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  1. Kasper-V

    Photo phiddlin' with AP

    Every couple of years or so I visit the Bedfordshire (UK) Steam Fair and take tons of photos. This time I kept it down to just over two hundred; amazing self-restraint! I concentrated on unusual angles, detailed close-ups, and the like. This is part of the works of a paraffin (kerosene) fuelled vintage tractor. I cranked up the saturation a little in the first image, and later I thought I'd try it in mono. For that, I desaturated it and put it through the HDR persona to increase the local contrast, as well as the overall contrast. (Sometimes I find a better B&W result can be got by turning down one or more of the colours in the Black and White adjustment, but I didn't need to in this instance.) And if you're wondering where this lot fits on a tractor, here's the whole thing ... (If you want to see the other 217 photos, let me know!)
  2. ipdouglas

    Haze Removal Causes Crash

    I was editing a scene which I had taken through develop )Nikon Raw file D850) through to Photo persona and had converted to monochrome (via Nik Silver Efex), I had sharpened using using high pass (1 pix - overlay) when I wondered whether haze removal might have a positive effect (distant contrast). Affinity Photo then started analysing (see attachment) before crashing see screen grab of Event manager (2nd attachment). Affinity Photo Win 10 64 bit pro latest version 16gb Ram GTX 760i
  3. I apologise if this is covered elsewhere but I haven't been able to find an existing thread. I edit monochrome documents i.e. B+W a lot. When working with a document in colour then Affinity Photo has no problems displaying the usual colours for masks, selections etc even when a B+W conversion has been done. However, when a document is set to monochrome from the beginning, then all masking, selections etc is displayed as a shade of grey. Sometimes, depending on the background this can be difficult to see on screen and I find it it especially difficult with clipping warnings (a group with special blend modes I have set up to replace the inexplicable absence of the buttons in the Photo persona). I was wondering if it is possible to continue displaying masking, selections, clipping warnings etc in colour for monochrome documents?
  4. What is the technical difference between desaturating with HSL adjustment and using the Black and White adjustment? An example: Take Monet's 'Sunset in Venice': Now turn down the saturation to zero. This demonstrates a neat trick where the sun and background are the same luminosity, so desaturating colours makes the sun disappear. Now make it monochrome with the Black and White adjustment. The sun is now clearly still visible. So what is happening here that is different?
  5. Hi I am a Leica user and use the monochrome a great deal is there any tutorial or can you do one for working with a grayscale raw file and developed image? Thanks.
  6. Kasper-V

    Colouring b&w photos

    I've done some mono to colour in the past, but I've only recently begun to try it in AP. I scanned some old family photos a few years ago, and these two are of my grandfather and father (he's the younger one!) taken about 1949 or 1950, when Dad got his call-up. Granddad was a Special Police Constable, and they must have been showing off their uniforms. I'm pretty sure they were taken on Dad's camera. Anyway, to business -- I've reduced the images after recolouring, which cuts down the noise somewhat. The left-hand photo didn't look natural enough, so I tried Filters>Colors>Auto... (all four) and got the result on the right, which looks a bit more natural. Didn't work on Granddad though! I used a separate pixel layer for each colour, trying different combinations of blend mode and transparency till I was satisfied. Dad's eyes are a little stark, and there are some hard edges which need softening up ... but I'm still on the learning curve, and any constructive criticism will be welcome.