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Photo Beta v.1.8.4.665: Immediate CTD on Sigma RAW (X3F) load

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Really excited to see the activity supporting X3F files: thank you immensely for all these efforts.

I think there's been a small oversight in packaging the 1.8.4.665 Photo Beta, because when you open an X3F file, it immediately crashes to desktop (even before fonts are loaded, etc.). As a control, I also retried the most current non-beta Affinity Photo (1.8.3.641), and that can still open X3F files without crashing out.

I tried this new Affinity Photo Beta using X3F RAW images taken using:

  • Max resolution
  • Low resolution
  • B&W
  • Taken with a Merrill sensor
  • Taken with an older SD14 Sigma.

I tried manually browsing and opening the varied test set of files from within Affinity Photo, as well as using Windows Explorer's "Open with..." and choosing both 'Affinity Photo Beta' and 'Affinity Photo'.

The issue is consistent for all these (above) X3F files opened with this newest beta.

But even with a CTD, I'm still ecstatic for the developer attention after all this time.

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I can confirm this!

Downloaded a couple of sample files from here <Mod Edit>NOTE that site is serving up empty so invalid X3F files </Mod Edit>

Latest release version says they are an "Unsupported file type" (as expected, I think); latest beta crashes immediately to desktop.

Jeff


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Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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I click the downloaded file with the right mouse button --> open with and then i choose Photo Beta. The App starts up and a few seconds later it closes by itself without any error message.
The current version shows a window with the message that it is an unsupported filetyp.

System is Win 10 Home, Version 2004, Build 19041.329


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3 hours ago, Uwe367 said:

Yes, @Mark Ingram

 Thanks very much.

To summarize my OP, I tried opening X3Fs in AP beta via AP itself, and Windows Explorer.

I tried opening X3Fs using  the two most popular resolutions.

i tried opening X3Fs taken in colour and BW.

I tried opening X3Fs taken with two different Sigma/Foveon camera models (that use different sensors).

Every single X3F begins opening in AP beta , then abruptly closes with no error message.

Hope that helps!

 

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On 6/27/2020 at 12:12 PM, emmrecs01 said:

I can confirm this!

Downloaded a couple of sample files from here.  Latest release version says they are an "Unsupported file type" (as expected, I think); latest beta crashes immediately to desktop.

Jeff

Those files are all zero bytes. So I'm not surprised they said "Unsupported file type" previously. They shouldn't crash the app though... 

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Here's a sample everyone can use for testing, taken with the older Sigma (Foveon) SD-14. X3Fs from this sensor normally open quite well in the previous Affinity Photo beta & production releases.

Whereas now, even trying to open this very benign X3F file will make the latest beta (v.1.8.4.665) Crash To Desktop. This sample image should still open in other AP beta & production releases, as a control, and if you care to compare Windows logs.

 

I think that the reason for modifying the already stable AP X3F handling was to improve the quality of X3F's taken with Merrill series sensors, because for just those X3Fs, AP beta & production do a rough job of extracting tonal range, reproducing colour, and introduce a lot of noise if exposed in any way except perfectly. Whatever changes were made to improve that also seem to have affected the earlier Foveon sensors too. Note that there's two later Sigma/Foveon sensors both called 'quattro' (APS-C & APS-H sizes), and I can't attest to how this beta version handles those cameras.

PS - Remember to turn off all noise removal & sharpening.

SDIM5606.X3F

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AP Beta - 1.8.4.674 was able to open three X3F files taken with two different sensor cameras.

 

I haven't had the time to test the full variety of sample images I tried earlier (they are mentioned above in this thread), but this is good news, and I wanted to pass along the preliminary testing status at my earliest opportunity. I will test the full set later and update this thread.

 

Thanks!

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