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Affinity Photo: Write sideca files

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I am really impressed with the results I can get with my raw files in the latest version 1.6.4 (Windows), but what bothers me a lot is that all my adjustments are not recorded once I hit the "develop" button. For example, after prinitng the photo I realise that I went to far with the sharpening. In my other applications (DxO, On1 Photo Raw, ...) I can just go back to the raw file and tune down the sharpening a bit, in Affinity Photo I have to start from scratch and apply adjustments from memory, wich regularly fails me after about one hour. Also I use to develop all my photos but only export those that I intend to print (jpg fuill size full quality), publish on the web (jpg reduced size 75% quality) or further work with (tiff 16bit).

 

Would it really be too much effort to implement a feature that a sidecar file is written, every time I hit the "develop" button?

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1 hour ago, pefunk said:

Would it really be too much effort to implement a feature that a sidecar file is written, every time I hit the "develop" button?

I guess, auto-exporting development recipe parameters into an re-usable and human-readable format such as a side-car file wouldn't be the most challenging task. I consider defining the overall (base) direction more difficult, since it implies careful considerations, for instance

- proprietary approach vs. XMP standard (can of worms)?

- write AND read (re-import)?

- history support?

- versioning support (sort of virtual copies)?

 

But yes, this is a feature I also would like to see as soon as possible. :)

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4 hours ago, pefunk said:

Would it really be too much effort to implement a feature that a sidecar file is written, every time I hit the "develop" button?

 

Hello @pefunk,

 

while my answer is not of an immediate solution I want to point you to APh's feature roadmap. There it says:

' - Non destructive Develop Layer '

 

It is perhaps not exactly a 'sidecar file' how they will do it, but as I understand it, it will be possible to make changes after the initial develop step.

 

Hope that helps (a bit)  :)

d.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Momin Saggu said:

Hi, still new to AP, jumped ship from LR. Just wondering if there is an approximate timeline for the ' - Non destructive Develop Layer '

Thanks!

 

Regards,

 

Momin

 

Hello @Momin Saggu,

 

welcome to the forum.

 

Serif does not give any information when a certain feature will be available. All they do is to tell which features are to be expected (within the Version 1.* cycle). This is already more than many other software companies offer.

 

Cheers,

d.

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