how to use the nik hdr efex pluing within affinity photo? in order to create a true hdr image, multiple exposures of the same pic are needed. the problem is, how can they passed simultaneously from affinity photo to the plugin? the plugins menu gets grayed if more than one layer is selected. this prevents passing more than one image to nik hdr efex. i only could use it outside AP until now, making it load multiple tiff or jpeg files. maybe i am missing something obvious... any suggestion would be appreciated. thanks, stefano
  11. Hi, I'm a new user, so I'm not quite sure if it's a missing feature, or just me being unable to find the relevant option, but a cursory glance at the documentation and a quick forum search didn't really help, so I've decided to create this post. Apologies in advance, if you consider this to be a trivial question. In short: is there any way for me to inspect the individual 'raw' pixel values in an HDR image using Affinity Photo? Currently (1.6), if I load an HDR image, I can inspect the RGB values that individual pixels have, but they all appear to have been normalised (either to [0-1] for floating point format or [0-255] for integers). What I would like to be able to do is to load an HDR image and look at any given pixel and see the 'raw' floating point value for each component, before any tone mapping or any other kind of transform applied...
  12. Im currently working on and iMac with 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with 12 GB of Ram, Mountain Lion. Loading, developing and editing Raw files seems to take longer it should. Is there a way to smooth out the process with ram usage in the preference menu? I tried messing around with it but no result, Tone mapping and HDR seems to be a really slow process as well
  13. HI I used AP last night to create HDR merged document and all was OK. Today I updated to 1.6.6 and tried to create another document using the same three source images as before. This time when merge process has finished I just get one image with no Tone Map view on the left of the workspace. I have ensured that Tone Mapping is checked when I load the source documents - what am I missing here?
  14. First-time poster, completely new to photo editing, totally new to AP, pretty new to photography. I really only processed this scene to see if I liked Affinity Photo and whether or not I could get my head around it. The video tutorials are excellent and laid out in a very logical manner. I must commend you guys on the work that has gone into them. I didn't use 'Develop Persona' for this as I hadn't done those tutorials then....I have since discovered how powerful 'develop' and overlays are though...amazing. The original photos (3 of them were bracketed +/- .6 ev) and were taken on a Nikon d90 with a 18-105mm lens. I used HDR merge, inpainted the tourists, bins, shoppers, bikes, benches and bollards, out of the foreground and mid ground. I used selective masks to retrieve blown out detail and saturate some of the brick tones, defringed and added a final adjustment to overall brightness contrast and a little overall adjustment to final exposure. I am not an artist, I am not even particularly creative...but I was amazed at this software. The export function was very slick too, processing a 230MB Affinity Photo down to 2.2mb with the slider set to 80%. Oh and it took me less than an hour on my iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017. I have now purchased Affinity Photo ... I just love it.
  15. The retouching tools are useless in 32 bit, all they do is painting grey areas. I've attached screenshots for all the tools (inpainting brush, healing brush, blemish removal brush, patch tool). I first tried to use the healing brush which introduced grey areas (screenshot "Healing_brush_32_bit"). I then tried to remove those grey areas using the inpainting brush (screenshot "Inpainting_brush_32_bit") which only expanded the grey areas. I then tried the blemish removal tool (screenshot "Blemish_removal_tool_32_bit") which painted a circle of grey and last but not least I tested the patch tool (screenshot "Patch_tool_32_bit") which also did nothing more than painting a big grey area. There is also a bug concerning the display of masks in 32 bit files. The preview exposure influences the display of masks. I attached two more screenshots, one with the mask like I drew it. I then increased the 32 bit preview exposure and the grey areas of the mask became white. I really don't think that changing the preview exposure should in any way influence how the masks are displayed.
  16. Thank you for the 1.6 update. However, I am disappointed that basic drag and drop functionality is not available in the panorama, hdr merge, focus merge, stacking and other file selection dialogs. I usually have a finder window open and I can see the files I want to include in a stack or batch, but then I have to use the add files button and navigate (again) to that folder and select the files. Would love to just drag them from Finder onto the selection dialog list control. This should be a pretty basic code change. After all, drag and drop is coding 101 stuff and shouldn't cause knock on effects or regressions.
  17. It would be great, if I had the chance to see a preview of my HDR already in the window "New HDR Merge" where I'm choosing to remove or keep ghosts and several other settings.
  18. Error Code OxC0000005 and Affinity Photo shuts down whilst processing 3 CR2 files in HDR Mode. Everything ran well until the final merge, then the error code and a complete shut down. I tried the procedure 3 times with the same result. With other files no problem. I have subsequently tried the merger with Photmatix and had no problems. What is the error? Advice please. Many thanks, Mike
  19. Hi everyone, I've read in this forum, that a few others are having the same problem with Affinity Photo crashing when combining several images to an HDR-combination. Same here unfortunately. I think that the file type (raws or jpegs) has no influence on AP crashing, maybe it's the number of images that are combined? With less than 4 images the crashes are less frequent than with 4 and up. I checked on several Mac systems, the crashes are reproducable. Cheers, oliwetti
  20. hi to all, i want to create a hdr photo, you can help me?
