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  1. I have two macros that I will run in a batch process against .tiff files to get ready for processing in Affinity Photo. The first macro makes a copy of the background layer and names it to "Color Efex Pro 4 - ". The second macro simply creates a new pixel layer and names it "Cleanup Layer". Both macros only have two steps. In AP 1.7.0.367 when I select say 12 files to run in the batch process and execute these two macros only 2 or 3 (it is not consistent in the number if will process) then the batch process will end without error and AP will shutdown. On restarting AP there is no indication that any sort of error has taken place. That is the mail problem. The second problem is that in the Library panel the option to Edit a macro is greyed out. I found this when I was going to open the macro to look at the code. The options to Delete Macro or Rename Macro are active but the Edit Macro is greyed out. I have attached an export of Editing Macros - Marvin.afmacros for your use in testing. In this library category the two files I am call in the batch process are "Create Layer for Color Efex Pro 4" and "Create Cleanup Layer". I call them in that order. These macros have been running for about a year without any difficulty in Batch processing batches containing as many as 40 .tiff files. The error I have described above is happening when I try a batch of only 12 files. Running Windows 10 with latest updates. Thank you Marvin "Butch" Reinhart Editing Macros - Marvin.afmacros
  2. 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)
  3. Hello all I evaluate AP 1.7 as a replacement for Lightroom but run in some very basic problems with raw file development. 1. When I develop one single raw file (DNG from Lightroom) AP writes a huge file (121MB versus 19MB original). This is no good. Is there a way to save the adjustments done in a fair way without using the alternative formats like tif, jpg etc. ? 2. I want to develop several raw files (DNG from Lightroom) at once with a batch process and saving them in jpg or tif for further processing. However, I do not manage to apply the individually made macro in Photo Persona to process the RAW files in Photo Develop, although I can select the macro. Possibly the macros are not compatible? How can I process several raw files the same way? 3. Is it still not possible in AP to save adjustments made in single raw files in an undestructive way? Thank you for your helpful answers. Best regards,
  4. I've searched various threads, have googled, gone thorugh various Youtube demos — but can't find a simple set of directions that doesn't require watching a 10 minute video that ends up not covering my topic. I bought this app specifically to batch crop and just seems like there would be a ready-made FAQ but I can't find it if it exists. Can someone please point me to a sure-thing guide that is specific to this use-case: Batch cropping into circle? This attached image is too hard and requires having to learn the whole interface and i don't have time for that. I know this has to be a simple process. I would be most grateful if I could get a list of steps. Thank you.
  5. Hi all, I’m just curious more than anything, ive always had an issue with batch processing. All I use it for is to take my AFPhoto files and batch convert them to JPEGS. I find that no matter the size of the job my iMac crashes. Even if it’s five images my Mac full on freezes and eventually shuts down and restarts. I don’t get a kernel panic in the logs but it’s clearly what’s happening. Does anyone else find this happens or have any other ideas so that I can convert with out having to do them one by one.
  6. I've got a bunch of files exported from Affinity Publisher that have all come out at the wrong DPI (all exported images are 96 DPI despite the documents being 72 DPI). As I can't seem to find a solution to that, and I've already exported a bunch of assets, I'm attempting to fix these images via a macro and a batch process. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like that's going to be viable either. The only way I've found to change the document DPI is through the resize document method, but this is unsuitable for use in a macro. When you run the "resize document" as a macro, it attempts to replicate the exact settings of the recording. This means instead of adjusting the DPI, and resizing the document in relation to that DPI change, it sets the DPI and scales the document to match the original documents size was at the time of recording. Is this intended behaviour? Could there be another way of approaching this?
  7. I need help! Everytime I do a batch job from RAW to JPG, Affinity saves all the new JPG's much darker than before! Can anyone help me to avoid that? Greetings
  8. Hi there, I've converted some images from Olympus Raw (orf) to png format by batch processing (File - New Batch Processing). Unfortunately the brightness of the png images is reduced a lot compared to the original ones. How can I fix this? Best regards - Ulrich
  9. I am using Designer to make assets for a board game, and the slice tool is really great for separating into the digital vs print needs. However, when I open them to print, it's made assumptions about the scaling. I'm exporting at 300dpi because that's the print size but most are scaling them to fit. If I manually export, I can set the scaling and paper size. Is there any way for me to change these settings upon batch export? If not, does anyone have any workflow suggestions to do this? I can't be the only one with this problem.
