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Dear Developers,

We found your Affinity Photo lacking in skin retouching capabilities. There is no easy way to fix and enhance skin that is rough, has pimples, wrinkles, etc. At least your competitor, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020, has this capability. They have a Skin Tune feature that allows us to adjust a few sliders and the face of a person with bad skin came out looking perfect. Please bring this feature to your Affinity Photo.

Another needed feature is the Camera Shake Reduction or Motion Blur Reduction. Taking pictures with unsteady hands causes motion blur and we needed a capability to fix this issue. Make this happens guys.

We also need all those Content-Aware tools such as Content-Aware Move, Warp, Fill, etc that are from Photoshop CC 2020. All these features are very important and needed to manipulate/fix an image. Learn something from them and make something similar to those features into your your software.

Furthermore, we need advanced selection capabilities for complex things such as hair, fur or something of that nature. 

We want more advanced offline image manipulation and retouching features to fix images better. Programmers and developers, you guys can learning something from Photoshop CC 2020 and ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 and bring ideas over to Affinity Photo. Test out their latest trial version and learn from them. They have many advanced offline features that your software doesn't have and focus on those. Don't look at cloud features since most people don't use them.

I'm trying out your software and I find it is lacking in advanced editing power. 

If Affinity Photo want to be the next industry standard, then you need to make those things happen as mentioned above.

 

Send this feedback to the right department please so they can make your software better!

 

Sincerely,

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5 minutes ago, AffinityLover said:

There is no easy way to fix and enhance skin that is rough, has pimples, wrinkles, etc.

Have you tried the Frequency Separation filter?

6 minutes ago, AffinityLover said:

We also need all those Content-Aware tools such as Content-Aware Move, Warp, Fill, etc

The content-aware fill feature in Affinity Photo is called ‘Inpainting’.


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Alfred,

Have your software developers/engineers learn from Imagenomic Portraiture and ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 so they can develop the fast Skin Retouch technique like the other software and plugins. If they can do that, then your developers should be able to do it too. Your Frequency Separation filter technique is very time consuming to work with. The other software make skin retouching very easy and fast just by moving the different sliders.

The only Content-Aware features Affinity Photo have is Inpainting which just removes unwanted objects. It is lacking the Content-Aware Warp tool and the Content-Aware Move tool. If you don't know how these features work, then check them out from Adobe Photoshop 2020 website or software. These two features are very important and useful at manipulating anything in an image and we seriously want to see them available in your software.

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11 hours ago, AffinityLover said:

Taking pictures with unsteady hands causes motion blur

The best way to fix this is with an incredibly expensive, little-known, high-tech device called a tripod.

The second best is to use a camera with in-body image stabilization.

In some cases adding more light to a scene and increasing the shutter speed can also make a difference, though I will grant that this one is not always practical.

All of these options contribute to solving this problem at the time of capture, without the guesswork that software might need to do later on, and will give much better results than trying to mask this issue after the fact.

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You can run Topaz Sharpen AI as a plug in from AP.  Why reinvent the wheel?  There are a few different ways to try to analyze an image for shake and correct it, but building an AI model and implementing it is probably time better spent by the AP devs.

Kirk

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