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I am a brand new user with Affinity. Over the last week I have been watching many of the "Affinity Photo for Beginners" videos on youtube and am very impressed with what Affinity is capable of. As someone who has recently switched from Adobe to Affinity, the one difficulty I am finding is that I am not able to save master presets. Yes, I realize that Affinity allows you to create individual presets for things like white balance, curves, exposure and so forth. However, it doesn't allow you to create fully grouped presets like Lightroom does, and that's going to be very frustrating for me as I am a professional photographer who really utilizes that preset option. I hope that this feature is added soon!

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Hi @Erin Rose, welcome to the forums!

 

If your preset consists of a set of pre-configured adjustment and live filter layers which are consecutively stacked in the Layers panel, you can do this using the Assets panel.

After setting up the adjustment and live filter layers the way you want them, select and group them (after selecting them, right-click on one and choose Group).

Open the Assets panel.  Create a category for them using the hamburger menu (three lines) in the upper-right corner of the panel, then make sure the group is selected, open the hamburger menu of the created category and choose "Add from Selection".

To apply the preset to another image, drag its icon from the assets panel over top of the canvas area.  This adds a copy of the original group to the layers panel.

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39 minutes ago, fde101 said:

After setting up the adjustment and live filter layers the way you want them, select and group them (after selecting them, right-click on one and choose Group).

Open the Assets panel.  Create a category for them using the hamburger menu (three lines) in the upper-right corner of the panel, then make sure the group is selected, open the hamburger menu of the created category and choose "Add from Selection".

To apply the preset to another image, drag its icon from the assets panel over top of the canvas area.  This adds a copy of the original group to the layers panel.

Interesting approach. Thanks.

However, from a few experiments it seems that after dragging the Asset onto the canvas, they do not visibly apply to the image until:

  1. I Ungroup them; and then
  2. I zoom in/out to re-render the image.

This happens on both 1.7 and the 1.8 beta.


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Curious...  I just tried it in 1.7 and it renders immediately for me when I apply it, still in the group.

However, when I delete the group, I need to do the zoom trick to get it to un-apply.

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35 minutes ago, fde101 said:

Curious...  I just tried it in 1.7 and it renders immediately for me when I apply it, still in the group.

However, when I delete the group, I need to do the zoom trick to get it to un-apply.

Perhaps a Mac vs Windows issue?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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