  10. I can't seem to get batch processing to work, it just seems to hang forever and I can't find any expected output files. I had to force quite Affinity Photo but now when I try and create a new batch job no batch queue wind shows and processing never starts. Can anyone shed any light on whether this feature works reliably enough to use. Why would it be hanging? Why are there no output files being generated? Any other options for batch processing of images - all I need to do is clip the image to remove any white space around the edges and resize to a fixed width. Thanks
  11. Hi, I've recently purchased Affinity Photo 1.6.11 (running on macOS 10.14.4.) I'm having a problem similar to the one described here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/63849-photo-batch-processing-does-not-save/. But I'm not using Default Folder X as the OP was. After pressing OK, the New Batch Job dialog disappears instantly and doesn't seem to do anything. When I examine the output folder in Finder, the file is not there. Thanks
  12. Would it be possible to add percentual resizing to the batch processing? At the moment *50% doesn't do anything and simply 50% is converted to 50px. Thanks
  13. Hi AP folk, I have had AP since it's release but am just now starting to phase out my use of PS CS5 and replace it with AP as my main photo software. One of the functions I am having difficulty with though is placing a signature on my photos in a batch process using a macro. I have a macro that downsizes, then runs a high pass sharpening filter and I then want to add a signature in the bottom right of the photo. I read in a forum somewhere that AP doesn't allow a text layer to be added in a macro ( I have had the error message when trying to do it it) so I created a brush that is my signature. The brush works when I use it recording the macro but when I run the macro on a batch of photos it doesn't place the signature on the photo. What have I done wrong ? Is it possible to put a signature/text on photos as part of a macro to batch process ? Regards Ian Colley
  14. When I tried batch processing of photos, I did: select the raw photos use a macro to apply the same crop save as png The exif data was dropped from the photos. When I did the operations on the photos one by one the exif data was preserved into the png files.
  15. Hi I know there have been topics on batch processing but I keep hitting a problem, I'm wanting to resize and watermark my photos to send to clients, but when recording the macro it says it can not record the save instruction in the macro. is there a workaround for this, as it basically means you can not do any batch processing even though the option is there.
  16. Hi, I'm seeing an odd issue trying to use AP to batch process a whole bunch of .pdf files. All the pdfs are the same dimensions and resolution, but when i run through a batch job to open and save them out to a different target pixel dimensions, some pages will end up several pixels out. If I look at the pages in Preview, there doesn't seem to be anything different about them, or if I open / rasterise them in Photoshop, there's no difference. If I open the files on their own in AP, choose their native 300 dpi, then go to resize canvas, all of them show a native size of width: 2007px, height 3070px. BUT if I use batch to process the files, with a target output size of 2007x3070px, some of them will be sized differently by a few pixels in either width or height. If I turn off all the content layers in InDesign before outputting (so that it's just the background colour of the master pages), then AP batch seems to output a consistent size, so I think the batch process is using a content box of what's on the page, rather than the crop box for the page itself (to use Photoshop's description of rasterising options). Attached is the file to try it with. It ends up as 2003x3070 when batched to png or any other format, but when opened, it's 2007x3070. Any ideas for how to get this consistent? page.P006.pdf
  17. Hi ... can't find an answer anywhere -- is there a way to batch convert a bunch of photos to rotate them all at once? I just need a 90 degree rotation on a folder full of sideways pics. Thanks in advance for any guidance.
  18. I am currently designing some custom blu-ray covers for my films at home and build everything off a basic template file. When I edit in the release date of the film I have to adjust the year in a text field on the front, on the back, and multiple times in the copyright block below the barcode. I was thinking it would be great if I could edit all of these at the same time so I don't have to hunt down every instance of it. I think the best way to do this would be to have a system of global variables. I could create a custom variable called [Date] and embed that in my template file. When I start to work on a new film cover I would simply set that variable to equal a different year and in one action I will have saved a lot of time. The same logic could apply to graphics as well if a user needed to replace a logo.
