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  1. Hopefully some one can help. I am trying to get a much better all round understanding of 'Colour Profile & Colour Format'. When I open a new RAW Image, I see, along with all the other sliders and adjustments at the bottom is a icon for Profiles ~ When I check this box, it shows ~ Output Profile - sRGB 1EC61966-21 and, if I open up the box, there are a hole host of other profiles with names and numbers (including one, which I have calibrated for my iMac using an i1Studio calibrator). I have seen or read that a much better profile to use is one with a Larger Gamut such as ~ ProPhoto RGB or ROMM RGB. So, at this point am I better to leave it with the sRGB 1EC61966-21 or should I switch the profile to either my latest i1Studio calibrated version? ~ or ~ use as suggested, either the ProPhoto RGB or ROMM RGB.? If I then switch to any of these New / Different profiles, whilst I'm in the Develop Persona, do I have to switch-back-later-on to the sRGB 1EC61966-21 before I print? And, if that's the case… How do I go about this? Normally when I've finished editing an image I go File ⇢New⇢ a 'New Document' dialogue box appears and because I am unsure what to enter in the Colour Format or Colour Profile boxes shy away and just check that the size of paper is correct and click okay. (My bad I know) My prints to date are always slightly disappointing and so perhaps a better understanding of 'Colour Profiles & Colour Formats'. Will help get me to where I should already be. Hopefully someone out there can guide me through this latest post processing maze.
  2. I have created a design in AD saved it and exported it as a png, so far so good. I then need to open the exported file in Acrorip to print direct to a garment. This is where my problem starts because red colours are turned purple and browns yellowish. Does anyone know why this could be? Any advice will be welcomed.
  3. 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 1.6.1.93 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 1.6.1.93 (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
  4. Start with an image in RGB colour format. Blend Ranges. Red. Change Source Layer Ranges graph. Switch to LAB with Document/Colour Format/Lab. Blend Ranges dialog is still showing Red. Hmm. Turn off dialog. Open it back up again. Now it allows for LAB changes. Click on Master dropdown. Go to Lightness. Oh look! The adjustment for RGB Red now seems to be applied to Lightness. (Hmm - what about CMYK, which is a four-item list? Changing Black then switching to RGB seems to do no harm though the blend ranges effect is lost. Switching back to CMYK restores it.) Presumably, the Blend Ranges records the channel used as a position in the drop-down list and doesn't notice a change in colour format.
  5. Hello, I should know this, but I don't. When designing web graphics, what is the best colour format to use: rgb/8, /16, or /32 (see attached screen cap)? I want to design a site mock-up which will include photographs, vector graphics, and possibly gradients. Much appreciated! Best, DS.
  6. Hi, This is the feature I miss: B&W mode. This file format is very convenient in preparation for printing. Could that be possible? Thanks! Ps: By the way, I really like this program and Im very happy that finally I have it for PC.
  7. Why is the default colour format for a new document with Print as the type, RGB? Shouldn't it default as CMYK? The Press-Ready Preset is, but not the general Print. I think this is just leading more to the conclusion that this app is being aimed at digital designers and really not thinking of print design.
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