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Filter Forge 6 and Wavelet decomposition

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In a recent post, the OP was asking about wavelets. I was aware that FilterForge did offer wavelet filter and that FF 6 was compatible with Affinity Photo. Some time ago I bought FF6 on a special offer, but I had not really explored it. So I downloaded the wavelet filter for FF. I needed to upgrade to the latest version of FF6 first (not FF7), and it loaded into Affinity. I had loaded and developed a raw image of a prickly shrub first as a suitable subject.


After a while it showed a set of images of the various decompositions squashed side-by-side.


The rather limited filter documentation tells me to load the six output images into a stack above the residual image. I can work out which these are in the composite image above, but I have no idea what happened to the individual, properly-scaled output images.

Does anyone have any experience of this? The FF filter is said to emulate the wavelet filter in GIMP.

I saved the composite image from within the FF filter, but I found that it had frozen Affinity. I had to use the Task Manager to close it. I also noticed that Affinity was using over 5Gb of memory as opposed to a more usual 400Mb. I was later able to run FilterForge as a standalone with no problems.

I have posed a comment on the Filter Forge Forum, but the link to email the author does not function.


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.10.5 Designer 1.10.5 and Publisher 1.10.5 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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56 minutes ago, John Rostron said:

the link to email the author does not function


Jane from Filter Forge is a member here, so you might like to try contacting her by Private Message.

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