  19. 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?
  20. I use Affinity Photo Mac version. I am a Adobe CC user before. Last month I need to batch convert about 2000 svg icons to PNG with 20 different categories. I tried Illustrator action, failed. I tried Photoshop Image Processing, succeed, but I got blurry PNG files. Then I tried Inkspace, unfortunately, I got the same result wz Photoshop. Then I Googled Affinity Photo and installed a trial version. With the Batch Job feature I finished convert all svg files at last. But it was not easy, I cannot add folders with sub-folders, I had to add 20 times for each folder. Luckily,I got high quality PNG files for svg files. Then I decided to purchase a full version. But soon after I found a problem: This app always miss some files when do Batch Job. It means I have to pick the svg files not converted manually after each converting. Have anyone meet the same problem? How to resolve this? Thanks. My English is poor, hope you will understand.
  21. I'm using macros and a batch job to add branding to large sets of photos varying size and aspect ratio. It should be pretty straightforward - I'm just placing two external files into the image, and aligning one the the bottom left corner and one to the bottom right, then letting the batch save out jpegs as new copies. There's no resizing of either the placed files or the final copy going on. Problem is, while it works perfectly on the images that are the same aspect ratio as the image that I created that macro on, the placed branding files are being distorted on any images that are a different aspect ratio (in this case, portrait or panoramic). If I repeat the exact same steps manually in the portrait image, it places the branding files in their correct size and aspect. The macro should surely just do exactly the same job automatically, but it appears that it is somehow interpreting the aspect of the files it places in, based on the relative aspects of the file the macro was recorded in and the file it is being performed on. The error is occurring in the macro, rather than the batch process. It still happens when I run the macro manually on a single image, without it be part of a batch. Am I missing something, or is this a bug? It's annoying, because this is the feature that I need working to finally ditch my PS sub! I am including some sample images showing the results of the macro on different sized images, and there's a video showing the process of recording and applying the macro here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kkgr3dt7at1rk5e/macro.mp4?dl=0
  22. I've noticed this feature being asked about in other threads and wanted to share my desire for batch merging to HDR in Affinity Photo. As someone who does a lot of HDRI work I've gone through my fair share of different software searching for the best results (Photomatix, HDR Expose, Dynamic Photo HDR along with pano stacking with Autopano Giga and PTGui etc). After purchasing Affinity Photo I've found that in most if not all cases it's HDR merging has the best automatic ghost removal and processing of any app I've used, yet it's the only one without some sort of batch tools for multiple stacks. Currently I am manually sorting through 500+ separate stacks for a project I'm working on and would greatly appreciate (as well as pay for) a means of running these through a script to automate it all.
  23. I have 97 JPEG source files. I ran batch jobs to apply crops to these and save the outputs as JPEG to another folder. For three runs of this, I had the following results: All 97 files processed okay 1 file was skipped 3 files were skipped By skipped, I mean that the affected file simply did not appear in the output folder. The files skipped appeared random. They were not at the beginning or at the end of the list. There were no error messages. I manually redid the skipped files without problems. The input files all had identical dimensions of 600 x 1800 pixels. The batch macros consisted of one crop only -- no other changes. MacOS 10.13.6; iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5; 12 GB RAM; Affinity Photo 1.6.7 I would be willing to provide info or test cases to reproduce this.
