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Hello, this bug is being discussed in another thread, but since it's being ignored by Developers for pretty long time, I decided to refresh it by creating a new topic with some new facts and a solution. "Merge Down Layers" (Ctrl+Shift+E) is very common and frequently used command, that we use to merge layers. Although it can corrupt your image in a lot of random cases by blurring you layers after merge. You can see what happens to layers if that occurs on attached image. After 1 merge you are losing sharpness, and after 2 or 3 merges you will start to notice that image got blurred, but it will be too late – your file is already corrupted. I attached *.afphoto file, so you can reproduce bug and see why this happens. I already found a workaround in the past, which is super annoying, but better then nothing – Create Empty Layer (Ctl+Shift+N) and merge down to this new layer. But today I found an ultimate solution for Affinity Developers, which is super easy to implement, and I hope they will do it ASAP: If you rastirize lowest layer before merge, nothing will be corrupted. So before Merge we should automatically rasterize lowest layer, and then we will never corrupt our image again. Some important facts for Affinity Developers: I attached *.afphoto file, you can reproduce the bug I reproduced bug in Beta too It's not because of "Force Pixel Allignment" or "Floating point coordinates" This is critical bug, that corrupts our work (I corrupted my images without noticing, other guys from previous thread also corrupted 4+ hours of work) This is not intended behaviour, please pay attention to this one and put yourself in our place This never happened in Photoshop with similar actions To get "bugged" layer you can resize existing normal layer and it becomes corrupted for future merges To fix this bug you just need to automatically Rasterize lower layer before "Merge Down" operation Thanks, hope you fix this asap and notify us! Corrupted Merge.afphoto
adubio posted a topic in Affinity on Desktop Questions (Mac and Windows)Hi everyone, First time user, love the Affinity layout and UI, really impressed with the speed and ease of use. I'm working on a bunch of 360 photos in the Equirectangular Projection mode. I've been asked to add 20-30 location markers and text to 4-5 photos, but the client keeps coming back with numerous changes in terms of specific locations or text changes. Currently my process has been to add the graphical elements and then Merge Down each one, thus flattening the image before I can Remove Projection and then export out a 360 image. However, this is a destructive method and I can't go back and make any changes to that layer (eg moving it more to the left, changing the text). If I need to make any changes I have to re-start the entire photo which obviously isn't time-efficient as some photos have 20-30 elements in it. I'm sure there's a better process here but I can't find any information about working with non-destructive layers while in the Equirectangular Projection mode. Does anyone know of any alternatives to the Merge Down method so I can go back to my edits at a later point if I need to make adjustments to my graphical layers without having to do a complete re-edit of each photo? So so thankful for anyone who can help out or point me in a more efficient direction!