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Desktop version macros on Affinity Photo for iPad


Mix_

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Hi all!

I have bought and use both v1 and v2 Affinity Photo for iPad.

I would like to buy and use James Ritson’s (jamesritson.co.uk/resources.html) macros for astrophotography, but seems, I would need a desktop version as well because of macro scripts format differences between iPad and Desktop software.

Q1: is there any way to convert .afmacro to .afmacros w/o installing desktop software (my company’s software policies rules doesn’t allow me to install any additional software)?

Q2: seems, not all macros for desktop Affinity Photo/Photo2 will run on iPad software version - any way to dermine, what will run, and what - not? What are the limitations of iPad version (comparing with desktop)

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3 hours ago, Mix_ said:

I would like to buy and use James Ritson’s (jamesritson.co.uk/resources.html) macros for astrophotography

Those are free; no need to buy them.

3 hours ago, Mix_ said:

Q1: is there any way to convert .afmacro to .afmacros w/o installing desktop software (my company’s software policies rules doesn’t allow me to install any additional software)?

They are provided in .afmacros format, so they should be installable on either iPad or Desktop versions of Affinity Photo.

However, I have no idea whether they will function properly on iPad.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

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You're welcome.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

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On 11/21/2023 at 7:05 PM, Mix_ said:

Hi all!

I have bought and use both v1 and v2 Affinity Photo for iPad.

I would like to buy and use James Ritson’s (jamesritson.co.uk/resources.html) macros for astrophotography, but seems, I would need a desktop version as well because of macro scripts format differences between iPad and Desktop software.

Q1: is there any way to convert .afmacro to .afmacros w/o installing desktop software (my company’s software policies rules doesn’t allow me to install any additional software)?

Q2: seems, not all macros for desktop Affinity Photo/Photo2 will run on iPad software version - any way to dermine, what will run, and what - not? What are the limitations of iPad version (comparing with desktop)

The only difference between the desktop and iPad versions is that you can only record a single macro on the desktop and therefore you cannot load single .afmacro files on the iPad. Libraries of macros are stored in an .afmacros file and will work identically on desktop AND iPad versions of Affinity Photo or Affinity Publisher (Photo Persona).

I am sure all of James macros are downloadable as .afmacros files so will import into the iPad. They are free but I'm sure he would appreciate the cost of a coffee if you find them useful.

 

My dad always told me, a bad workman always blames their tools….

Just waiting for Ronny Pickering…..

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Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher 2.2 beta on M1 iPad Pro 11” on iPadOS 17.0 beta 
 

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36 minutes ago, irandar said:

Hi Paul,

I do not know what this means. Is there any reason not to recommend iPads to AP2 astro users?

Thanks and regards, Irving

The desktop versions cost more than the iPad version and so some features are missing. In particular the

 Astrophotography Stack Persona 

is missing from the iPad version. 

 

My dad always told me, a bad workman always blames their tools….

Just waiting for Ronny Pickering…..

Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher 1.10 and 2.2 beta on macOS Sonoma 14.0 Beta on M1 Mac Mini 16GB 1TB
Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher 1.10 and 2.2 beta  on Windows 10 Pro.
Affinity Photo, Designer, Publisher 2.2 beta on M1 iPad Pro 11” on iPadOS 17.0 beta 
 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityForiPad

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

The hardest link to find https://affinity.help

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10 minutes ago, irandar said:

This is what Serif says.

Doesn't that answer your question?

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

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