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Live Filter not working when in preview mode


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Yesterday I had an issue with Photo 2 on Ipad. I tried to apply the Gaussian Blur filter to my image with strange results. The image was expanded from the center horizontally outwards to the borders but without any blurring. So I made another simple picture, just 1 pixel layer, to try again. But after >20 attempts I almost gave up. Just by chance I switched the effect menu from preview mode to list mode and then the filter worked as expected. After switching back to preview mode the same strange behavior occurred - expanding the picture without blurring. Toggling between these two menu modes always showed the same results. One was working right the other one not.

Any idea?

Here are the original picture without any effect, and the 2 results with different menu modes





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On 11/29/2022 at 10:21 AM, Eleve said:

Any idea?

Do you have display zoom set to more? There is a known issue with rendering which has caused some issues and will hopefully be fixed soon.

My older model iPad doesn’t offer this setting and previewing with live filter (Gaussian tested) work fine.

If Display Zoom on, try turning it off.🙂

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Hi EmT, I tried to reproduce that “error” by changing the zoom factor (was assumed by DM1 to be the root cause). But this had no impact on the filters, all worked as normal. So I tried changing some other parameters. And finally I found out that it is the alpha lock that’s causing this behavior. If you protect the transparency in the pixel layer then the live filter will not work, if in preview mode. If you change into list mode by clicking the hamburger, then the live filter does work!

Please let me know if you can reproduce this behavior on your Ipad as well or shall I provide a screen recording?

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When you toggle to the list mode, do you select Gaussian blur again? If so this would be adding a second FX. You can confirm in the layers panel.

Can you enable Show Touches in Preferences > General then send a screen recording of how you are recreate this. 

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