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Can some kind person point me towards a video/article that explains what happens during a 'developing' while in raw? I cannot understand why I spend time developing a NEF raw file using Blackpoint, Brightness, Contrast, White Balance etc., press "Develop" to move into the Photo Persona, and find myself faced with roughly the same set of tools! Not only that, but Affinity allows me to jump between Develop Persona and Photo Persona, to do... what? Surely White Balance is- White Balance, no?

 

Another thing that I find confusing is the word (modified) after developing my NEF file and moving to Photo Persona. Is it still a NEF file? But I thought that a NEF is raw...?

I realize that some folks find these sort of questions strange- since basically all you need to do is wade in and play around with the controls until you get the idea, but personally I need a logical flow to the work I'm doing and so far I've been missing something.

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I quickly cooked up this audio file for you.

Sorry for my bad English and mistakes.

 

 

 

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Thanks Kodiak for taking the time to do that sound bite!

So basically, until I actually save the raw info as a JPG or TIFF etc. via Export, I am dealing with values and a temporary graphical translation of those values for optical tweaking purposes?

But again- if all I am doing is tweaking values, why do I need to do it twice- once while using the Develop Persona and again after moving to the Photo persona? IOW- why do you have a (for instance) White Balance slider in both Personas?

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But again- if all I am doing is tweaking values, why do I need to do it twice- once while using the Develop Persona and again after moving to the Photo persona? IOW- why do you have a (for instance) White Balance slider in both Personas?

 

 

One more typing saving file… if I may!

 

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Another thing that I find confusing is the word (modified) after developing my NEF file and moving to Photo Persona. Is it still a NEF file? But I thought that a NEF is raw...?

The word "(modified)" just means there are unsaved changes to the document you have open in the app. You will see that for any document you open & make any changes to, whether it is a developed RAW file, a JPEG, a native Affinity file, or any other format Affinity can open. If you use a Mac, it is the visual equivalent of how some apps put a white dot in the red "traffic light" window closing widget to remind you that it has unsaved changes.


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The word "(modified)" just means there are unsaved changes to the document you have open in the app.

 

Unfortunately, the word "(modified)" just means there have been unsaved changes to the document. If you undo all changes made since last opening the document, it is still marked as modified; this is needed, of course, if you have the 'Save History With Document' option switched on, but it happens even if you have that option switched off.


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