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  1. Hello forum I am facing some issues in affinity photo for windows can any please help me. 1.In Macro, when selecting the previous layer, it does not record in the action 2.No offset command 3.No Perspective / Distort / Skew tool 4.Only Scale and rotate but not useful 5.Jerks experienced while zooming in and out when done with zoom tool Thanks in advance
  2. I was trying to make a macro of the tutorial on making a portrait look like it was shot in technicolor. When I tried I was told at almost every step of the way that the action I was performing couldn't be recorded by the macro. This included renaming layers, clearing channels in layers, even switching layers. Am I doing something wrong or are these really limitations of macro recording?
  3. I wrote a macros to prepare my pictures to the web. Macros makes them of certain size and sharp, but It can't add a signature to the photo, because AP „Cannot add Artistic Text“ to the macros. Thus I suggest to allow to add Artistic text to the Macro.
  4. Hello, I have been using Affinity only during the last few weeks and I am pretty happy with it. However, as other users, I missing some small things. One of them is the capacity to record a macro in which exporting a file is part of that macro. When I tried that, an Affinity pop-up window said it was not possible to record it. It would be very useful to record the action of exporting a file as one of the available types to a specific location. Thank you and keep the good work!
  5. Hi all, I'm a new user of Affinity Photo, and i keep discovering thing with it. Yesterday i worked on creating a macro to automate a part of my workflow. In this macro i creating multiple "channel", and i would like to rename each of the newly created channel. It works perfectly fine out of the macro creation, but during macro creation it does not work and gives an error message. Is there anyone else facing this issue ? Thanks in advance for your help.
  6. I found that sometimes I could edit Macro, but sometimes the "Edit" was greyed out. Does anyone know the reason and how I could fix the greyed out Macro problem? Thank you very much.
  7. PastorPixel

    special offer cant find macros

    Affinity launches Affinity Photo Windows Version with a special offer till 22.Dec.2017. There should be a lot of Macros too. Does anybody know where to find them.
  8. When you first open the Macro Library all the macros are expanded. Could there be an option for these to be displayed in a collapsed state so that only the title of the macro is displayed? It would make working with the display a lot easier when first opening rather than having to manually collapsed everything. Thank you.
  9. cristy

    Macro bug

    Hi! I wanted to record a macro to change the canvas and transform the original image. First, I found out that selecting layers is not recognised or recorded in the macro wich is a pity. When I finally suceed to record the macro in the correct order of steps I cannot use it in the proper way. I have to apply the same macro twice to get the desired result. Why? BTW, in PS I solved the problem in seconds.
  10. I've searched the forum best I could on this problem with no results. I tried to create a macro to add copyright info to images. AP gives me an alert indicating text cannot be applied using this method. Really?? Please don't tell me I have manually add copyright text to 25, 50 or more images. Anyone find a way to do this using A P?
  11. I know that there are 2 ways of producing the input files for a macro focus stack i) a small refocus between images ii) using a focus rail to move the camera between photos. From what I understand refocusing between photos is much easier for the stacking software to deal with but a focus rail gives more control. From the forum and the tutorials I couldn't see whether the new feature can merge a stack created using a focus rail. Has anyone tried this?
  12. Hi, It looks like the crop tool in Affinity Photo is not as flexible as in PhotoPlus. With the latest crop tool update in PhotoPlus we were able to go anywhere we wanted like creating a fixed dimension crop from any size crop marquee: Constrained 658 x 498 -> crop marquee became this dimension and could be manually dragged bigger and moved. When applying the effect the selected area was cropped and automatically downsized to 658x498 (image size). This seems not possible in Affinity. Additionally, when recording a crop in a macro there is no way to select an image area to be cropped: Affinity just crops the area recorded, period, while no way to select the area to be cropped. This makes the crop tool useless for macro recording. That truly exciting crop flexibility was very useful for quickly transforming (part of any) images to required sizes like website uploads, wall papers, optimizing images for DTP purposes, etc. Hope PhotoPlus crop power is going to make it in Affinity :-P Roberto
  13. - Is there any possibility to initiate a macro or batch processing from "outside" of Affinity Photo? (like AppleScript on Mac) - Are macros and batch processing also implemented in Affinity Designer?
  14. This is so bizarre I am not sure if it is a bug or something wrong with my software, but I have reset the macros & I still get the same problems. The basic issue is the values in the transform macro step keep changing. Sometimes this is just cosmetic -- it does not change how the macro executes the transform -- but other times it does. Since this is erratic & hard to explain, I hope the attachments will make clearer what is happening. This is the macro I am testing with & what the transform values look like initially vs. after either playing the macro in the Macro tab or saving it back to the library & then opening it for editing (whether or not I play it). This is what the test file looks like before playing the macro: After playing the macro for the first time, the test file looks like this: If I play the macro again (after undoing the changes the macro makes) I get this: Note that the offsets change, the shear is applied on the second run, & pretty much nothing is as I would expect from the original macro as created. Also attached is the test file & the exported afmacro file, zipped because (kind of absurdly) apparently we are not permitted to upload .afmacro files. Transform test.zip
  15. Hi there, I played with some macro photography I shot a few days ago. Working with the brushes in Affinity Photo is a nice experience (the luminosity jitter it's really interesting). Below, a few samples of the photographs and the compositing. Best, Piero Macro #01 no PP: Bitmap painting #01: 100% view #01: Macro #02 no PP: Bitmap painting #02: 100% view #02: Macro #03 no PP: Bitmap painting + 3D #03: 100% view #03:
  16. As people have mentioned in other posts, it could really do with a way to rename layers when recording a Macro. However, I would go one step further and suggest not only being able to rename layers, but also have the ability to move the layers to change the layer order, select particular layers, etc. during recording too. Following on from that, it's missing the ability to 'Insert Menu Item', which is equally important when creating macros. As an example, it's possible to record a macro that will resize the document based on what values you enter, however if you just want the macro to bring up the Resize Document dialogue box for the user to enter their own dimensions, there doesn't appear to be a way. If there was an 'Insert Menu Item' option like in Photoshop, you could then select 'Insert Menu Item' > Document > Resize Document, this would then prompt the macro to just open the dialogue box, and then after the user enters the dimensions and hits 'apply' the rest of the macro would continue playing. Another example would be if part of a macro involves a sharpening step, you would be able to use 'Insert Menu Item' > View > Zoom > 100%, which would automatically change the image view to actual pixel size right before the sharpening step, then afterwards use 'Insert Menu Item' > View > Zoom > Zoom To Fit, to automatically display the entire image on screen for the next step of the macro. Additionally it could also be used to prompt saving the image at the end of the macro by using 'Insert Menu Item' > File > Export. Obviously, there are lots of additional possibilities by being able to insert a menu item. I have noticed that some filters such as Gaussian Blur, Unsharp Mask, etc. allow you to click the cog icon after recording a macro and then select the 'eye' to allow the user to adjust the sliders during macro playback. However, if you use more than one, it won't just sequentially go through them one by one and allow you to adjust them individually, it just dumps all the settings into one dialogue box, where you don't even know what settings are what. I just added Gaussian Blur, Unsharp Mask and Twirl macros (all with 'eyes' selected) to the library to see what would happen and when played back was met with a single dialogue box with three different 'Radius' sliders... Each filter should really have it's own dialogue box that the macro launches in a sequential order. Another thing that seems to be missing is the ability to 'Insert Stop'. Although this is not something that I use particularly often, it can be useful for adding notes to macros. For example, to insert a stop with a note saying "In the following step, keep the threshold slider above 20 to prevent haloing", etc. Or use it to pause the macro midway to allow the user to manually paint on the layer mask before continuing with the next steps in the macro. And finally a couple of smaller items to do with the macro library. Settings in the library should be sticky. So if you collapse a category, it stays collapsed, otherwise every time you go to use the library you end up with a big list of macros. And lastly having the ability to assign shortcut keys to macro's that are saved in the library would be a welcome addition too.
  17. Henry Stahle


