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RAW colour and Overlay Brush

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Hello everybody,


I have noticed two weird things in Affinity Photo, and they look more like serious bugs rather than proprietary features:


1) RAW images have a different colour  when compared to their counterpart in Photoshop or any other photography application. In Affinity Photo they look just different.

Now you may think it might be Photoshop that gets it wrong, but that's not the case, because Photo is the only software where they have a different look.

It might be good to have a look ad fix the RAW interpreter in Affinity Photo.


2) The "Overlay" blending mode does not behave correctly with the brush tool. Try to create a black and white image, like a black background with few white strokes, and then change the brush mode to overlay.

Now try to paint over the whites and the black background and what happens? Absolutely nothing.

If the overlay behaved like it should it would have ignored the strokes (or the background, depending on which colour you have chosen to paint with the overlay mode active).


That's it!

I hope I have explained myself clearly, and please excuse my poor English!


Thank you.

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Hi MannaTheBerserk


1. Each RAW engine provides a different tone curve to RAW files. Not right, not wrong, just different. This is what we go with at the moment it may change in the future  but this is what we have decided on for now.


2. This is working as intended then. Overlay won't show on a pure black or white area. overlay multiplies or screens based on how light/dark the colour is below. You can't screen more than pure white and multiply more than pure black



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