  24. Good Morning All! I am currently attempting to find a replacement for Adobe Fireworks as the business I'm employed by would like to move away from the costs involved with Adobe. We have narrowed it down to Affinity Photo as a necessity to have for the batch function but also a luxury to have the Photoshop capabilities to use on the rare occasion. We had some custom scripts written which we imported into Fireworks. I cannot get the same end result with solely the batch process function within Affinity. Below is the script contents that were written for us for Fireworks. Is it possible to automate this inside Affinity? Essentially we want the option point the batch tool to the files to resize multiple photo file formats into 1000 x 1000 72dpi. For example, If the image is 1000 x 500 before batching, we want the batch program to fill out to 1000 x 1000 with the colour white. We no longer require "makeResize" and only "makeLarge" within the script. var theDoc = fw.getDocumentDOM().filePathForRevert; var origFile = Files.getDirectory(theDoc) + '/' + Files.getFilename(theDoc) var newFile = 'file:///C|/batched/'+Files.getFilename(theDoc, true) makeLarge() makeResize(227, 227, '_m') makeResize(75, 75, '_s') makeResize(40, 40, '_t') Files.deleteFileIfExisting(origFile) function makeLarge() { var oldHeight = fw.getDocumentDOM().height; var oldWidth = fw.getDocumentDOM().width; if (oldHeight > oldWidth) { newWidth = 1000 var temp = oldHeight/newWidth newHeight = oldHeight/temp newWidth = oldWidth/temp } else { newHeight = 1000 var temp = oldWidth/newHeight newWidth = oldWidth/temp newHeight = oldHeight/temp } fw.getDocumentDOM().setDocumentImageSize({left:0, top:0, right:newWidth, bottom:newHeight}, {pixelsPerUnit:72, units:"inch"}, true); fw.getDocumentDOM().setDocumentCanvasSize({left:0, top:0, right:1000, bottom:1000}, true); fw.getDocumentDOM().setDocumentCanvasColor("#ffffff", true); fw.getDocumentDOM().selectAll(); fw.getDocumentDOM().align('center vertical', 'true') fw.getDocumentDOM().align('center horizontal', 'true') var theDoc = fw.getDocumentDOM().filePathForRevert; var theFolder = Files.getDirectory(theDoc) var theFilename = Files.getFilename(theDoc, true) var fullPath = theFolder + '/' + theFilename var theExtension = Files.getExtension(theDoc) fw.exportDocumentAs(null, newFile+'_l', ({applyScale:false, colorMode:"24 bit",exportFormat:"JPEG",jpegQuality:80,jpegSmoothness:0,jpegSubsampling:0,name:"JPEG - Better Quality",numEntiresRequested:0,percentScale:"100",useScale:true,xSize:0,ySize:0})) } function makeResize(height, width, ext) { fw.getDocumentDOM().setDocumentImageSize({left:0, top:0, right:height, bottom:width}, {pixelsPerUnit:72, units:"inch"}, true); fw.getDocumentDOM().setDocumentCanvasSize({left:0, top:0, right:height, bottom:width}, true); fw.getDocumentDOM().setDocumentCanvasColor("#ffffff", true); fw.getDocumentDOM().selectAll(); fw.getDocumentDOM().align('center vertical', 'true') fw.getDocumentDOM().align('center horizontal', 'true') var theDoc = fw.getDocumentDOM().filePathForRevert; var theFolder = Files.getDirectory(theDoc) var theFilename = Files.getFilename(theDoc, true) var fullPath = theFolder + '/' + theFilename var theExtension = Files.getExtension(theDoc) fw.exportDocumentAs(null, newFile+ext, ({applyScale:false, colorMode:"24 bit",exportFormat:"JPEG",jpegQuality:80,jpegSmoothness:0,jpegSubsampling:0,name:"JPEG - Better Quality",numEntiresRequested:0,percentScale:"100",useScale:true,xSize:0,ySize:0})) } Convert for Web.jsf
  25. In short, Affinity Photo develops my RGB monochromatic images as RED when using the Auto-Colors tool, which breaks my processing macro for handling images SOOC. I've attached a sample example JPG from my Fuji X-S1, and the file as batched with equivalent (with exception of Auto-color which does not exist in PhotoPlus x8) SOOC workflows. I don't know an answer on how to address the case of what should be monochromatic images having (stupidly?) auto-color run against them, but I feel like this should be more robust. The alternative is I have to make another batch processing macro and run that only against monochromatic images, which sort of defeats the purpose of batching to begin with if I have to sift through files and take them out one by one. SOOC Source Image Serif PhotoPlus X8 Affinity \
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