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Affinity Photo is a very good application indeed. It would be nice if it allowed the support of extensions to third party software which would complement its functionality.

In particular the GMIC extension which is supported on Paint.Net, GIMP, Digikam. This provides a library of ready made features which could assist in creative work.

It would be nice if Photo could interface with Fotosketcher too. A very useful tool for creating art out of photographs.

These are only suggestions which may be of use to photographers and digital artists alike.

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Affinity Photo's plugin support is limited to filters in .8bf format. These are programs which affect the pixels of an existing image. It requires that the software developer provides an .8bf file (commonly called Photoshop plugins). Looking at what FotoSketcher does, it would guess that it should work as a plugin provided that the developer provided an .8bf version. 

From what I can see of GMIC, this utilises a different interface to Photoshop, and would not work as an .8bf plugin.

You could try contacting the software developers asking them to provide .8bf plugin versions. This has been known to work.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.8,5 Designer 1.8.5 and Publisher 1.8.5 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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Affinity Photo's plugin support is limited to filters in .8bf format. These are programs which affect the pixels of an existing image. It requires that the software developer provides an .8bf file (commonly called Photoshop plugins). Looking at what FotoSketcher does, it would guess that it should work as a plugin provided that the developer provided an .8bf version. 

From what I can see of GMIC, this utilises a different interface to Photoshop, and would not work as an .8bf plugin.

You could try contacting the software developers asking them to provide .8bf plugin versions. This has been known to work.

Well GMIC may be a problem. However I contacted the author of Fotosketcher and he would be willing to provide a plugin but he requires an sdk to be available for him to develop one. He doesn't know how to do it otherwise.  He tried looking at doing a plugin for Adobe Photoshop but he wasn't able to for the same reason.

GMIC does use the QT interface method and is supported by certain open source applications including Krita and GIMP.

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