    I have recorded my first macro "BlueSketch" (attached below). It is doing this: if you import a scanned sketch, graphite on paper like mine, it is sometimes hard to use the digital tools to trace it. It can be hard to see what is sketch and what is digital linework. The macro adds a new raster layer on top of the sketch, fills it with blue, turns the layer into Colour mode, and adds new empty top layer for your linework / inking. Just like the layer function in ClipStudio, where I use it all the time. Put the macro in the Library and the BlueSketch is instantly done. I hope it works for you the same way it does for me. BlueSketch.zip
  18. Great Gift! Free macros included in the purchase! Thanks
  19. With the new release of AF macro in AF photo, I think it would be really cool to have an ability to convert Photoshop actions to affinity ones. I don't know how you would do this, and I don't know if its even possible, but hey, its just a request :D
  20. Will there be Shortcuts for accessing the Library and the Macro Panels in Photo 1.5, like there is for all or most of the rest of Studio? I would prefer to make as few a trips to the Studio fly-out as possible. Shortcuts are faster and less disruptive of the workflow.
  21. Gregor


    Hi my name is Gregor, I played with the new focus merge function in the Beta version of Affinity Photo. I'am very happy with the new function. Thank you
  22. (If I've missed something and all of this is really easy, please ignore; I've only had a few minutes to play with the beta.) Looking at the batch processing system, I wonder if there might be a way to specify an existing document as a 'template' or merge base for the batch processing? It would have a picker for a file that is used as the template of the output file, or a source of layers. Two ways I can see this working: 'Use as template': the batch process could swap in each source file to replace the base layer in the template? It might allow the choice to resize the source to fit into the dimensions of the template. 'Add layers from...': where it copies in all the layers from the template file, with a tickbox for 'omit background layer'? This way round it might allow the copied layers to be resized to fit It seems to me that this would be a useful shorthand for quite a range of 'canned' adjustments-based batches, without the need to create a macro to reproduce the work in the template file. I often use CameraBag 2 for this kind of work. CameraBag has a filters list instead. The above solution would let photographers/designers have a set of reusable template files with multiple watermarks, transparent overlays, adjustments, etc. If it could be arranged such that other macros could be applied on top, it's an even more flexible shorthand.
  23. Ouchies, no 3-point curve tool? CorelDraw has this. Manga Studio has this. MS Paint has had this since the stone age of the internet. If Affinity implements this, Illustrator can basically choke on a urinal cake, because the simple 3-point curve tool has served to shave so much time off my productivity that it makes Illustrator users red in the face to time-trial a project against me, to this day. If this could be implemented, I'd definitely buy the software. If a macro could be made (or already exists), I would be SO beyond grateful for a link in the right direction! It would give this program a great edge against Illustrator's chuggy, time-consuming, inefficient and headache-inspiring methods.