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Hi madebyhaniel,

 

Welcome to the forums :)

 

Unfortunately we don't have any filters like that in Affinity Photo I'm afraid. We do have a pixelate filter found by going to Filter > Distort but it doesn't clump the pixels into solid colours.

 

Thanks

Callum

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Photoscape X is a free program that has the crystalize feature. I know it would be a pain and it wouldn't be an action that you couldn't undo in affinity, but you could get where you wanted with the project export it and then use Photoscape X to crystalize it, then bring that file back to Affinity.

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On 1/10/2018 at 8:04 AM, photogeek said:

Photoscape X is a free program that has the crystalize feature. I know it would be a pain and it wouldn't be an action that you couldn't undo in affinity, but you could get where you wanted with the project export it and then use Photoscape X to crystalize it, then bring that file back to Affinity.

Thanks for the reply!

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On 1/9/2018 at 3:37 AM, Callum said:

Hi madebyhaniel,

 

Welcome to the forums :)

 

Unfortunately we don't have any filters like that in Affinity Photo I'm afraid. We do have a pixelate filter found by going to Filter > Distort but it doesn't clump the pixels into solid colours.

 

Thanks

Callum

In the future, will it ever be added?

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There is a free plugin kit from autoFX called Free Sampler Gen2 that has a mosaic filter that looks very much like Crystallize.

 


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4 hours ago, firstdefence said:

There is a free plugin kit from autoFX called Free Sampler Gen2 that has a mosaic filter that looks very much like Crystallize.

I downloaded the Mac version, added the AFX_Free_64bit.plugin file to the default ~/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinityphoto/Data/Library/Application Support/Plugins/ folder, restarted Affinity Photo & it does show up in the Filters submenu.

 

When applied to a sample photo file, the preview looks good, but after clicking the OK button & getting the warning about being patient & that it would be shown twice more, when I clicked that window's OK button, all I get in the AP document window is a spinning wait cursor. Activity Monitor has been showing AP is using about 100% CPU & "Application not responding" for 10+ minutes, so I am wondering if this is normal or if I should give up & force quit AP.

 

Has anyone else tried this plugin with AP for Mac, & if so, are you seeing anything similar?

 

EDIT: I tried several increasingly smaller image files & several of the simpler effects, but the plugin never worked in Affinity Photo or gave me back control of the app, necessitating force quitting AP for each test. Annoyingly, it also opens a promo web page every time it was used. The stand alone app sort of works, but it kept hanging if I tried changing some of the options, so I am not sure it is worth keeping on my system.

Edited by R C-R

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@R C-R Just got home, after playing with it for a while longer it did tend to hang and at times I had to force quit, in windows it works fine albeit a very basic affair and the results weren't that good.

 

I'll keep searching for "The Temple of the Crystallizer" Starring Harridad Mazda as "Kentucky Evans" 


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