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Serious bug: Developing pictures with additional layers

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If you develop a raw file and also use a development gradient/paint layer for additional raw adjustments,
they won't accept any presets even if the layer is active. A preset will overwrite the main development layer.

Lost 60 min of work :-(

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There are no layers in the Develop Persona. There are Overlays, which are a kind of Mask, to which some kinds of adjustments can be applied (as explained in that Help page).

You create the Overlay,  and select it in the Overlays panel. Then when you use the Basic adjustments their effects are isolated to the overlay area you created. The other kinds of adjustments are disabled while you have an Overlay (other than Master) selected, as they are supposed to be.

If you select Master, you are no longer dealing with the Overlay area, and all adjustments are possible, but they apply to Master, as you specified.

Sorry, I don't see a bug here, though you could make a feature request to ask that the other adjustments be made available to Overlays.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.518 Beta

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Call it whatever you want.

 

If you have an "overlay" selected
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and choose a preset from the list,
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you only affect the master overlay and this should not be the case!
If the preset is only applicable on master overlays, the presets should be grayed out and disabled when any other than the master overlay is currently active!

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4 hours ago, JeffreyWalther said:

If the preset is only applicable on master overlays, the presets should be grayed out and disabled when any other than the master overlay is currently active!

Thank you for the additional detail.

I see what you mean, and I agree that changing to a different Preset while one has an Overlay selected should not affect the Master Overlay as it does. Good catch. I hope Serif agrees that it's a bug :)


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.514 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.518 Beta

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3 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Thank you for the additional detail.

I see what you mean, and I agree that changing to a different Preset while one has an Overlay selected should not affect the Master Overlay as it does. Good catch. I hope Serif agrees that it's a bug :)

You're welcome.

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