  21. Hi, when I try to combine 3 raw files to a hdr with activated option "reduce noise", AP crashes. When I do the same with option "reduce noise" turned off, it works. But then I get a horribly noisy picture (high iso, long exposure). The crash happens during this step ("Remove noise"). My system: Win 10 Pro, Core i7 (4 Cores), 16 GB RAM.
  22. On my last trip I shot a lot of HDR pictures. It's pretty tedious to merge each of them one after the other. Is there a way to do this automatically for a large number HDR merges?
  23. Anyone recommend using the Aurora HDR app on top of the hdr facility in Affinity photo. Thanks
  24. I've been trying to edit some admittedly hard-to-fix HDR pictures, and they often crash. Especially when merging the layers. Some sets of pictures refuse to work outright, others may sometimes survive. Right before it crashes during the merge, you can often see black (or sometimes blue) points on the picture being viewed. But the newest example of these black points actually didn't cause Affinity Photo to crash, so I something to show. These dots don't show in any of the raw files, only in the merged picture. No matter how light I make the picture in 32-bit preview, they will stay the same colour. Affinity Photo is version, on an AMD based machine with Windows 8.1. I can send you further images and descriptions if you contact me, but this will be enough for now.
  25. Hi. I'm new to Affinity Photo and has been testing it out for a few days now. One of the areas that interest me is the HDR merge, as it allows me to do picture with a colour quality and contrast range I haven't been able to before. I've been testing it as I usually do, that is to give it a nearly impossible task and see where it breaks. And sure enough, it has its limitations. Yesterday I went with my wife to the beach, and with semi-cloudy weather and a low evening sun reflecting in the water I saw it as a perfect opportunity to test HDR. With my wife whittling about with her own creative ideas, I tried to capture her and the surrounding sea as best as I can. Or the low flying swallows against he sun. The problem being of course that a Sony a6000 rattling away the best it could, couldn't possibly capture everything that moved about without causing Affinity Photo to get royally confused. In this environment, ghosting becomes a serious issue. Even when you let Affinity do aligning and ghost removal, and even when you turn on the "remove shadows" function. You need to turn on the clone brush tool, as advised in your fine tutorials, and go at it. The problem is you need to choose the right picture as your base and when all the movement in the picture makes Affinity Photo (hereby called AP) confused about what moves and what is still, the pictures aren't in sync. That's what makes the ghosting issue first hand, and that's what making it difficult to paint properly. Half the time you can't paint with one picture close to another, because the sync problem goes the wrong way and every time you get close to the edge, you get the edge before you really need it. (And the other side of the edge is too dark (or bright) to be painted with that picture.) I guess the proper solution would be more image recognition and morphing the images making up a merge to fit. But that would be difficult to do, computing wise. And I guess you would need the more manual approach anyway: To be able to sync up the pictures so they match. And being able to use masks to define what sync to make for that part of the picture. Not only would that make it possible to make well synced pictures in difficult conditions, even if it would mean a lot of manual work. It could serve as a base for a more automatic approach for morphing and syncing pictures. The ideal would of course be to have automatic routines define a sync you could later manually adjust, and this would be a roadmap towards that. I would also like to see menus such as "Open new HDR merge" use the settings last used instead of going back to defaults all the time. I want to at least try to remove ghosts automatically and see how it goes, but going directly into tone mapping is a complete goner for pictures like these. It needs to be clone painted first. And that's two clicks per picture that could be saved. More than that, I often experience crashes. Not being able to save in tone mapping mode is a risk I don't want to live with, but at least being able to save before going into tone mapping has saved me more than once. I just wish AP could remember the photos going into the merge when saving, as you sometimes want to do further editing with the clone brush. In other cases, pictures can cause AP to crash always, so you don't get much of a chance. Another thing that could be fixed is, I believe, with Windows only. AP does a lot of file reading, and with a proper UNIX system at the bottom, the system caches files in memory so that they don't have to be read from disk so often. Windows doesn't do this, or at least it does so very poorly. The result is, the processors constantly has to wait for disk reads. And with slow, old-fashioned disks such as mine, this cuts performance to half. If you, for the Windows version, could cache the files being read to memory, or at least not read them from disk that often, it would improve performance. For long running jobs, it would also be a help to do things in the background. That would mean you could work on another picture while the first were chugging along. Not something of major importance, but there it's said. As others have noted, it would also be nice to combine bracketing features such as HDR panoramas (often used as backgrounds for 3D rendered images), focus bracketed HDR pictures of landscapes, and of course focus bracketed HDR panoramas. (Anything more?)
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