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How to install Photoshop Real Estate Photo Retoucher by SparkleStock


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Hi

 

Still new to Affinity but I want to see if I can get

Real Estate Photo Retoucher by SparkleStock to work in Affinity Photo to install in AP. Any ideas?

 

Here are the instructions

Real Estate Photo Retoucher by SparkleStock Installing the Photoshop Actions:
  1. Double-click on the ATN file then open the Actions panel in Photoshop (Window > Actions).
  2. If you don't see any actions, click on the panel menu located on the top-right of your Actions panel. Select Load Actions then browse for the ATN file and click OK.
  3. Click on any action then press the play button located on the bottom of the Actions panel.

OR

  1. Double-click on the ZXP file and follow the installation instructions. You will need the latest version of Adobe Extension Manager CS6 or newer to use the ZXP file.
  2. Open Photoshop then go into your Actions panel (Window > Actions).
  3. Important: Do not skip this step. In your Actions panel, click on the panel menu located on the top-right. Select Real Estate Photo Retoucher by SparkleStock.
  4. The actions are now loaded into your Actions panel. Click on any action then press the play button located on the bottom of the Actions panel.
Action List:
  • Volume Deformation
    Many interior real estate photos can only be captured with wide angle lens. Unfortunately, this can cause distortions that can make TVs, fireplaces, tables, etc. look too long. With Volume Deformation, you can correct these issues without resorting to expensive 3rd party software. After playing the action, simply select the layer that you want to use and delete/hide the rest.
  • Improve White Walls
    Lighting can cause color casts on white walls. This action restores the neutral color on white walls and ceilings. After playing the action, paint over any white walls. Make sure that your brush opacity is set to 100% on the option bar located near the top of your interface.
  • Neutralize Colors
    Improve the look of stainless steel appliances, countertops, and any neutral-color objects by removing color cast. After playing the action, paint over any white/gray/black areas including white or stainless steel appliances, faucets, etc. Make sure that your brush opacity is set to 100% on the option bar located near the top of your interface.
  • Blue Skies
    Make any photo look like it was shot on a sunny day! This action turns overexposed or cloudy skies into beautiful blue skies. On photos that already have blue skies, it can deepen the color similar to what a polarizing filter does. After playing the action, paint over any sky. Adjust the intensity of the saturation, sky gradient, and restore sky layers simply by changing the opacity.
  • Enhance Foliage
    This action makes grass, trees, and other foliage more vivid without affecting other colors. After playing the action, paint over any green/red foliage. You can adjust the intensity by changing the layer opacity.
  • Twilight
    Turn night photos into twilight photos or use this action to enhance the intensity of your already-twilight photos. After playing the action, paint over any sky. Adjust the opacity of the Twilight Color and Brightness/Contrast layer.
  • Increase Edge Contrast
    Edge contrast can dramatically improve any real estate photo - especially if you any in-camera HDR feature. After playing the action, doubleclick on the "Unsharp Mask" smart object layer inside your Layers panel and adjust the radius.
  • Dynamic Range - Auto DRI
    Play this action to automatically recover the maximum amount of details in your photo. This action is usually subtle and if your image has no recoverable data, nothing will happen. The most significant changes are usually in the very deep white and black areas.
  • Dynamic Range - Boost DR
    This action works similar to the DRI effects used in many digital cameras. It automatically reveals detail lost in the dark and light areas of your photo to make it look like it was taken with a better quality camera.
  • Dynamic Range - Boost Shadows
    Brighten dark areas only.
  • Dynamic Range - Restore Highlights
    Darken bright areas only.

 

 

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I don't know anything specific about this tool but (at least currently) anything that depends on Photoshop Actions to function will not work in Affinity because there is nothing equivalent to Actions in the app. Perhaps in a future update, when the AP "Macros" persona is implemented, there will be.

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Hi amnesia,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Affinity Photo doesn't support Photoshop Extensions so you can install them using the ZPX file.

We will have a Macro Persona (still in development) for actions, but due to the differences in features/functionality between both applications it's not yet clear if or how Photoshop actions will be supported.

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