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Shadows issue in latest beta.

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Okay, when increasing shadows in the develop persona in the latest beta, I’m getting a horrible sparkling effect as soon as I increase the shadow by 1. This affects raw files (NEF) as well as jpg. This doesn’t happen in the photo persona or when using other apps like Apple Photos or RAW Power. 

Screens attached but this only seems to affect black images such as this moon shot. 

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That looks quite nasty, I shot Nikon as well, and have somewhere a RAW File of the Super moon from last year. I will check it later and post here the result.

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Yup, that is with shadows at 1%. It gets much worse as you increase the shadows.

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I can confirm this looks really bad. Weird since I can bump up the shadows on almost dark underexposed daylight photos like a boss. 

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Are you on the latest beta as well? I'll try the retail version when I get home to compare.

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Yes I am on the beta build 1.6.7. I am sure they will fix it until release :) 

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Have the same problem. 

When I need to lighten the shadows Photoshop offers many options to finetune this process - like selecting the strength and range separately or protect the black. 

When I do the same in Affinity Photo I only have ONE slider to lighten the shadows. And the result: I get a washed out picture especially when applying it to faces. But even other pictures like of buildings or furniture looses saturation and the color as such is shifting. And you can not compensate this effect by increasing for example the saturation.

Since I was not sure, what to post without violating any rights I thought Mr. Bach will not mind, being used for demonstration purposes.

First picture ist processed with Affinity Photo, the last with Adobe Photoshop - in the middle is the original.

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Hey Affni,

 

the first one looks like the shadows been processed by the current stable Version. Are those iPad Beta screenshots?

I just ask because despite the night photo issues with the shadow slider, on normal daylight raw files, it’s awesome so far, compared to Photoshop way better I would say. B|

 

cheers,

lutz 

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1 hour ago, pixelcoder said:

Hey Affni,

the first one looks like the shadows been processed by the current stable Version. Are those iPad Beta screenshots?

cheers,

lutz 

 

It's actually from the current stable desktop version 1.6.6. But my iPad Pro Affinity Photos version 1.6.5 produces the same unreal shadow effect. ... as does Affinity Designer 1.6.0.

I realize that this post deals with beta-issues. But I felt it makes no sense to open an extra post on one of the a final versions.

 

I trust the this can be resolved but not with one single slider.

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It’s really better in the current beta, maybe give it a try. I attached your example and did a quick screenrecording of the Shadows in the current beta version.

 

Cheers,

Lutz

 

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Test 1.mp4

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Hi Lutz,

how should one install the beta? On a separate system/drive or can it exist parallel with the current Version 1.6.6  on my standard Macintosh HD ?

Regards Affni

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Hey again,

9 minutes ago, Affni said:

Hi Lutz,

how should one install the beta? On a separate system/drive or can it exist parallel with the current Version 1.6.6  on my standard Macintosh HD ?

Regards Affni

 

You can have both versions installed alongside on Mac, follow this thread there you find the download link for the Mac Version.

 

Happy testing. :)

cheers,

Lutz

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